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Posted by Danny in Sparta, IL on 9/14/2006

Sep 14th, most of the interior framing is done and roofing continues. My hopes of getting the roof shingled this weekend are shot! Turns out this roof at 80 squares is more of a monster than I ever expected. The sheathing is coming along fine, but the 10/12 pitch on the end sections is proving to be a little slower going. As you can see by the pictures, the house has a very open floor plan. Vaulted ceiling in the great room with three exposed trusses that we will box in with knotty pine to give the appearance of heavy beams across the room. 

Have to hand it to Peck Brothers Construction though, these guys are real pros "on the cutting edge of technology". One of the suggestions they made for the cement wraparound porches was to install 4"x10' thin-wall PVC tubes vertically on the footing around the house. I used left over strapping from the roof trusses and drywall screws to hold them to the wall.  These will be filled with cement when the porches are poured and act as pilings to prevent the porches from settling or sagging years from now. Simple and inexpensive!!

Coming soon - the garage!

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