Gratz Industries HQ: Raise the Roof!

>> Thursday, September 20, 2007


Holy cow--cathedral ceilings!

Originally the roof was going to have insulation in between those rafters, with some kind of ceiling underneath that like drywall. But Wendi and I loved the look of those rafters so much we asked Marvin and his crew if we could put the insulation on the outside, and then put the metal roof on top of that. It's doable, and they're doing it.

That means our roof will always look like this. Too bad the walls won't! I love the way that looks.

These shots are on the third floor, of course. This is the master bedroom/Alan's office. The two rooms will be separated of course, but we're arranging that. For now, it's one big open room, and it's really neat to be up there.


Up top, the house got a little crown. (A topknot, perhaps?) I didn't know what that was for, until today:

It was the beginning of the secondary rafters on the exterior of the roof. The insulation will go between those, and will be capped by the green metal roof. It has created a double-tall board on the overhang, which is interesting. Our house may look like a large mushroom. We were going to call this The House that Books Built, but perhaps we'll have to call it the Smurf House.


"e" September 21, 2007 at 10:28 AM  

It's looking so great Alan! I can't wait to see it finished.

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