LeConte Progress – Setting the Roof Trusses

The first gable truss over the front of the garage has been stood in place. It has been screwed to the top plate securing it in place. It is also temporarily supported by a 16 foot 2×6 in the front and back. When the next garage truss is set and connected to the first truss, the temporary supporting 2×6′s will be removed.

The first gable truss over the front of the garage has been stood in place. It has been screwed to the top plate securing it in place. It is also temporarily supported by a 16 foot 2×6 in the front and back. When the next garage truss is set and connected to the first truss, the temporary supporting 2×6’s will be removed.

The next three trusses over the garage have been secured in place.

The rest of the roof trusses have been set and screwed to the top plate.

This view of the left side of the home gives another perspective of the shape of the roof. Near the rear of the home, you can see the trusses are angled where the ceiling would be. This angle will create a vaulted ceiling within the home. Our nine foot walls combined with this vaulted ceiling in the living room will give a very spacious feel to the home interior.

This view shows the truss work from inside the home.

Once all of the trusses are set, roof sheathing is then nailed to give a surface for the shingles. Beneath the roof sheathing, our attic guard is sandwiched between the truss and roof sheaths. This product acts as a barrier reflecting radiant heat away from the home interior which greatly improves the home’s energy performance.

This view shows the underside of the roof sheathing. You can see how our attic guard lays on top of the trusses creating a reflective barrier between the roof and the home exterior.

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