Due to weather conditions of wind, rain & hail, along with age, shingles start to recede. We have owned multiply homes but this is our first experience purchasing a new roof. Since I have a habit of researching information until the cows come home, I feel I could become a representative for roofing products.
Did you know that certain roofing ventilation products help protect your roof from moisture damage, such as warping and cracked shingles, by releasing heat from the attic? I could go on and on but who really wants to hear about flashing materials? My priority was color choice. The choices are abundant. There is desert tan, beach wood sand, brown wood, teak & driftwood. Translation? Brown, brown and more brown. I was hoping for a nice shade of pink so that my house would look like a giant cupcake with pink frosting. No such luck! We have many laws and codes in our development to avoid living next to a cupcake house. Our house is tan and we have one choice. I guess by now you have guessed what that color is...BROWN!
The show begins promptly as scheduled at 8 AM. with ladders reaching to the roof and the performers climbing quickly into position. The performers are perched high above the treetops with shinning tools in hand. The noisy symphony begins. The old shingles are flying into the air at the speed of lightening. The performers move in balanced motion.
It is safe to say that one walking below needs a hard hat and goggles. I must remember to tell the contractor that a pair of ear plugs and a large bottle of Excedrin would be a nice extra for the homeowners when they sign the contract. The next phase is to hammer on a waterproof lining before installing the new shingles. The decibel range is now exceedingly louder.
Act II was interrupted not by a workers strike but by Mother Nature. It began to rain for three days and three nights. We noticed all the animals heading for the Ark and had the sinking feeling we were in trouble. Remember the movie Money Pit? We had pots in all the rooms and towels wrapped around windows. I was so slap happy by 4 AM that I decided to let the water flow into jars to different levels. I then composed a complete water jar musical score and I will be performing this original score on next season of American Idol. Please call in and vote for me. I will be the one performing in a canoe.
The performers arrive bright and early to take their cues. Mother Nature takes center stage and begins to play with her big bright yellow ball that she calls her Sun. Everyone begins to sing in perfect harmony. I am so antsy in my seat watching. Oh wait! Is that the fat lady walking onto the stage? It's almost over but I have to have some patience because it is not over until the fat lady sings or in this case the roofer sings!