My old friend and former neighbor, Antoine did all his own maintenance and repairs. I really wish I was doing home inspections when he still lived here.
Here is his roof. I remember laughing out loud the first time I looked up and saw it. Antoine’s roof might be the most conventional part of his house–but that is another post. Tony had collected odd bundles of 3-tab shingles and just put them on one bundle at a time. I use to tease him he should have sorted the shingles the way slate roof installers do and then he would have had a random mix of the shingles. (So, if you see a slate roof where the colors are bunched in areas, then the installer didn’t shuffle the slates and may have cut corners in other ways as well.)
Of course the flashing along brick sidewall is all wrong–it’s putty and goo.
But this roof is at least 25 years old and except for the flashing, it’s not in that bad of shape–for its age.
We miss you Tony.