Monday, November 19, 2012

We Have A New Roof!!

There were a few "big things" that our little casita needed when we bought it (as is) back in June. The biggest? The one that gave me the most indigestion? One of the things you don't want to see when the inspector hands you his/her report? That you need a new roof. Oy vey.

We triple bid the work on the roof before we even bought the place, mostly because we wanted to know how much it would cost us before we decided to buy the house. Even with the roof costs, the house remained in our budget. The good part is that we didn't need to replace the Spanish tiles, just the flat tar section in the back of the house. That was a relief.

Then, in order to give us a bit more time, and honestly, to save up a little more moolah, we decided to wait to get the roof done before the rains hit (which is what happens in "winter time" in Northern California).

The roofers came on Thursday and worked and worked. And they got the roof on, and the work done. And then God showed up on Friday and rained and rained. Good timing for both!

I'm excited to have this project done, it was literally "hanging over my head" for months in more ways than one. Getting a new roof is one of those projects that's necessary, but completely un-sexy, so I really happy that we can now save up for something more exciting like a kitchen reno. Or a master bath overhaul. :)

Here's the big old truck that showed up on Thursday morning. Zoom loved watching them unload all of the roofing materials.

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You can see one of the roofers, throwing some of the debris off our roof.

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Zoom was alternately curious and terrified of the work that was going on.


And he was super interested in the truck that the crew came in! He wanted to stay and check out the truck.

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7 comments:

parfums said...

Nice blog
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Mary Martin said...

The roofers are lucky they managed to fix the roof before the rain poured down. They wouldn’t have been able to continue with the roofing otherwise. After all, staying up there while rain is pouring down is dangerous because the water will make the roof slippery and dangerous for walking. Anyway, congratulation on the new roof! And having one of the ‘big things’ struck out from your to do list must feel reassuring!

Pleasance Faast said...

Good thing the roofers finished on time! : ) That was a close one. You could have spent a day with an unfinished roof. Careful planning and budgeting really do come a long way.

Pleasance Faast

Liz said...

Yay for a new roof! Your house is coming right along! I enjoy reading about it.

Kristopher said...

Good to hear that one of your ‘big things’ in your casita is done and over with. Well, roofing can certainly be considered as a big thing for a house for its functionality. The roof is the part that protects the house as well as everything inside it. Anyway, congratulation on the roof! The roofers certainly did a great job!


@Kristopher Diss

Kermit Lukacs said...

Yes. Getting a new roof or having it fixed is indeed an imperative task for a homeowner to put first. A damaged roof can really bring even more problems other than its leak seeping through your home’s furniture. Anyway, I’m glad you’ve had your roof fixed already. I hope to see how your kitchen renovation will look like. :)

Kermit Lukacs

Allyson Sunde said...

Nothing is more exciting than seeing the workers and the materials arrive to your home, and realize that some serious home/roof improvement is going to happen. =) From the looks of it, it seems like there’ll be a lot of work that has to be done. But, it doesn’t matter how long this whole process is going to take. I’m sure the successful reroofing made all the waiting and patience worth it.

Allyson Sunde