Friday, February 13, 2009

It was time.....





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.

6 comments:

MrFilthyRotten said...

Sounds like great fun lol! With the windstorm we just had I took a good look at our roof. We won't talk about that! Such a sweet house you live in and so nice it's been in your family for so many years!

P and P said...

Your house is so cute, with or without dormers. Be blessed as the work is done.

High Desert Diva said...

Dang...it would look great with dormers or eyebrows. Oh well...a new roof is a very good thing!

Haute Country Vintage Co. said...

If only I'd known, LOL, oh well. i've got a room on the back of the house that's getting gutted (old roof leaked) after the new roof gets on, so ripping out drywall upstairs for the much wanted windows is not in the budget :( A new roof IS a very good thing, i'm sooo grateful to get it done before the soggy Spring weather washes us away.

xoxo

Kelly said...

I love you house! So are you going to restore the dormers since they were there before? You really should.

We have never had to redo the roof here yet, but I swear every single neighbor I have has which is never fun for me since I sleep during the day.

The Cottage Cheese said...

A new roof is a painful process, but I'm so excited for you! It's too bad the dormers were removed (why do people do things like this? makes no sense). But your house is so charming without them too, makes me happy every time I look at it!