Almost done

Today the “shake style” stone coated metal sections went up lickady split.   Honestly, all that hullabaloo the many contractors told us that we couldn’t do it ourselves because we needed “special tools.” Huh!  Now that we’ve been hanging around to see their work and how it’s done the next time around we could do the job ourselves and sad to say even do a better job. Actually,  we caught a few mistakes they made!   Basically, all one needs is a special cutting tool and a few other simple tools; otherwise, it’s practically dummy proof.  

This type of metal roofing is much faster and easier to put up than typical asphalt shingles and best of all metal roof is environmentally friendly and are supposed to last 50+ years.

So next time around we’ll be able to install metal roof ourselves.

The workers are coming back tomorrow and should I dare say by the end of the day the roof job will be DONE!

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  1. Doug says:

    You may have stated it already, but how does the price to asphalt shingles? Thanks

  2. anais says:


    Thanks for your comment! Metal roofing is about 3 times more expensive than aspalt but on the upside metal is supposed to last 3 times longer.

    We figured that we saved so much by doing the tear down and putting up the plywood ourselves that we’d could spend a little extra in putting up a more sustainable roofing material.

  3. dermot says:

    The roof’s looking good!

    On the price subject – asphalt is produced from petrochemicals, and we all know what’s going to happen to the price of oil in the future. The 3×3 comparison may be the case today, but 10 or 20 years from now it may be a lot more!

    The photos of oranges are making me “homesick” for Pasadena!

  4. Amy says:

    The roof’s looking good! I bet you’re excited 🙂

  5. jamie says:

    Congrats ! I’m sure thats a load off your mind now thats its done :O)