Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I'll Hammer in the Morning, I'll Hammer in the Evening... (sing-a-long)

As I said before, living next to the BDGs is an endless delight...

First, a reputable contractor pulls a permit to install vinyl siding.

Then come item #2, where the city has to be called out to tell them they need a permit to pour foundation concrete and construct whatever-the-hell room or porch they're building out back. Removing a couple rows of shingles to tie in the new roofline is one thing, but now...

Now the question becomes, Did this cotiere* of construction connoisseurs happen to mention to code enforcement that they were doing more than merely tying item #2 into the roof joists out back? This morning's festivities included stripping the entire roof of composite shingles...

... and removing large sections of sheathing, front and back.

Last time I checked, re-roofing as a single operation required its own separate permit. A complete remodeling permit, to include re-roofing, may be necessary in this circumstance.

Hmmm... WWJD?

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* cotiere (n) French, from Middle French, tenants, from Old French cotier cotter, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English cot hut. 1738 : an intimate and often exclusive group of persons with a unifying common interest or purpose.


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