Sunday, August 12, 2012

We Are Half Way There


Saturday the crew installed the metal roofing on the north side of the RV port. So, we are half way there. Due to the height of our roof 16ft eves with a 4/12 pitch we are right at 20ft in the middle. This makes the task of installing the metal roof panels a little difficult particularly using a one man lift bucket. It was quite interesting to see these guys work at their trade.In fact it took only 5-6 minutes per panel to install.



They also use scaffolding where two men rattled the panels together prior to screwing them down to the C purlins with Tek and Lap screws. They also install lab sealant tape where the two panels join together. The tape has two sticky sides and they had a person on the ground that laid the tape down on the lap leaving the protective strip in place for removable by the two installers on the scaffold prior to placing it in place.

imageThey will install the four C purlins on the south side Monday and if things go well start the south side roofing panels. I don't look for them to finish the project before Tuesday of next week. After this they will need to install the guttering on both sides and the four foot panels down the side on the south side of the port. This will help reduce the sun hitting the side of the motorhome certain times of the day.

After the workers departed BIL James and myself set on the patio under the half completed side and had ourselves a happy hour. Sandy and her other brother joined us about 5 pm. It was certainly nice setting on the patio and where we use to have sun hitting the patio we now have most of the patio in shade. In trying to visualize the shade we will have over the motorhome we anticipate our A/C's won't have to work as hard to maintain cooler temperatures.

Until next time. . . .MtnAire Travlers.

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