animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

home improvement trifecta

My house was in need of a new roof this year. So, I got one. This is the second roof since I’ve been here and hopefully the last. It’s a “lifetime” roof, whatever that means, so surely that will last longer than the last one (20-ish years). They wrapped up on Wednesday.

Mid-summer, I also got an estimate for a garage door, but there was a 6-8 week wait for that. Brian replaced the original garage door with French doors, way back when, but the doors were a little worse for the wear and needed replaced, too. Jake wanted to have a garage he could use at the house, so I had a garage door installed. Unfortunately, this project created some new projects for me…the installers had to add some new framing and it needs painted, as does the original trim that’s around the opening. No big deal, right? Well, the bottom of one of the original trim boards was rotten, so I had to remove it and now I need to install a new piece. Also, the metal brick lintel is all rusty, so I need to derustify that and paint it as well. All of this stuff was covered up by the French door trim, previously, so that is why it was all a surprise. And, there’s some chipped concrete that I’m going to patch, too. So much for relaxing this weekend.

The roof and garage door projects overlapped. Let me tell you, that was a fun day to work from home.

We finally got a day off from people working on the house and then I got notification that the seamless gutter guy was going to come today. He wasn’t as noisy as those other people, but I’m glad that he’s done. And, it’s going to be nice to have gutters that don’t leak.