What to do when your wife is out of town for the weekend? Bits and pieces of work that you've been putting off for months!
When we originally built the shed, I never went back and tried to clean up shingles. Here's what shingles dangling over the edge of the roof look like:
After staring at this sorry state of affairs for altogether too long, I decided things needed to be cleaned up. I got out a straightedge, a knife, a chalk-line, and borrowed a pair of tin snips from our neighbors. This is the result:
The trimmed shingles are much more tidy. Here's what it looks like up the eave-line on one side of the shed:
Check out the nice, uniform overhang of the shingles:
That's half the work completed. I still need to go back and deal with the other side... Just after finishing the initial construction of the shed, I stupidly took a pair of tin snips to that side of the shed. This was before we installed any trim, so there's barely any overhang. Luckily, it has not let in any water. However, I'd rather get it fixed up properly so doesn't have any chance of leaking.
By mid-afternoon, it was blazingly hot, sitting up there on the asphalt shingles. So I decided to move to a different project. The door that we picked up for the shed was missing one of its lights:
Over a year ago, we got a piece of plastic to install in that space. I decided that today was finally the day it would get installed. I first removed the trim from the sides of the light:
After cleaning out the spiderwebs, I put the new plastic light in place. It's held against the opposing trim pieces by "glass points" -- little pieces of metal which will hide behind the trim:
Here are two trim pieces reinstalled:
Looks a bit out of place, compared to the crazy 1960's glass of the other lights, but it does keep out the wind and rain. It's all ready for a new coat of paint!
posted by noel on 05/09/10