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Sunday, April 7, 2013

" The Price of a new Roof ..." 'Judith Whitehead' (Inspiration Sunday)

"Guest-blogger Judith Whitehead lives in Amherst N.Y. 
and has worked in the ophthalmology field of medicine for over 30 years..." 
Today she talks about  if those long warranties are really worth it..?  Roof Roof Enjoy!

The Price of a new Roof

Owning a home is a never ending money pit; just when you think you are caught up on maintenance, the windy winter does a number on the roof.  Our roof is only 12 years old; after a patch job last year, we have a new batch of  shingles that are coming loose. I think I will have to take on another job to replace this shabby roof, the estimates range from $12,000 to $30,000 dollars…

I did get a good laugh from the estimator; he gave me two options…do you want a roof with a 30 year guarantee or one with a 50 year guarantee??  Seriously, do I care what this roof looks like when I am 90 or  110 years old??   He responded with,   “we never know how long we will live until”, and I responded, I am quite sure I will not make it until 110 yrs old!

So for now, I hope we don’t have a windy, rainy  Spring or there will be a lot of tarps hanging around this house.

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