Saturday, September 10, 2011

Working on the Roof

I’ve about finished the other side of the back dormer, and I would say it’s about 75% complete, enough to where if I left it at that, it would be no worse of than before I started working on it. The flashing is in along the edge, so it’s more water protected than before, it’s just that some of the clapboards took a beating and need to be replaced. The problem is, the ones that got destroyed are at the top of the roof, where the dormer meets the apex of the house.

Not only is this the hardest and scariest section to be standing on, but it’s also where the darn hornets have made their nest. I’ve also concluded that my setup is not that good, and I don’t feel safe up there, so I’m going to have to come up with another solution. I may be able to get the other ladder over the vent pipe after all, it just will take a little patience and maneuvering. I feel more comfortable when the ladder is hooked over the roof, it’s a lot less scary.

For now, we’ll see how much I’ll get done. I’m somewhat complacent with the fact that the flashing is in, though I don’t want to flake out and let this project die a slow death.

Until the next time, thanks for reading.

1 comment:

Tiffany Larsen said...

Wow, you’ve had a lot of problems here. How did it work out for you? When you are faced with a lot of hazards when working on your roof, safety is more important than ever. I hope that you had someone to assist you because balancing on that slope is dangerous. The hornets’ nest could’ve been easily removed by the exterminator if it wasn’t too large.

Tiffany Larsen