The summer has been typically hot, and on hot weekends, I don’t work as fast as other days. The roof rafters progress has been slow, but I finished securing the rafters Monday night. The rafters were cut in place and nailed at the walls, and were supported by Simpson brackets at the ridge beam . I had planned on nailing them when the roof sheathing was nailed in place, but the storm Sunday night showed me I had to nail them down. about 12 of the rafters blew loose after this storm blue through, dropping the temperature from 98 to 67 and dumping more rain than we’ve seen in a while.
This week, the temps will drop with lows in the low 60′s, so I’ll put the final sheathing on the sides and then the roofers will sheath the roof and place the metal.