The roof over the sunroom was flat, something very common houses constructed in the 1920's. We thought the flat roof wouldn't be a problem as the former owner assured us it had just been re-roofed. But flat roofs and Michigan winters are not amicable companions, and two winters ago, during a thaw cycle, the roof began to leak. After talking to our friend and contractor, Gary Allen, we decided we would put a hip roof on the structure. The door that walked out onto the flat roof would be replaced by a window. Gary is a creative and resourceful fellow and mentioned that he had an arched window sitting in his driveway (a Pella window, even), that he felt would look nice in a gable. We would have to add a cathedral ceiling. We liked the idea. So here are pictures of our project.
|This is Gary in our old "before" sunroom. The ceiling was an Armstrong fake wood product.|
|The roof peeled off. There wasn't a salvageable board in the roof.|
|This is the interior after the arched window was set in place and the gabled roof put on.|
|The exterior -- almost complete -- it turned out kind of cute!|
|The new ceiling is natural beadboard. Although the floor isn't visible here, it is oak that was stained to match the existing floor in the rest of the house.|
|See more of the sunroom project at my blog|