Thursday, August 31, 2017


Cut about 40 hip slates. All bevelled and ready for installation. Installing hip slates is my least favorite thing to do, when it comes to roofing.

video

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

I'll be doing my hip slates soon and found this great video that explains how to do it properly.

Thanks goes to Slate Roof Contractors Association of North America.

I really like that star ridge, but I'm uncertain what you do with the ends. Just cap it I guess?


Monday, June 26, 2017


Nice that I can use my scaffold for other projects unrelated to my house. Works perfect for bike repair. Heck I can work on 4 bikes at the same time!

Also, one pic of my progress. Very grateful for cloudy days. It gets plenty hot up there.



Thursday, June 22, 2017



 Trying to decide if I should get a copper roof vent or a powered or a powered attic ventilator. 


I'm leaning towards just having the copper roof vent and leaving it at that, since there is a debate as to the effectiveness of a powered attic ventilator.

I thought it would be great to install a whole house fan in my attic (once it's finished) and having it vent through the copper vent, but I'm guessing it wont be enough to vent through even with my circular vents at the eves.


Friday, May 12, 2017

Thursday, March 02, 2017

I've started making slate bird houses as well as copper jewelry.

This birdhouse will be going up for auction tomorrow to benefit a local school sports program.


Friday, December 16, 2016

Just some pics of the front of the drip edge that was completed last week.

Boy, my chimney sure looks a whole lot better from the ground. Looks like I'll be hiring a brick mason when I get to the back (and final) side of the house.