Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Thank goodness that's over

Until next year, anyway.

We have an extension built onto the back of the dining room. This is laughingly called the conservatory, but it is really a glorified glory hole with a freezer, tumble drier, wet weather gear, muddy boots and, on occasion, a wet and/or muddy dog. To allow as much light as possible into the dining room, the roof of this extension is made of corrugated plastic and once a year I have to get rid of the moss and generally clean up the roof. This involves climbing onto the flat roof of the kitchen extension (which is, fortunately, solid), pull up a ladder and a crawling board, and lay these over the plastic roof. I then have to crawl over the ladder to clean the roof, hoping that the plastic doesn't give way beneath me.

It's not a job I enjoy, but yesterday afternoon I screwed my courage to the sticking point and got it done.

1 comment:

Chantay Smithingell said...

You may also want to replace the plastic material with engineered glass and have skylights installed. The glass is durable and easier to clean. Moreover, it is energy efficient; hence more light passes through, and less heat. There are also creative ways to make the roofing design aesthetically appealing in such a way that the interior would look as if it was lit by electrical lighting.