Roofing Project

Project by David Craig posted 12-21-2009 02:37 AM 3746 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is how I spent my summer vacation :) Or rather the last week of my summer that I requested off from work.

A few months after I bought my house, I noticed water leakage when rain would come down heavy and with strong winds coming from the west. I thought maybe some flashing was bad. I did an inspection the following Spring, noticed some weak spots on the back roof, and laid heavy plastic down as a temporary solution until I had money in the bank to finance a tear off and shingle job. This was only over the addition of my house, not the main roof, so I decided to do it myself with the help of a friend.

Late September and my buddy, Vance, and I did the tear off and I was less than happy with the discoveries. Looked like the plywood was shattered in the middle and broken badly in a number of spots. I had to replace close to 2/3rds of the roof. Thank God the rafters were solid. We turned it into a big job. I had no backyard lighting, so we added side motion detectors for the driveway and lights on the side and back of the house for the yard. The fascia was rotted and caused the eaves in the back to droop in the middle. We ended up putting up new fascia, running wires through the joists, adding four sets of outdoor lights, replacing 2/3rds of the roof, replaced the flashing, added asphalt ice shield to protect against ice damns, reshingling the whole back roof, and created a new vent for the bathroom fan.


-- I know enough to be useful, which means I also know enough to be dangerous

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posted 12-22-2009 03:12 AM

Looks Like a Great Job

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posted 12-22-2009 05:51 PM

Yikes. Don’t you just hate it when these jobs turn to be bigger than what you thought? But it looks like you did a really good job with it. Looks great. We’ve been here before with our projects.

-- Janice

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posted 12-24-2009 09:42 PM

that was in bad shape good job.

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posted 12-26-2009 04:51 PM

Thanks for the kind comments. Needless to say, that was one big weight on my shoulders that I was very happy to have lifted. I no longer worry about whether or not my bathroom will have a new skylight :)

Happy Holidays all,


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posted 01-06-2010 04:55 PM

nice work, isn’t that always the way these project go…

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