Sunday, May 8, 2016

New roof and other progress

The roof has been a high priority item since we first purchased the house, given that there was already substantial water damage in the kitchen nook and less major damage in other places. Somewhere in the middle of some seriously freakish storms, we got our new roof!
In preparation for the new roof, the guys spent a couple weeks fixing the fascia boards that rest under the shingles to remove anything that was damaged, which was mostly around the edges.

LastTuesday, we were fortunate enough to catch a dry day.  I think the roofers managed to take everything off and put it back on in just one day.

And here's the finished product. Although the new shingles are slightly smaller, I cannot believe how closely they resembles the old asbestos tiles.

For the sake of comparison here's a before shot from the front of the house followed immediately by a picture taken last Saturday:

Other progress last week included removal of the kitchen sink, bathtub, and bathroom sink for resurfacing.

The toilet is gone too.  I'm not crying.

Check out the hole where the kitchen sink goes.

Now that the sink is gone, you can see just how thick the countertop under the lineoleum is.

Sorry this picture is a little blurry.  My camera was running out of juice.

The guys also removed the floorboards on the front porch and they're going to replace them this week. 

With the floorboards gone, you can really see how much water collects under this corner of the house (which may be why the front porch was so wonky when we purchased the house). We haven't quite figured out what to do to re-direct the water yet.

And in case you were wondering, here is the mastermind behind the restoration:  Terry Weesner.  

That's all from Wisteria Bend for now.


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