Saturday, August 1, 2009

House update!

Finally we are able to get some much needed work done on the house!!! yeah!
Here is a before picture, sort of, from the back of our house.
The airing porch was a lovely idea in it's day, however in Wisconsin a flat surface on the top part of a house is not a good idea.
We have been fighting the leaks for years.

So, it's been time for a new roof for a couple of years and we wanted a metal roof this time. They come in nice colors, and they are so much sturdier than the yucky shingles we put on 15 years ago.
We hired a local builder to take off the back hall and
the airing porch and extend the roof line of the house. Then when they are done, we have roofers coming.
Wait for those pictures!! The roofer is Amish, and very nice.

Here are some more pictures of the process.
See the opening for a new door and a new window?
I'm telling you this is just so exciting for us!


Here is the upstairs portion of the airing porch when they were taking the dormer door off.
Wow!
What a messy messy job this was, the house is about 123 years old, so you can imagine what the inside of the walls were like!
We haven't found anything too interesting yet, just bird nests and wasps.
More pictures soon! I'm so glad we got the new technology for my camera! yippee!

5 comments:

Gran said...

Your home is going to be so nice when the work is done! A new roof is going to be exciting.

Wishing you a peaceful weekend.

Chris said...

Congratulations! What an undertaking. You will have a great and worry free roof when you are finished. I loved seeing the old farm house pictures too!

Gina said...

I don't envy you all the mess. It'll look great when it's done though.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Heidi said...

OH, what a bunch of work that is!!!! Hope it turns out just like you want it to! By the way, when you gonna make it to my side of the state???? hhhmmmmm?

COFFEE MAN said...

house is looking good , its always better when its actually done lol

the item im building is a mandolin . did u get to click the link and look at the posted pics.