Protecting a New Build During Winter Months
i’m building a 1300sqft (per floor) 2 story house, just me and my wife mostly and maybe some contractors for specific thins like dry wall, etc
the city says i have to be done in 2 years and i’m working on permits now, hope to start building in early June.
i know the normal process would be to complete the lower level first (which includes the garage), then do the upper level then roof, but this year i think i only have time for the lower level. the problem with that is, if i only get as far as the 2nd level floor before i stop work for the winter (i plan to return to my house in Thailand for the winter by the way) then how do i protect the structure from the winter?
i’m in the mountains of North Carolina so lots of snow, rain and wind. the obvious thing is lots of tarps i guess but i doubt they will stay put for 3 months, i don’t know maybe they will?
my other thought is i really want to get the garage done so i have a place to keep my car for the winter. the garage is part of the house, there will be the living room above it. my thought is build the garage and the floor above and the roof above that this year, which will be about 1/3rd of the house, then the remainder next year. the only downside of that i can think of is joining the roof shingles next year would be hard, maybe look like it was done in 2 stages.
maybe best not to put shingle son at all this year, just the underlayment and a tarp on top to protect it.
what you all think? sorry for the long post.
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