Ottertail Country

Ottertail Country
Ottertail South

August 4, 2010

Roof update!


When I got home from work on Tuesday, I was less than thrilled with the roof job. No one there, about 10feet by 10feet of bare roof boards showing. What I didn't know was that they were only here 3 hours, intense humidity, three layers of shingle (the last put on with 2 1/2" long nails), broken shingle shovel, etc.... Turns out that they are really smokin' through the job!

Here is the view when I got home on Wednesday. Shingles well up the southwest quarter.

Josh is a roofing maniac, and work is not something he shuns. Looks pretty much at ease on that 10/12 pitch roof.

A view of the northeast quarter where a good share of the shingles are also gone. You can see the red shingles under the brown (some of you will remember that look) and under the red are the original cedar shingles (not many will remember that look!).

Another view of the carnage at the northwest corner.....

A better view of the original roof boards with the spaces that require the addition of the 1/2" thick plywood (OSB).

This is one of two window bump-outs that Peggy and I will be re-shingling when the rest of the job is done.

We also get to do these two little fake roof areas, one by the front door, one over the deck in the back.

Meanwhile, we have quite the mess to deal with on the ground. By the time we're all done, about 40 squares of asphalt shingles and whatever quantity of cedar that was put on in 1907.

Getting near the top of quarter 1. How do you like the new look of the "forest green" shingles?

Today I officially turned old. I sat in a lawn chair and watched some young guys fix our roof. First time I have hired someone to do a building type job..... oh, well..... I just sat there with my camera and a vodka gimlet.

I'm liking it so far. I am going to gladly pay them what it costs to do this, it will be worth it.....

I gotta go, Carlo



Anonymous said...

What great pictures. I love the green shingles. How are the hydrangea doing on the northwest corner?? Are they taking a beating with this work??? Oh, well!!!! Keep more pictures coming.


Anonymous said...

Looks like a lot of work! With this heat, I'd rather be on the ground looking up, too! But soon enough you will be busy with your smaller sections of the roof!


Anonymous said...

It seems to me that trying to handle and a gimlet all at once maybe a bit of a job too.....if ya need some help holding a gimlet, please let me know. :-)