Sunday, July 28, 2013

Roofing & Skylights

On the Ridge. Note how he has a rope tied to his harness.

The planking provides a good place to stage work

Starting Roof around the Skylights

Roofing the last of the Exposed Section

Adding the Flashing

The Roof is Finished!

Framing around the Skylight. This method maximizes the light

Room over the Garage Looking from the Entrance

View from the Other End. These two Skylights really open up the room.
I went over to the house on Saturday and was pleasantly surprised to see the framing crew working. They had been waiting for the skylights for the room over the garage to come in before finishing the roof. The shipment arrived on Thursday and they were now tackling the installation and wrapping up the roof.
It was a hot and muggy day again and I’d take a break every now and then from what I was working on and watch these guys work. They were absolute professionals and kept the work moving even on what had to be a very hot roof.
By the end of the day, the roof was now complete and the skylights installed. This is great news because this means that I’ll no longer have rain coming in and finding its way to the basement where I still have a large puddle from the last rain storm. Now it can finally start drying out.
And begin week three of the weed whacker still in the box. Man am I going to be in trouble.
Enjoy your week.


  1. Love the 'new' style of shingles that appear to have 'depth'. So much nicer than the old fully flat ones. It is looking great!

  2. Thank you.

    Yes, the architectural roof shingles do give it a nice look. Apparently they are rated for 30 years and rated for high wind. To help with the wind part they are attached with 6 nails along with the asphalt backing. They told me I would probably get 35 years out of them.

    The next person that has to replace them will sure have me in their thoughts because of the many peaks and lines which make it expensive to replace them all.

  3. Climbing up the roof is a bit difficult, but working up there is more challenging. It can be dangerous, so the crew really needs to be extra cautious while working. Well, you hired skilled contractors, so they surely knew what to do. What made you decide to install skylights, by the way? Skylights work best when you have slanted ceilings. It's really good that you came up with that!

  4. You were lucky to have such pros working on your home. They seem to work very efficiently having finished installing the skylights and finished the roof in a short amount of time and in those conditions. Anyway, the house is really coming along great. I'm looking forward to more of your progress updates.

  5. The skylight looks great! It looks like they did a good job with the installation. Look at all the light it's letting into that room! And they appear to really know what they’re doing, what with all the safety gear and whatnot. At least you didn’t have to worry about any of them getting hurt.

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