Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Roofing time

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel
    Posts
    5,533

    Roofing time

    We've needed it for awhile now, but we've finally got some $ and are having a new roof put on the house. Hired it out, and boy are they moving fast... They cut out the bottom 2' of the sheathing, and have put the entire front half of the roof on since 7:30 this morning.

    before
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	before.jpg 
Views:	61 
Size:	121.4 KB 
ID:	69697

    after
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	new-roof.jpg 
Views:	63 
Size:	33.3 KB 
ID:	69696

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	shop-mess.jpg 
Views:	66 
Size:	151.7 KB 
ID:	69698
    and the roof will match the shop's roof.
    -Ned

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Plainwell, Michigan
    Posts
    4,855
    Looking good Ned, got a new roof coming in Sept myself

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Posts
    10,600
    Always wanted a metal roof myself. You won't have to worry about doing it again for a real long time.

    Looking great Ned but don't forget to fix your gutters
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel
    Posts
    5,533
    They wrapped the back half as well, and are coming back to trim out the front and back soffit/edges later this week or next (he's got another job to do). We're going to do without gutters altogether. the only thing I am going to want to put up there is an inverted V diverter above the front door. Other than that, it's all done. We're all extremely pleased with the results.
    -Ned

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Posts
    10,600
    I've got a diverter over my family room door. They work well keeping us dry. We don't have gutters either.
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reno NV
    Posts
    13,357
    Always good to get things done! And that won't need to get done for a long time.

    I'd like to have gutters, but we don't get enough rain to make it worth while!
    Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
    If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
    "A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of" Ogden Nash


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    new york city burbs
    Posts
    10,188
    I had my garage/shop roof done last oct or nov, started noticing tiny leaks, didnt want to wait, and I had him put gutters on not only the garage roof, but the 8x12 shed on the side that butts up against the garage.
    I have a long leader, 3 feet long, going away from the garage and shed, so none of the water gets in close to the garage.
    I also just finished putting thos 2.00 drain guards on the shop/shed and my entire house as I got sick of cleaning my gutters every year.
    Human Test Dummy

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Lakeport NY and/or the nearest hotel
    Posts
    5,533
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    I've got a diverter over my family room door. They work well keeping us dry. We don't have gutters either.
    I'm hoping that decision won't bite us in the end however the gutters were in sorry shape and would mean they'd have to be replaced if we kept them. Simpler to just tear them down.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Always good to get things done! And that won't need to get done for a long time.

    I'd like to have gutters, but we don't get enough rain to make it worth while!
    We get more than enough rain and the S word too. We even had rain when the roofers were about 3/4 of the way through on the back of the house... and I can attest that the roof does shed water very well. Thankfully it didn't shed Roofers, though it was a near thing a couple of times.


    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    I had my garage/shop roof done last oct or nov, started noticing tiny leaks, didnt want to wait, and I had him put gutters on not only the garage roof, but the 8x12 shed on the side that butts up against the garage.
    I have a long leader, 3 feet long, going away from the garage and shed, so none of the water gets in close to the garage.
    I also just finished putting thos 2.00 drain guards on the shop/shed and my entire house as I got sick of cleaning my gutters every year.
    I'm going to give it a year or so, if we find after a winter that it is an issue, when we replace the siding, we'll roll gutters back into the quote. for now, however SWMBO said 'no gutters'... and so to keep it under budget, we went sans gutters.
    -Ned

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Hudson Valley NY
    Posts
    122
    We have a 200 year old restored farm house with a metal roof. We tried gutters but could not keep them on, the snow rips them off when it comes sliding off the roof. We could use snow dogs to keep the snow from sliding but I like not having the snow load sitting on the roof. I think you will really like the metal roof..

Similar Threads

  1. Question about Metal Roofing
    By Brent Dowell in forum Carpentry and Construction
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 10-26-2010, 12:34 AM
  2. Roofing Question
    By Tom Williams in forum Carpentry and Construction
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-08-2008, 06:00 PM
  3. A little roofing question......Now a COMPLETED Job.....
    By Stuart Ablett in forum Carpentry and Construction
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 01-21-2008, 01:35 PM
  4. Question about roofing a covered patio
    By robert dewinter in forum Carpentry and Construction
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-14-2007, 05:14 AM
  5. Roofing Question
    By Ned Bulken in forum Carpentry and Construction
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 08-05-2007, 09:38 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •