Well, it took three weeks but the old roof is off and the new roof is on. The shakes are so new and so red! Along with the copper, it seems to fit right in with the fall landscape. If the weather permits, our job is to get up there and repaint the chimneys, since the new flashing is done a little more neatly this time (as opposed to 1990), but leaves some of the "stair step" effect from the last time around. The gutters are new on the stone side of the house, but all have bee
So, since you've likely been here before, you know that we are in the midst of replacing the roof on the house. The job is about 70% done - which is to say, the south side has been stripped of the old shingles and, a few tweaks of gutters and overhangs later, the new shingles are starting to find their way on. However, in the removal of the old material, the roofers came upon something interesting. Under the old tar paper under the old shingles on one of the dormers, there wa
While it is not exactly Halloween we were gifted with a beautiful weekend for painting. As the project of painting the exterior has gone on I have realized just how many colors are actually incorporated into the look of this house. Among these is a pale blue on the ceiling over two overhangs.I remember a passing comment about it being a historical tradition but had not given it much thought beyond that. As we were painting on Sunday my mother called it “haint paint” and said
It's been more than a quarter century since the house had a new roof and it's time so, here's a couple of shots of the progress (which we never remember to do!). Fortunately, the weather has been just lovely - but tomorrow there's rain coming... That's the tear off as started yesterday... And the new covering.. Fall Day at White Chimneys Farm. But it has been a beautiful fall day. More tomorrow, rain not withstanding...