We have a new roof on the west side of the North Ell now, the last section that hadn’t been done in awhile (sixty years in this case). There was a reason it took our carpenter quite some time though…the lower curve of the roof where it flares out below the dormers had: two layers of shakes, a layer of tin, a layer of tar paper, another layer of tin, and a layer of asphalt shingles.  No wonder it looked rather bulgy!

Above the curve it was only shakes, tar paper, and asphalt.  This helps to explain the diffuse leaks at an odd point partway up: the tin must have effectively created puddles and dams that then leaked through onto the rafters and down the knee walls slowly.  Thankfully, there is no structural damage.

So something accomplished this summer any way!