Raise the Roof Agenda

Day 1
Essential Main Sequence:
 
Simultaneous Odd Jobs:
 
String across deck w/2x4 blocks (to address any truss problems)
 
Sweep the deck
Erect exterior wall partitions
 
Insulate the tub/shower wall
Start building rakes
 
Foundation back filling (if necessary)
Start building small trusses
 
Carry and distribute wall sheathing (from pile to wall location)
Erect interior wall partitions
 
Install #16 nail holders at block under studs for exterior sheathing
2x8 double porch beams installed
 
Quality controlled exterior wall nailing
String and straighten long walls
 
Mark all door jambs for size and swing
    Start exterior wall sheathing
 
Cut bottom plates of doors and closet
    Install top plates on exterior and interior walls
 
Build attic saddles for plywood deck
Critical marking for trusses on top plates (no truss over plumbing wall; watch attic stairs & fan spacing)
 
Make sheathing 'A' frame lifting device
String across top plates and center partition, anticipate trusses
 
Storage room sheathing using OSB
  Prepare trusses for first truss (exterior & interior)
 
 
Mark 1x3 on 24" centers for truss ties
 
 
Prepare & install pic board & braces
 
 
First truss up and braced from inside
 
 
Start gable end sheathing
 
 
 
Day 2
Essential Main Sequence:
 
Simultaneous Odd Jobs:
Common trusses lifted up onto plates via ladders, or over the side
 
Brace front door entry wall to trusses
Common truss erection starts and proceeds non-stop
 
Chalk lines snapping 24" centers for roof (rough side up)
Small truss (porch offset) erection must have continuous alignment or plumb cut ends
 
Install attic floor 3/4" plywood
Last gable end truss up & braced
 
Hand up roof sheathing to roof crew
Front/rear and porch rakes up
 
Fasten truss hurricane ties with Simpson nails
Gutter boards up both sides (caution: demo proper height via small blocks
 
Truss internal "X" bracing
Start roof deck sheathing; bottom course snap chalk lines both sides
 
Check all framing from plans (wall alignment, window sizes, corners drywall blocking)
Cut & fit roof sheathing stagger joints
 
Remove all internal bracing & nails
Install roof safety planks (long 2x4's) Caution all crews about sawdust roof
 
Homeowner kick walls for quality control on sheathing
Ensure 2" wide ridge gap at peak for birdbox building; see diagram
 
Metal drip edge installed
 
 
Gather debris into piles & bags or trailer; all useful materials stored; nail up door coverings and load trucks with ladders and tools