8x12 Shed Spring 2011 #5: Day 5, We sheet the roof!

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Blog entry by JonH posted 03-28-2011 10:31 PM 3803 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Laying out the rafters Part 5 of 8x12 Shed Spring 2011 series Part 6: Lets skip ahead a bit.... »

We are trucking right along with the shed project. We sheeted the roof today. It wasn’t that tough, we just had to make sure we allowed the 1/2” OSB sheeting to overhang the proper amount on the front and rear. We are building a 6” soffit for a good appearance and it helps keep the rain away from the floor. We were able to make our materials work very efficiently since we stuck to 2’ on center with our rafters. We left about 1-1/2” of space down from the peak on each side so we could install a ridge vent to keep the shed cool in the summer. We will install vents in the soffit which will take in cool air and push the warm air out the top of the roof. It should keep the shed from getting too hot in the summer. It took four sheets to roof our shed and we didn’t have much waste at all. The whole trick with these shed projects is efficient use of materials. Each time I build a shed, I learn a little more and after this one, we will have our material list down to the smallest detail. I’ve learned not to overbuild these things too much, they aren’t that much better and they end up too expensive for the customer. Tomorrow we work on soffit/fascia.

Notice the gap on the peak so the ridge vent can work its magic.

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#1 posted 11-30-2013 01:01 PM

You have done a good job… and dont forget to upload some more pics after completing the work…

-- Kolar India

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