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VicWest metal roof installation

VicWest metal roof installation
Never installed a metal roof before.

The metal roofing on the second side was installed in the morning and I added the ridge cap after lunch. This product offered by Vicwest is easy to work with.




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Building a home garage and workshop part 6

Building a workshop
Garage door goes in

This morning we spent in town getting some lumber and hardware supplies so we didn’t get back until about lunch time. Our neighbor Hugh showed up again and helped install the single door and the garage door as well as two layers of felt paper on the roof. Then I fell off the roof…



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Building a home garage and workshop part 4

DIY building a garage kit
Ready for another day

Today my father-in-law lends a helping hand. Gina and I built and installed the gable ends and eaves made with 2×6 and finished installing the last of the sheet goods in the walls where the wall sections were joined together.



DIY garage kit
Stubbert is always willing to lend a hand.

Coming together.

Building a diy garage
Taking shape.

Here is one reason why we chose this spot to build a home.

Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia
Stopping to take a view.

We get a lot of comments about the steepness of the driveway.

Building a home.
We get a lot of comments on the driveway!

For anybody who doubted my comments about how much backfill was necessary. When I said over 100 loads, I was not kidding.

Filling in the landscape
Back fill

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