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Getting Our New Roof Soon!

November 2nd, 2014 at 02:18 pm

As many of you know our house has needed a new roof pretty much from the time we bought it. We have been limping our old, original-to-the-house roof along by patching spots and last year a tarp over the worst spot.

Well, DH collected estimates from six contractors last month ranging from $9700 to $16600. We chose to go with a company who has been in business in our town for 40 years. DH signed the contract and I selected the shingle color last week.

(I think it is a good mix of brown and grey.)

We also added two 10" round skylights to the job to brighten up our dim hallway.
The contract price is $13,320. *Deep Breath*

We have the HELOC to pay for the job.
DH asked if there was a cash discount and was told "No". Then he asked if there was an additional fee to use a cc and was told "No". So, I will first charge it to a credit card for the points then pay off with the HELOC.
The only thing is any card I use is *only* going to get me 1% ($133). Which beats $0 for sure. But, I am thinking we could easily meet the spending requirements for two or three bonus paying cards.
Maybe the Southwest card and a Sapphire card?
Too ambitious?
Going to have to do a bit of thinking....

3 Responses to “Getting Our New Roof Soon!”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Be very careful with skylights. Not all roofers know how to install them and if they don't you can get bad leaks. Make sure your roofer knows how or you can end up with serious water damage.

  2. MonkeyMama Says:


    My gut reaction to the skylight idea is, "UGH". I rented a house with skylights and work in an office with skylights. It's like a sunroof on a car - just always going to be more maintenance/problems than otherwise, even if done right. Just as a cautionary note.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Congrats on getting a new roof!

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