Thursday, March 19, 2015

A New Roof for Mr. Shed

The shed in our backyard is a handy storage space but not a very lovely-to-look-at building (sorry, Mr. Shed, but I can only tell it like it is...) It's not one of those that you can buy from the home building stores, but one that was made by the gentleman who owned our house before us.

And, during a stormy time at the end of last year, a large tree branch broke and fell on Mr. Shed causing damage and breaking his poor roof.

Fortunately, it was only his outside edge (ie overhang) that was broken.

Well, since Mr. Shed sorely needed a new roof, (or as he calls it -- a new Sunday suit) we called our handy friend, Perry, and he agreed to fix Mr. Shed's Sunday suit. Perry is hubby's closest friend and is also very handy and seems to be able to fix just about anything! And, fortunately for us, he doesn't mind being called upon.


We put a tarp up there since it was still raining and it would be a few days before Perry could do the work. But as it turned out, the break was only on the overhang and the inside didn't get wet at all. And the sun came out!!

Since hubby isn't very comfortable walking around on roofs, he was designated the official tool-hander and old shingles picker-upper. Which made me happy because I'm really not comfortable with his walking around on roofs :D

I'm not even much comfortable with him climbing a ladder!

Dennis, the tool-hander

Perry is so clever... he got these nifty Husky bags
I didn't even know they existed!

Dennis showing how tough that bag is....

Hard at work, but almost done...

Yay! All done!!
Perry conquers the roof!

A new Sunday suit for Mr. Shed!
He is very happy :)

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Memories for Life said...

Mr. Shed's new Sunday suit looks fab! So nice to have friends that are willing to come help :)

Eugenie MulberryWhisper said...

That is a beautiful new roof, congratulations!

Jim said...

I really do like that shed. It looks fine and well constructed. Sooo handy.

We have all kind of problems with getting a shed, Sears or homemade, in our backyard. Start with a $100 fee to the Architectural Control Committee.

Our homeowner's insurance covers "outbuilding" up to 10% or so of our home's coverage. Perhaps yours does also. We don't have any outbuildings but "it just comes with the insurance" I was told and have to take it. Perhaps a detached garage but ours is attached.

Betty said...

I had a really nicely built shed at my old house, but it slowly sunk into the ground over the years...just like the house (which is why I moved). No more slab work for me. If it happens here I'll fix it and move. Looks like the ground by you must be more stable.

Gattina said...

Excellent work ! The shed looks certainly like new now !

PS. to your comment : Today it's also different but this happened in 1963 !!

Annesphamily said...

Oh goodness, a handy friend with roofing talents! Awesome! It looks really nice and new. A great post to share with us and I appreciate the smiles. Have a wonderful weekend.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I could use Perry at my house for a few weeks!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

No doubt Mr. Shed is very appreciative for his new Sunday suit. :-)
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Duni said...

The new roof looks great! So glad you have a good friend who can fix stuff :)

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! Sarah ~ great pics ~ wonderful friend to have ~ glad Mr Shed is fixed and hubby looks happy!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Lmkazmierczak said...

Fantastic project...Great results♪

Kc W said...

Mr. Shed does look very handsome! I'm glad it wasn't serious and that you didn't have a lot of water damage inside the shed.

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

I'd love to have a handy friend to help us, but we're the designated "handy" people! Hahaha.

Our house needs a new roof and my husband swears he can do it himself. I don't really want him up there!

Terence Warner said...

It was nice of Perry to help you out with fixing the roof, since projects like those could be quite difficult. Anyway, I love how the roof of your shed turned out! It looks neat and quite sturdy. Thanks for sharing this with us. All the best!

Terence Warner @ Brunwin Roofing

Pleasance Faast said...

Wow, your roof was in a really bad condition. It’s great that you guys were able to fix it as soon as you could. Anyway, the finish product looks amazing, and it is just how I imagined a good quality roof would look like. Thanks for sharing this with us, Sarah. Have a great day!

Pleasance Faast @ Shelton Roof

Catherine Burns said...

Mr. Shed's new Sunday suit looks marvelous. It reminds me of the night when we suffered roof damage from a large tree branch. My husband braved the intimidating storm to stop the roof leaks that were causing indoor flooding. The next day we hired a professional roofing company to thoroughly fix the roof, but my husband's bravery that night prevented further damage from occurring.

Catherine Burns @ Easton Roofing LLC


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