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Saturday, July 16, 2005

the roofing saga

it's been crazy around the old homestead for the last week or so. we've had our old shake roof torn off, and i installed some ventilation and lighting fixtures in the bathrooms. the roof was sheathed, papered, and had the battens put down. the tiles came, and were put on the roof. well, half of them were. the other half arrived today. here's a shot of the process, during the gutter installation phase
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i lost my hangout for a while until the roof is on.
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and of course, we have to contend with piles of stuff during the day.
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luckily, they are pretty good about squaring the area away at the end of the day, but it's still like navigating an obstacle field during the day.
i like the images of the tiles stacked on the roof. the stacks remind me of a sculpture in progress. i've traveled places where folks will stack rocks, and it looks like that. that, or a thai temple grounds. probably just me. still, it's pretty neat to look at.
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one thing i'm glad of. i am not a roofer. it has been over 105 degrees a couple of days. hooray for air conditioned work spaces!

6 Comments:

Blogger bhd said...

Skylights or light tubes?

Your house is going to look amazing when that roof if finished.

Signed: a rock stacker

7/16/05, 12:36 PM  
Blogger Edvardicus said...

good thing it doesn't ra9n in July!

7/16/05, 1:06 PM  
Blogger bothenook said...

light tubes. they are amazing. it's like having a halogen lamp at the end of the hallway, and in the family room. glad we thought of this. we installed "Sola-Tube" units. they are 10 inch diameter light tubes. and boy they are bright.

7/16/05, 4:42 PM  
Blogger WillyShake said...

What a beautiful home! Best wishes for a successful time "in drydock" as it were!

7/17/05, 7:57 AM  
Blogger Kermit Lukacs said...

Wonderful! It’s good that you have installed ventilation fixtures, since the roof tiles could cause higher temperature. I bet your new roof would really give your house the ambiance of Thai temple grounds, given the tiles’ structure. We would love to see how it looks like. Keep us posted. :) -Kermit Lukacs

4/8/13, 10:52 AM  
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