Ottertail Country

Ottertail Country
Ottertail South

May 29, 2017

Let's look at something more recent.......

Here is a  project that I should have done a few years ago. Oh, well, better late than never, right?? Here in Ottertail Country we refer to the workshop across the yard as the "M shed". The reason is obvious if you have been here and seen the building.  Anyway, the roof is now completely re-furbished!

 
I keep getting new views of the place....
 
 

 
 

 
Here's how it started. Note the rolled roofing looking pretty tired.....
 
 

 
Replaced the lowest board along the eave, and replaced the outer rafter that will support the curved fascia board. Then got a row of OSB nailed on and roof scaffold brackets in place.
 
 

 
View from the ridge.....
 
 

 
This chimney arrangement has to go.... quite a large outer pipe assembly was fastened to and over the ridge.  Inner pipe was about six sections long with rain caps on pipe and outer assembly.
 
 

 
How to reach the ridge without additional scaffold.
 
 

 
Got some help from brother Tim.
 
 

 
All OSB on west side!!
 
 

 
Next we figured out the curved fascia boards and got them installed. The originals were quite rotted out, but we used them for a pattern for the curves.
 
 

 
West side ready for roofers.
 
 
 
 
The flip side.
 
 
 
More edge board work.
 

 
East side had more bad boards than the west.
 
 

 
Almost ready for roofing tear off and OSB.
 
 
 
 

 
The end of the tunnel was finally in sight!
 
 

 
OK, east side ready to go.
 
 

 
We put all the drip edge on, requiring four separate pieces up the gable to accommodate the curved roof.
 
 

 
 
 

 
Finally the roof rats showed up.  When we did the previous work, we put 10 roof scaffold brackets across the roof to hold the 30 feet of 2x6 scaffold plank. Then carefully worked off step ladders laying against the roof.  I couldn't help but notice the our roofing professionals used only six brackets and then stood on top of a pack of shingles to reach the top.... hmmmm.....
 
 
 

 
Tim and I supervised the shingle installation....
 
 

 
Here Scuba shows how to reach the ridge while looking very nonchalant about it.
 
 


 
So here is the completed roof project.  Now to scare some paint onto those new fascia boards. Then will come the power washer treatment on upper and lower doors, with new red paint to follow. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I finished the last of the clean-up on Saturday.  I took Sunday off (kinda-I sawed all the boards for the new window boxes on the front of the house).  We went to Peg's mother's 95th Birthday Gathering Sunday afternoon. Had a good time........
 
 
The birthday girl.
 

 
 
Peggy with her mom, Donna, and her brothers Gary & Jim.
 
 
 
 
Donna with a few of her great-grandchildren....
 
 
 
 
Of course, good things don't last forever.... this morning I got the scaffolding set for working on another roof.  South side of the garage, lower section.  Materials should get here tomorrow, hoping for no rain for three days......
 

 

Have a great week, everyone!!!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I need to hear from viewers, makes it seem real.....
Carlo

Denice Cannon said...

Love the curved roof and your beautiful stairway. Can't wait to visit!

Denice Cannon said...

How's that for instant gratification!?

Carlo said...

I love it!!!

Anonymous said...

You've been busy indeed!! By the time you're done with all these roof projects, the professionals will be hiring you :-)
Kristi

recson said...

Love love love the M shed roof!! Can't wait to see the finished doors :)
Are you doing the whole garage roof next??
And great pictures from the weekend with Grandma G ❤️❤️
~Rosie

mary carlson said...

Good job. A sod roof would look great! The curved roof is special! And Happy 95th to Peg's mom!