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East Side New Home, roof

In spite of the very wet, cold weather we have made good progress on our East side Northfield new home. Last Friday we had a crane on site to lift the roof trusses into place. This home is what traditionally is called a story and a half house. It has a second level, but the second level is narrower than the main level and the roof slopes down to the main level walls. To accomplish this efficiently we ordered roof trusses that incorporate the second floor joists into the roof trusses. You can see the room available in the second floor in the photo of the trusses. This makes good, economical second story space and the mechanical systems can run in the joist area.

I always like to see roof trusses go up as they make such interesting geometrical shapes when the bracing comes together.