Come Monday morning the great re-roofing project will get underway. First comes the tearing off of the current shake shingles and I, for one, will be sad to see them go. I like the look of them, but our fair city has decided they are a fire hazard and can no longer be installed. Next will come a city inspection of our attic; there are a raft of new regulations that went into effect July 1 that we have to adhere to. These include the right kind of insulation, the correct location of attic vents (we now have one; need five!), and enough vents under the eaves below the roofline. These new rules were almost a game changer for Mr. C; he's not fond of anyone's rules but his own. But calmer heads have prevailed and the show will go on.
After the tear off and insulation inspection will be a thorough check for dry rot. If there is any, repairs will follow. If not, the skylights will be installed in the garage and the solar tube in the guest bath. They all arrived yesterday afternoon.