What have I been up to? Well..... besides no good, not much except getting ready to rip apart the house and start over again. It started off innocently enough. We needed a new roof. The old one was shot! Last winter we started to get shingles blowing off in the storms. Not good. So my husband had a few weeks off and we decided to spend it putting on a new roof.
We had to strip off the old shingles because, A-nothing is ever easy and B-we had 3 layers on the roof already. We did find, what we thought at the time, was a nice surprise though.
The original roof which is cedar shake. It would be really cool if we could find a product to coat the shake with to make it weather tight.
Rustoleum has introduced a new product called Deck Restore. It's a thick paint made for decks and concrete. It was great for filling in the gaps and nail holes in the shake. Just what we were looking for. Bad news is it made the shake look like flat pieces of plywood on the roof. We would have had to put shadows and highlights to get the look of the cedar shake back, so we ended up scrapping that idea.
We took off the black shingles and the green shingles and the even uglier green shingles under them and replaced with a dark brown. It made such a huge change on the house too.
It also sparked the project bug in my hubby and led to another project that needed to be done BADLY!
Any guesses what that could be?