Saturday, July 22, 2017

Tis HOT on the roof!

little Known Facts:
1.   The word "testify" is based on the Ancient Roman practice of making men swear on their testicles when making a statement in court.
2.   In England in the 1880s, "pants" was considered a dirty word.
3.   According to many language experts, the most difficult kind of phrase to create is a palindrome, a sentence or group of sentences that reads the same backward and forward. A few examples:

Red rum, sir, is murder.

….Ma is as selfless as I am.

….Nurse, I spy gypsies. Run!

….A man, a plan, a canal - Panama.

….He lived as a devil, eh?
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Well if that isn’t confusing enough, let me try to make an entry. Have you noticed it is hot? I was on a roof today, dark shingles and my feet were burning. I thought of Alabama Rick’s descriptive of hot weather: ‘It is as hot as the devils shoe soles’, or something like that. (Mine wuz hot!)

 (leaks make me as confused as this little dude)

Roof leaks are VERY hard to trace.  Many times the ‘ceiling stain’ is a long way from the actual leak. That can be caused by several things, one is the water comes in towards the roof peak and runs down the roof sheathing or rafter and drips several feet from the actual leak. Some types of insulation will carry the water up to ten feet away from the actual leak.
Granddaughter Reece, rents the house and her opinion was the roof only leaks when there is a high wind.  Roof peaks are finished differently, depending on the roofer (and owner). This roof was installed before we bought the house. Roofers start at the bottom eave and work to the peak. This peak was covered with an aluminum peak cover. Over the years the tacks have backed out (Not uncommon in the heat), I could pull up on the edges about a quarter inch. Wind could lift this and force water unto the house under the cover, defeating its purpose.
I re-nailed it, sweating like the mayor at election time. I was beat, yep, I am old….
Nite Shipslog
 Customized 1956 Ford



lets hope your roof repair holds. they are tricky for sure.

Mevely317 said...

Talk about a labor of love! Stay safe, m'friend.

betty said...

This is when you stop and think "do I really want to do the repair myself?" I had heard that about roof leaks that the problem is never where the leak actually comes into the house. With our roof being put in last year and it guaranteed for 25 years, I'm thinking it could very well be the last roof we put in, which is good because the noise drives me nuts :)

Rest up tomorrow!


Lisa said...

Uuughh! Those leaks! We had a couple flunkies put new shingles on our roof a few years ago. We have fought a leak around the chimney ever since. They finally stopped answering our calls to come make it right, so nick ended up doing it himself.
Then last year we found a soft spot in the camper ceiling about the size of a quarter. We had someone take it off and fix it. He did a fabulous and very expensive job on it. We are pleased with it though.

Happy Sunday!

Dar said...

There goes the neighbors off to church where we should be.......
I hear ya about the heat, hot roofs and leaks not dripping in where the actual problem is. For several years, Bill tackled the kitchen roof until last spring when he finally had enough. He and Eric ripped the entire thing off, raised it about a foot, re-roofed it and we haven't had a problem since. They did say tho, that the actual leak was on an opposite corner of the kitchen and dripping across and down the cabinet wall....what a mess but my 'fine' craftsmen did it right. Ya gotta love the handymen in the family, especially when they are such determined workers. Glad you resolved the problem at the rental for Reece. I'm sure she's very proud of her grandpa for doing such a job in the heat. BlessyaMan.
love n' hugs from up north. A cool front has arrived. I'm lovin' it. It went from the 90's yesterday to the 60's today. Have a cool one yourselves.

Back Porch Writer said...

Wow I had never heard of a palindrome! Hope you all are keeping cool.

Paula said...

Be careful on that roof in the heat. Don't know if it as hot there as here but they are re-roofing the senior apartments down the street and I feel for those guys. One time Mel and I tried to roof our garage ourselves. We had to come down from there until the sun went down as it was burning through our tennis shoes.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Glad that job is finished for you and hope your repair fixed it. It is very hard sometimes to trace a leak.

Unknown said...

We've discovered a roof stain in our sun room, but have been putting off calling a professional roofing company. I've read your blog, and it has convinced me to make the call today before the damage gets worse. We have rainy winters, and the last thing I want to deal with during cold weather is a leaky roof.