I’m not a fan of the roof angles….I can’t stress that enough. I’ve had to buy plenty of extra wood because of one simple fact. I suck at getting these roof angles right. I know now about tricks to make life easier, but alas, when I started I didn’t. This hatred of roof angles carried forward into the roof overhangs. I’d cut my roof beam to be longer than I needed intentionally. Next I started the drip edges and let them go longer than I needed as well. The cheap tiny house plans on this website are a pretty good example of what I’m trying to do.
I then marked my Ridge Beam and my drip edges to be 1 foot beyond my roof. Cut at the one foot mark and got ready for the real challenge of correctly measuring and cutting the overhang roof framing members. I only wasted about 3 pieces. First, my angles were wrong on one side, but then it got worse because my roof is slightly different on each side so I didn’t account for this. It’s because I’m slightly not a professional builder, which is ok, but still sucks when something like that isn’t accounted for. After I got my issued worked out I got the items in place, held it up there with one hand and used the nail gun to get it in there.
If at all possible get a friend to help you build this thing. Holding roofing pieces with one hand and hammering them in with the other is a bit challenging, if not slightly dangerous. Alas, it all got worked out and looks great. This little girl is starting to look like a tiny house!