Friday, July 12, 2013

Up On The Roof

 2013 is the year to finally bite the bullet and replace the roof on our house.
I'm very excited for the chance to change the color from red to black!

The red roof has been bugging me since we bought the house 15 years ago.
Now the roof is at the end of its 27 year old life.

A black roof will be a game changer, along with new gutters that are completely rusted out.
I'm thinking of a more traditional profile for the gutters too.

Did I mention that 2013 is also the year to paint the house?
Other than a few windows here and there, it hasn't been painted in 17 years.
I think it's time.
A black roof now opens up a whole bunch of possibilities.  
Like black doors and sashes on the windows, plus a darker color for the stucco.
It all begins next week.

Hopefully, it will all be done in time for the 2013 Showcase of Homes!

My home will be featured Friday, July 26th.
Stay tuned for more information!


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20 comments:

An Eye for Detail said...

Roof, paint and gutters! Can't wait to see all these. You have been lucky (climate?) to go so many years without redoing !
We had two layers of shingles on our old house when we had to reroof: that was quite a job, taking them all off!

gme said...

I think all the changes are just going to make your house even more spectacular than what it already is! Can't wait to see it all when you're finished!

sharon smith said...

This is a game changer! I can't wait to see the transformation! You have an amazing home and I look forward to each and every one of your posts. Thank you for the great ideas and wonderful photos!
Sharon
@novaraway

Sheila said...

It's funny, we are putting a black roof on our house this month as well. We painted the exterior last year. Gray silt by Valspar. I am so excited to be putting a new roof on this year. Next up is new shutters in black, of course. Can't wait to see how yours turns out. I love your home. It's gorgeous.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D I can't wait to see the reveal during the Open House!

Katherine said...

Wow - that is a tight timeline to get it all completed.
The new colours will bring so many more opportunities with foliage in your garden. It will make the current plantings pop.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

New roof and new color and it will look like a totally new house. Can't wait to see it all. Hugs, Marty

June Lovell said...

i'm in Ventura and when my contractor-brother saw my brand new black roof he started providing me with the facts about heat gain, etc. i think the important thing is that your attic vents are good; your roofer can give you ideas about that if you have questions. your house is going to look great and i love the test patches of color--talked to a painter about our house yesterday...

Kathysue said...

Hi D! That is so exciting, getting a new roof is such an uplift for house. The darker roof will look stunning! It really is large surface and can totally change the look of a home. We use to have a shake roof and I loved the look, but needed a change and I am so pleased with our new roof!
Get ready for a lot of noise from above!!
xo Kathysue

Rhonda said...

Two weeks to complete such a mammoth project? I like how quickly you get things done! Can't wait to see the transformation -- I know your house will look stunning!

Angela Ryder said...

Wow! That's almost like getting a whole new house! How exciting!!! Can't wait to see the change!~~Angela

Theresia Westbrook said...

Whatever you do will be perfect...you have the touch...look forward to seeing your magic.

Babs said...

Looking forward to the reveal and the Showcase of Homes.

Sarah said...

You are brave to take on all of this just weeks before the Showcase. I'm eager to see the new look and the Showcase of Homes. Is the Showcase a blog feature or something there in SF?

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Your home is gorgeous, Delores! I am looking forward to seeing the changes...they will be wonderful.
xx.
Sherry

SILVIA said...

Love,love your home!,,

Babs said...

Yay, how exciting to get a new look for your house. How long do you think all the changes will take?

Soo Eaton said...

All these changes you mentioned sound so exciting! It's true what you said that a simple change in paint can make a huge difference on a house's appearance. Also, I say yes to gutter replacement since you said that they were all rusty. I can't wait to see how your house would look when all of the renovations are done. Good luck!
Soo @ Willi Roofing Services

Lenore Lung said...

Oh, wow! Your roof lasted for 27 years? It simply proved that you got a very efficient and durable roof back then. When you look at it, it doesn’t even look so bad. It’s just really up to you if you want to replace it. Have you started with your plan, by the way? I hope that your replacement will be as great as this.

Lenore Lung @ Professional Roofing Contractors

Edna Shakes said...

A black roof is DEFINITELY the way to go! It will lend your home a more modern and sleek look. It's also a matter of choosing the right roofing material to go with. Did you get your remodeling done in time, like you wanted?

Regards,
Edna Shakes @ Presto Roofing

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