Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Roof update and some settling - now

See our roofer on the ladder?

He's putting on the finishing touches.

That's right folks - he's done with the roof! And I like the color. It's some sort of dimensional slate color.

The company that sold us the shingles told us that the manufacturer of these shingles use a talcum type powder to make them. They said the white streaks could be excess powder, and will hopefully lessen after some rain. The pic on the left is the original. The pic on the right is after the rains we had this weekend.

The streaks are still there, but they are lighter.

I don't think they look as bad. The rep is still going to come out and have a look, just in case, but lets just hope they disappear over the winter months.

Now these two photos are right up next to the house. When we had all of the rain this weekend, the disturbed ground around the house settled. Not good. We are going to have to get some dirt and fill that in. We had tons of dirt that we smoothed out, and now we need dirt!


  1. The roof doesn’t really look so bad with the white streaks on it. Over time, its true color will be revealed, and as it gets older, it’ll look even more beautiful. Anyway, do you still notice the white streaks until now?

  2. Hi Cindy! It’s been a long time, I hope you have the true color of the roof now. Like Bethanne, I can also see that the white streaks don’t ruin the roof. It looks pretty awesome also. The manufacturers must have a very unique way to make their products very attractive, and I hope you’re a very satisfied customer. I’d love to hear more from you and your recent home. :)

    -- Lino Kosters

  3. It looks like you’ve got a long-lasting roof there. I hope the roof is still in good condition until now. If you notice some parts are peeling off, remove or replace it immediately to prevent costly damage in the future. Plus, it would be great if you regularly maintained it. +Conner Spear