Monday, December 18th, 2017

What we’ve learned about roofing systems, roof trusses, roofing materials and cost of roofing in the Philippines as part of our house building project. Roofing systems have become very standardized in the Philippines.  What we describe here is the roof system that goes on most houses except the very high end such as real clay tile or cement tile, a few asphalt shingle roofs and the Nipa or sheet steel roofs of the ordinary “bahay” – native house. Steel trusses of various designs rise from the topmost concrete roof …

Building our house in the Philippines.  We decided to set up our own “welding shop” on-site.  The roof framing is all steel; trusses (15.5 meters long), center beam, purlins, and cornice framing.  All will be constructed on-site by our crew, two of…