When we bought this house, we knew it would need a new roof. There were some pretty old and mossy shakes up there - and we found out later that there were even older asphalt shingles under the shakes!
After some wicked hail this summer, we had the insurance inspector come out and, well, inspect. We didn't get much...but the roof needed done anyway so we hired it done.
Here is are a few "before" pics. Sorry you can't see them better, but I thought I'd put them up anyway.
The shakes close up. These are the dryer ones. The level lower is where all the moss was.
There were like 7 guys here all tearing off yesterday. You can see the old shakes remaining - see how they're green? Yes, moss.
Terry's dad came down just for this special occasion. He used to be a roofer you know. He used to own a roofing company and Terry used to work for him! So Jerry is somewhat of a perfectionist when it comes to roofing and he held these guys to their task. He even got up there and showed them what to do! Terry and Jerry are pulling out nails and staples before the tar paper goes down.
They took two truckloads like this away.
Not sure what they're talking about but you can see they're standing on the tar paper. They got most of this section done last night before they quit.
This is today, the final day. Terry is tearing off the shingles from the ridge on the back shed. These are who-knows-how-old-shingles that they decided last minute to get replaced.
And okay, here is the new roof!!! It takes some getting used to - it's so smooth and clean and nice!
Nice, right? It's called "Painted Desert" and there are reds, blue/grays and browns.
Terry and Jerry also helped with the "ridge venting," which helps the attic vent, I guess. This was an extra something that they wanted done.
And here is the front view!
So pretty. I think it goes well with the red bricks.
Time to mow the grass too
And here is the completed shed. This especially looks so much better. It's nice that they match since they're both the same bricks.