Archive for September 27th, 2010

Completing the First Gable Roof Deck

Monday, September 27th, 2010

The four-person team from Earth Bound Homes completed the plywood deck on the South side of  the South gable today.  Five more gables to go!

Bryan spent 90 minutes shovelling dirt at the front of the property.  We’re ready for Murray Windows & Doors to deliver 25 boxes of windows tomorrow!

The furring strips are over the Securock and the radiant barrier is going down on top of the furring strips.  Initially, we had furring strips 24 inches on center and then added 1x1 strips in between each 1x3 so there would be no risk of the radiant barrier sagging during its lifetime.

The furring strips are over the Securock and the radiant barrier is going down on top of the furring strips. Initially, we had furring strips 24 inches on center and then added 1x1 strips in between each 1x3 so there would be no risk of the radiant barrier sagging during its lifetime.

Completed plywood deck over the radiant barrier, forming our cool roof.

Completed plywood deck over the radiant barrier, completing our 'cool roof'.

It feels good to have the plywood decking completed.  After the zinc fascia is installed over the gable ends, we can install the 30 lb roofing felt and we will be ready for rain.

It feels good to have the plywood decking completed. After the zinc fascia is installed over the gable ends, we can install the 30 lb roofing felt and we will be ready for rain.

 

The 1x3 and 1x1 furring strips are on the South side of the North gable.  Ready for radiant barrier and then FSC plywood decking.

The 1x3 and 1x1 furring strips are on the South side of the North gable. Ready for radiant barrier and then FSC plywood decking.

The North side of the South gable needs the 1x1 furring strips over the Securock.

The North side of the South gable needs the 1x1 furring strips over the Securock.

The East side of the East gable needs 1x1 furring strips.  Note the black Cor-A-Vent strips at the bottom of the gable.

The East side of the East gable needs 1x1 furring strips. Note the black Cor-A-Vent strips at the bottom of the gable.

This photo shows the layers in our cool roof.  The aluminum sheet is over the membrane, with the Securock over that.  Then, the furring strips and Cor-A-Vent, with the radiant barrier.  Finally, the FSC plywood on top.

This photo shows the layers in our cool roof. The aluminum sheet is over the membrane, with the Securock over that. Then, the furring strips and Cor-A-Vent, with the radiant barrier. Finally, the FSC plywood on top.

View of the driveway, now clear of stockpiled soil.  Bryan moved the dirt today (amazing what a strong back and weak mind can do).  We are ready for Murray Windows & Doors to deliver our 25 clerestory windows tomorrow morning.

View of the driveway, now clear of stockpiled soil. Bryan moved the dirt today (amazing what a strong back and weak mind can do). We are ready for Murray Windows & Doors to deliver our 25 clerestory windows tomorrow morning.