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March 16th, 2010 at 01:06 pm

A few months ago, before the winter, we discovered that the paneling on one wall of our family room was rotting. We had never seen any water coming in but we had a contractor come out and he found where water was getting in. The roof over the family room is about 14 years old and the roofing material is generally expected to last 10 years so we were overdue for a problem.

The contractor said he should be able to do the job by the end of January. Of course, snowstorm after snowstorm kept pushing that back but he finally came out today to start the job. So far, so good. When he opened up the wall and poked around, there was no more damage than expected. I was afraid he would find rotten ceiling beams but he didn't. Hopefully, that means the work will come in close to the estimate he gave us which was about $2,200. I set the money aside back when he first came out so that's no problem. I just didn't want it to balloon much higher.

My wife's been home supervising. I'll see it in a couple of hours. Hopefully, everything will be done by the end of the week.

1 Responses to “Home construction”

  1. Jerry Says:

    We just had something similar happen with the roof on our house that we rent out back home. There was a leak in a huge New England rainstorm, and it turned out to be coming from the chimney... which was about to fall over from lack of mortar! That would lead to getting it repointed (I think is the term), and new flashing, to take care of the problem. Of course, not covered by homeowners' insurance... alas.

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