Thursday, March 15, 2012

Garage - What A Difference A Roof Makes

Despite the snow, rain and wind of the last few days we've made a lot of progress. Four guys from church came over and helped us put up the header. With all the extra help there was no risk of anyone getting crushed and the header was installed in about five minutes. Our trusses showed up at 4:30 that afternoon but thanks to the extra hour of daylight we were able to get them set before dark.
Tuesday was cool and windy but there were still able to get the sheathing on, cut the rafter tails and get the fascia on.
It was snowing on Wednesday but that didn't stop Luke and my dad from shingling. I was not disappointed to be at work all day.
We're still a long way from finished but it's really amazing what a difference the roof makes. The garage no longer looks old and out-of-place. Just for a little comparison here are some before and in-process photos.
The shingles are Estate Gray by Owens Corning. The house looks hideous by comparison. We'll be replacing its roof before winter rolls around again.

1 comment:

John @ Our Home from Scratch said...

That roof looks sharp!!