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They Set Most of the Roof Sheathing Today

clock July 21, 2009 12:31 by author Donny Kemick

As I noted in my last post, the framing crew laid most of the sheathing on the roof trusses today.  They didn’t get it all done, but still made great progress.  This was a big deal for me, because it pains me to see water on the subfloors when it rains.  I’ll feel even better when they get the shingles, windows and doors on!

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Barden Homes = Faster Framing

clock July 21, 2009 10:41 by author Donny Kemick

While I feel that Barden offers many advantages over modular homes and traditional stick-built homes, the biggest so far for me has been the speed in which the house has been framed in and enclosed from the elements.  It has taken 6 working days total (and consecutive, minus 1 weekend) to get the 1st floor, 2nd floor, and roof framed in and sheathed.  We’ve only had one really rainy day, and that was enough to make my stomach turn when I saw water on the floors.  After today, we’ll be fairly dry the rest of the project! 

Clearly a stick-built home would sit in the elements much longer before being fairly protected from weather.

Timeline Of Barden Homes Framing Events (July 8th-July 21st)

To recap the timeframe in which we went from the pic on the left, to the pic on the right, check out the timeline below:

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July 8th - 10th, 2009 – 1st Floor Deck Delivered and Completed

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July 14th – 1st Floor Walls Delivered and Almost Entirely Setup

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July 16th – 1st Floor Walls & 2nd Floor Deck Complete

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July 17th – 2nd Floor Delivery and Setup

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July 20th – Roof Trusses Delivered and Setup

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July 21st – Roof Sheathing In Place

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What’s To Come This Week?

I’m not certain what all will happen this week, but if I had to guess I would say:

  • Shingling of the Roof
  • Wrap for around the house
  • Windows and Doors


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Whitaker Corners 2nd Floor Walkthrough After Framing - Day 1

clock July 17, 2009 20:51 by author Donny Kemick

Earlier, I posted a photos and video of the crew setting our Barden Home’s 2nd floor walls.  I also did a walkthrough of the 2nd floor and wanted to share that:



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