[Greenbuilding] Glass roofing
frank at livingsol.com
Wed Aug 13 16:12:34 MDT 2014
Clark, RT, and All,
Clark, you've attached that photo before,
Itis still a thing of beauty. I love thecurvy bracing. It makes it
appear all so very light and floating.
I have built greenhouses, (for plants), using a similar technique, I
The roof was built with rafters on 30" centres, to fit the available
batch of sliding door glazing, from Many deconstructed doors. Bridging
was let into the rafters, under each shinglede overlap.
It was not too hard,using a sliding jig on a table saw, to cut long,
tapered pieces of cedar, almost the same length of the glazing, to aply
to the tops of the rafters, at each "shingled" layer of glazing.
Silicone was the fastener of choice for the glazing, and it remained
leak-free for over twenty five years. The slope was almost a "square
pitch", i.e., slightly less than 12/12. I believe that the steepness of
pitch helped contribute to longevity.
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