Corners and other trim, plus…roofing is almost done!

Hello everyone! I’m back with more great progress on the Tiny Project house. Here’s what happened this week.

As soon as I got my siding other trim pieces, I began installing those right away. Fascia boards went up first to prepare for the roofing process, and then I started with some corners and trim around the my outdoor storage box. This took a lot of attention to detail and careful cutting.

Fascia

Fascia

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Another angle – what pretty cedar!

One more...

One more…

Little did I know at the time, that most (or, in some cases, all) of the beautiful fascia would be covered up by roof flashing pieces.

To help speed up the process with a few more sets of hands (and experience), I chose to hire a roofer to help get the roof on quickly and done right the first time. The work is not yet finished, but thank you Shai Perlson and his guys for the great help so far! We’ve got the porch roof finished, and the main roof is a few flashing pieces away from done. I was able to do the roof on my storage box myself, after spending part of the day watching and learning from Shai.

A peel-and-stick membrane or ice dam was installed first, wrapping over the fascia boards 2 inches on each side, then the various roofing pieces were installed in sequence.

Angled porch roof

Angled porch roof

My handiwork

My handiwork

It's messy but almost done!

It’s messy but almost done!

looking down to porch roof

looking down to porch roof – flashing/screw detail

trim detail

trim detail

The last image shows how the rake and peak trim pieces extend a full 5 inches below the roofline, covering all but 2 inches of my fascia boards. On areas where I ripped the boards narrower than the full 7 1/4 inches, they are completed covered. i was bummed about this at first since they looked so nice, but it only took me a minute to remember that most of the rest of the house will be covered with wood, so nothing to fret about.

Tomorrow I’m back to work to help finish the roof and start with the metal wall panels. 8 feet of each 20 foot wall will be clad with the same roofing material, only in this case careful cuts and extra flashing is needed to wrap around the windows nicely.


Author: Alek Lisefski