Oil Can Henry’s is back on track and moving forward again. We had a delay because the structural wood beam supplier was not able to furnish the beams on schedule.
This project has a complex roof structure. It consists of a series of wood beams covered with structural insulated panels ..or SIP’s. SIP’s consist of a thick layer of foam insulation sandwiched between two layers of oriented strand board (OSB). The OSB is glued to the insulation to make a very rigid panel that can span several feet. SIP’s create a very tight, well insulated building.
The workers have set most of the beams in place and are working on the SIP’s now. One nice thing about this system is that once the roof is decked it is insulated as well. We can introduce some heat into the building and it doesn’t escape as quickly as in some other conventionally framed projects.
As you can see in the above picture, the building has windowed dormers. The dormers will bring in a lot of light into the work bay.
When the beams come together at the ridge of the building they create an interesting pattern.
For high school students sitting through geometry classes wondering if it will ever have a practical use, my workers can assure them it will. Figuring out roof pitches, angles and cuts is all geometry a necessary part of this job.