Stimulating the Economy!

IMG_2940IMG_2951Our house is a little over 18 years old. I’d expect a roof to last longer, but this one was about played out due to rain, moss, wind and exposure. So it was time for a replacement, an expensive proposition as we have a fairly large roof with lots of peaks and valleys.

After getting several bids we made our choice a few months ago, got in line and spent four days with some intense pounding, banging and such overhead.

Hooray for iPods and headphones!

Now it’s done, looks great and should last a long time. Good timing, as the weather deteriorated and the day after they finished we had rain and hail. Whew.

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15 Responses to Stimulating the Economy!

  1. A couple years ago we spent $30,000 for new gutters and a new roof. A good investment! I’m glad you went with a light color (we went with a light brown color). Looks like the guys did a good job! And the U.S. Economy thanks you!

  2. Had a new roof done a few year ago. The house is a bit older than yours. I grew up in it and I’m 65.

  3. Jerry House says:

    Looks good, Richard. Our house is thirty years old and we’ve been here for nine. I fear we may to stimulate the local economy in the not-too-distant future. If so, do you know anyone who may want to buy a kidney?

  4. fence says:

    Looks good. At least it only took the four days.
    My parents got an extension a few years back and for about 2 or 4 years after had a leak. Small, but still a leak. They finally got a new roof over the extension last year to solve the problem, they had to go with one of those membrane-type things as the problem was due to water sitting in a gully

  5. We had half ours replaced a year or so. Costly

  6. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Nice job! Looks good, fits into the general decor, and I like the peaks and valleys a lot.

    I think you made the right choice.

    One of the benefits of apartment living is, we don’t have to worry about stuff like this.

    One of the drawbacks of apartment living, we’re on the top (sixth) floor and we’ve had roof leakage issues over the years. Also, we’re on a corner and though we haven’t had that problem people on the lower floors have had leaks through their walls.

    At the moment (well, they stopped for the winter) they are in the process of repoiting the entire three buildings, which will be followed by a new roof. I’m sure we’ll be assessed a raise for a “major capital improvement” (the last time was for new windows) but it will be worth it if the leaks stop.

  7. Richard says:

    George, we will need to do the gutters next, but probably not until late summer, but before the leaves fall. We’re considering the Leaf Guard type gutter.

  8. Richard says:

    Randy. your house is a LOT older than this one! Not that many people live in the same house that long these days.

  9. Richard says:

    Jerry. I believe you can get kidneys at the meat market. Oh, wait, I get it.Yes, it’s expensive, to get a new roof, especially when using a good company and top quality materials. This new roof will outlast me, that’s for sure. It’s got a 40 year warranty.

  10. Richard says:

    fence, we opted for double heavy felt under the thicker shingles and ridge caps. We’re not expecting any leaks!

  11. Richard says:

    Charles, yes it’s expensive, that’s for sure. Why only half? Cost?

  12. Richard says:

    Jeff, thanks. Now you sorta know what the house looks like. The shingles came out lighter than Barbara expected (I let her pick the color, of course) but she’s okay with it. I’m mostly just glad it’s over and paid for.

  13. Jeff Meyerson says:

    We’ve actually lived in this apartment longer – by far – than anywhere I’ve lived in my life. The longest previously (age 10 t9 22) was twelve years. We’ve been in our current place for 28.

  14. Jeff Meyerson says:

    That should have read “10 to 22”

  15. Richard says:

    My record was the condo I was in down in SoCal, 22 years. We’ve been here four years and a few months.

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