Before (1985)/ first garden After (2007)
More yard photos for your viewing pleasure here
Taking off the old roof
Before (1993-2006) After (2007)
July not only marks the sixth anniversary of the PTF journal, last July was when we tackled putting on a new roof which was finished 5 months later in early January (read about ithere… scroll down to bottom of the page)
After living over 12 years with one side of the roof covered with a blue tarp to prevent leaks because the 30 or so year old shingle roof was decomposing we finally were able to find time and tackled a major construction project. Going through one of the most humid and hot summer’s in recent memory we spent the better part of it on top of the roof removing our old asphalt shingles, taking out all the nails from the old wood shake underneath and putting up 100 sheets of plywood, nailed in by hand. Five months later, we brought in a “professional” metal roof contractor for the last step to install a sustainable sand coated metal roofing material that has brought us one step closer in rainwater harvesting project.
Sure the work was hard and not to mention extremelydirty & grimy (see photos) but choosing the right metal roof was even harder than the physical work. But in the end our months of head aching research and hard worked paid off!