New Roof!

28 07 2010

The new roof is looking great!  It should have a chance to prove itself tomorrow since we are expecting rain.

Look at that gorgeous roof!

Close up of the tiles. Notice how light they are: this will help reflect heat rather than absorb it.

Notice all the layers of the roof! All that extra stuff required extended rafters to support the new roof.

Joist and rafter "tails" extend the roof and resolve the fattened geometries of roof and walls nicely. Note the ends of the old attic joists sticking out--more on them later...

We actually had issues with leaky windows. But the problem had not been with the windows at all. The issue was with the detailing at the roof, particularly under the dormer and at the front bay of the house. Rick figured out the problem and reflashed properly. Thank you Rick!

We once had some back stairs...

...but they have been demolished and will be replaced by a much nicer wooden staircase.

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