Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I'll let the roofers replace the tin with epdm rubber. I could try and go with galvanized, but I heard good things about that rubber.

Tiiiin roof rusted! Can anyone tell me what kind of gutter this is exactly? I've been told it's a yankee gutter a french gutter a box gutter ( I dont' think so ) or should I just call it a built in gutter? I'd like to try and fix the soffit as best I can so that a roofer can line them with EPDM rubber roofing. I want to fix the pitch by replacing the supports underneath which are all rotted and cause the foof to lay flat instead of a v shaped pattern. If anyone knows of something better than the rubber roofing please let me know.

Friday, March 28, 2008

I got $80.00 for the aluminum siding on the back of the house which I used to buy more metal. This time round downspouts. Luckily they sell these at Home Depot. I'm going to try and use this copper paint on them. If anyone has used this stuff please let me know. To add the downspouts I'll need to add this 3" Round Aluminum Downspout Tube -High Gloss White. Then I'll need about 14 of these 3" Round Copper Downpipe Brackets. Copper really adds up.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

The shingles are exposed, and they look to be in great shape for some reason. I'm going to try and salvage the shingles that are on there instead of replacing them with new ones, which is what most people have told me I should do. Guess I'll have to see how it turns out. I'll have to replace some of the shingles obviously around the bathroom window where the plywood is. I've also decided to build a platform to work on. Standing on a sloped roof while working on that soffit just doesn't work for me.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Horrible Aluminum siding on the Soffit is being removed. I'm going to need a new roof. I thought it would be best to fix the rotting soffit and replace some of the rotted wood holding it up. Also a good time to add some downspouts. This house only has 3 and it's definitely not enough. I'm going to use a gravelstop dripedge.

Before & After! I just took the siding off the top and the shakes don't look half bad. The soffit is a whole other story-quite a bit of rot.