The Roof is Done!

As promised, as items get checked off the house to-do list, I’ll share the progress. This one is big! The roof is done!


That felt good!

There’s really not much to say about this project since I happily turned the actual work over to professionals. After getting several proposals, I ended up using Emmons Roofing and Siding from Williamstown, NJ. They had a great price and excellent reputation. Their work was very professional and the crew was extremely diligent and conscientious with the clean up. They finished the job over a week ago and I haven’t found a single nail or loose piece of shingle laying around anywhere. I’d highly recommend them to anyone looking to have their roof done.

Here are the photos….


There were 2 sheets of plywood sheathing that needed to be replaced. After 125 years, two sheets ain’t bad!


And, then there was this surprise. Under two layers of shingles on the bay window bump out and the gable end eave overhangs were cedar shake shingles! I have no idea why anyone would have covered that up but they were no longer in a salvageable condition. BUT…knowing the house did have shake shingles as an original feature provided inspiration for a future project. Stay tuned! 🙂

It’s such a relief to have this off “the list.” And, it looks amazing! I’m a very happy homeowner right now!

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