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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Raise the Roof!

Friday was the busiest day yet!  The framers, the roofers, the contractor, yikes!  At one point there was at least 10 trucks parked all around the house and in the flower beds!   
After they removed the three layers of old roofing, the view from inside the attic was pretty cool.
Every available parking spot and even the front yard was in use! 
This is the house before we started.  The two windows on the far right were boxed in with sheet rock.  The house is on a slope so the master bedroom is three steps up from the rest of the house and sits on top of the garage on the far right side of the house.  When the house was built they wanted to keep the windows all the same level across the front, so they installed the windows starting in the garage and they went up through the garage ceiling into the upstairs floor in a closet behind the master bathroom.  

You can clearly see the hole that went through the floor to the garage.  

We decided to reclaim the windows and the lost closet space by having the windows start above the floor in the master bath and go through the roof line. 
The new windows will arrive and hopefully be installed tomorrow!  We are also replacing all the shutters.  

Old roof...
New roof!  The new color is actually slate grey, but is showing up green in these pictures.  The color looks terrible with the brown brick, but we will be painting the brick cream.  I am just so happy that things are finally moving again, they can park in my flower bed anytime they want! 


  1. Love the dormers and the little curved roofs they gave them. Your home is going to be quite amazing when it's done!

  2. You are right about the parking in the flower beds. Flowers can be fixed with relatively little effort. A good, beautiful, well-structured roof, like you got now, will last you a lifetime. Well, at least 20 to 30 years. My husband did our roof a little over 8 years ago. We are now paying someone to do it again.

  3. There is something hugely stressful about lots of work men in your home. At the same time it is magical, as the differences you see, are shockingly good. Your house looks amazing, and the new roof is fantastic. I actually think it has made such a huge difference. I can't wait to see the finished product, so keep us updated.