Monday, June 30, 2008

More Home Renovations

My roof was shot. Six layers of shingles were not enough to keep the rain and snow out. The rafters and decking were rotten and moldy. I have had this dream of building a second story onto my house, but being so close to the Rio De Flag ( our storm water drainage system) I wasn't confident the city would let me. When I inquired about building a second story, they squirmed and listed a number of items that would have to be addressed before a permit would be considered. They did say, however, they could not deny me a new roof. My dad and I put our heads together and came up with a plan to add a new truss system, and incorporate dormers. I could then have a roof, and potentiallly more space. We sumbitted the plans and waited. It was approved, with few changes. We discussed and made lists, and set a date for June 1st to begin. This date conincides with our dry season in Flagstaff. This dry season only lasts for about a month before our monsoon rainy season begins, so we had to move quickly. I took off two weeks of work, and ordered the trusses and lumber. Below is a picture of the house before.

And here is a teaser of what is to come. This picture was actually taken by my neighbour with his new Canon 40D


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