It's been awhile since I did a house update. Thankfully the framers work faster than I do. I was going to write that they work more consistently, but some days they were there when you wouldn't think (all day Saturday) and others they aren't, like yesterday, a perfectly sunny Monday.
The plan was to add two gables to the front of the house to break up our giant roof. We're still getting the gabeling, and now a new roof, to boot. When carefully removing some shingles for the gabels, the shingles disintegrated. They just crumbled. The sad news was that our geratric roof should be replaced. We could have soldiered on for a few more years, but putting in a new roof now means we can add insulation to a currently uninsulated vaulted roof. That room would get to a sweltering 110 degrees in the summer, and while it's hard to imagine a less sweaty summer, we went with the decision to replace.
While I was tasked with picked out a shingle color, the kitchen/laundry room got a plywood roof, and the front gables were started.
I started driving around, looking at roof colors. If you saw a car drive slowly by your house while eyeing it too closely, don't worry, it was me. Just stalking your roof.
I like black roofs because everyone knows black is slimming, but I didn't want the added heat black absorbs. Our house is cedar shingled on the side, and while I like grey roofs too, they weren't going to work either. I needed something warm. After a week of debating Weathered Wood or Mountain Timber, I chose the black dark brown horse option: Heather Blend. (It's Certainteed Landmark Pro.)
One more decision down, 3,152 to go!