Each one of those represents the sound of the air nailer attaching a shingle. Now multiply that times two or three or four, and you'll be able to image the sound of the shinging project here at Salem over the last week. About 12-15 guys were on the roof at all times, with the shingles laid out on the peak. Several of them sat on the peak and then slid the shingles down to the ones nailing below. On the easier sections of the roof (not valleys or around vents) two guys working together could attach one shingle about every ten seconds.
It wasn't until they got going that I realized how BIG the project was, and the number of skilled laborers it took to get it done. Quite remarkable!
Just as it took these laborers working together to shingle the roof, it takes all of us working together to pay for the project. One of our common visions as members of Salem is being good stewards of this building and the continuing ministry in our community made possible because of it. This project was a major undertaking that was needed, and is now taken care of for years to come. Wcan work together to bring down the remaining $50,000 as much as possible during the interest free period provided to us by the contractor.
I'm thankful to God that 2020 turned out to be a good year to get some outside projects done, such as the new signage, and now the shingling.
Thank you for your support of caring for our building together.