Wednesday, September 13, 2017

New Roof Scheduled

When Brooks and his roofer friend CJ were up to build the new porch CJ reported that we needed a new roof. This is not the first time we had been told this as Mike, Norma' s grass cutter is a former roofer and told us the same thing when he went up there to install the roof vents. It is not an emergency but both said we would be lucky to get another year out of it.

Deciding to replace it when we had some control rather than in an emergency, we let Brooks and CJ schedule the job. CJ is bringing his worker up with him and Brooks and I will be here to help out where required. CJ is sure he can do it in two days which is good because he has a regular job to get back to.

CJ is driving up from Shawnigan Lake on Saturday to measure everything. He will order the material at his reduced rate and will arrange for rooftop delivery. They will be up on the weekend of Sept 23 to do the job. We are anxiously watching weather reports as there is rain forecast off and on for the next couple of weeks. So far it looks "OK" with light showers showing for the Saturday morning. We will hope for the best and hopefully the guys will have a "Plan B"


  1. That has to be one of the toughest jobs. I helped a friend once. That's all it took to convince me.

    1. I helped do one when I was in my early 30's and that was bad enough! I am happy to leave it to the pros!

    2. Leave it to the pros indeed! Whoever invented DIY should be shot!

  2. We had to do that to our house in the states this year. What an expense. Done though and good for at least 10 years.

  3. I too helped with a roof in my early 20's best leave it to the pros.