Left side roof addition and shingling

by brae  

Before gluing the roof addition wall onto the roof, I adjusted the template for the shingles.  I can't place any thickness under the chimney portion, so I marked where the shingles will be.  This is going to be an interesting bit of shingling.  :O

The lower portion of the left side roof addition completes the bathroom outer wall and the upper part is an attic wall.  I primed the top black and the bottom white.  A warp in the ceiling board developed on this bathroom corner when I installed the attic flooring.  I held the ceiling board down with masking tape while I mapped out my plan.

First, I drilled a bunch of holes in the ceiling board where it would be glued to the roof addition wall.  I cut the ends from straight pins to make headless pins and glued them into the drilled holes.

To mark the same spots on the roof addition wall, I dabbed some black paint onto the end of each pin and lightly pressed it to the wall.  I drilled holes to match and tested the fit but didn't get a photo.  :\

I drilled three holes in the roof board to stabilize the join with the roof addition wall.  I marked where these would be along the wall and drilled holes into the roof addition wall.  I cut the pins to fit.

I added another pin in the bathroom along the roof board.  I removed the longer pins in the roof board and spread glue where the pieces would meet.  I pressed the wall into place along the short pins in the ceiling board.  I then inserted the longer roof board pins into the predrilled holes.  This wall is solid!!!  Hooray!  :D

This photo also shows the exterior main chimney, the attic chimney and the covered chimney section in the bathroom.  When viewed together, they create the illusion that the chimney is a solid structure with the house built around it.

I made templates for the two areas where the roof board and the roof addition wall show in the bathroom.  I had to check the fit of the interior one with a mirror because there is no way to see in there otherwise.  I also used the mini bathroom lights as work lights.  :D

I then made a template for the attic wall.  This will have the same slat treatment as the rest of the attic.

Back to the roof template for shingling.  I started at the bottom and followed the same square and diamond pattern I had done for the front roof.  Once that section was cut and fitted around the chimney, I clipped it to the front roof to mark where the shingles would start on the top portion.

I finished the shingling and fitting on the template following these markings.  I'll adjust that top row of diamond shingles on the lower half to be straight across when I do the final shingling.

Looks like it worked!  :D

After gluing the shingles to the roof board, I painted the new roof with a blend of black and grey, then sanded the surface slightly to wear down the finish.

I still need to add the moss and address the flashing on the chimney, too.

7 comments

Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]

Very complicated but you always know what to do and it always works. And, you’re so darn good at explaining in detail everything you do.

01/13/13 @ 21:28
Comment from: Elga [Visitor]

The roof around the chimney looks great.

01/13/13 @ 22:14
Comment from: Wendy Cole [Visitor]  

I love reading your blog. It is on my daily list in the morning and throughout the day just in case you add something else. &#59;) This house is so beautiful. I can only hope to make my farmhouse half as beautiful! :)

01/14/13 @ 05:39
Comment from: Kathi [Visitor]

Your creativity, problem solving skills and perfect execution of detail are so inspiring!

Wow.

01/14/13 @ 06:22
Comment from: Debora [Visitor]

Reading through this post I got the answer to a question I had about shingling. Thank you so much for sharing your thought processes with us. I am really enjoying your blog!

01/14/13 @ 09:07
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]

I’m a bit busy decorating in RL at the moment but not too busy that I can’t stop and check up on your progress with this!

How you remember each stage and how you did it, long enough to turn away and type up your blog is a mystery to me! I’d have to go back more than once to remind myself of what I had done! It’s all looking really good.

01/14/13 @ 11:44
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank so much, everyone! :D

I actually tend to write my blog posts before I do anything. This helps me think through each step and visualize the order in which things need to be done. I then work, take photos along the way and revise as needed. &#59;D

01/14/13 @ 12:19


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