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Friday, October 28, 2011

The new roof for the veranda...

One of the problems with our old side veranda was the leaking roof and the fact there was no guttering and the water poured over the side. The previous builder recycled the roof of a previous structure which is great but after last summer's heavy rains, we were a bit fed up. With the refurbished veranda we decided to get a product that was 3 layers in one...roofing iron, insulation and lining. A friend had mentioned it to me so DH and I discussed its use with the builder. He was enthusiastic about it but pointed out it was more expensive than a regular roof but he said we'd recoup that extra in less painting needed as the lining has a shiny off white gloss finish. We obviously decided to go with the 3 in one product.








The roof arrived on the back of a truck and after a lot of manoeuvring the men got it off the truck and on to the front lawn. There it sat for a few days while Russell our builder finished off other sections. Because of the possibility of storms at this time of year he left the old roof on as long as possible. He removed it Monday of this week and then on Tuesday a plumber and Russell's son came to put on the new roof and guttering.


Parts of the old roof and uprights that held up the roof





By lunch time the roof was on.





7 comments:

Linn said...

What a lovely place to sit and sip and knit!

Becky said...

OH WOW! Thats amazing! I'm sure you will enjoy sitting out there a LOT. I would love a porch like that to sit in knit.

Richard Boles said...

Wonderful! It feels fantastic to have a roof above your porch, no? It's a great place to relax during the day. Cheers on getting it installed quickly!

Santo Caridine said...

Roofing repairs and renovations can always be done within the day if you have the right people to have it fixed. Good for you that your roofers are experts. Nice choice for your home, Maria!

Xavier Sower said...

Wow, this is a nice place to sit and relax! Good thing you got new roofs. A leaking roof is the toughest problem during the rainy season.

Masako Magnini said...

Kudos to you! Your house looks great! :D I can't wait to have the same porch as yours. I'm planning to buy this house that has an entrance that looks the same as yours. A porch like that is the best place to sit and just relax.

Will Peartin said...

Building roofs takes time, and we have to be extra careful when attending to them. Roof accidents are a common occurrence in roof repairs or replacements, and it is best to practice the necessary precautions to avoid casualties.