Raise the Roof – Or At Least Stabilize It

The more work the contractors do, the more amazed I am that we let the garage sit in this condition for so stinking long.  It’s been amazing to see the amount of crap being pulled off, to reveal that the house has decent bones, but the clothes had all gotten shoddy and yucky.

Anyway, in the current progress, the single paned (yes, really) window that was next to the washer and dryer was removed.  The new window will be smaller, with privacy glass, for the mudroom/laundry room.  It’s now boarded up on the outside.

The roof needed some serious support.  We don’t have much of an attic, thanks to the pitch of the roof (and the roof is torchdown as well, not a traditional shingle), but it needed some help.  The house was built in 1965, and we’d like to see it last another 50 years if needed.  So the roof got stabilized.  We also gained a little height to the ceiling with this repair!  A whole whopping couple of inches, but still.

And the new window for the bonus room is a little more clearly marked – it’s going to be a large window, 5 feet by 5 feet.  We are going to need to invest in some good blackout blinds for it.  There is a temporary post in it right now, just to secure the plywood that boards everything up at the end of each day right now.

There is Visqueen on the cement floor of the soon-to-be-former garage now, in prep for the eventual floor buildup to put the new rooms on level with the current ones.

And the work goes on, continually upsetting Tad every time he’s reminded of it.

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