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I can't find any reference to this via google, but I am trying to find a plan or directions for a rooftop platform meant to hold roofing bundles. I wanted to build a platform to hold 4 x 8 osb so that I'm not scrambling up and down a ladder for each sheet. Can lumberyards even deliver osb sheets to a roof, and is this still done? I've never built a roof platform, and haven't seen them in quite a while, which makes me wonder if they have fallen out of favor, or if there is a better alternative these days.

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net (post #206953, reply #1 of 4)

You could nail a ledger across the rafters to hold sheets you want to stack on the roof.  Plan these so you don't have to move them to get the proper layout of sheets until you've exhausted the material.

Or, if you mean up to the fascia-2-long plate material from sub facsia to ground, at a slight angle and a ledger across to stack the sheets on longways up.  From roof, you pull one off and sling it up like a pendulum.

Once sheeted ready for roofing, 2 roof jacks and plank if ledgers don't hold enough. 

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Around here lumberyards will (post #206953, reply #2 of 4)

Around here lumberyards will deliver sheet goods to a roof or window up to maybe 25-30 feet (though I'd imagine they charge for the service).

As to the platform, I'd imagine you just build something.  Be sure the rafters are well-braced, so they can handle the point load and the lateral force from the truck manouvering it's boom to drop the load.  You may want to spread the load out a bit.


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Thanks calvin and DanH (post #206953, reply #3 of 4)

I may be in need of both of your solutions, as I'm laying down about 45 4x8 sheets. Point taken on spreading out the load. My roof already has sheathing installed, but I can't spot clips or anything else from the underside which indicates that the 1/2-inch osb is supported by anything other than the 24-inch oc 2x6 truss rafters. I'm sure it meets code, but the roof deck is a bit wavy from the ground at eye-level. Unfortunately, there are a host of problems from inadequate venting and I'm just expecting the worst when I scrape off the old shingles.

I should be accustomed to it, but full Southern exposure, even in Northwest Ohio, is a brutally harsh environment. The south-side of my home requires more maintenance than the other three sides combined.

 "remember what fun we had when we were little,... running, jumping, and eating the raisins off of flypaper?" 

NW Ohio? get the hell outta here............... (post #206953, reply #4 of 4)

Where?

I'm in Maumee............

just outside the Glass City.

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