The worst part was getting started. After we got a few courses done, then we could put the roof jacks on the roof. But getting those first 4 courses on was rather 'interesting'. Having to set up, on top of a slanted roof was somewhat challenging.
This is one of the set-ups Dale came up with to get there.
Still working on the porch roof. After working on it by myself after work the past 2 days until dark. I have the side facing the front done, and part of the other side started. Now I just need one more day of decent weather to finish it off.
Post by pbbass3313 on Oct 28, 2011 12:19:22 GMT -5
Gosh I miss the older home styles from "back home"..... Don't see much of this architecture in the high desert (not under 1.2 mil anyways). Mostly ranch styles, few 2-story, very few basements (which I really miss, since I would be much further on my kits, if I had one), hardly any brick.
Trevor, it is beautiful....and excellent work! You must have a "sleep is for wimps" mentality, also!
No, actually, I do enjoy sleep. Though I usually function on about 6 hours a day. Every now and then I pamper myself and get 7. I'm just lucky that when I sleep, I sleep dead to the world and fully re-charge my batteries in the process. I've got to. I work my butt off at the factory for 10 hours a day, then come home and do what I can around the house.
Ended up taking longer than I thought. That little porch roof took me Mon, Tues, Wed after work, and about an hour or so today to finish off. Doesn't help that I don't get off work until 4, and it gets dark now around 6:30. Would have loved to have started this project a month ago, but didn't have the $350 for the shingles until last pay day.
I still have another 600 sq ft of roof to re-cover next year. Half of it I will do myself, the other half will be hired out.
I'll pay someone to do that side facing the neighbor's house. Too high, and too steep a slope for my tastes. Hopefully I can get one company to do both that side of the roof, and new gutters for the whole house with my tax return. That back section, we did last fall. So I have over half the roof done now.
My outdoor projects are about done now. I've got a few inside that I need to wrap up, then I can settle in for a nice long winter of kit building.
Hope to have all the major repairs done on it by the time it will be paid off (June 2013) 2006-2009 were so bad for us financially, that I had to let a lot of the upkeep on the place go. So, the past 2 year I've been trying to play catch-up on it all.