Healed Cottage…

Remember that huge slab of ice with a sharp point that slid off the upper level roof and crashed into our kitchen roof? The weight of that block of ice, the speed of the fall,  combined with the sharp point of the falling block… drove through our new kitchen roof. 

Original ice block…

Well we had quite a rain storm last week and the tarp did not prevent water from, again, leaking into the kitchen. 

I called Jeremiah and asked him how soon we might be able to fix this challenge. He said. “let’s do it Monday. If it is too cold, I have a torch to heat the tar up to seal the shingles.” (It is 20° and snowing!)

This morning first thing Jeremiah and his crew arrived. The good news is there was no structural damage… just a small section of planks that need to be replaced. There was a lot of water in the ceiling. Because of the tile design, they were filled with water. First, they used the wet vac to suck up most of the water:  then they dried the rest up manually. Insulation was replaced, they laid a new section of plywood and shingles.

Pulling out water and wet insulation…
Checking…
Hole…
Sealing roof…

Jeremiah suggests we purchase a pallet to keep on that area of the roof… just in case… 

If another weird weather system accumulates ice, the pallet would act as a cushion.

So our sweet cottage is healed… we are warm, and dry… 

8 thoughts on “Healed Cottage…”

  1. Maybe consider getting 2 pallets in case the next block falls from a different spot and lands … uh oh! Put one on each side of the area and lay a plank or two or three across them; maximize the coverage.

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