Time for a new roof. If you've never had the pleasure of having a new roof installed on a house you're living in, I highly recommend it. NOT. lol. Especially if the house in which you reside is around 100 years old, has been roofed over several times and has, um, well waaaaaay too many layers. So many layers in fact, it would be illegal if this were done today. Eeeeekk! The roofers arrived yesterday, perfect timing as the wild wind had blown through the day before, wreaking it's own havoc. (Nothing terribly bad, I'm happy & relieved to report, it was way past time for a redo anyway) For a true before, you'll have to see the Snowday pix.
What you're looking at now is my nekkid roof, after 4, yes, count them, all 4 layers of shingles, plus the underlayment were torn off. This took a day and a half. Ever tried to get roofing tacks out of raw, sawmill lumber that's God knows how old? Me neither, it did NOT look like fun. Oh, and SURPRISE, would ya lookey there, at one time the house had dormers! Why, oh why did no one know this?? The funny/not so funny thing is, I've ALWAYS thought the house would look fabulous with dormer windows or one huge eyebrow window. Even talked about it, suggested it to my Nanny years ago, looked into it awhile back and decided it would be too much trouble/too expensive. This house belonged to one of my Grandmothers, before it came to me/I came back to it. No one remembers them, there are no pictures of them, even from the family who owned it prior to my Nanny, decades & decades ago. The house is way older than anyone thought. Never the less, the evidence is there in the form of two rectangular pieces of some type of early plywood. Go figure.
have over a 20 year history in retail & fashion. One of my very chic grandmothers wrote a fashion advice column for the NY Times way back when, and gave me an appreciation of well made classic attire. Along with this, my other very chic grandmother gave me a fascination with finding a bargian, at all levels. I've bee shopping in some of the most wonderful places since I can remember. One of my very first memories is of shopping the day after Christmas sales with my Mema. I love finding great deals, and I LOVE passing the savings on to my customers!!!