Saturday, August 4, 2007

Roofing is Done, and Now Cleanup Sucks

By noon on day 4, the roof was done. My mad-purchazing-skillz served me well - I was only short 11 bundles of shingles (I was trying to get away without having any extra, but that backfired a little bit) and only used one of the two 20' ridge vents. I didn't see any reason in using the other roll, as I could have only used about 5' of it and would have wasted the other 15'. Might as well return it and get the $50 back. Most of my running for stuff on this job was for stuff like tubes of tar, ice, Gator Ade, etc. The roof is done, but that doesn't mean my work is done. Now comes the el-sucko job of clean-up. Usually people put down tarps to catch the debris from the roof, but since there were only two guys working (and our tarps suck), I had the debris dropped directly on the ground. It is easier to pick up with a pitchfork this way, though. My only concern will be nails which the rolling magnet doesn't get, I figure I'd have those either-way, so I'm going to hope for the best and pay the kids to use the magnet every few days.

Ah, sweet, sweet, ridge-vent goodness, how I've looked forward to having you. 20' of Owens Corning with the top shingled.

From the garage side of the house, the last side to be done.

Remember how I said that the previous colors on the roof might have faded a little? Well, make that "a LOT". I found this little gem mostly protected from the sun, and it shows that the second layer of shingles was actually RED! How freakin' ugly can you get! Red roof, brown and white trim, and tan brick. Yeah, that'll look good...


Allyson Duguay said...

Congratulations! I read all of your posts regarding this roof project, and the hard work totally paid off because it came out beautifully. Good thing you hired someone who is patient and skilled. It’s impressive that they didn’t mind working even in 93 degree heat. And I have to agree with you, cleaning is the hard part of it. :P
{Allyson Duguay}

Kemberly Loyd said...

Hi Jeff! It’s been a long time and I wonder if this roof is still in good condition. I’ve read the journey of this roof from your previous blogs and I agree with Allyson that all your hard work totally paid off with awesome results. Well, I hope you haven’t experienced any mishaps. :D

-Kemberly Loyd-

Olene Philbrook said...

Oh how I hate cleaning up afterwards, especially when you have to look for nails in the grass ‘cos the little ones might step on it. Makes you want to wish that cleanup is an add-on to the roofing service. Well, almost.