The rafters are on the second floor now, ready to form the barn's roof. At the bottom edge of the building you'll see tar paper and insulation. Brad has a neat detail where he folds flashing up over the insulation at the top, and it runs deep at the bottom. This allows the soil to be level with the doors but not come up on the siding. The siding will snug down on the flashing top, which has a double fold to prevent any moisture entry.
It's neat! This was a flashing detail he put on our Saratoga house and it worked very well, allowing for a seamless flow from outside to inside.
What you can't see in the picture is the upstairs floor which is completed, glued, nailed and ready for insulation and water proofing. It seems like we've been looking at the same pictures of this building for some time now. Actually, many little details have been completed, they just don't change the looks much. Windows and doors are ordered. Most of the wiring is completed. Bathroom fixtures selected. Roofing priced, with much comparison shopping, and about to be ordered. The construction details are complex and endless.
Brad's been wanting a welder for weeks and weeks now to do the welding required to put up the steel posts. In fact, no welder has been holding us up a bit. I've been searching Craig's List daily but finding nothing suitable. Then, quite out of the blue, a friend delivered one to him. A free welder! It had been left in a Langley home. The new owner didn't need it, and passed it on. It was then passed on again to Brad. Our $1,000 to $1,500 purchase became two Useless Bay Coffee gift certificates. One's gotta love this town.