Wednesday, November 9, 2011

November 9, 2011

The saga continues. Let's start with the good news... Last week the new front porch went up and columns went in. Looking good!

The weekend held great promise. The plan was to rip off the old roof (it was a terrible roofing job topped with hail damage) and get the new one on in two days. These first photos were taken on Saturday when things were moving along as planned...

We should have known it wouldn't happen when a worker fell through the roof! He was fine and his co-workers thought it was pretty funny (NOT!) Later in the day 15 bundles of shingles fell OFF the roof, narrowly missing a friend who had stopped out to see the "progress."

This photo is on Sunday. No roofers to be found. Turns out the custom ordered galvanized drip edge was all defective - yup, DEFECTIVE! It was very windy out and the drip edge was literally ripping apart.

And the drip edge that was already installed had broken apart in places as seen here.

A closer look - AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! So that put everything on hold.

This is the one portion that was re-roofed with the new shingles. We chose the same color (weathered wood) but went with the Camelot 2 style for more dimension. Love it!

Another challenge came up with the round roof on our back porch. Anyone have thoughts on how to roof this?! Who knew it would be yet another source on contention.

But the worst - I mean VERY WORST - part of the roof not being in place on Sunday is that Mother Nature decided to rear her ugly side and has given us nothing but rain and now SNOW... 1 to 3 inches and more tomorrow! So, we are losing a week and the house is getting wet inside. We also had the insulators working last week and they can't finish their portion of the job until the roof goes on. Needless to say, this job has us feeling pretty defeated and, well, just plain JINXED. Hopefully a miracle or two will come though so we can finish up before the end of the year. Wish us luck!