It’s a bit like getting your sea legs when you climb on to the roof every morning. Ok so it’s not quite 3 metres high but that can be a bit alarming when you’re used to having your feet firmly on the ground. With most of the rafters on, me back to full capacity and Amy managing her sciatica we could move on to completing the roof structure. It all followed fairly quickly once we got going again. The strapping and waterproof membrane went on in a couple of days and meant that for the first time in a couple of months we weren’t getting rained on.
Velux windows were always part of plan as these would to help draw more light into the darker part of the house however, the pitch of the roof is only 15 degrees which meant we were restricted in what roofing material we could use. Having investigated a few options we settled on lightweight steel tiles which were easy to install and look like slate so it’s in keeping with the rest of the house. Luckily a good dry spell allowed us to get the whole roof covered and 3 small velux windows fitted in just a few days.
It certainly improved the old hammering technique although there were several bashed thumb and sweary word incidents along the way. No pain no gain though, it was worth it to be water tight.