Saturday, September 10, 2011

New roof for my building!

As of September 10, 2011, a process I began in December, 2005, is complete: our building has a new roof.  Both a new roof on top of the building and a new mansard roof with new tiles along the front facade.  Here are some photos of the final stage of replacing and repairing the original 1928 Lucowici tiles:

This area experienced some water damage due to missing tiles; our adept roof contractors completed replaced the woodwork in this areas (and even recreated the original brackets).



Once the broken tiles were removed, they were replaced with matching 1928 tiles our property manager found in Corinth, Miss.

Close-up of newly purchased tiles.  The tiles on the entire building were originally green, but were painted red at some point over the course of the building's history.

The Association board chose to repaint all of the tiles green since this was the historically accurate color.


Before...

...and after!

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  2. Your new roof is awesome! I can feel the spirit of Christmas in your green roof and red siding. Haha! Anyway, I can see that it’s really appropriate to use the green coat since it adds to the contrast your house. It’s been almost two years now and I hope that this roof is still in its good condition and is still pretty in green. :D

    -Kemberly Loyd-

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  3. It's been years since the roof is repainted; I hope it still looks good as new. The secret to a long lasting roof paint is having the roof thoroughly cleaned before painting it, so the rust won't mix with the paint and the color will last longer.
    Terence Watthens @ TheFidusGroup.com

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  4. Very cool. Classy detail and design. This should hold over enough for the next few years, though getting a roofing service make routine inspection and maintenance can make sure it does last.

    Toby @ Tittle Brothers Construction

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