Thursday, August 18, 2016

Some Touch up on My House

      I have lived in my house since 1970. The house was built in 1963 so it's been around a while.

      I've been able to work at maintenance and keep it in good condition.

      The house is brick with wood trim. I've been able to paint the trim and keep it in good condition. However, the time has come to stay off ladders as much as possible. The wood and eave troughs have lived their life and it was time something major was done.

      We decided to replace the eave troughs cover the gable ends and  fascia with aluminum. We had the roof redone several months ago.

      So it's done and we are quite happy with it. We wish we'd done it ten years ago when we talked about it. It really improves the look of the house.

The eave trough guys were fast

A 65 ish Clifford was very slow but careful and thorough. He did a fine job.





43 comments:

  1. Nice to get it done and not have to worry about it any longer...looks nice too...

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    1. Yes, I don't have to climb ladders anymore.

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  2. Oh yes! It looks very, very wonderful indeed! Congratulations!

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  3. He did a great job! That is a mighty fine house, sir!

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  4. It looks nice. Glad you got that big job out of the way!

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    1. It should be easier to look after now.

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  5. It looks great, so nice to have professionals to do the job for you. We don't paint our house not ourselves anymore either.

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    1. They've done a really good job on this one.

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  6. looks great! i recently had a metal roof put on my home. my 65 yr old contractor and his 50 yr old nephew did it all by themselves.

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    1. Thanks. Now a metal roof is something else.

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  7. take a lot of work away, looks nice

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  8. It looks great, Red, and I hear you about getting to that time in life when it's best to stay off ladders. Or jump out of airplanes. :-)

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    1. Someday I'll have to give up the bike.

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  9. Looks very nice! And I'm sure it is a great feeling to have this chore done.

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    1. Thanks. Getting estimates is a pain.

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  10. Such a help when you do that and it looks nice as long as the house stands. Good idea.

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    1. These materials stand up well.

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  11. It's a lot of work, but it has to be done.

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    1. I'm glad it's done by somebody else.

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  12. I have never heard the term "eaves troughs" before. Surely you mean gutters? Ask the micro manager for guidance on this. As she is from Yorkshire she knows how to speak English properly.

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    1. So that's my problem! And here I thought the micro manager talked funny. I can't understand some of her relatives. so the micro manager speaks properly . I'll have to take a lesson from her! I still think eave trough and gutter are the same!!!

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  13. It looks Ike a very nice job and good that you didn't have to get on a ladder. Better safe than sorry.

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    1. We were surprised how good it looks.

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  14. It will save a lot of maintenance.

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    1. That was my plan. I didn't mind up til this time. Now it's time to stay off ladders.

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  15. It looks great. They did a fine job.

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  16. Great outcome - your house looks really smart and you are in one piece.

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    1. So I killed two birds with one stone!

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  17. That looks great! A job well done. And your home looks to be in very good shape.

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    1. I've worked hard to keep things up.

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  18. It looks good! And yes, there comes a time when you need to pay someone else to do those big jobs.

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  19. At first glance, I thought that was you on the ladder. Your house does look nice. Amazing how making a few changes like that can make the house look almost new again.

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  20. Nothing like sprucing up for a fresh look...:)

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  21. It looks great and should be maintenance free! :)

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