The Cross House
2015 is the year that the Cross House gets new shingles, and the built-in gutters get relined. This is good as the roofs and built-in gutters are scary:
After MUCH debate, I have settled on asphalt shingles. Quite pedestrian, yes, but I have no desire to return to the original wood shingles “dipped in hot oil”. Part of the decision is cost. In a house which needs, well, everything, I cannot spend a fortune on the roof. I have also seen numerous historic homes with asphalt shingles which look quite well. And sometimes not.