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Thu May 10, 2018, 04:57 PM

The roof is done Thought you'd like to see

The Amish completed our long awaited new roof. Thanks to those who watched with me.


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Reply The roof is done Thought you'd like to see (Original post)
LakeArenal May 2018 OP
Fla Dem May 2018 #1
AnotherDreamWeaver May 2018 #2
LakeArenal May 2018 #3
yonder May 2018 #6
Ilsa May 2018 #4
TNNurse May 2018 #5
LakeArenal May 2018 #8
Glamrock May 2018 #7
LakeArenal May 2018 #9
Glamrock May 2018 #12
LakeArenal May 2018 #16
Glamrock May 2018 #18
LakeArenal May 2018 #21
Glamrock May 2018 #22
LakeArenal May 2018 #23
Glamrock May 2018 #24
LakeArenal May 2018 #25
Glamrock May 2018 #28
LakeArenal May 2018 #30
Glamrock May 2018 #26
LakeArenal May 2018 #31
forgotmylogin May 2018 #15
LakeArenal May 2018 #17
Victor_c3 May 2018 #11
Glamrock May 2018 #13
Victor_c3 May 2018 #10
LakeArenal May 2018 #14
Glamrock May 2018 #19
Luciferous May 2018 #20
samnsara May 2018 #27
AllaN01Bear May 2018 #29
JDC May 2018 #32
lunatica May 2018 #33

Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2018, 05:34 PM

1. What a great job they did.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2018, 05:53 PM

2. Lookin' Good

Do you get snow?

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Response to AnotherDreamWeaver (Reply #2)

Thu May 10, 2018, 06:33 PM

3. Absolutely Central WI

We are sitting out for the first evening since the roof. (Incidentally, we canít hear the rain hitting the roof) Anyway the squirrels are trying to jump from the trees to the roof, as they have done forever, and as they hit the roof, they slide down and their little nails scratch trying to stop.

No lives have been lost tho.

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Response to AnotherDreamWeaver (Reply #2)

Thu May 10, 2018, 07:06 PM

6. +1.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2018, 06:59 PM

4. I like that! Especially the doorway!

I guess the snow that hits the roof will end up away from your front door and steps.

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2018, 07:05 PM

5. Looks like snow will slide off as well as squirrels.

Very nice. I see a little green on the trees. We are pretty much leafed out here in East TN, it was 85F today.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #5)

Thu May 10, 2018, 07:14 PM

8. It's been raining every day here.

Iím a bit later than most because of our location in what I call the armpit of the bluff. So we tend to thaw out later than our neighbors.

But itís georgeous. My favorite time of year.

Life is good 🌎 🌿🌱

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2018, 07:14 PM

7. Thanks for posting, Lake!

I too have an A-Frame. Although mine is a double (cross shaped). I'm gonna hafta replace my roof in the next few years too. Wondered what steel would look like. Love it! Holding off as long as I can because the tear off is gonna cost a fortune. The previous owners put asphalt shingles over the existing cedar shake.....


But, now i've got an idea of how the steel will look. Mucho appreciado brother! (or sister)
Congrats! Looks amazing!

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #7)

Thu May 10, 2018, 07:19 PM

9. They laid the metal over two layers of Shingles

It was way cheaper than a tear off and reshingle. Around here metal is the way of the future. Our Amish fabricate their own metal. So pretty much custom and seamless.

Thanks brother,

Your sister from another mister. 😉

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #9)

Thu May 10, 2018, 07:34 PM

12. Thought about putting steel over the existing asphalt and shingles.

But I'm thinking when its time to do the roof, it'll be time to put in some skylights. You know how dark an A-Frame can be....Sister!


Can"t tell you how much I appreciate the post. Really gives me an idea of what my pad might look like. Funny how a simple post can help someone else out, ain't it?

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #12)

Thu May 10, 2018, 07:48 PM

16. I'm not sure but I think they can still

Put in sky lights even with all the layers.
We thought about that as well when we thought we would stay forever. But ten years ago we decide to pack it all up in the next couple years or less to move to Costa Rica. Hence my user name. Visualization.

Yes there are inherent problems in decor and other things in an A. But itís the best when someone says itís like nobody elseís. Although that can go either way. But I choose to think they like it. 😃

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #16)

Thu May 10, 2018, 07:55 PM

18. I love mine!

All tongue and groove pine inside. Consequently, you can be like Appleby's with stuff on the walls,stuff on the ceilings, etc. We've got a nautical room, a rock room, a Hollywood room, a celestial bathroom, an African room (we put Santa hats on our African masks at Xmas ) Much harder to do with drywall.....

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #18)

Thu May 10, 2018, 08:03 PM

21. Sounds VERY Glam!!!

We solved art installations by using the frame locks they use in hotel rooms.

We love it here, too. 34 years to date.

BTW we are thinking of starting another lyric challenge this weekend. You around?

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #21)

Thu May 10, 2018, 08:12 PM

22. That's Mr. Lebowski.

I'm the one who can't stop posting music vids..... More often than not, groups from the '70s.

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #22)

Thu May 10, 2018, 08:18 PM

23. Yes. Mr L. He's in.

But Iíve seen you there. Think you might have known one of mine.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #23)

Thu May 10, 2018, 08:21 PM

24. Love you tag line by the way...

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #24)

Thu May 10, 2018, 08:27 PM

25. Thanks. Can't read your on the phone.

I will look tho. 🙂

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #25)

Thu May 10, 2018, 08:31 PM

28. I'm not clever enough to have one.....

Or, I's just too lazy.

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #28)

Thu May 10, 2018, 08:56 PM

30. A little from column A, A little from B?

Use a lyric from a song you like.
My first was: Imagine All the People.

Easy Peasy. 😎

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #16)

Thu May 10, 2018, 08:27 PM

26. True that!

I have multiple friends that say our house is the coolest house of anyone they know. And, I'm all about the cool...


Unfortunately, I've got a lot of work to catch up on. Spent 7 years in a traveling band that broke up as we were nearing an actual living at it. Lots got neglected during that time. Shoulda bought a damn condo....

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #26)

Thu May 10, 2018, 08:57 PM

31. Sounds exciting.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #9)

Thu May 10, 2018, 07:46 PM

15. It seems like metal might be loud in the rain?

Does leaving the asphalt shingles maybe deaden the sound?

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #15)

Thu May 10, 2018, 07:50 PM

17. That's what we thought

We do have pretty good insulation, too

Good thing because that sound would freak out our old pooch.

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #7)

Thu May 10, 2018, 07:31 PM

11. You can get steel that doesn't look like steel

Iíve seen them mimic all sorts of shingle, slate, and clay roof styles. It might be s little more expensive, but there are s lot of choices in steel other than long sheets.

FWIW, the roof on this guyís house looks good.

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Response to Victor_c3 (Reply #11)

Thu May 10, 2018, 07:37 PM

13. Yep yep.

I want to see some pics of an A-Frame with a faux slate steel roof. Anyone here got one?

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2018, 07:28 PM

10. That bench in your yard doesn't look level to me

You better get that fixed!

Other than that, looks great. I never knew you could get the Amish to do work for you. The greens, deck, and trees looks nice.

I like the feel of sloped lots and steep roof pitches are brutiful.

You just gotta level out that bench!

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Response to Victor_c3 (Reply #10)

Thu May 10, 2018, 07:38 PM

14. Ha thanks. The Amish moved it

But by next week it will be all level with potted plants on it. I promise. 🤗

The Amish will do just about anything. From house work to complete homes. Their wood floors and kitchen cabinets are incomparable.

The flat steel was what we could get and the Amish fabricate.

But yes they make some fine new styles and all of them last forever.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #14)

Thu May 10, 2018, 07:58 PM

19. My mom recently bought all her cabinatry from an Amish group.

Had to pick up for her. Holy crap! State of the art tech for carpentry. Automated staining booth, etc. But they cant wear zippers or drive cars...

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2018, 07:59 PM

20. Very nice!

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2018, 08:28 PM

27. no snow on that roof for sure!

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2018, 08:41 PM

29. ohm myyyyyy!!

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2018, 08:59 PM

32. Nothing like a new metal roof. Looks fantastic

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Response to LakeArenal (Original post)

Thu May 10, 2018, 10:30 PM

33. I love it!

Itís very cool

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