Photo Essay: Roof and Carport Replacement

INTRODUCTION: Up to post #6 in the Tucson Home Renovation series! And things are looking up — toward the roof and carport.


This Middle-Aged House is 61 years old and still has the original roof. Although I’ve lived here for 13 years and have never experienced a leak, that doesn’t mean that my roof will keep behaving well. And the carport? Its support beams have been leaning to one side for as long as I’ve been here.

Time to replace that carport — and the roof. Here comes the team from Crest Construction.

Before we go further, let me tell you something about jobs like this: They’re LOUD. And they begin at the crack of dawn.

So, forget about doing your silent meditation and sleeping in while your roof and carport are being replaced. Just put those things on hold.

What can you do? Admire the work! That’s what I did, and I learned a few things in the process. Here’s a summary:

My old carport was about to fall down. I knew it was in bad shape, but I didn’t know that its demise was imminent. Permit me to breathe a sigh of relief while I rave about the new carport.

The roofing surface was definitely in need of replacement, but the plywood beneath it was fine. Whew! Expensive repair avoided. Cue up the second sigh of relief.

Now, keep in mind that we’re talking about This Middle-Aged House. It’s an emotionally needy house. Thing keeps demanding more attention. The material beneath my eaves is in dire need of replacement — you can see this in the fourth photo in the slideshow — and that means I’ll soon be hiring Crest for more work. Stay tuned. I’ll be blogging it here.

TIP: View the complete photo essay for this project, with captions.

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