Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
You are doing a fantastic job, it looks great. What is the weather like over there, are the summers hot and the winters real cold? What are you going to do for insulation for the walls?
Is there insulation in the roof panels. Looking at the plywood for your roof it looks like the grain runs across the plywood instead of long ways. I have never seen plywood made like that if it is. If that being the case you did run the plywood right except for not staggering the joints.
The reason we stagger the joints is, when all the plywood joints land on one joist or on one rafter all the weight is on one joist/rafter. When the joints are staggered it takes a lot of the load off the joist/rafter. If the plans called for it to be that way, I guess there is a reason for it. Building methods there are different from here.
It is amazing that you are building your own windows like you are, that is not a real easy job, especially to get them constructed correctly.
That is a very interesting area you are going to live in.
Last edited by BigJim; 07-09-2018 at 09:31 AM.