I don't know how you do this everyday


#1

After taking everyones advice, I start my garage roof today. I got one side stripped and shingled. I got to tell you I am 58 but right now i feel 108. My back aches in places i did not know i had.
Well only three sides left, i hope i make it in one piece. Thanks everybody for you help


#2

I love my job, I tell myself that every morning. :smiley:


#3

Thanks for the laugh rbarb. :smiley:

I gave up on roofing years ago, and now I do roof consulting work. All the same, I roofed for a long time, and I can both appreciate and laugh at what you have gotten yourself into.

Hey, I may still hang out of roofs, but I no longer am swinging a hammer, mop, or running crews.


#4

You really have to be able to shut your mind off and put your body on auto pilot. People who don’t have this ability won’t last in this buisness.


#5

So true Tar Monkey. Whenever I was on a roof doing mundane tasks, I was usually somewhere else mentally. I was still aware of my surroundings with regard to safety, but I would also be “day dreaming” while working.


#6

I have been dreaming of a massage when this is over


#7

If nothing else, I hope you’ve gained a little insight into roofing and now have a greater appreciation for those of us that spend our days on top of a roof. It is brutally cold on roofs in the winter where it gets cold, and it is brutally hot in the summers. There is typically not a lot of shade on a roof, and the roofing material absorbs heat making it hotter on the roof than on the ground.