Fiddler on the roof

Who’s dumber, the guy who built the house with the flat roof
or the guy who bought it?

When I write my doctoral dissertation on snow removal it will be titled “Flat Roofs Are Stupid.”

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10 Responses to “Fiddler on the roof”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    You got a leak?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Not right at the moment, Paddy me boyo. We’ve had a couple small ones over the past year, one down the outside of a furnace duct in the guest bathroom, and a second by the front door.

      After the last couple storms pretty much everybody with a flat roof in the cul-de-sac had one or two going on. So I thought it might be smart to move a little rooftop snow down to ground level, where it can help the plants grow.

      I’m just a leetle too old for this shit, though. The only thing I’m really qualified to shovel is the fake news. That’s light work.

  2. Rauol Duke jr. Says:

    wow look at the slope on the houses around you??? hmmm wonder why?? archytek must have drawn up yurn……

  3. khal spencer Says:

    There are two kinds of flat roofs. Those that are leaking and those that are not leaking yet.

    Don’t ask me why your post made me think of the following:

  4. dale Says:

    We have a steep roof and several years ago we had ice dams that forced water under the roof shingles and into the house, warping window trim and causing a mess. The original roof was due to be replaced, so we had an impervious membrane installed on the lower part of the roof. Ice dam solved.

    Seems like here in the mid-Atlantic even a 45 degree roof doesn’t help when you get big rain. What runs off the roof runs onto the ground; and if that ground is saturated (which it has been for three years) it leaks into your basement. Oh yes we have gutters and we have 10 foot sections of pipe directing drain output from the downspouts, and we have a sump pump and a back-up sump pump when #1 fails.

    I went to Home Depot today to purchase caulk for a leak. I had to walk around at least 4 of the orange buckets that they sell because their roof was leaking.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Best roof we ever had was the Pro-Panel roof on the place outside Weirdcliffe. We didn’t have to do diddley to that thing.

      The chimney sweep sure hated it, though. He had to break out the climbing gear for that one.

      Chez Dog outside Weirdcliffe

      Chez Dog outside Weirdcliffe.

  5. JD Dallager Says:

    In the long run, Mother Nature always wins!!

  6. psobrien Says:

  7. Libby Says:

    Careful! Sorry you are dealing with this! Weather so crazy that the sump pump runs throughout snowstorms.

  8. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    Owning a house – UGGHH! We just got rid of one in Iowa and now the landlord in Sicily says he plans to sell so we may soon be in another “buy or move” situation. UGHHHH!

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