So quite a few months have passed without any updates. Life got busy with a new baby and a new company, but we are back and work has started again!
The roof has been a main concern. The roof is leaking in several areas and probably has been leaking for the last 15 years. So before we go and try to fix all the water damage we want to make sure that there won’t be anymore.
Big problem though. Ceramic Tile is not a popular roof choice around here and many roofers do not have the experience with ludowichi tiles and copper roofing. The contractors that do have experience have quoted us at between $100,000-$240,000 for the job.
Here are the roof schematics that were drawn up, it look s a bit complicated.
The original copper work under the plastic coating on the flat roofs:
Luckily, I married a man that has the ability to learn just about any skill. He is a philosopher/chemist/real estate/contractor/forester all in one. Sammy is now going to add roofing to his specialties!
Materials are ordered!
We are reusing the original green tiles and the copper gutters as they are in great shape! The roof underlayment is going to be replaced and the flat roofs repaired. Sammy should begin the roof work within the next month!
Another concern we have been contemplating is our heat situation. The house was previously heated by a giant boiler that sits in the basement. When the house was first built in 1924 the boiler ran off coal but then was converted to oil and then natural gas. We have had the gas turned on at the house but have not been able to locate anyone to get the system running. It looks like this is going to have to be removed and a new modern system installed.