Bye-bye tarp! Here lies the green monster that did it’s job for 2 and a half months while waiting for the metal roof. You did more than I expected! I’m forever grateful but I’m not sad to see you go. Come down, go to sleep, and never go back up!
When the project started, we went to the roofing supply company to select materials. They said it would take no more than 1 week to have the materials delivered when we were ready. Let me tell you…
“Now this is a story about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the proud owner of a tiny gray roof.”
First the company had my order confused with a different “Connie.” Which took 2 weeks to figure out. It’s really odd since there isn’t that many “Connie’s” around. I started saying “This is Connie with the Tiny House” every time I called after that.
Then the color was on back order…twice…for real! I didn’t know that could happen. But honestly, I think they forgot to order it the first time and just didn’t want to say it. Then when the company delivered the material they delivered it to the wrong house and had to come back and fix it.
After so many delays, you can’t blame me for thinking something else could go wrong. I pulled up in my car and saw blue instead of gray and thought “of course!” At this point I was willing to accept a blue roof. Luckily it was protective film and the color was correct.
Metal roof was pretty slick to install. Instant gratification it went so fast. One tip is to hold the screw with the bottom of your hand because it’s softer if you hit your hand.
Always order a little extra roof material to account for mistakes. I’m glad we did because we didn’t account for the siding width and had to create a custom piece to cover the last 4″. We placed the piece between 2 2×4’s and clamped it down. Then we used a hammer to gradually bend it down like we needed it too.
Water proof! Feels great since it’s raining tomorrow.
Today was a big milestone! Let it rain baby!