- Home Renovation, intro
- Home Renovation, demolition
- Home Renovation, foundation
- Home Renovation, framing
- Home Renovation, roof
- Home Renovation, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC
- Home Renovation, siding
- Home Renovation, tile
- Home Renovation, back yard
- Home Renovation, floors and walls
- Home Renovation, paint and final touches
Our roof was nearing the end of its life, and replacing it was part of the motivation in doing our renovation at this time. While a roof is not extremely expensive, it made no sense to replace the roof and then do any changes later. The color was a medium brown that had not matched the original dark brown siding, and we had never liked it. We had painted the house a few years back, but the roof was always a sore spot. It also needed repair, we had a few ice dams near the front windows during the winter and the shingles had started to degrade quite a bit.
We went with a charcoal architectural shingle that matched the roof on the garage that we had replaced a few summers ago. The new roof is probably at least a third to half larger than the old one due to the higher peak and the fact that the back is now all shingled, whereas before there was a flat roof on the sunroom.
The roof went up in about a week, the roofers had some pretty good weather the week before Christmas. The roof was finished the day of a pretty good rainstorm and we had no leaking.