Urban Rancher has a Galvalume Roof

I’ve been watching the Urban Rancher’s progress online and look forward to every new post. This past weekend he installed his roofing which should help keep his brand new tiny house nice and dry as the wet season hits the mountains of southern California.

He chose to use some Galvalume panels which installed within just a couple hours. I’m certain one of the reasons his roofing went up so easily was that he made the wise decision to build a simple shed roof without a steep pitch. Those steep 12/12 gable roofs are really nice but much harder to build. If you don’t have a lot of snow load to worry about and you’re looking for a lower-hassle, lower-cost, longer-lasting roof consider a simple roof like this tiny house.

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Next up on this tiny house construction project is the exterior siding. He’s posted some ideas for this in past posts but it seems that the jury is still out on the final choice. Ipe (aka Ironwood) is one of the favored leaders but he’s looking into more economical options too. Stay tuned to the Urban Rancher’s blog for all his updates.

Your house is looking great E! Congrats on getting so far so fast. Hope your hands are still on the mend… sounds like the new toys (tools) are helping in that area.

4 thoughts on “Urban Rancher has a Galvalume Roof

  1. Kathrin Bateman says:

    We used some ipe for exterior decking and inside windowsills and a porch floor. It was supposedly sustainably harvested so I felt okay about it weighing in that it would need no finish to keep it from rotting. However we’ve noticed some bugs apparently arrived with the wood and ate their way out leaving a few little holes. We don’t mind the holes much but I am worried about introducing pest species that would create havoc in our NE forests. I think we’re okay since our winter temps get well below what the Brazilian jungle gets but I’d be pretty worried if I lived in a warm climate. I’ll also not take the risk again of importing wood from another eco-system. After hundreds of acres being clear-cut in the Northeast to stem the onslaught of various introduced pests I certainly don’t want to be responsible for the next disaster.

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