It’s been laying in the back garden against the greenhouse for the past 2 years but this Sunday was the day the galvanised roofing finally made it onto the shed! I’ve been looking forward to this day for what seems like ages now and it was so hard to contain my excitement, I was almost giddy with happiness!
It was going to be a huge job therefore I asked my Dad to help, being the handy man that he is I knew he would make easy work of the installation and I needed all the help I could get. First of all we cut the sheeting down to size using a cutting disc made to cut metal, a relatively easy job but a noisy one! We did the same to the ridge, filed down the cut edges and loaded the van with all the needed tools to do the job.
So far I am extremely happy with how it looks and I’m sure it will just get better with age. The galvanised sheeting matches the tank and trough perfectly and goes with the purple shed beautifully. I was worried that the roof would be a bit of an eye sore but it blends in really well. There’s still a few finishing touches that need to be added but I love it so much! Plus the cordless drill ran out of power and we still had a couple more screws to put in the centre of the ridge…
The whole installation was pretty straight forward, my Dad used a cordless drill and special screws with watertight washers on them which went through the tops of the galvanised ridges (Thank you to Charles for buying the box of screws for me.) We had to bend over the edges of the sheeting ever so slightly to make them fit the roof, we found that over laying them once would make the roofing too wide and overlaying them twice would make it too short… So to solve this problem we bent the edges over making them flush with the roof edges, it was best to have too much than too little after all.
I have some wooden fascia that need attaching to the front and back of the shed, this will cover up the nasty roofing felt and the turned over galvanised sheeting. I gave them a couple of coats of ‘Pale Jasmine’ last night so they match the inside of the shed and the windows. Hopefully it will be attached somewhen this week along with the guttering which was purchased the other day, then the shed will nearly be complete! I’m thinking about making a wooden heart or having a sign made to cover the top join of the fascia at the point of the roof, maybe ‘The little purple potting shed’ or simply ‘Lavender and Leeks’?
I was in two minds whether to share this with you seeing as the shed isn’t completely finished yet. But then I realised you are all in this journey with me and deserve to see every step of the way. Hopefully the next blog post featuring the finished shed will surprise you none the less, even if I am only just adding the wooden fascia!