This last week we got a roof put on our house.
most of my pictures have been taken from my bedroom window as that window gets me a ring side seat for the building of the house but now this is what you see from that window. I am so close that you can’t really see much from the window anymore. It was fun watching the rafters go up but I didn’t take any pictures of that even though I watched the whole thing and the kids enjoyed it also, watching the crane lift the big rafter into place while the men nailed them down and tied them into place with the metal strappings that were set into the cement in each cinder block. This house is not going anywhere in a hurricane, not even the roof. Maybe the shingles but not the roof.
So to get a better picture I went out side and took a picture from the side walk. This is the garage for the house. Good looking isn’t it?
Then I tried to get a little closer. I didn’t want to bother the men working there so didn’t go right up to the house. They are always very nice to me and don’t seem to mind telling me about the house but I hate to bother people when they are working and in this heat they sure don’t need an old lady sticking her nose in.
Looking down the side of the garage you can see the roof better. Now it has some flashing on the edge which it didn’t have when I took this picture. Today they are back working inside framing up the rooms I guess. When they leave we will go over and look inside and take pictures of what they are doing now.
One last picture of the roof. Now I think they have to wait and let the inspectors come to see if the roof is secured right and the first step on the roof is done right so they are working inside instead right now. Next I guess it is the tar paper that goes on as I remember it from the neighbor’s house that was just replaced. I know on that house each step had to be inspected and OKed before they could go on with it. It took for ever to get them here to do that. Hopefully since this is a bigger company doing the job the inspectors will be a little quicker with the inspections. Still very exciting. Tyler has picked out his colors and fixtures so they will not be held up with that. Back tomorrow with more pictures I hope. Have a great day.