Monday, November 25, 2013

After the Roof...

The roof is done...YaY!!

And five sky lights have been replaced.
We had seven but decided the two in our bedroom, over our bed,
which is over the garage, had to go.
 
We had a few leaks over the years, the roof was the original roof
and it was 29 years old.
The damage from those leaks needed to be repaired,
so now the real torture has begun.
 
 In my beautiful family room,
all the furniture had to be moved and covered.
We have twenty foot ceilings,
 
scaffolding needed to be set up, in order to reach

and fix the many nasty leaks like this one.

This is a "we are half way there" shot.
Not exactly my favorite style.

There were five leaks in the living room,
two in the master bath and two in the upstairs den.
 
The hubs has worked so hard this past weekend,
I have been his trusty assistant.
We are hoping the work is done today, then the cleaning will begin.
 
Who wants to come help??
 
 

24 comments:

  1. I would come and help if you didn't live so far away. :-)

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  2. Wow, what a huge undertaking! I'd go nuts with my house in that much disarray. I'm glad it's all done.

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  3. That is a huge job!!! I don't think I have ever seen your house before! It is beautiful! Your roof is stunning!

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  4. The roof looks very nice now......good pictures again Debbie.

    Greetings, Joop

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  5. hi Debbie. roof looks great now. those many leaks are a big job to fix but I are work is progressing well. I certainly would come to help if I was closer. Hope it gets finished soon for you.

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  6. Oh dear that would of been hard to live with...and if I was close I LOVE CLEANING!!! I would be there is a moment....:)))

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  7. you are rocking and rolling! gonna be so great to have it all freshened up and fixed!

    i love the view in your family room!

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  8. What a lot of work. It will be so nice when it is finished. I would come help you, I think it would be fun,

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  9. The roof looks great! Hopefully the leaks will all be fixed today so the cleanup can begin. Love your living room.

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  10. Hello Debbie ! The roof looks great.
    I see that it will be a beautiful residence.
    Greetings !

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  11. What a lot of work, sorry I can not help you I live too far, otherwise I would come and help you.

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  12. So glad the work is almost over! I know that must have been frustrating--that's how I would feel with work going on around and over me. I wish I could hop in the car and come help.

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  13. Reminds me of a 'modern day' Zhivago scene!!! Good luck getting the finishing touches done. You will have such a good feeling when all is back to normal.

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  14. It won't be long until we're in the same shape. Now that the three-story high (and 100 year old) chimney has been repointed, we have the roof to be done. Then the same kind of painting. I'm not looking forward to it, and I think it will happen after the holidays -- weather permitting.

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  15. Your new roof looks wonderful! And now you are having fun, fixing and painting! I have my own cleaning to do before Thanksgiving dinner. Have a great evening and week ahead!

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  16. gosh, if it was not Thanksgiving week i would so be there to help ya. asap!! no joke. i love your windows what a great view. we have big windows too. so happy to see all the birds, etc. ( :

    glad it all worked so well & smooth.

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  17. I love the looks of your house. The construction is so hard to live through but so nice to have done.

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  18. The new roof looks nice! I'm sure you're glad to have that done. The inside repair is a pain, but obviously necessary and you'll have peace of mind once it's done, too.

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  19. oh my word...such a huge job!! I love all the windows and light. And your curtains. And the stained glass!! I wouldn't be much actual help - but I'd be good for fast food delivery and a little bit of humor!

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  20. Those are some great photos! We love skylights, our cat used to get on the roof and look down at us through the ones in the living room. The sound of rain hitting them was so good. Can't wait to see the after photos! Good job Debbie!

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  21. beautiful looking the roof of house! and hope interior area also will look beautiful.

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  22. You have a lovely home. Sorry you had leaks. Fortunately, your hubby is handy and could fix the issues.

    Clean up is never fun but glad all the work is completed in time for the holidays.

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  23. I recall the days of house construction with fondness NOT! It's such a pain but the end result is worth it. I think your hubby is doing an awesome job.

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  24. Kudos! Looking real monolithic in all the right ways, heh. The larger visual profiles are always easy to take care of; it's the accumulating flaws that need attention, which aren't easy to spot, yet are most impacting such as the leaks. Hope you got those patch up, and hope you get the right repair people for the job, with the proper vantage to deal with those and act accordingly.

    Elizabeth @ Roof Pro

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