In our latest installment on how to overspend on a renovation, we focused on the new dormer. To balance some cost overruns in other areas, we planned to do simple siding and a rolled roof on the low pitch dormer. Since the house sits up on a hill, we figured you wouldn't really see the dormer or its roof.
Another point: rolled roofing really only has a lifespan of 5 years or so......we want something that will be better for the future homeowner. Add that to the threat of ice dams in our snowy climate (even though we super insulated the roof and walls) and a metal roof makes a whole lot more sense.
So, you guessed it, we went with the most expensive option for siding and roofing. Sigh - this is why our profit margin is always so tiny.
The guys got started by trimming out the windows and fascia. They did a fantastic job of matching the original trim on the house - but in low maintenance PVC that won't suffer from the elements like wood.
Then the roofing team from Affordable Roofing and Liberty Roofing came in. The standing seam roofing is a color called dark slate (made in the USA!) that really compliments our shingles - even though you'll never really see it, because the house is so tall.
|Crimping the finished metal roof edge|
They also trimmed out the new front dormer egress window and repaired the cedar shakes. It looks better than ever! And did you notice our new front door? It's painted a Benjamin Moore color called Sunflower Fields.
It's still a bit to chilly here in Maine to paint the new cedar shakes. But hopefully as spring really takes hold and the temperatures warm up, we'll get the cedar shakes painted to match the rest of the house. It really will be a thing of beauty!!Pin It
|Before and After: quite a change, don't you think?|