Moisture can cause snowballing, extremely expensive damage in any buildings. A leaky roof can turn into the root of all moisture problems. So, what to do when you’re in a pinch and need a creative solution for your roof. Check out this house in Addison County, Vermont.
At first glance it looks at though this house simply has a new roof, right? But something looks out of the ordinary. If you zoom into the picture, you gain a better vantage point.
And it looks as though a roof structure (more like a cover, if you will) is resting on the house’s actual, likely failed, roof below it. Interesting! The disclaimer is that I took this picture from the road, so I cannot confirm my guess. Regardless, it seems like an excellent temporary solution! It is sturdier than a tarp, that’s for sure. Anyone agree?
8 thoughts on “Roof over a Roof”
Thomas Chandler Haliburton, 1834:
“The capitalists of Nova Scotia treat it like a hired house, they won’t keep it in repair; they neither paint it to presarve the boards, nor stop a leak to keep the frame from rottin’; but let it go to rack sooner than drive a nail or put in a pane of glass. It will sarve our turn out, they say.”
Interesting. I’d say that fits today’s world, too.
Definitely sturdier than the traditional blue tarp, and it won’t flap around in the wind …
Indeed. I wonder how long a temporary solution such as this one (I assume it’s temporary) will remain.
I’ll have to keep it in mind as we restore the outbuildings on the plantation. Great idea!
If you do use this idea, please share!
Only in Vermont! 🙂
Yup, it goes right in line with things I didn’t see until I moved here such as crazy windows.