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RoofRebuiltandUnderWrapsandReadytoGo_091814

Ready to go, thanks to you!

The section of roof originally constructed by government-employed chimpanzees has been turned back into something rooflike and is under wraps. The roofing materials were just delivered (to the top of the house, yet!). Tomorrow morning … things get serious.

Meantime, I don’t think the dogs and I will be comfortable spending too much time directly under all that tonnage up there. Is this old roof structure really that strong?

Nervous! But very, very excited, too. And looking forward to a leak-free NorthWET winter.

4 Comments

  1. jed
    jed September 18, 2014 7:06 pm

    Yeppers. I’ve watched roofing get delivered that way. I think that’s the norm. Good to see progress there. I doubt I’d be worried about the structure. Your roofing crew would’ve said something if there were any problem with the rafters. Or did they rebuild / replace those too?

  2. LarryA
    LarryA September 18, 2014 11:04 pm

    Meantime, I don’t think the dogs and I will be comfortable spending too much time directly under all that tonnage up there. Is this old roof structure really that strong?

    “All that tonnage” isn’t going anywhere, Claire. It’s still going to be there, and will still weigh the same, when the roof is finished.

    I had my roof replaced last fall after a hailstorm, and it was delivered up there. It’s much safer than having someone climb up a ladder with each package.

  3. Karen
    Karen September 19, 2014 2:33 am

    Good news! Thanks for the update.

  4. Claire
    Claire September 19, 2014 5:43 am

    Thanks for the aid and comfort on all that roofing material, guys. Yeah, of course I realized all that weight newly applied would eventually remain up there — but be better distributed (and with other weight removed). It was just the idea of all of it suddenly sitting in one spot that unnerved me. But I got over that.

    And no, except for a couple of rafters on the “chimpanzee” section, which had to be sistered or partially replaced, the understructure is intact up there.

    Must have been one h*ll of a hailstorm, Larry. Egads.

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