Monday, October 12, 2015

The Jarvis House and Big Barn Get New Roofs

 The Jarvis House c. 1838, needed to replace its wooden Shaker shingle roof.  This is a photo of the lath that was under the wooden shingles.  Fortunately it was in good shape although the roof was in excess of thirty five years old.
 The first thing that the roofers did was to pry off the metal ridge vent.
 The roofer made my life much more pleasant because instead of hiring a huge metal dumpster, which would be in the way, he had a trailer for debris, which he dumped every once in a while.
 The roofers used a snow shovel like tool which they used to remove the wooden shingles quickly.  This is the front high side of the roof.
 The distributor of the shingle supplies used a Spider truck which comes off the back of a huge delivery truck,  This avoided pulling into the yard,  the giant delivery truck.
Supplies, roofing tiles and plywood to go over the lathe.
Workers bringing up plywood to the front of the high side of the Jarvis House.
Winter guard for protection of ice accumulation in the winters.
This is the front of the low side of the roof.

Grand Manor shingles and ridge shingles, Colonial Slate color.
Rolled Ridge Vent system supplies.
Copper collars for the vent pipes.
Front high side roof.
Front low side of house roof.
Plywood and tar paper applied.
Workers remove the wooden shingles on the rear high side of the roof.
This shows an old skylight ton the rear low roof, that needed to be removed.
Wooden shingles removed from rear low side of roof.
Plywood and tar paper.
New Grand Manor shingles on front high side of roof,
on the low front side of roof.
Photo of old large barn roof.
The same materials were used to re-roof the large barn at the Jarvis House.  An attic fan was added to its roof.  Fortunately the original plywood was in good condition and did not need to be replaced.
Shingles replaced the aluminum strip in the bend in the roof.
 The roofer beautifully matched the pattern of the shingles on the lower edge of the roof.
The electrician carefully opened the wall board to tap into the electric system for the attic fan in the large barn.
The opening for a louvered cover for the attic fan.  Using this fan will maximize the life of the roof shingles.
 Fan cover which is electrically controlled with the operation of the fan.  The controls for the fan were left exposed for accessibility.
This is the old stove pipe vent from my kitchen, which turned out to be better constructed, metal vrs. plastic, that a new one.  We spray painted it black and replaced it.
The rear low roof without the skylight.

There is a flat section of the roof at the rear of the building.
New flat roofing surrounding the skylight which I should have removed.  Maybe that will be a consideration when I do the kitchen over.
The completed large barn roof.
The Jarvis House with its new roofs.  Actually it was a large job.  The next post will explain how the Yankee Gutters were reconstructed on the high rear roof.