While walking through a lumber yard with the shingle guy
mike d: “It’s a beautiful day for working outside!”
shingle guy: “It’s never a beautiful day for roofing.”
True thing shingle guy. True thing.
Once the framing was complete, my father in law returned to help with the roofing and the walls. Far more challenging than the actual construction was the creative ladder work and scaffolding to accommodate the precipitously steep hill and the at this point seemingly terrible decision of a steep roof.
Siding? No major issue. I used textured plywood (T1-11) for the siding. We pre-stained it (critical) but we painted it once it was mounted (not nearly as critical for reasons unknown). The roof? Shingle guy was totally right.
Examples of scaffolding/laddering/etc:
AND THE BEST:
HOW AMAZING IS THIS! A 14 foot 2×8 board atop two ladders that are clamped to either side of the shed. SO GOOD.
The roofing took two weekends and was mostly exhausting. Jen cut the shingles while my father and I braved the (occasionally sketch) scaffolding and hammered in the 4,000 nails.