Roof over a Roof

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.

A new metal roof on this old house -- but why does it look a bit off?

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.

A roof over a roof?

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

  1. Mark says:

    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.”

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