Putting a Roof Over Our Head!

5 Jan

Happy New Year!!! I’d like to say my 2014 resolution will be to post blogs MUCH more frequently than last year, but I can’t make any guarantees, so I’ll just say I’ll try my best!

My apologies for the big cliffhanger from the Ruckus post! Basically it was one long day of loud noises and lots of flying debris.



The new roof is the first phase of a much-needed exterior renovation of our home, which will include new siding and windows. We went with the GAF Timberline Architectural Roofing Shingles in charcoal, because basically that was our only option from the company doing the work. The end product does look great though, and will be a nice compliment to the rest of the project.

Ripping off the roof

Ripping off the roof

bare roof

Bare Roof

One of the many piles of debris scattered around the house.

One of the many piles of debris scattered around the house.

Before the new roof went up, about 3 or 4 layers of old roof had to come down, and boy did that make a mess! Fortunately the crew at Brothers Aluminum had it all cleaned up by the time we returned home the following day. While the roof install only took one day, they had to come back the next morning to finish the clean up due to quickly fading sunlight on the install day.


Tar paper/ice & water shield goin down.

Aside from just replacing the roof, the crew also added a ridge vent and did a thorough inspection of the roof itself, to make sure there was no damage. As we suspected, the roof itself was in great shape and didn’t need any repairs.


After! & on to Phase 2!!!


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