Thursday, September 29, 2011

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.


Nina said...

Holy crap! You did this roof yourself?? Are you a roofer by trade? That's amazing! I have thought about doing my slate roof (some idiot ruined my original slate by covering w/ asphalt and I want slate back). I am pretty good at doing all my projects myself but that's a big one w/ a lot of room for massive problems if not done properly so I don't know.

You have commented on my blog before (1914 Foursquare). I am trying to spread the word about my situation now. I have been criminally charged by my city for restoring my house. I have the whole story on my blog:

Appreciate any support I can get right now.

Keep up the good work. The roof looks amazing.

Unknown said...

Hi Nina.

Thanks for your comments. It wasn't my intention to do the roof myself until I read The Slate Roof Bible and got inspired to do so. Also, since I had the scaffold already I decided to go for it. Bit of a learning curve, but it's not rocket science once you see how it's done. It's one hell of a work out too!

You're doing a great job on your house yourself! Have to say, your last posting was a real eye-opener. I never heard of such a thing. Ugh. People can't even work on their own houses anymore? It's not like you live in a gated community where they don't let you do this and that right?

I feel so lucky to have such nice neighbors, and I sure hope your situation gets better. I'll be checking your site for updates-

Good luck-