Roof finishing, part 1
Now that I have the original back roof pieces attached on the sides and the new roof piece attached in the middle, I can address the roof ridges. The flat roof is now lower than the back roof, however, so I added a new 1/8" thick plywood layer to it.
I added a new partial row of shingles at the top around the entire roof.
By partial, I mean that the full height of the shingle strips wouldn't fit at the top so I marked and cut each shingle strip down to fit.
This includes the back.
The new row of partial shingles finishes off the flat top portion of the roof as well.
I had to reapply the sandpaper surface to the flat roof since I had added more wood on the previously finished surface.
I lapped cut shingles over the ridge for the front roof edge, but I want to see if corner trim will create nicer finish for the ridges. I had used 1/8" corner trim on the portico ridge, but that's too small for the main roof ridges. I have some lengths of various corner trim widths on order, so the ridges will stay unfinished for now.
But, so I can keep working on the structure, I painted the new shingles and flat roof to match the rest of the roof.
I'll do a quick sanding once the paint dries, and then I'll be ready to work on the chimney side. :D
I love this roof!
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