Holliston LEED House

This is the story of a family who built the first LEED "green" house in Holliston, Massachusetts. We were trying to spend no more than it would take to build an ordinary house,and maybe even succeeded. The dust is still settling.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

SIPs and roof lines

In this picture, you will see on the gable (shadowed) end, there is a 12" roof overhang. On the sunny side, there is a 12" overhang on the dormer, but not on the main portion of the house.

With SIPs, the panel stops at the wall top unless you are at a gable. This means that you will have to build your own eaves. It means your carpenter must make a pattern (what kind of look do you want around your roof?), then cut and assemble your pattern, and then install it on the nailers (the 2x8s at the ends of the panels) to extend your roofline, all the way around the house (and before you roof it, I might add). Although tricky, it's relatively simple for a good carpenter. You can make them deep or shallow, decorative or simple. In our house, we will make them pretty simple but as we are building a "new antique," we will have wider corner boards and returns.



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