I had so many things I wanted to work on this summer, but one project seems to be taking all my time. I’ll be writing about that soon, but I finally came to a point where I could switch projects for a couple of days. I am now putting a new roof on my shop, the tractor shed and one horse stall. They had that wiggly metal roofing on them since I built these structures.
The problem with this type of roofing is that in our humid climate it seems to get a lot of condensation that drips on all my tools. I constantly have to take steel wool to my table saw just to remove the rust. There is a bunch of other stuff I don’t like about it so I’m removing it and putting down plywood and rolled roofing.
The day that came available to start the project was the record breaking heat day, last Tuesday. I was able to pull half of the panels and fasten down the sheathing. I drank a lot of water every time I came down the ladder. After only five hours I found that I was getting dizzy. It isn’t a good idea to be dizzy while on a roof so I gathered my tools and came down.
I don’t do well in the heat, so I went to the porch where there is always a cool breeze. Though I was cooling down I felt sick and exhausted. I probably drank over a gallon of water before going to bed. I slept an hour later than normal.
Today I will continue and finish the other half. It should be cooler, and I plan to get an earlier start. Maybe I’ll even be able to get a layer of felt paper down.