4 Roofing It

>> Friday, February 24, 2012

Around these parts, when it rains it pours—renovationally speaking, that is. Not only am I knee deep in the constant project of a kitchen remodel, but a new roof, new gutters and chimney repair were tacked on to the to-do list for this week. Basically turning my home into a revolving door for contractors. Cabinetmaker out. Countertop installers and plumber in. Roofers up. Old gutters down…Whew! A complete and utter mad house, but my roof and gutters were in desperate need of a little love. Let’s take a look at the befores…without judging for the pitiful condition of my yard, please ma’am.


Those gutters don’t look that bad you say? Let’s take a closer look.

Rusty, leaky gutters and hardly any functional downspouts to speak of just aren’t getting the job done when a thunderstorm rolls in to town. Not to mention they bring my curb appeal down several notches and with the poor gardening skills that I tote around, the front of my house can’t afford to loose any points in the looks department.


But the absolute best part of this stage of reno will hands down be the removal of the ridiculously large old school antenna that’s lassoed to the side of my chimney. It’s disgusting and the first thing you notice when you pull up to my house.

Giant Antenna

Giant. Enormous. And heading to the dumpster thanks to the 14 lovely gentlemen stomping around on top of my house.



Anonymous,  February 29, 2012 at 6:59 AM  

One thing you might desire to try just before replacing the whole top ,is if it is in an area which you can cut out the burn spot, they make a kitchen countertops cutting board that drops in .You will discover few types along with a few sizes that might function for you.

Santo Caridine March 22, 2012 at 10:38 AM  

I bet you’d have a great time renovating your house! I’m looking forward to seeing pictures of your newly renovated roof. Hehehe. I had mine replaced last week (by yours truly), and it was hard work. But seeing the finished product, knowing you put effort into it, is quite rewarding.

Elizabeth Hoffnung April 17, 2012 at 12:24 PM  

There goes the antenna! Hehe. How was your renovation btw, Cara? In case you haven’t started renovating your roof, I would suggest you go for metal flat roofing as a roof replacement. It is good for roofs with a lower slope like yours.

Randell Jeffries June 8, 2012 at 2:44 PM  

Roofs may make or break the overall impression of a house. Your roofs definitely need a replacement. This time, be sure to invest on roofs made of good quality materials, and save your house from destruction. Remember to take into consideration the local climate to best determine the kind of material to be used.

-Randell Jeffries

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