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April 8, 2008

New roof

Filed under: Personal — cec @ 8:30 am

The roofers finally finished our new roof last week.  They started on February 28th and finished on April 2nd – five weeks.  I’m pretty certain they only expected it to take about three weeks, but between the rain and the level of detail on the roof, it didn’t quite work out that way.  Everything seemed to take longer than expected.  On the bright side, all of you in central North Carolina owe us for the rain.  I’m convinced that March would not have been so rainy except for our roof.  For example, the first major rains came right after they pulled off the old shingles; and the rains last Monday and Tuesday postponed the completion.  Coincidence?  I don’t think so.  You might say I’m falling victim to the logical fallacy, post hoc, ergo propter hoc.  I say, screw that, I’m still taking credit for the rain.

The roof itself looks great.  They did a wonderful job.  The hardest thing to adjust to is the color.  We wanted something green.  Dark green would have been better.  But as we started looking at the options in metal roofing, we realized that the lighter colors were more energy efficient.  The only color (as opposed to shades of white) that was both energy star and NC-LEED rated was the “aged copper.”  It’s a bit brighter than I would have preferred, but that extra reflectance should make the upstairs more comfortable and easier to cool.


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