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!

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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….

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

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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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