fixer upper, home, renovations

What Happens After You Get A New Roof

Today, we got our roof redone.

It was a big step for us. We’d never tackled anything that large in home ownership before.

Some of the shingles had recently flown into the pool after a windstorm.  That’s when we knew it was time for it to go.

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The right side of the roof where the shingles blew off.
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The left side of the roof that’s near completion!

I am overwhelmingly happy with it.  I like the way it emphasizes the grey in the bricks.  I like the variation in grey.  I love the fact that we (nearly) have all the shingles back on our house.

But…

Now the blue fascia and eaves stick out.  I wish I could wave a finger and Photoshop it away.  But I’m sure…

  • If I update the colour of the fascia and eaves, then I might as well update the colour of the siding.
  • Once the siding, eaves, and fascia are a new colour, the door could probably use some love.
  • While I’m at it, I could go for some new outdoor lights.
  • Once the door colour and lights are updated, then the white posts will have to be refreshed.

I seem to have forgotten a simple rule:  Once you update one thing, you’ll want to update everything.  

*sigh*

18 thoughts on “What Happens After You Get A New Roof

  1. Very nice roof! I like the gray color too. We just had our roof redone but it had been 21 years since we had done anything to our house so we did the siding and gutters at the same time. It was expensive but SO worth it. Our shingles had been falling off and we had actually had a leak in the kitchen so we couldn’t put it off any longer.

    1. Thanks! I was a little unsure at first, but it’s totally grown on me in the last few hours. Sorry to hear about the leak in your kitchen. That’s never fun to deal with. Now that your roof is done, it must feel so good to come home and see your house looking good from the street.

      1. Yeah, we used to tell people to “look for the ugly green house in the middle of the block” and now we give them our house number 🙂 When it was first done a couple of our friends passed right by the house because they couldn’t recognize it!

  2. Very nice roof! I like the gray color too. We just had our roof redone but it had been 21 years since we had done anything to our house so we did the siding and gutters at the same time. It was expensive but SO worth it. Our shingles had been falling off and we had actually had a leak in the kitchen so we couldn’t put it off any longer.

    1. Thanks! I was a little unsure at first, but it’s totally grown on me in the last few hours. Sorry to hear about the leak in your kitchen. That’s never fun to deal with. Now that your roof is done, it must feel so good to come home and see your house looking good from the street.

      1. Yeah, we used to tell people to “look for the ugly green house in the middle of the block” and now we give them our house number 🙂 When it was first done a couple of our friends passed right by the house because they couldn’t recognize it!

  3. Looks great! The cascade effect always gets me too, only I tend to see it from the start and it puts me off even knowing where to begin! So, one step at a time and you’ll get there!

    1. Thanks! Oh, I completely understand. I think I put off doing the backyard for so long because it looked so overwhelming and impossible. Love the term ‘cascade effect.’ What has helped you work through it?

      1. Oh it’s a continuing phenomenon! Every so often I just get frustrated enough with something to make a start and see what happens. What happens is usually that it then sits there unfinished until I get frustrated enough to have another go! Today I’ve got an electrician in, which is the next step toward sorting out our study, which we started back in April! https://jackofallcraft.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/a-different-kind-of-wip/
        Like I said, one step at a time…

  4. Looks great! The cascade effect always gets me too, only I tend to see it from the start and it puts me off even knowing where to begin! So, one step at a time and you’ll get there!

    1. Thanks! Oh, I completely understand. I think I put off doing the backyard for so long because it looked so overwhelming and impossible. Love the term ‘cascade effect.’ What has helped you work through it?

      1. Oh it’s a continuing phenomenon! Every so often I just get frustrated enough with something to make a start and see what happens. What happens is usually that it then sits there unfinished until I get frustrated enough to have another go! Today I’ve got an electrician in, which is the next step toward sorting out our study, which we started back in April! https://jackofallcraft.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/a-different-kind-of-wip/
        Like I said, one step at a time…

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