Sunday, October 14, 2012

No posts, but plenty going on!

Busy! The north half of the roof was replaced in late July. My homeowners' insurance had excluded it from coverage and it looked like hell so now was the time to do it. Here it was, in all of its patched up glory.

Rather than strip all the way to the sheeting, because the sheeting is spaced for cedar shingles, we elected to try an idea out on the porch roof, where we did strip to the wood roof, which was still pretty good, replace the lowest four feet with new sheeting to match the level of the wood shakes, and roof over that. It worked very well.

The fascia board and soffits were given a little attention about then, too.

The old roofing took up one full sized dumpster, and the place immediately became a good deal more palatable for the three houses worth of neighbours that I care about to live with.

I also put some Florentine glass in my lower bathroom sash, because the window goes almost to the floor and I don't have a plan in hell of replacing it. This was a little more involved than it sounds because I had to refinish the sash, repair the corners, and replace the manky old weight cords.

More as I do it!



Jayne said...

Roofing. Gah! I don't even want to think about it. Scared of heights, scared of the cost. Florentine glass is so cool.

StuccoHouse said...

It's funny how we do things partially for our neighbors, isn't it?!

Tiffany Larsen said...

After having the time and budget, you were finally able to replace your roof. Congrats! :) It was great that you didn't hesitate to push through with your roof idea. You see, it turned out very well. The new sheeting matched perfectly with the wooden shingles. Great job!

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Unknown said...

How long did it take you to finish this roof project? You wanted this for so long, so I'm sure that you felt very happy after seeing the roof completely done. Do you have any other house plans in mind? Don't worry about it as you will surely be able to do it in time. :)

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Josie Moretti said...

Glad you now have the time and budget to finish the other side of the roof. You shouldn’t let this project get in the back burner for a long time, or any type of project, for that matter, which needs to be finished immediately. Repairing or replacing of the roof shouldn’t be delayed because this our first line of defense in an extreme weather condition. -North West Exteriors