Saturday, February 20, 2010

Is that dumpster here to eat my car!?

Fine! I have been anxiously awaiting our new roof to be finished before my next post but it conveniently snowed all over it before I could get a picture. Dumb snow, I haven't seen the ground since November! I am also terribly embarrassed to post exterior house shots with the roof in its previous condition because it is pretty gross looking. But here it goes anyways!

The front is hard to notice unless you look on the side and then you see the shingles are all curly.

Check out the nifty exterior front porch. The freshly painted brown or deep red timbers of next summer will hopefully blend with the bricks better than the green is currently doing. A couple of cheerful gnomes on the stoops and we will be set!

Yes, the deck is pretty ugly too but right now we are supposed to be focusing on the roof.

The back was by far the ugliest. A close up shot of the curly shingles. Yikes! They were only a little over 10 yrs old (if the 90's Emerald green-ness of the house didn't give it away) but they were the defective Certainteed shingles. I tried to figure out how to get some money out of the deal but we closed a week after the deadline for ownership on the claim. It would have been a lot of work for not a lot of money anyways. That is, if the previous owners hadn't already filed a claim and then didn't fix the roof. Also a possibility.

Overview of the dumpster with the dead tree trunk in the way - another project for warmer weather.

Yay, fresh shingles!! They are dark brown which looks a bit ridiculous with the white, white stucco and green timbers but there is no hiding the fact the exterior needs fresh paint so hopefully passerbys realize the situation.

Also, is this the first view we have had of that infamous hot tub?? I believe it is!

I will be posting new roof pictures asap though hopefully not too asap because that would mean what little attic insulation we have really isn't doing its job.

Disclaimer: With these outside shots a random reader may be thinking "hey, I know where that house is. I think I shall break in and steal stuff." Well, remember that KitchenAid in my last post? That is about the only thing of value in here so you may as well leave after grabbing that! As Mark knows, my troll dolls can be quite vicious and they are not afraid to attack.

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