Friday, July 24, 2009

Galva - what?!

As you can see we've gotten most of the sheathing done (OSB on the outside of the building). We've been cutting and storing stuff inside, out of the rain (our county is in an extreme drought but we finally got a little rain!). With all the holes we've got quite a nice breeze through most days and ... best of all, shade. It's been over 100 degrees a lot lately. My studio will be in the back - where you can see the 3 windows on the back wall. My studio will be 16x18 feet. The rest is a garage/wood shop for my husband.



Here is an overview of our progress. Today we started putting metal on the roof. We are using Galvalume, which is Aluminum-Zinc alloy coated sheet steel. It is a little more expensive than regular aluminum, but lasts a lot longer and doesn't turn as gray as fast.



Here is a stack of the Galvalume. It is difficult to move because it's relatively delicate (can't be bent or dented) so we end up moving one or two at a time. Today we pre-drilled a bunch of holes on each and then put up about 3/4 of one side of the roof.



My husband finally got brave enough to bring the camera up to the top and shoot this picture of all we've done so far. It was hard to get all the sheets perfectly square, and we kept having the adjust them.



The only sad thing is you won't be able to see our beautiful roof from the street, as the gable is pointing the wrong way. But, we are thinking about putting metal on the house as well, to match the garage/studio and for the energy savings.

13 comments:

  1. Wow. That's cool so far. My apartment is only 500sf. I'm going to get a lotto ticket to see if i can upgrade.

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  2. I trust you guys will have a good exhaust system so the garage part stuff doesn't asphixiate our dear Carol!

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  3. What a huge job and you guys are doing great. I love seeing people do their own building and repairs. I don't know how you do it all Carol, paint and build. Whew
    By the way I live in NH and we have had so much rain,it has been a very wet and moldy spring and summer. I wish I could send you some.

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  4. Eh, hope you guys have a wall 'tween the studio and workshop/ garage. It'll keep the peace in and the sawdust out. Trust me, I know.

    Ex-Okie

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  5. It is going to be wonderful!

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  6. hope you guys have a wall 'tween the studio and workshop/ garage. It'll keep the peace in and the sawdust out. Trust me, I know. Work From Home

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