Time to have some work done on our 40-year-old house.
First, a new roof. Since this would be the third roof — the original plus the second roof which was laid on top of that one about 20 years ago — both layers had to be removed before the new roof could be put on. The roofer arrived with a mini-platoon. When they ripped off the two layers, only a few sheets of plywood needed to be replaced. They removed the old attic fan, replacing it with a new one. They installed the new roof. It took one day.
Next, a paint job. The entire house was power washed on a Friday and left to dry over the weekend. The sides and back did not need to be painted. The front cedar shakes, the trim all around, and the front door were given two coats. We didn’t change the colors. All together, it took three days.
The final leg of the face-lift trifecta: our annual spring clean-up. The severe winter did quite a bit of damage. We replaced a lot of shrubs and added some new ones.
The hedge in front really took a beating. But the guys did a terrific job pruning it back severely so that it looks pretty good. Our landscaper says the holes should fill in.
We’ve never had a rose bush before. Love the color! Since we get lots of sun in the front, this should do well.
We put in a lot of new shrubs near the patio.
Our backyard is very shady. These hostas should do well.
New shrubs in this bed: Delaware Valley Azaleas, Alice Oakleaf Hydrangeas, and two others whose names I don’t know.
Now, this old house is looking mighty spiffy!