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New Roof Just In Time For Rain

December 9th, 2014 at 03:20 pm

Our new roof was completed the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. And, as it happens, that was also the last stretch of really dry weather. It has been raining on and off since.
Some of the rain was really heavy (so great for us in parched Cali!) and our new roof is keeping us good and dry.

It has been such a HUGE relief to get this big project done, even though we will have more debt, it feels so good to not worry.

I did end up getting two spending bonus reward cards to charge the work to and rake in some quick rewards - I'll post details later.

I did have some concern about the sun tubes after the cautionary comments on my post. I discussed with DH, who had zero concern. Also having them covered in the warranty made me feel more comfortable, so we went ahead.

The tubes have made the hallway so much brighter and larger feeling. Before it was like a long, dark cave. Even with all the overcast days the hallway is brighter then if the light was on, so I am very pleased.




There is a really large storm coming in late Wednesday night and through Thursday. High winds and a predicted 3-5 inches of rain in 24 hours.
Another good "test" for the new roof.

7 Responses to “New Roof Just In Time For Rain”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I also would feel better with a new roof. I have heard of the sun tubes, and can say there are some areas of my home that would benefit. We won't invest in them however since we won't be here long term.

  2. MonkeyMama Says:

    Wow, that was good timing! Big Grin

    Stay safe. The storm will hit us too...

  3. snafu Says:

    The storm and flooding in S CA was a top nightly news story here in W. Canada. Your timing was excellent and adding sun tubes seems just the right decision at the right time. It will undoubtably add value to your house. I know it's difficult to do but I hope you'll consider creating a House Maintenance fund next year. We opened a and periodically adding the change dropped into an empty ice cream bucket each night, over time we were able to accumulate sufficient sums to pay for fixes.

    We'd never take on massive projects like roofing but have learned a lot of DIY from the free classes at Home Depot and all the vlogs on You Tube.

  4. snafu Says:

    so sorry, I don't know why sentences float off to cyberspace...

    trying to say...we opened a no cost savings account at the CU with $20. and added $ 10. each per pay [easy online transfer]. It was surprising how quickly enough sums accumulated to pay for parts for DIY fixes.

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    I like the sun tube. May I ask how much extra that was?

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That was some good timing with the new roof!

  7. Looking Forward Says:

    PatientSaver - The two Velux solar tubes added $450 to the job. That included installing them in the roof, but not inside the house. DH cut the holes in the ceiling and installed the reflective tubing.
    A few years ago I saw a different brand at Costco for about $120 each.

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