On a Roll

Construction on Meyer Hatchery’s newest breeder house is on a roll. We have a roof over our heads to shield us from the rain at least. The latest addition to the project was putting in the ceiling. We decided on a durable sheet material that comes on a roll.

The installation was quick and sort of funny to watch. Two men held the roll while a third one grabbed a hold of the loose end. He then ran like a chicken from a butcher! This comical technique allowed enough slack for the remaining crew to staple the sheet to the rafters, once detached from the roll.

On a Roll with Meyer Hatchery Breeder House | Meyer Hatchery Blog
On a Roll with Meyer Hatchery Breeder House | Meyer Hatchery Blog
On a Roll with Meyer Hatchery Breeder House | Meyer Hatchery Blog

Square It Up

Here workers are tacking the waterproof barrier material to the underside of the rafters. They must pull and stretch to make sure the material is square and as wrinkle-free as possible and doens’t sag too much. But that material is heavy and requires some muscle.

Time To Staple

Repeat this dozens upon dozens of times until finished. In no time at all, we had a ceiling! Now, to refine it, we had to secure thin strips of material running the opposite way. After a while, it sort of looked like we were throwing a party. Those thin strips, before the excess was cut, appeared like streamers hanging at a birthday bash!

Above: The workers add support strips running the length of the new barn. Then they attach furring strips to the underside of the rafters to anchor the ceiling material and the support strips securely.

Left: The completed ceiling of the newest Meyer Hatchery breeder barn!

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