Oct 042018
 

This morning, we finished off the last three rafters on the right hand end of the Skylight (two diagonals and a straight) and put on the last four aluminium edge protection strips too.
We were interrupted by two deliveries, one for the fibreglass valley channels (16 lengths of 3metres each) and the second delivery was for a dozen sheets of materials (some 18mm OSB, 15mm plywood, 10mm cement board and a 12mm high grade plywood)
After lunch, we went around all 33 rafters, putting a line of white PU sealant at the top end where they met the ridge metal bar and then snapped on the white rain guard and applied another line of sealant. That took about an hour or so.

All Rafters Now Covered with the White Rain Guard

Joints-sealed

All Rafters Now Covered with the White Rain Guard

Covers-on-rafter-bars




The rest of the afternoon was spent designing and making another rain guard cap but this time for the two ends of the ridge bar. We first built a wooden mock-up model of the ridge metal bar with all its neighbouring rafters coming in like a star and then using a piece of cardboard, we cut and bent it into a three angled shape so it will fit into the end and provide protection from the rain.
All Rafters Now Covered with the White Rain Guard

Cardboard-model-of-cap

Cap-half-made

Cap-half-made



All Rafters Now Covered with the White Rain Guard

Rain-cap-for-end-of-ridge-1

All Rafters Now Covered with the White Rain Guard

Rain-cap-for-end-of-ridge-2



We managed to make one today and we will make the second one tomorrow, give them several spray coats of white metal paint and then get the whole Skylight finished with the installation of the rain guard covers along the central ridge bar including the two custom made end caps!

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