Aug 28

Tue '12

We have a new roof

Peter and his dad worked super hard last weekend and replaced our roof with new shingles. The front part of our roof was getting worse and worse and we decided that the issue couldn’t be ignored any longer. We had the insurance company come out and assess if there was any weather damage. They noted there was some wind and hail damage, but only to the front of the roof. They were going to replace only the front part of the roof and it would cost $2400 for parts and labour. Since Peter’s father is a all around handyman, we decided that the boys could replace the roof instead. We priced out all of our materials and it turned out to cost around $2400 for the entire roof. Plus, we got a better type of shingle. The type the insurance company was going to give us were an “older model” and only had a 2 year warranty. The new type are a double-laminate fiberglass shingle and have a warranty of 35 years. We took a cash settlement from the insurance company and used that money toward the final cost. I think we made the right decision by going with a better shingle and doing all the work ourselves.

Unfortunately the weekend we decided to do the roof, it was almost 30°C each day with no cloud cover at all. I felt so sorry for the boys on the roof with the sun beating down on them. They drank so much water and had to take a lot more breaks than they would have had to normally. Peter has a very low heat tolerance in the first place, so it was torture for him. I am not sure if he will ever want to do a roof again. However, the roof looks amazing and with the new shingles that I have a feeling we won’t need to replace it for many years to come.

Here are the progress pictures:
New Roof
Supplies being delivered onto the roof.

New Roof
Supplies waiting to be dug into.

New Roof
Discovered a wasp nest under the asphalt shingles on the old roof. They went crazy when the supplies were delivered. No one was stung.

New Roof
Disposal bin being delivered.

New Roof
Peter dismantling the old asphalt shingles.

New Roof
Working on it.

New Roof
Finished product.

New Roof
Finished Product.

New Roof
Finished Product.

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3 Responses to “We have a new roof”

  • Charity
    August 28, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    Wow, that roof looks wonderful! Yay for having a husband and father-in-law who are so handy! 🙂

  • Erica
    August 31, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    Even your husband is all decked out in Canada gear. 😀

    • Carolynne
      September 1, 2012 @ 8:39 pm

      Hahaha, yes, I have that effect on people! 😀

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