Sunday, October 27, 2013

V for victory!

Well just beat the weather on my roof project and should not have to mess with the roof ever again! Looks good and now should be able to get on with some "fun" projects.

Although steel and trim for this project (not counting the front section of the roof in the middle picture above done last year) ran around $3000 considering the cost for 20 squares of shingles, a dumpster and the labor involved in removing the old shingles I think this was a pretty good deal.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Caution slippery when wet!

One thing is for sure, when it is raining or even there is dew on the grass you can put any thoughts about working on a steel roof out of your mind. They are really, really slippery!

Because of the difference in pitch angles of the two roof sections this time I thought it best to use a transition piece between them.

This was a good idea and made a good aesthetic break and seam between them. Replacing the board and bat siding on the knee wall was the worst part of this job. The steel roofing is very slippery and made it a challenge to say the least.

Just one more "bad boy" section to go and then this little project will be done.  Hopefully I will be able to flash around the solar hot water pipes with some split boots and not have to disconnect them. We'll see how it goes over the next few weeks.