Our historic roof is repaired.
The roofers, equiped with lifelines, came and replaced all the loose and missing shingles (I wish I had pictures!), and the charpentier menuisier reinforced the beams with specially cut pinewood pieces. Then the whole roof was chemically treated to prevent future infestation by insects or fungus. The charpentier menuisier complimented again the beauty of the original work and said we were good to go for another 100 years.
Much, much later when the other rooms are done we’ll come back to the attic. We’ll work on homogenizing the color of the wood and replaster the walls. This will make a beautiful guest room…someday. For now, it’s just une bonne chose de faite.