So in May, after much deliberation and cray cray saving, we dove feet first into our roof repair, extension, and our first contractor paying renovation. We were told it would take ten days. A month and a half, no more wood burning fire place, a cars worth of cash, and a stupid amount of rain and hiccups later, we have a covered porch, new soffats, and a no longer leaky roof. Huzzah!
Please enjoy the highlights.
The first two are before pictures.
They stripped the old shingles in 2 hours with 4 guys, it was spectacular.
Initially we were going to keep the wood burner chimney. However as
soon as we opened it up we realized it was a totally wacky size and not
at all safe. So, we made the quick decision to nix the fireplace and
eventually swap it for a gas version that vents out the side of the
And after all the headache, and stress, and fun too, we have a BEAUTIFUL 500 sq ft covered porch that we use constantly. It was exactly what I envisioned when we purchased this house and I could not be happier with it. No more leaky roof. No more beautiful, but rather unusable, frying pan of a deck. And most importantly, a beautiful space for the family to use, and we do, all the time.
It's wondrous how much better a junky morning is with a cup of coffee on the deck.