June 11, 2020
Today I got the first rafter up.
I marked the locations where using rafter hangers will be located.
I created a jigs that make it easy to mark where the boards need to be cut.
I made one for each end so all you have to do is run a tape-measure 15′ between them and trace the lines.
I’m very glad I opted for structural screws over nails. Trying to drive nails by hand 18ft off the ground would have been miserable.
My daughter helped me get the first rafter into place.