6.17.2011

Roofing machine...

My brother is a roofing machine. 3 days, people...he finished an entire roof in 3 days and I think it looks beautiful! The man is a talent. Truly. Take a look at this gorgeous roof...

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Here are a few before photos. The ugliness is a bit masked in this one (you're too busy looking at our Honda, right?)...

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kind of ugly here...

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Bam! Check out the close-up, grub-fest going on here...

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Oh, and let's not forget the behemoth antenna (used, I suspect, for watching television from distant planets)...

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and AFTER, sans behemoth antenna...

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I love you, pretty architectural black onyx shingles. No really, I *lurve* you. Of course, none of this (zero) would've been possible without the assistance of my brother's two roofing experts. Here they are in action...

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farmhouse renovationsThey may wear their t-shirts inside out and accept payment in the form of gummy bears and gladiator sandals, but they're good. Well...when they're not being bad. Here's my goal: close by June 28th + move in by July 28th. Game on. I'm dying to take a power washer to this beast.

UPDATE: I've been getting a lot of questions about how we were able to work on the house before close. Here's the answer: the appraiser required a new roof and, since my brother is a contractor, he offered to put it on for the seller at a deeply discounted rate as a favor for us (ie. he didn't charge labor and was able to purchase materials at a contractor rate). The seller lives out of state, so we offered to complete any other required projects at our expense (new floors in kitchen, pest inspection, clean mold, etc). The only projects we were able to complete were projects directly related to the appraisal. Now that those are complete, we have to wait until close to work on the house again.

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10 comments:

♥ Stevi said...

Love love love the farmhouse!

OK so totally none of my beeswax...but...how are you able (legal/contract-wise) to make improvements before you close?

Best of the best in your new home!

Dana said...

Gotta admit, I was wondering the same thing as Stevi. But that aside, it always amazes me how a new roof can spruce up an entire house. It looks very nice.

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

:) The appraiser required a new roof and, since my brother is a contractor, he offered to put it on for the seller at a deeply discounted rate (ie. he didn't charge labor and was able to purchase materials at a contractor rate). The seller lives out of state, so we offered to complete any other required projects at our expense (new floors in kitchen, pest inspection, clean mold, etc). The only projects we were able to do were ones that were related to the appraisal, so now that that's complete, we have to wait until close to get going again. We can't wait!
x,
Abbey

Karen said...

The new shingles are a vast improvement! Congratulations on your new home-- may the closing go well for you. Speaking from experience, may you grow fond of living in a never-ending renovation zone and live to tell the tale!

abigail said...

It's looks great! your brother is awesome!

Julie Wasson said...

what a great way to work things out for everyone! The roof looks great. Enjoy having no rain inside now!

Jane Flanagan said...

Looks so great!! Yay for progress!

Jen said...

Looks great! There is nothing like living in a old farmhouse, with some old history. It is good for kids too. Good luck with the closing!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

This is so exciting! Can't wait to read along

bbphoto said...

Looks like a great start! You are lucky... our friends did the same as you, pre-worked on the house... $$$ and many work hours later...FHA wouldn't allow their loan to go through because some more work needed to be done. The owner backed out because now the house had more value because of our friends work and $$$. It was really disappointing in so many ways for them... in the end they actually got a better home else where, but lost all that time and money. I am so glad it worked out for you!

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