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Thursday, March 11, 2010

The roof, the roof, the roof is on...

its way out.

You know how our "major" ($$$) project of the year was going to be to rewire the 2nd floor? Well, we had that all worked out, found a contractor we liked and a price we could stomach...so we gave him the go ahead to start. Except, 4 days before his team was scheduled to come in and start their wire-snaking, wall-cutting extravanganza, we had that big rain storm with near hurricane winds...

And discovered that our roof is leaking. As in, a bucket was needed.

This did not come as a HUGE surprise, as the roof is ~20 years old. But suffice it to say that we were not planning on having to deal with it right away. So anyways, we called off the electrician, and started hunting for a roofer. After several contractors, and a really wide range of quotes (do these guys just pull their numbers out of thin air?), we're moving forward with the works: rip the current shingles off, repair any damaged boards, install a ridge vent, drip edge, ice and water shield, new flashing everywhere, and GAF architectural shingles in charcoal:
I'm actually really excited to have a brandy new roof, and I think it's going to have a big impact on curb appeal. Since our current shingles are A) older than dirt, and B) a greenish gray...

I think the charcoal is going to look really crisp. Oh yeah, and not needing a bucket will be cool, too. :)

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