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Friday, September 09, 2005

i completely forgot to brag about my new roof!

yeah, yeah, so i forgot in the excitement. so, this entry stands as the before image.

and here is the in progress entry.

and now, the final product
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as you can see, it's a little breezy, and the sun shade cloth i've got over the front patio is blowing up (the black arch over the front area). i really like this shot, because it shows a couple of the trees in the back, and how big they are. i love the chinese camphor that sits directly in the middle of the back yard. it's a beautiful tree, and it smells like a cough drop. that's a good thing!


Blogger Vigilis said...

Welcome back, Bo.

Beautiful home, I have always liked tiled roofs. Consider yourself fortunate to be on the West coast. Floridian homes damaged in hurricanes last year are not repaired due to a shortage of new tiles used for NEW construction.

9/10/05, 11:33 AM  
Blogger bhd said...

Awesome! Aren't you glad you did that?

9/10/05, 10:31 PM  
Blogger Va Beach Herb said...


Nice job! I love tile roofs. It seemed like when I was in Italy that all homes there have them. Of course the rest of the house looked like crap, but they all had great roofs.
BTW, I am moving to Florida soon so maybe I will have the opportunity to install a tile roof when the next hurricane blows mine off, Ha!

9/12/05, 12:33 PM  
Blogger edieraye said...

What a beautiful roof! And what magnificent trees - I'm a little jealous. Though ours are growing much faster than I would have thought possible.

9/13/05, 10:38 AM  
Anonymous Norbert Floth said...

Wow, you have a very gorgeous house. I especially loved the wide outdoors -- it reminds me of my aunt's house where I spend most of my summers. The Chinese camphor on the backyard looks perfect. I can almost smell the soothing aroma of camphor when the wind blows. :)

3/12/12, 7:03 AM  
Anonymous Rodney Orton said...

I personally prefer darker roofs, but I love what the lighter color has done for your home! It’s softened up the look of the structure, if that makes sense. It makes it feel more welcoming. It’s also a very nice brown color. What roofing material is it? I can’t really tell what it is from these pictures, but I can tell that they are shingles.

8/3/12, 8:24 AM  
Blogger bothenook said...

Rodney, these are light weight cement tiles. they are about the same weight as shakes, but don't burn!

8/3/12, 8:31 AM  
Blogger bothenook said...

Rodney, these are light weight cement tiles. they are about the same weight as shakes, but don't burn!

8/3/12, 8:32 AM  
Anonymous Rolf Matchen said...

So it’s a cement tile roof, eh? Yeah this kind of roofing material is non-combustible and does not rust! Plus, it can withstand long term sun exposure, making it an ideal roofing choice. Anyway, what improvements have you made through years? :)

9/4/12, 6:53 AM  
Anonymous Sarai Loftis said...

I know it’s been many, many years since this post, but I came upon it just now during my research for lightweight roofing materials. I think your cement roof looks great in this new lighter color than the dark one that it was before. I know for a fact that, as someone in the comments said, these lightweight cement roofs are also fireproof, which is a big bonus. How long did it take for your roof to be completed?

10/4/12, 7:22 AM  
Anonymous Son Lakhani said...

A fireproof roof is great for protection! You’ll have to do some regular checking and cleaning though, because dirt does stick rather easily to cement roof tiles.

10/15/12, 5:40 AM  
Blogger Noreen Saint said...

Your new roof is beautiful! I can see that your house is surrounded with trees, so do make sure that fallen branches, twigs, and leaves will not accumulate on your roof. Mostly left unattended and unknown, it will definitely cause your roof to deteriorate faster. Prevention is better than cure! Always have your roof regularly cleaned and maintained.

-Noreen Saint

10/17/12, 2:25 PM  
Anonymous Joanne Barragan said...

10 ifavacyThe advantage of a roof without a gutter is that leaves won’t get stuck on top and would slide down easily. And considering that there are a lot of trees surrounding your house, and there are a lot of rainy days to come, this is a pretty good thing to have and hopefully sooner than later. Falling leaves would also damage gutters in just a short period of time as the weight eventually increases.

10/29/12, 1:48 PM  
Anonymous Patrick Tan said...

You've got a great looking roof there. Since there's too many trees around your house, it is advisable for you to have a reliable gutter system. Leaves and twigs can cause clogs to your roof. it might harm your system in the long run.

3/24/13, 10:51 PM  

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