First a little catch-up: we got a second estimate for getting new shingles put on the roof, and it ended up being quite a bit less expensive than the first one, so we decided to move forward on it. We picked out a 30-year architectural shingle in color called Moire Black.
I was surprised on Monday when I got a call in the afternoon from the owner of the roofing company telling me that his crew was at the house getting started. I was surprised because we hadn't yet set up a time for them to start, but we weren't going to complain about our new roof going on sooner than we'd expected. ;-)
There's a decent chance of rain forecast each day this week, but yesterday the weather cooperated, and we came home to find the roof well more than half re-shingled. Jessica insisted she climb up on the roof to have a look and take some pictures. First, here are some from the ground that kinda serve as "before" shots because none of the new shingles are visible from the front yet:
And now a view from on high:
They seem to be very close to finishing; there is less than half left to shingle. However, they're going to be installing ridge vents and doing the flashing around the chimney too, so I predict they'll finish tomorrow--if the rain stays away.
Jessica seemed happy with the way things looked, so I'm happy too. We're excited about it. I'll certainly post more pictures when it's all done!