The Momplex, she just got her hair done.
And now she's already going gray.
Building the Momplex has been very different than building our home.
Unlike our home where we choose things that we like and can afford, at the Momplex we are choosing things that make sense.
You see, we hope Mom lives in the Momplex for a long long time, until she's 100 years old! And while she lives in the Momplex, we do not want her worrying about maintenance.
I think a nice house is a well maintained house. One that is properly cared for. And because Mom might be too old to get up on the roof and fix it (heck I am too!) in ten or twenty years, we went with the roofing that will last 40 or 50 years. And that's a metal roof.
And as I looked at all the colors of roofing, I asked myself, what color will I still like in 40 or 50 years? Barn red? Denali Green? Tahoe Blue? I could not be certain.
So we went gray.
With the metal roofing panels comes the trim and accessories. Here we have the ridge cap and rake flashing. I'll show you where they all go.
We also opted to add fully wrapped fascia - so Mom doesn't have to get up on a lift and paint the fascia in 10 years - and you also so here the drip edge.
It all starts by rolling tar paper over the plywood roof. This get's stapled down directly to the plywood. You start at the bottom and work your way upward.
And I just want to apologize to you for the lack of photos up on the roof.
Because this is as far as I venture on that roof.
And hopefully, this is as far as Mom will ever have to go too.