Completing the South Gable

Each gable of our roof has two sides, and we chose to complete the South side of the South gable first.  We did this because (1) it was easy to complete (no penetrations, solar mounts, valleys, etc.) and (2) we wanted to show visible progress.

The tough part with this decision is that our progress appears to have slowed down.  We’ve been focusing on completing the non-visible parts of the roof now.

We completed the North side of the South gable today.  The other gables are coming along nicely and we are making good progress.

Unfortunately for our construction project, the winter rains are returning to the South Bay this week.  There was a solid 90 minutes of rain today and more rain is forecasted in the next 10 days.  When that happens, we’ll get back to completing the wine racks inside the house.

The North side of the North gable is completed.  When all the gables are done, we will put the ridge shakes.

The North side of the North gable is completed. When all the gables are done, we will put the ridge shakes.

Close up of our yellow cedar shakes on the gable.  Al noted that the yellow cedar sheds the water much better than red cedar.

Close up of our yellow cedar shakes on the gable. Al noted that the yellow cedar sheds the water much better than red cedar.

View of the West part of the North side of the South gable.  This is the FINAL layer (except for the ridge shakes, which will be completed soon!).

View of the West part of the North side of the South gable. This is the FINAL layer (except for the ridge shakes, which will be completed soon!).

The braces were very helpful in putting the yellow cedar shakes on the 12:12 gable roof.

The braces were very helpful in putting the yellow cedar shakes on the 12:12 gable roof.

More progress on the South side of the North gable.  The remaining rows of shakes should be completed this week.

More progress on the South side of the North gable. The remaining rows of shakes should be completed this week.

There are some 10 rows of shakes that need to be completed on the North side of the North gable.

There are some 10 rows of shakes that need to be completed on the North side of the North gable.

Al Debeauclair attaching shakes on the West side of the East gable.

Al Debeauclair attaching shakes on the West side of the East gable.

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