The very next day the crew had finished with the wall panels we received our roof trusses.|
Again, the truck arrived early in the morning and the construction crew shortly after. Everyone got to work right away.
Unlike the SIPs panels the trusses could be loaded in order on the truck, starting with the long parallel chord trusses spanning the living- and dining room.
Next we lifted up the bundle of 5/8″ roof sheathing to keep it easily accessible.
The oddly shaped trusses span the areas where the two roof forms intersect. In this area we also have an interface between panel- and framed roof. It will be a good test of the prefabbing to see how everything fits together in that point.
After all the roof trusses were delivered we hoped that the delivery guys would be gracious enough to help us get the roof SIP panels up. Luckily for us it was no problem, and it saved me from having to get another crane truck out for that job.
At this time the surveyors from Sims Associates came out to measure our building for a location certificate. Every building that gets erected needs to have a location certificate made, it tells the authorities exactly how your house is sited on your property and is a necessity to get complete approval from the local building department.
They were originally scheduled for two weeks out, but came out the very next day after I made the call, which was a very nice surprise.
With all the trusses in their rough places they could be fastened to their permanent positions.
The panels stop where the top chord of the trusses begin, and the leaves alot of space between the trusses to be filled in. Insulspan provided some pieces meant to be cut to size and slotted in between the trusses. Worked very nicely.
One of the big tests of the prefabrication process is a tricky intersection where the two planes of the roof intersect as well as transition between panelized roof and traditional framed roof. Apart from some slight shaving of the panel edge, everything came together impressively well.
With the roof going in quickly you can get a sense of the rooms on the main floor.
The rest of the roof was going on very quickly. Also at this time we had the first layer of dampproofing compound applied to the foundation. I had planned on performing this step myself, but I had office-work to do and the weather was perfect.