Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Want to work cant into copper at 12" from the bottom of the V. Copper runs up the roof at 17."Thinking I might lap joints instead of flat lock seam and use copper rivets. I do like Joe Jenkins idea of using screws to create the holes needed while it also holds the copper in place for the rivets.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Right side of house 315sq feet
Back side of house 273 sq feet
Side with dormer 300 sq feet
Front side with dormer 300 sq. feet

Safe with 13 sq. of slate??

Entire hip roof is "basically" square

Front and rear of roof is 26ft at eave
Left and right of roof is 30ft at eave

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Was looking at this and wondering if I could do the same thing only that my built in is in a v shape.

Shame I finished the shakes on the dormers. Thinking they will have to come off when I put on the new slate roof so I can install the copper flashing


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Finally ready for roof. I've had one roofer come out who says he's thinking modified bitumen might be best for this part of the roof. I'm going to do it in copper instead.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Once I finish that soffit I'll replace the wood with this stuff for the bottom of the soffit. I like wood, except for the fact that squirrels can chew through it. Wish I used it for the crown moulding up at the top. It's wood, and it's pretty crappy. It's glued at several sections, instead of solid. Live and learn.

Finally rounding the corner. I have the dormers done and I just have to finish the soffit on the right side of the house. I couldn't resist ripping the aluminum siding off while I was up at it replacing the soffit. I have my work cut out for me replacing the shingles that were ripped of. The shingles curved out near the bottom with a nice crown moulding at one point. I'm going to try and replace that. Should look nice when I finish one of these days. I'm going to sand and stain and fill all nail holes on the shinles that are there now with the same stuff I used on the dormers. The stain is so thick, it feels like latex paint.