BUILDING THE ROOF We laid out a 3- to 4-pitch roof and installed a header on the side wall of the garage. The 2x6 rafters were installed and addi- tionally supported with rafter
clips. (Since this is an open struc- ture the outer edge of this roof is susceptible to uplifting winds.) To further protect the roof rafters from wind lift we ran 1/2- in. CDX plywood wall sheathing all the way up the sides of the two outer rafters and installed a pair
of nails every 6 inches. We then cinched the nails over on the inside of the rafter to prevent nail pokes. The walls as well as the roof received 1/2-in. CDX plywood sheathing. We secured wall and roof sheathing with 8-penny ring shank nails every 10 inches in the field and every 6 inches at seams and edges.
DO THE ROOF FIRST After sheathing the roof we covered every square inch with Ice and Water Shield and ran it up the sidewall of the garage. This is an unheated structure, but I consider the rubber mem- brane as cheap insurance against water leaks.
The sheathing was wrapped in building paper.
The roof sheathing was protected by Ice & Water Shield.
The new roofing shingles matched the existing house roof.