Saturday, June 5, 2010

House Repair: New Entryway Roof!

      Before: The railing and concrete is what was torn off
Mike decided to take this week off work so he could replace the roof above our back door. Previously, it was a concrete slab with a railing around it. Now, this did not make much sense, but, well, what can you do? Anyway, the big problem was that chunks of the concrete would fall down right above the door so it was getting to be a bit risky when you were standing there trying to unlock the door. Personally, I don't think much more could ruin your day than getting bonked in the head with a chunk of concrete while trying to get in the house, so Mr. Procrastinator was forced to do something about it.

 After they tore off the concrete, they installed chipboard
With his friend Kevin's help, they tore down the concrete (Mike had tore down the railing last yr but that was as far as he got) and replaced it with a metal roof that is sloped quite a bit more than the concrete. Which, being up north, is a very good thing. They also installed ice jacks. If you don't know what these are for, they allow the snow to melt and drip slowly rather than just falling down and burying you alive. Another good thing.
                                              Mike working hard. That's Kevin's dad supervising
So now I need not worry about getting knocked out by concrete or buried in snow. Happy happy, joy joy! Oh--the sides and gutters still need to be put on yet but I thought I'd go ahead and blog now bc those will probably take another 10 yrs to do :/
I do wonder how long it may be before Mike repaints too. New roof really makes that part of the house a bit shabby.


Missie Rice said...

It’s good that your husband finally changed your entryway roof. I hope he was also able to do the repainting of your house soon after that.

Missie Rice

Lil' Bit Sassy said...

He did repaint the top part above the roof but not the brick.

Elizabeth said...

Your entryway roof looks great! It is nice to know that Mike was able to repaint parts of your house too. I bet it would look better little by little.

Elizabeth Hoffnung

Maricela Milum said...

It’s really convenient to have someone in the house who knows how to repair. Mike and Kevin did a great job in replacing your roof. It looks like a job done by a professional roofer!

-Maricela Milum