Completion of roof framing at the enclosed porch keeps the dry-in schedule on track
The final bit of framing needed before the house could be dried in was at the rear porch. This space is designed as a three-season room with venting windows on three sides, and a zero-threshold door from the interior.
Work began with removal of block from the rebuilt rear crawlspace wall and placement of footings to support 6x6 PT posts . As soon as enough of the porch structure was in place, framers switched to rafters and collar ties so as to keep roof sheathing on schedule .
While the roof was being framed, masons began excavating for footings at the enclosed porch [1A]. To minimize the thickness of the threshold at the interior door, floor joists were set to match those of the addition [1B].
To keep the roof sheathing on schedule, framers switched to rafters and collar ties as soon as enough of the porch structure was in place to support them .