Eave of Destruction
It’s happening: we are re-roofing very soon. Our shingles were supposed to come in on Monday… they didn’t, but we’re still working hard to prepare for when they finally do come in. What goes into redoing the roof on a dilapidated house? Let’s do a visual inspection:
So not only do we need to replace the roof, we also need to replace all the eaves. This past weekend we started that. Paul and my father started ripping out the old eaves, while I started priming the cedar boards for the new eaves.
Hundreds of feet of boards are now primed and painted, and most of the eaves are off and in our roll off dumpster. Oh! In other news, we have a new dumpster! The past two dumpsters we’ve had were with Atomic Recycling, and they are great, don’t get me wrong. However, I called them about a week and a half before we wanted it, and they told us they wouldn’t be able to rent us one for six weeks! So we ended up with Vasko Roll-Off, and were able to get it for 14 days instead of the normal seven. I’m sad that we won’t have our construction waste recycled this time, but since asphalt shingles aren’t recyclable in Minnesota right now, there won’t be too much extra going to the landfill.
Anyone ever decided to do a roof do-it-yourself? Paul’s done a couple, and this is my first experience with roofing in any capacity. I’d love to hear any stories anyone has to share.