18: Metal Roofing

Woohoo!  Our metal Roof!

Metal RoofingA different crew showed up today and they were there to install the metal roofing.  We specifically wanted a metal roof and not shingles, in fact we had to pay a little extra for that.  But a metal roof sounds wonderful in the rain, it looks absolutely amazing and it will outlast us.  If you don’t have metal roofing on your house, we would certainly recommend getting it installed.

The big pieces on the main part of the roof went up very quickly.  It slowed down a little when it got the fireplace overhang, the side entry door porch and the front porch.  They had 4 guys on the roof measuring and screwing the sheets in place and 2 guys on the ground cutting the sheets and handing them up to the roof people.  I salute them for being able to measure a odd shape, call out the numbers to the guy on the ground and then he cuts a piece that fits perfectly.  We would waste 3 full sheets if we tried to do that.  Article continues below…


Skilled Workers

We have to give the carpenters and roofers credit for being so good at their jobs.  They would arrive very early and work tirelessly until the job was completed.  Lifting, measuring, sawing and installing… they got it done.  Each worker knew his job and didn’t need to be told what to do next.  They just knew based on what was going on.  I wish I had some of the carpentry skills but I guess I’ll have to be satisfied at being mediocre in that field of expertise.  We didn’t take many pictures when they were installing the metal roofing, but we wouldn’t leave you hanging.  Here’s a shot of the roof, still being installed but they don’t have far to go. You can see a better shot of the roof in post #19.  You see those ominous clouds in the sky?  Yep, more rain is on the way.  Grrrr…

Metal Roofing


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