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Sunday, 24 July 2016


This is the time of year roofers are busy. Yesterday I helped a crew of volunteers from our church put new shingles on this house.

Those pneumatic nailers sure make the job easy.

We had plenty of help and the work progressed quickly and properly as most of us had done this before.

I spent most of my time with Durl and John on the ground ready to bring up supplies when needed.

The job was done by early afternoon and I'm sure the shingles will seal securely under all this heat.

Carrying bundles of shingles was a lot easier 40 years ago; must be thicker shingles.

Enjoy the sunshine and stay cool. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Thicker shingles?? I don't think so Art!!

  2. It's wonderful that you had a handful of volunteers to help with your roofing project! It's always wonderful to see people come together to get something done (at a much cheaper rate than a handy man). Nothing makes a house look more updated than new roofing! Enjoy and keep us posted on your upcoming fun projects. I love this blog.

  3. There's nothing quite like the experience of hauling shingles...even if they do get thicker as the years go by! It's been a while since I've hauled shingles myself, but we've got a project coming up. Here's hoping our upcoming roofing job goes as smoothly as yours has. Looks like you had a great bunch of people working together to make your new roof look great!

  4. I'm sure your roofing project it go just as well. It's hunting season up here so no roofing this week. Weather has been perfect for such a project though.