I’m Dreaming of a White Roof.

IMG_1.jpgEarlier this fall, Little Green received a makeover! Gone were her old shingles and on went a white metal roof. How do you type a whistle? Anyway, that’s not all that she received. Initially, we were given a quote that seemed extremely inexpensive. All that our contractors had to do was remove the old roofing and put on the new one. They came on a Friday and said that it would be done on Monday. What was supposed to take two days turned into nearly two months! Does this ever happen to anyone else?

This is what Little Green ended up needing:

– the removal of 3 (and sometimes 4) layers of shingles

– a new supporting beam in our kitchen addition

– insulation in the ceiling of our entryway

– new plywood in place of the old wood with dry rot

– the roof itself to be extended on one side

– new soffit

– new fascia

– new eaves troughs (still waiting for those)

– new siding on our second floor

– oh, and a metal roof, of course

IMG_2.jpg IMG_3.jpgIMG_4.jpgIMG_5.jpgWe ended up paying three times the original quoted amount. However, now Little Green is more structurally sound and much warmer than ever before. Although her roof is currently covered in some Canadian snow and all of our neighbours’ roofs match Little Green’s, believe me when I say that when it’s bare, it’s very beautiful!

IMG_6.jpgNow to figure out what colour to paint the rest of our home. Any suggestions?



  1. Thanks Emory, Really you are uncommon than others. I have also a dream to build a white roofing house like you. Your sharing picture is looking to nice. It seem to be happy me. At the moment i am flowing your content. I hope that will get more information to you. Please give one more information about this.


  2. Love it! Your house is so charming. Though older houses are a lot more work, I would just die to have one. And seriously, how did I not know about your blog before? I love it!


  3. Beautiful roof. And beautiful photos.😀


  4. Aw, your home is so adorable! And the updates look great, especially the wood accents on top. You mentioned suggestions for painting the rest, does that mean you’re wanting to change the green? Because I really like it! But I think a deep grey-blue or a mustardy yellow would also look lovely.


  5. Jo

     /  12/08/2013

    So cute and comfy. Worth the expense and aggravation, n’est-ce pas? Jo @ Let’s Face the Music


  6. I am dying for a tin roof on our little house!
    Little Green is adorable!


  7. I love the wood on the top floor! It looks great, and pops nicely with the green!


  8. Mum

     /  12/06/2013

    Little Green is not looking anymore like an old ship!!!! It’s so nice to rejuvenate a long standing home. It feels loved. Now…..it’s time to sell, baby!!!! What do you think fellow bloggers? I am offering Em free rent and lodging in a self contained nanny/in law suite on 30 beautiful private acres only minutes from the city. Did I mention free? Should she move?? I say yes. Put away $$$$ smart financial decision. And the best part? I would be her neighbour. Albeit a very quiet unintrusive neighbour. Help me convince her…..


    • Oh mother. You forgot to mention that you also have a For Sale sign up on your million-dollar property. I think that we will stay where it is small, cozy, and guaranteed living! :-P


  9. The new roof looks amazing! Those things always take way longer than expected. My building had our original from 1928 windows repaired in September, and what was supposed to be 4 days in my unit turned into 8! Glad to hear it’s all done now. It looks great!

    Ladyface Blog


  • Hello! My name is Emory. I am a wife, mother of four (three on earth in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
    email: helloscarlettblog@outlook.com

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