Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Friday, November 2, 2012

A New Roof For An Old Coop

We have an old chicken coop on our property.  It used to belong to 
the old Victorian home next door as did the lot that our house sits on.

The coop is pretty old, probably built during the depression.

It hasn't been used as a chicken coop for at least 60 years, maybe longer.

It's a nice little building, perfect for storing garden tools and lawn mowers
in the winter.  But it's poor roof had seen better days.  

So a couple of weeks ago the Mister and his friend Vaughn went to work.

First they stripped off what was left of the old roof and added 
a new fascia board.

Seven layers of shingles, tin, old linoleum (from the 50's), and other
substances that were hard to identify were scraped off.

New steel roofing was purchased.

And installed.


Now the roof is water tight and ready for winter.

The rest of the coop, however, needs a bit of work.

I love old outbuildings.

So worth the work.


Kerin said...

It will be so nice to have the new roof on!!
I am so happy that you appreciate that old building, and that you are willing to do the work to save it!

We put new metal roofing on all of our out-buildings this summer, and it's so nice to know that they are protected from the elements now, and we will most likely NEVER have to re-roof them again .. at least in our life-time :)

Happy weekend to ya...

AshTreeCottage said...

It was worth the work! What a charming coop and so glad that you saved it and are giving it new life. Have a great weekend.

Susan and Bentley

Primitive Stars said...

Hi, love the look and I also love old buildings to......so nice to save such a great old coop.....Blessings Francine.

Karen Mortensen said...

Looks wonderful.

wendy said...

I love old out buildings too. My philosophy..if they can be saved and restored DO IT.
Such heritage and history.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

What a charming building! I love old out buildings too.

Geneva said...

I love old out buildings too... with the new roof, your chicken coop / garden shed will last another 60 years. Great job!

Donna said...

Great old chicken coop! The metal roof is perfect for it. I, too, love old buildings.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I love old out buildings too! How lucky you are to have such a lovely old building. Love the metal roofing!

Pollyanna said...

Oh Mimi, it look wonderful. I love the tin roof, what a great idea!! BTW love your idea for the smash book event being late January, since our flea.o.logy at Olson's will be January 19th. I will be in touch!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love your charming little building, Mimi! That new roof should keep it going for a long time!

Brendan Gertner said...

It definitely seems like the old chicken coop has gone through a lot. Good thing that you were able to have the roof replaced before it completely crumpled to the ground. And although the rest of the coop needs a lot of work, you jumpstarted the work in a great way! Congrats, and I hope the work is on its way! :)


Lida Swisher said...

Great choice with the metal roof! Metal roofs are known for their durability and low-maintenance features. The roof can definitely stand the heat of the sun, but, of course, you should re-coat it with paint after a few months to further extend its service life.

- Lida Swisher

Kip said...

I agree with Lida that you made the right decision to choose metal roofing! Aside from its durability, it’s also aesthetically pleasing. By the way, what did you do to the star? Where is it now?

-Kip Whitehead

Allyson Duguay said...

It’s really impressive how a newly installed roof can enhance the whole look of your little building. Steel roofs are quite a choice, and I believe it is durable enough to keep your garden tools and lawn mowers safe and secured. =) Anyway, are you guys planning on painting the coop’s walls for a completely restored look?

Allyson Duguay

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