For those of you who were wondering about paint on the shingles, @unrepentantclassicist was kind enough to procure one today when he was up on the roof (a location I will only ever see in pictures). I will leave the definitive answer about paint to the expert @paintchipsanalysis, but we did not see any visible evidence of it on this shingle. Suffice to say that it has seen some weather in its time! #theaccidentalpreservationist#chancogniehouse
While I have been known to hang out of windows to take pictures of historical shutter hardware here, I am not about to go up to the roof, so thanks to @unrepentantclassicist for documenting these wooden shingles under the metal roof. The green at the top is a later metal roof on top of what we believe is the original shingle roof of the house - it is quite likely that the metal roof was simply installed over the full wood shingle roof. This area was revealed when the third story of the addition was torn down - I suspect that there will be many more discoveries as work continues! #theaccidentalpreservationist#chancogniehouse
I've been a rookie shingle maker today - splitting down lovely straight grained sweet chestnut with a froe, evening out the thickness with axes and dressing the surface with a drawknife. They'll be used for an outdoor kitchen building. The process of roofing the structure was being documented by @bucklehurstleather to shortly appear on his YouTube channel.