Re-doing the roof presented some interesting challenges. It gently slopes from front to back while the second floor ceilings are a level (except in the back half of the back bedroom where the ceiling and roof rafters are one), so there’s about three feet of space between the two planes in the front and no space 2/3 of the way back. The best way to get an even layer of insulation was to access that space from the top. Also, Ed, my electrician, spent a day re-doing all the existing electrical wiring and adding some new stuff…that’s why I took on the responsibility of removing the roof and tarping it between the different tasks until we were ready for the roofer.
Tony, from the insulation company, climbed into the front crawl space and accessed most of the ceiling by blowing the shredded fiber glass.
Mike did the roof as a side job. Not the cheapest bid but excellent work. The biggest challenge was having only Saturday and Sunday to do the work, we played cat and mouse with the weather. In the end it worked out.
I helped Mike out when it made sense. The rest of the week I continued stripping the woodwork, and I’m happy to say it’s almost done! Can’t help myself but to throw in one last stripping image… Contrary to what people would believe, and as I stated in the last post, I love the process. It’s like finding hidden treasure, one piece of trim at a time.