Friday, April 22, 2005

Don't let the rain come in

Wednesday my roof started leaking. The roof had leaked before we bought the house, but the previous owner thought she had fixed it (not true). In her defense, the past few years we've been in a drought, so maybe the roof acted like it was fixed.

Apparently the wood was so badly rotted that it wouldn't hold a nail. My husband took a day off work and his dad and grandpa ripped off shingles and replaced a four foot wide section of the roof. They replaced it with new shingles and instead of tar paper used this really expensive stuff called weatherguard that should keep the water out. Saturday my husband will be putting the finishing touches on the roof and we should know if it worked by Sunday since another storm is coming.

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