Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Roofing & Other Updates

Based on reader feedback, the consensus was to go with pewter gray for the color of our roof shingles.  I hemmed and hawed about it.  Made a decision, only to rethink it.  Have you been here before?  Anyway, we made the eleventh hour decision to go (away from my initial choice of fox hollow gray) with pewter gray.  It definitely seemed the most versatile color.  Contractors showed up Monday and began their demo and reconstruction (we have 2 courses of shingles laid on top of shakes....which means everything has to come off and a new plywood substrate put down before the new shingles go on).  So, here is the progress.

This shows the new roof on the garage with the shed in the foreground; the shed has the old shingles, which provides a good contrast between old and new.  Note: the shed will be re-shingled too.

Here is a broader view of the pewter gray on the garage and the back of the house.  These were taken in the evening so the lighting is off, but you get the idea.

So far we are happy with how things are panning out and I really like the color.  I will post more photos and another roof update later.

In other news, I put a bid in on a persian rug on ebay (see post here) and 29 bids later, she was mine!! Here she is....

This is the seller....there are some great rugs....check out this one!  Anyway, I'll post an update when she is happily settled in our kitchen!


  1. Great choice on the shingles - I can see a difference already despite some evening lighting. It looks great. And thanks for the tip on this Ebay seller - she's got some great inventory. Looking forward to seeing this pretty in your kitchen. Have a good day Fran!

  2. Exciting developments! I like the deeper color of the roof, and I'm sure you'll appreciate the practical aspects of a new room come the rainy/snowy weather.

    And your new rug is great! The colors are perfect for use in a kitchen!

  3. I am a roofing contractor in Westchester NY and I love the darker color. It looks awesome with that siding, nice choice! I also think you might love slate roofing, however that is a little more expensive, but consider it next time you replace the roofing down the line.

  4. love Ebay! Congrats on your rug!

  5. Fran, the shingles look amazing. SUCH a cute house, you have.

    I also have to tell you that your rug is to die for.

  6. Great choice with the shingle roofing. What were your other options for the shingle color? I think you definitely made a great choice, everything looks fantastic!

  7. Pewter gray’s a good choice, indeed! :) It even complimented the color of your house’ exteriors and it’s definitely a good combination to look at. Anyway, be sure to keep your shingles clean as best you can. It’s actually very cost-efficient in the long run because the shingles will be kept from deteriorating for the longest time possible.

    Kermit Lukacs

  8. Nice pick of color I would say! Just keep tabs on those shingles, since they have a tendency to loosen due to winds and debris that sneak into the small spaces and crannies. Be sure to glue them back immediately to avoid further breakage.

    Lida Swisher

  9. I love the persian rug. lol. As far as the gray roof its definitely the perfect color for your home.

  10. You’re right! Pewter grey is definitely one of the most versatile colors for roof shingles, and it’s one of the most popular too. It is well-suited for any type of home design. In fact, it is the color of our roof now.

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