Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Shed Progress: Part Deux

When I last reported on our shed progress, we were 2 weekends into the project and it still wasn't complete. I am not complaining at all...I somehow knew this would be the case. It was weekend 3 that was the most tedious. To remind you, this is what it looked like after 2 weekends of work:

Weekend THREE: 

The next step was to put up the felt/tar paper on the roof and install the metal drip edging. These steps seemed to move pretty quickly. The husbo spent most of the weekend 10 feet off the ground and on the shed roof. 

After the felt/tar paper, it was time to install the shingles. This was the tedious part because each sheet of shingles needed to be lined up straight and nailed to the roof. The husbo and my dad nailed as many shingles as they could reach from their ladders. But then it was time for someone to get up on the roof.

But the husbo can do anything as long as he is wearing
 his duck boots! Oh - and I have a new found respect for professional roofers. Those damn packages of shingles weigh 60+ lbs each! And we had 7 packages. 

Then the shingles that overhung the sides of the roof line needed to be trimmed along the edges. I think my dad and the husbo were ready to call it a day at this point. But they powered on.

I helped out where I could, handing them tools and sheets of shingles when needed while they were up on their ladders. I caulked all of the seams - that I could reach. I also had the job of cutting individual shingles for the strip that goes along the seam at the peak of the roof. That was the last step in the construction. Hallelujah! It took 3 weekends, not 2 days like the manufacturer indicates:

Hold on, I am still laughing....

After all the hard work that my dad and husbo put into this project over the past 3 weekends, I felt like I needed to keep the project on schedule and at least start some of the painting. 

Well I didn't get very far. It was hot. Like 95 degrees hot. Plus it was after I worked a full day at my 9-5 job. This girl was tired, cranky and sweaty. But leave it to my supervisor to try and keep me on track.

Notice the paint on his ears. He was trying to help me. I appreciated it but called it a day after an hour of painting a sweating. 

Here is where we stand as of today...

I promise to finish painting soon. And stay tuned for "Project Cute-Shed". More on that later. 


About Last Weekend said...

Oh pupster such a great help! Wow, not two days but as many weeks! It looks great though

Erika said...

Ha, I just giggled at "pupster". Thanks for stopping by!

Vidya @ Whats Ur Home Story said...

:) Love the paint on his ears. It is getting pretty hot and humid around here. Hope you finish the project soon.

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