What a great week. Building, building and more building! For so long we did demo work so it really feels great to be building our church. It was a busy week to say the least. The concrete contractor finished pouring the new sanctuary footers. So access to the building is now through the side door.
We spent a considerable amount of time placing fire rated drywall on the inner roof truss. Three layers to be exact. Fire retardant caulking was placed between the seems and we covered it in plastic sheeting to protect it in case of rain.
We spent most of the week installing the remaining plywood on the wing roof and the pop up. And just for the record plywood does bend over a curved truss! Lol. Hanging off the pop up roof installing a plywood filler on the front of the building was so much fun! A roof cricket was expertly designed, built and installed to curb the water on the roof.
We then covered the entire roof with water resistant roof paper. Staple, staple, staple for hours on end. Then the team used a new fangled tool to place heavy duty plastic washers with a staple in the center to provide more holding power until the roofer puts down the shingles.
We installed plywood on the remaining side of the pop up using our awesome platform which really made the job safer. The windows have been cut out and the Tyvek material covers all of the exterior walls.
We prefabricated the end roof truss for the fellowship hall. Much easier to do it on the ground.
Friday the remaining roof trusses were delivered for the narthex area and the new sanctuary.
The custom joists that we built to blend the new roof to the existing roof turned out terrific.
One trip of debris was taken to the dump.
Saturday we installed the facia boards on the fellowship hall trusses. We also lifted and set the three remaining trusses on the far end. Hurricane straps were installed on all 40 rafters and pieces of wood were attached to the trusses to prepare for the roof vents. The lateral bracing boards were also installed providing more stability. At one point we had three nail guns going at the same time.
Chris and Karin Dunker left for home Sunday morning. It was so nice to work side by side with Chris and we all learned from him. Chris and Karin brought so many talents to the team to include their Christian spirt and their musical talents which we will surely miss. Plus Karin’s expert tag line skills will be missed. We pray for safe travel for them. We were blessed to have them working on the project.
If you want to send Chris and Karen a personal thank you note, just contact JT in the office at Rejoiceelca@gmail.com to obtain their home address.
I want to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication to this project. I realize working full time 5-6 days a week on this project is very difficult and tiresome to say the least.
Time is running out for Mission Builders and there is still so much to do. We can’t do this alone so stop by Tuesday - Saturday and lend a hand.
P.s. Due to the large amount of pictures they now appear at the top of the page in a slideshow format.