Sunday, June 12, 2011

~ The House Gets a New Hat ~

Hello everyone, I hope all of you have
 had a wonderful weekend. As I put this post together the temperatures are letter perfect, a slight breeze in the air and blue skies. I've enjoyed sitting on the front porch, out in front of the shop on Saturday , and on the back patio enjoying my morning coffee. Paradise on earth is the way it's felt.
OK, enough of my rambling, let's get on with the post of the day. :-)

On the 4th of April a storm blew through and took off part of our roof along with a few other things.
You can go here to see all that damage. We were lucky compared to a lot of other folks.
I still constantly think of those in Joplin, Missouri. Many lost their homes and lives.
Memorial Weekend was spent watching these men
move like monkeys all over the roof,
 ripping off the old, (called a tear off) and putting the new roof on.
The back of the East side was
completed 2 days prior. Rains
moved in and the operation was put on hold.
From start to finish it took them a day and a half.
I was amazed....
 7 A.M.
Day 2
  Tear off begins...

With the old roof coming off in sheets
you sure didn't stay outside
very long. The wind was horrible here
Memorial Weekend, this stuff
was flying everywhere.

See the little square piece to the left of the roof?
The one without the roofing felt on it?
In this picture you can see the stove pipe.
When we first built this home, we
had a woodstove. We've since stopped
burning wood and the woodstove
was sold a year ago in the
auction. I felt now was the
perfect time to have the
stove pipe

The lattice was so damaged it was removed.

After spraying over 7 gallons of
bleach everything is clean
and fresh looking. I'm so
glad the lattice is gone. Not sure why
I had to have it up there. It was nothing but
a mold and dirt collector.
6:30 P.M.
All finished. Yah!!


Thank you for stopping by today
to see the roof Metamorphosis.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

I know you are glad that is over. Lots of roofs had to be replaced or repaired in this area this Spring also.


So glad you got your new "hat".....but it's a hard way to get one, isn't it? We had our roof replaced in Nov. after the hail storm that came through in Sept. Our neighborhood looked like a "roofers convention" was going on for quite a while. :) I think the lattice was pretty, but I'm sure it was a pain to care for. The lattice free look is a great one, too.

Yes, we've had a few gorgeous days! I haven't had time to really enjoy them...I hope to work outside a bit today..hoping the rain won't be an issue!

Have a great Sunday!!

L, Dana

Richard Cottrell said...

Looks like quite a project. Did they clean up good? I hate when the workers make and leave a mess. Sure looks good. ENJOY! Richard at My Old Historic House

Unknown said...

I'm so glad you didn't get any more damage . Glad your safe . Your roof/home looks good .
I hope they pulled a large magnet across your yard to pick up all the old roofing nails . Ours did , I'm so glad , sure didn't want someone to step on an old dirty nail .


Donna said...

Very nice "Met Monday" post. Your house is cute and it turned out amazing.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

The roof looks great - how nice to have a new one! Linda

Dolores said...

Lynne..... your home and land are beautiful!!!
I take my hat off to roofers....their work is hard work. Sure looks like you had some excellent workers.

Is your shop separate from your home or in your home? Me, being nosy.....

Happy hat!

Dolores said...

Lynne..... your home and land are beautiful!!!
I take my hat off to roofers....their work is hard work. Sure looks like you had some excellent workers.

Is your shop separate from your home or in your home? Me, being nosy.....

Happy hat!

Sarah said...

I know you are happy to have this behind you. Beautiful home! Enjoy the new roof.

Decor To Adore said...

A very happy hat! A true metamorphosis.

If you have a moment, please stop by and enter my giveaway.

Happy Monday to you.

9405018--Pat said...

Lynne, looks wonderful! The weather is perfect today don't ya just love Mo weather! This is a crazy year everyone is getting a new roof. take care...pat h

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Ohhh my gosh...I didn't know that you had damage to your roof because of the storms that moved through your area, sweet friend! So happy to hear that you are all okay! Yes, I just whisper a prayer everytime I think of all the dear people in Joplin and in those who had the tornado in Alabama as well! It's just devastating!

Well my dear, you DID get a new hat and little facelift out of the ordeal! It certainly is beautiful!!! Isn't it just amazing how fast though roofers can put on an entire roof? Sheeesh...makes me tired just thinking about it! Hehe! I loved seeing all of your metamorphosis photos..just so interesting! Ohhh...and your pergola looks fabulous, my dear!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us!!! You know that I just swoon everytime I see it!!! Take care dear friend...

Love ya,

PS...Gloria and I sure did have a great time while she was here. I'm missing her already!!! Sure wished that you could have been here with would have been like the old RMS days! Hehe!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Lynne, the new roof looks great! I know you are glad that is done! Isn't it NOISY when they are tearing off the old one!!!??? Now, I am wondering too if your shop is in your house???? Just curious! XO, Pinky

Envoy-ette said...

That was fast work! Holy Cow! Ooo - if I had known you were selling your wood stove....I would have bought it! LOL

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a job that is, Lynne! Not just for the guys up there doing it but for the homeowner who has to watch it and see all that stuff coming sliding down onto the ground. It looks wonderful and your pergola is so pretty. I can't even picture lattic on top of that!

lvroftiques said...

Wow that was a huge job to do so amazingly fast! It's too bad that it became damaged in the first place but it must feel great to have everything so freshened up, Looks great! And you're right so many others completely lost their homes....Mother Nature sure has been fierce! Vanna