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September 22nd, 2013 at 11:41 pm

The house is done. Yeah, really. Only...you knew there had to be an only, right? Well, as the workers were removing everything from the house and going through and doing the final checklist a storm moved in. And it moved in hard.

And the wind and the rain damaged the roof and water started leaking in around the skylights, but it is not the actual skylights that are leaking. So up went the head dude to see if he could patch the leak. Yes, in the storm. To no avail. The roof was fine last week when he was up there, but now it's not.

They took photos of the damage and covered the entire roof with two huge tarps. They also put stuff down to protect the flooring. And tomorrow I get to go see the insurance agent and see where to go from there. We may not file a claim at all, but we want to see if we need to have one of their people come out or just get a roofer to go out and figure stuff out and give us an estimate to take to them if we decide to file a claim.

We do have enough money in the EF to put on a new roof and certainly to just repair it if that is what needs to be done. I am not sure I want to file a claim and have our insurance be screwed for the next 10 years. I feel like insurance claims should be for catastrophic damage. Yet at the same time if there is coverage for this it might be worth doing. Ugh.

I really did not need this to happen. Though better it happened while the workers were still there, than after they were done and us not going out there until next weekend. We could have had damage to the new floors and not just to a small part of the ceiling in the skylight openings.

I was so looking forward to finally getting this thing on the market and without further expense, but it is not to be just yet.

4 Responses to “So...”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Darn! Glad it was done, that means this is just a little blip, before you can get it on the market. I hope it is a quick repair, maybe better flashing (right term?) around the skylight would fix it.

  2. TashaC. Says:

    wow, new roofs are expensive. Great that you have it in your EF. Is this the house you are putting on the market? Maybe you can get it patched and then include a home warranty for the new owner.

  3. rachel021406 Says:

    I'm hoping it is just a small repair! I know you are ready to get that place on the market.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Tasha, yes, this is the house we are putting on the market, if that day ever comes. This roof is only 13 years old so it really frustrates me that this happened. Fortunately there is only one layer of roofing on there so they can just roof over if necessary which is so much cheaper than pulling all the old shingles off and then putting new ones on.

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