Drats and double drats. A couple of months ago I stumbled on a source for this great information about how to recreate – yes – an authentic midcentury roof. The solution is: classic three-tab shingles from Owens Corning…and look what a great match some of the colors are, to the 1954 advertisement above.
My drats, though, come from the fact that I cannot find my original source for the information, who I wanted to credit. Drats.
Nonetheless – what a wonderful tip indeed, as roofs are wicked expensive, to say the least. A couple of years ago, when we needed to get ours done, we went the yuppie way and installed architectural shingles. They look great. But… if I had the choice to re-live today, I would now know about and appreciate this three-tab solution. Oh, and save a lot of money, too!
Gosh, isn’t this a very serious issue and recommendation today? I feel so grown up.
This post was originally published on Sept. 29, 2008.