Thursday, July 7, 2011

Roof Repair


So have you ever seen a couple shingles laying in your yard after a big wind storm?
You get up on the roof and say "Oh, I can fix that".
This is what happens when you start peeling back the shingles...



The old ply-wood was completely rotted through, I used my hands to rip it up.
I thought it was just a small section that was rotted.
When I was done I had to replace two 4x8 foot sections.




I learned 75 percent of what I needed to know on the internet.
The other 25 percent was trial and error. But we can't forget blatant stupidity.
I managed to get three bundles of shingles up the ladder when I realized
I had the wrong color. Back to the big-box-store I went, shingles are very heavy...



Dara's home-made smoothies...



...make thirsty nerds happy.




Back to work. Once you get your rows started, roofing is pretty easy.
Dont get me wrong, roofing is hard work, but most of that comes from lifting heavy
stuff and the heat. Roofers should get paid at least $50 a hour.



So here we are. New roof! I had to replace the top 8 feet of the loft area,
including doing the ridge shingles and the top row of shingles on the other side.




All totaled: one person, 12 hours, half a tube of sunscreen and $175.00 in materials.





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  8. Wow! $175.00 for the roof?! That must be worth all your hard work since you saved a lot. Not only that, you have just added 'know-how-to-fix-the-roof' in your list of credentials. Doing things like fixing the roof and repairing some old furniture can give us self-fulfillment. It could be daunting at first, but it’s absolutely worth all the time and effort you spent once you accomplish something great as this. :)

    Lino Kosters

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