Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tear the Roof of the Sucker...

1st major project was getting a new roof on her. The existing roof had been on for who knows how long and was leaking badly. The front part of the house had a cedar shake roof that wasn't installed properly. We decided to put a standing seam metal roof on the whole house. We bought our materials from A.B. Martin Roofing Supply in Ephrata, PA. We chose a barn red color that was similar to the metal roof that was on the back wing.

It took my husband, his friend Tony Johnson, and my husband's dad (Ron) about 2 weeks to tear off and put on. My dad helped too, but being a union worker, he was on break most of the time...hahaha. Actually, he helped quite a bit.

While they were working on the roof, we also had to have 2 chimneys rebuilt from the attic up and 2 others repaired and re-parged. The mortar was gone in spots and the bricks were litterally just sitting there. Thanks to our friend Pete Tibbin, we have beautiful new chimneys!

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