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Raising The Roof

Ooohhh aaahhh!  Look that that fancy roof!  I just got the roof up and wanted to share this video with you all.

The roof has proven to be the most difficult thing with the tiny house so far mainly because I made the decision that the roof was best left to the professionals and now that I had it installed, I’m very glad I decided to hire someone.  I’m sure I could have pulled it off but the roof costs a lot and to be done wrong would spell disaster and cost a lot of money.

The roof is a standing seam roof, which means that the seams are in a vertical part that makes up the “ribs” of the roof.  I love the look of it and what is even better, the color (though hard to tell in photos and videos) matches my windows exactly.

There are a lot of parts to the roof that frankly were overwhelming to me when it came to purchase.  What makes it worse is that if you forget a part, you have to wait for it to come in (major delay) but if you order something extra, it costs a lot of money and can’t be returned.

All in all, I’m very happy with how the roof came out check out the video for more details.

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5 Comments
  1. You don’t tow a tiny house at 70 MPH ever.
    Comp architectural shingles when properly installed are rated in excess of 70Mph.
    Youtube video during the build several years ago. Highway trips have posed no problems and in high wind storms have never lost a shingle.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOCGd2h1Zxs
    Materials cost $300.
    You must be getting excited about finishing and moving in !!111

  2. I am getting super excited for you! Very cool to see the final touches coming into place. :-) Congrats Ryan!

  3. I like this style the best too. Matching the windows? Now that is just sooo cool.
    question..what is the deal with the scrunch look on lower corner (my left looking at it)of the skylight frame?
    Pinned this everywhere possible along with THE GREAT IDEA, THE EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW AND NEVER HEARD A THING ABOUT..ELECTRICAL E BOOK.
    GREAT VALUE FOR $20 WITH A MASTER ELECTRICIAN PUTTING THEIR NAME DOWN AS CONSULTANT..WOULDN’T RECOMMEND WITHOUT THAT!
    Good going, the Tiny House looks sweeter and sweeter. So looking forward till you are ALL done and living in it, and how you all set up in there…. I bet that was under 500 words.

  4. Roof looks fantastic. If you don’t mind me asking, what did it cost? I live in the Florida panhandle and we have a lot of this type of roofs too.

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