Yet another update

Monday, April 27th, 2015 09:41 am
maryosmanski: (floral SCA)
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It's taken me a few days to get these latest pictures because it was just too unpleasantly cold and windy outside for me to want to go out and take them until yesterday afternoon. The roofs of the garage and the addition have to tie in to the roof on the existing house, which led to the unhappy discovery that under the still-perfectly-good shingles on the latter, the wood was rotting away. A couple of guys on the construction crew had their feet almost go right through the roof a few times. The upshot is more materials and time to replace the underlying wood roof on the original house before the shingles can go back on. Good part of that is we were planning to have new shingles on the whole business anyway, the bad part is replacing the underlying wood was not an expense we had expected.

And before you say anything, yes, we know that every building/remodeling project has unexpected expenses. I am mostly surprised that a home inspector we hired to tell us if anything major was needed on the structure of the house before we began did not find this problem with the roof when he was up on it and also inside the crawl space in the ceiling.

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