I've posted here a few times, my ex used to post quite a bit.
Anyway, my son and I managed to with help from this group, with lots of
errors (and aches and pains) put a roof on our shed this past summer.
But, the house roof is also on it's last legs. Or should I say, part of
Apparently, it is what is called a "hip roof," the "south" side of the
roof is about 15 years newer than the north side, which is now at about
35 years young.
The south side looks really good. The north side, not so good....in
Here's my question. The north side is really not that big, and I would
be replacing next summer the this part of itt. There are also some
sides, to the west and east, but they are also newer and don't need
So, I am replacing one of what I guess is four sections of a hip roof.
The other roof my son and I replaced was a simple shed roof that took
eight bundles of shingles.
The shed was just basically a simple slanted piece of plywood with no
valleys, ridges or anything else and it now seems to be watertight.
This is almost the same, except that it would meet the "newer" shingles
at two edges. Does this seem like something a 40-something mom and her
slacker 18-year-old could tackle without screwing it up too much.
Roofers wanted $700 for the shed last summer, which we did for about
$90. Hate to think what they would want for this....whatever it would
be, I can't afford it....