Thursday, November 18, 2010

Our New Roof

Our new roof was installed last week. Buying a new roof is a very un-exciting way to spend money. Once you've spent the money, you have a roof. Which is what you had before you started, this one's just newer. We knew when we moved here we'd have to get a new roof within three years. The home inspector said he would do it Summer 2011 if it were his house. However, after we'd moved in our insurance company said they'd cancel our policy if we didn't replace it before December. The contractors who came to look at our roof said they were being ridiculous- they agreed with the home inspector. However, now it's done and I can stop worrying about it.

The picture above is the roof installation in progress. The new shingle has been laid on the main section of the roof, and you can compare it with the older orange shingle on the small section of old roof on the first floor.
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Jo Ellen/Toots said...

I like your new roof. Better than the old one, which looks a little Halloweeny. Love, Toots

Liz said...

Congrats on the new roof, we will be replacing ours in the next two years, so I feel your pain.

Also, Halloween sounds like it was great! In Iowa, we have beggar's night. Trick or treating is on the 30th and you are only allowed to go between 6 and 8 pm. It's much cheaper than yours, but not nearly as festive.