This week we at Briary River had to replace the roof on the clubhouse. The metal has been in for over a week but we have not been able to work on it due to rain and other things.
We were finally able to begin work on it Tuesday morning. We had planned to meet up at 7 at Buckman’s but as anyone who knows me knows, unless it is work or hunting I'm not going to be on time in the morning. In fact even if it is work or hunting I still might be a little late. I showed up at about 7:20 and we started getting ready.
We made it to the clubhouse at about 8 and Mr. Percy was right behind us with the backhoe to put the shingles in. Buckman and myself began striping the back of the roof while Bernie was working on a few bad spots on the front. Other than it being hot every think went smoothly on the first day. I we got the back striped an the metal put on and called it a day before it got to late. Buckman and Bernie had football practice.
The second day was much different. We had an extra man on the striping and had that done in a hurry. Then we started finding places that needed to be fixed. This slowed us down but did not stop us. As soon as we started laying metal everything fell apart. We had been so happy about how strait this roof was but it was off by about 2 1/2 inches. It took us hours to find the problem. Oh and did I mention that it was right at 100 degrees in the shade, something we had very little of.
After adjusting and readjusting and then adjusting again I finally got it correct. Now I do not claim to be an expert at putting down metal roofs but I know that I am good at it. This was the hardest roof I have ever done. Although it could have been the heat that caused some of the problem. By the time we got to the problem I was so hot that I could not think strait.
In the end we finished the roof and barring some freak accident the clubhouse will be there for us to enjoy for many more years. Now my main concern is how am I going to be able to sit in a stand in 11 days in this heat?