home projects

We Have A New Roof!!

There were a few “big things” that our little casita needed when we bought it (as is) back in June. The biggest? The one that gave me the most indigestion? One of the things you don’t want to see when the inspector hands you his/her report? That you need a new roof. Oy vey.

We triple bid the work on the roof before we even bought the place, mostly because we wanted to know how much it would cost us before we decided to buy the house. Even with the roof costs, the house remained in our budget. The good part is that we didn’t need to replace the Spanish tiles, just the flat tar section in the back of the house. That was a relief. We have been shopping around for a good roofing company for a while, and a friend of ours recommended a roofing austin company that was really good, but it was just a little too far away. We are happy with the company we finally settled on though.

We were inspired to sort out the roof after speaking to our friends who live in Northern England. They have just bought a new house too and are currently in the process of renovating it. The last time we spoke, they had contacted the Best roofer in Leeds so I cannot wait to hear how they get on!

Then, in order to give us a bit more time, and honestly, to save up a little more moolah, we decided to wait to get the roof done before the rains hit (which is what happens in “winter time” in Northern California).

The roofers came on Thursday and worked and worked. And they got the roof on, and the work done. I can’t even begin to tell you how impressed we were by it and in such a small amount of time too. They did tell us that as we have a partially flat roof at the back of the house that it may be in our best interests if we look further into flat roof sprayed polyurethane foam to not only protect our roofs more but it can also help with improving our energy efficiency so I think this is something that we may look at in the future. But for now, it looks great. And then God showed up on Friday and rained and rained. Good timing for both!

I’m excited to have this project done, it was literally “hanging over my head” for months in more ways than one. Getting a new roof is one of those projects that’s necessary, but completely un-sexy, so I really happy that we can now save up for something more exciting like a kitchen reno. Or a master bath overhaul. 🙂 I think we’ll keep the contact details of a Sacramento general contractor close to hand so we can make those home improvements down the line.

Here’s the big old truck that showed up on Thursday morning. Zoom loved watching them unload all of the roofing materials.


You can see one of the roofers, throwing some of the debris off our roof.


Zoom was alternately curious and terrified of the work that was going on.

And he was super interested in the truck that the crew came in! He wanted to stay and check out the truck.

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  • parfums
    November 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Nice blog
    Parfum pas cher

  • Mary Martin
    November 20, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    The roofers are lucky they managed to fix the roof before the rain poured down. They wouldn’t have been able to continue with the roofing otherwise. After all, staying up there while rain is pouring down is dangerous because the water will make the roof slippery and dangerous for walking. Anyway, congratulation on the new roof! And having one of the ‘big things’ struck out from your to do list must feel reassuring!

  • Pleasance Faast
    November 21, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Good thing the roofers finished on time! : ) That was a close one. You could have spent a day with an unfinished roof. Careful planning and budgeting really do come a long way.

    Pleasance Faast

  • Liz
    December 1, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Yay for a new roof! Your house is coming right along! I enjoy reading about it.

  • Kristopher
    December 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Good to hear that one of your ‘big things’ in your casita is done and over with. Well, roofing can certainly be considered as a big thing for a house for its functionality. The roof is the part that protects the house as well as everything inside it. Anyway, congratulation on the roof! The roofers certainly did a great job!

    @Kristopher Diss

  • Kermit Lukacs
    December 4, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Yes. Getting a new roof or having it fixed is indeed an imperative task for a homeowner to put first. A damaged roof can really bring even more problems other than its leak seeping through your home’s furniture. Anyway, I’m glad you’ve had your roof fixed already. I hope to see how your kitchen renovation will look like. 🙂

    Kermit Lukacs

  • Allyson Sunde
    December 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Nothing is more exciting than seeing the workers and the materials arrive to your home, and realize that some serious home/roof improvement is going to happen. =) From the looks of it, it seems like there’ll be a lot of work that has to be done. But, it doesn’t matter how long this whole process is going to take. I’m sure the successful reroofing made all the waiting and patience worth it.

    Allyson Sunde