Sunday, November 13, 2011

Azek beadboard is installed and very nice to work with. Crown was also replaced. Now I'll need to add a downspout. I'd like to do copper, but may think twice when I get it priced. I'll need 20' of it. Or I may go galvanized for the downspout and possibly add a leader head so the copper wont have any galvanic reaction to the galvanized-but the leader head may be pricey also. Hmmm. I'm going to order new storm windows for this side of the house-hoping they wont cost too much.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I'd finished the roof a while ago, but didn't get to taking pics of it complete-so here they are. I've peeked my head out during a strong storm and the gutter is doing great even with that little slope. The cool thing about such slight slope is that the gutter stays cleaner. The wind takes the leaves and sticks right out. Still, I'll be adding a bit more slope going forward.

Installing Azek beadboard and Crown. The stuff is really great-nice and thick. The only problem I'm having is installing 18' lengths by yourself gets a bit hard since it's so flexible.

The sidewall photo is new solid cedar clapboard. No finger jointed.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

This post has nothing to do about roofing, but I thought it was such a good site I thought I had to post it.

I was thinking about direct hot water and came across EZ Tankless. Really great site. If only all appliance manufacturers had sites like this.

The fact that you can exhaust through the wall makes it a no brainer when I have to replace my hot water heater.

They even have models for use outside that only require a hose 2 D batteries and gas from a tank that is used for a barbeque.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Though the shingles for the dormer are next on my list, I've just started to remove some of the broken clapboard to replace with new. Here's a great video staring Tom Silva doing just that.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Progress. Trying to decide if I'll slate the dormer or not. I have lots of scrap slate to play with but cedar shakes just might look better.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Snow guards will be added as I go. I'm using copper here, but stainless steel is a better choice since it's harder and cheaper. I just like the look of copper. Or for a bit more you can get those made of brass.

I haven't seen too much instruction on installing this type of snow guard so I've posted it here. There are videos for installing retrofit however.

When installing you must have enough of them to take the weight of the snow. Otherwise they will bend. Make sure to contact the manufacturer.

Sunday, January 02, 2011