Tuesday, June 03, 2008

And so it begins....

June has gotten off to QUITE the start. The roofers called Monday morning to let us know they were outside our house to deliver shingles and drop off the dump trailer, and could they take down parts of our white picket fence. Sigh. It's a good thing landscaping is our NEXT project because our front yard is pretty well demolished from pallets of shingles, supplies, trailer and the layers of shingles tossed off so far.

They got here at 7 am this morning, just as I was leaving for work. Brent stayed in case there was any trouble once they started pulling stuff off (as far as wood damage underneath). So far, so good, we've had very few surprises. It appears there were 4 layers of shingles instead of 3. They spent today doing the front side up to and including installing the new skylights. There's still the other side of the front, the middle dip and rise to the back peak, and then the back side of the roof. They said they'll be here two more days. The crew is about 7 guys and it's amazing how much they got accomplished today, in 92-93+ heat. It's insane here, already. Yesterday it was 90 at 5 pm when I was on my way home!!

Pippin's not a huge fan of the noise. He's thrown up once, is pretty frantic, and barks at the ceiling. Tonight around 8:30 he "excused himself" and has gone and gotten in his big bed in our bedroom. He hates not having his front fence to run around and greet people.

Anyway, here's some pics from the excitement:

Front view: Taking off shingles......








Big mess of shingles:
























In this one they've also removed the old skylight on the left side & most of it's down to the slats








New roof going in on the right side, new skylights dropped in on the left side!








New roof!








Front side, new roof!!








Basically they've finished most of the parts you see from the street! Good times!!

2 Comments:

At 6:01 PM, Blogger Nicole said...

What happened to doing it in one day? Hope Pippin survives.

 
At 7:44 PM, Blogger Firefly's Running said...

Poor Pippen! Nice roof!

 

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