Monday, November 20, 2006

pardon our mess


We have finally made the decision to put a new roof on this old house.

A few things have to be done first, though, the biggest one is taking out the skylight in my office and filling it in with wood, which was done yesterday. Here is our resident carpenter standing on my desk (see my computer keyboard tray underneath?).

We are going with metal roofing this time, and thinking about red, whadyathink?

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think that color of red might look nice. Can you post a photo of the outside of your house.

susan said...

house photo here

bluemountainmama said...

i think green would look nice, too. there's a log home up the road from my parent's with a green roof and i really like it. although red is nice , too. metal roofs are making a comeback. a lot of the old farmhouses around here have them and a lot of them are red.

sharon b said...

Metal great .. I have a log cabin in florida.. Put galvalum.. metal color on it and it has held up great through 4 hurricanes sine 1992. It has ages to a duller patina.. But, red is great too.. You'll love the sound of rain on the rough which is muffled by the tongue and groove I see there in that photo.. Enjoy the mountains .. Hope he got it filled in before night fall..
I know when my carpenter was repairing logs and I had these gapping holds I wanted them fixed by night fall.. Of course .. I wanted A/C... But it is 46 here today.. Good luck with your roof..

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Excellent choice. We just had a brick red metal roof put on our house a couple weeks ago...Love it!

Anonymous said...

I think red would be beautiful. Direct sunlight might fade it though. From the looks of the house you have a lot of tree shade. I wish I had a live in carpenter like that! Your house is very nice!

Anonymous said...

Ah.. yes red will look beautiful. Here where we live everyone has a green roof. I prefer the red. You home is beautiful thanks for the photo.

Finn said...

Hi Susan, happy to hear the snow and rain will not find you this winter..*VBS* Roofing is a pain in the behind tho, and messy.
Love the post about the kids and Scrabble..I love Scrabble, but rarely have anyone to play with anymore. I do substitute Bookworm" online, which works quite well, and keeps my mind active.
Also a great post about Susan and Susan..what a treasure that picture is!! And how wonderful to have part of her quilting heritage as your own. You are a wealthy woman indeed!
I have no doubts you can get that Lone Star quilted. When I have a big task like that, I set aside an hour a day. Set the timer, quilt for that long..even 5 days a week will see it finished before you know it..*VBS* Hugs, Finn
Happy Turkey Day!

Outlaw said...

Good choice of color,red or green would look very good on your house.The old man want be sorry he chose metal,that is if he gets someone else to do the roofing.Metal on your steep roof could be the end of a OLD man.

LZ Blogger said...

I think you won't have much trouble finding the house! ~ jb///

Jim Austin said...

Red would be beautiful - and today's coatings (Kynar 500) resist chalking and fading better than the old paints. Make sure you ask. Also, ask your installer to see a list of available colors - the wide array will surprise you.

colleen said...

A little touch of red always brightens life up (you know like Dorothy's ruby red slippers!).

"Grandi" said...

I love red!! Some friends just had a metal roof here in SoCal! It looks like shingles, has plenty of texture and is beautiful!! Hurray for a new roof!!

Motherkitty said...

I think whatever color you choose will be beautiful. I'm partial to red, but I think any color would be outstanding because your house is great-looking anyway. Just don't let hubby fall off the roof (if he's putting on the new one).

Here's wishing you a wonderful, fun-filled, happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. It's been a great year and we all have so much to be thankful for, least of which is great blogfriends such as you. We will be thinking of you as we eat our Thanksgiving dinner.

xxooxx L.