Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-05-2006, 08:31 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 14
Share |
Default

Rakes before or after sheathing?


Thanks, Adam

What's the best or maybe I should say the correct way to do this. I have sheathing up all around 8 foot up, with 10 foot side walls.

Should the remaining portions of the gable end walls be sheathed with the gable end trusses before or after the rakes? Typically I've sheathed them then done the rakes. However these walls required significantly more bracing to keep all the top plates in-line and I don't really want to remove them until the roof is sheathed.

Thus my dilemma with putting the rakes on before or after. I'm leaning towards before so I don't have to remove my braces; however that won't allow me to nail the sheathing to the top cord of the trusses.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks, Adam
MoparAutoworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 11:37 AM   #2
renovations
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 430
Default

Rakes before or after sheathing?


Maybe I understand. Can you just sheathe the roof w/o the rakes for now? Then when it is done and you feel better about letting the braces go you can sheathe the gables, install rakes and finish the roof sheathing. If this doesn't make sense maybe I don't understand.
Bonus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2006, 10:15 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 14
Default

Rakes before or after sheathing?


Bonus, thanks again for the help.

I think you understand my problem. I have thought about that I may be able to sheath the roof first but I don't know howe well that would work out in the end with the sheathing on the ends.

I guess I'll have to give it some more thought. I definately want to get sheathing down on the roof before I take the braces down. The rakes are just causing me issues with that. However if I don't sheath it first then I won't be able to nail the top of the sheathing to the trusses except on the vertical members of the gable trusses.

Thanks again. Adam
MoparAutoworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sheathing grade ply under hardwood therishel Flooring 4 08-07-2006 09:11 AM
roof sheathing placement dmend Roofing/Siding 1 03-20-2006 09:03 PM
warped roof sheathing arizonahiker Roofing/Siding 13 11-17-2005 12:53 AM
Roof Sheathing Acceptable Tolerances? claypj Roofing/Siding 2 08-15-2005 03:16 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.