This is what we’re doing this weekend. It’s hot up on the roof. Thankfully, we have a few clouds here and there which helps. Normally do not have a single cloud in the sky. Got lucky this weekend.
Here’s Jake rolling on the first coat of roof sealant. We’re using Black Jack Ultra from Gardners. Link to product: http://www.gardner-gibson.com/linedetails.aspx?id=87
We have a mix of tile and flat roof on our house. So, about 3,000 square feet of flat roof to roll. Looks like it’s going to take ten 5 gallon buckets to complete two coats. Here’s my hubby rolling up the sides of our roof line which are about 2 feet tall.
Some spots are really hard to get to – good thing we have a little guy to send in as our “special forces paint team”. Considering my profession, you bet both my boys know how to sling a brush! The round thing there on the right is a turret.
Here you can see the turret better as well as our special forces team paint leader getting in there to apply the second coat. Clouds are clearing a bit. That’s the Franklin Mountain Range in the background.
Front view of the house – this was Christmastime. Obviously.
Here’s what the first coat looks like.
Empty buckets are starting to accumulate all over the yard.
Kind of funny. The empty caulk container graveyard.
The backyard is a mess – showing signs of a major project underway!
The house is a ranch, one-story. Sure does make things easier.
The dog is grateful he does not have opposable thumbs and is unable to hold a paint brush. He is, however, quite adept at swimming. So, that’s where he’s headed.
Started the project patching cracks and leveling out low areas. In the background you can see some of the backyard and view. Mountain range on the far left is in Juarez, Mexico. On the right is the valley of El Paso, Texas and New Mexico is in the distance.
More from the front and the empty lot across the street from us. We think it’s sold and I’m expecting construction on a new house to start soon.
Have a few more 5’s to go. It will be great to get this project wrapped up and checked off the to-do list! Next big project is painting the exterior. Planning to do that this fall. I have some time to think about the color scheme.
How did you spend your 4th of July weekend?