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My roof is leaking [Nov. 6th, 2008|09:09 pm]
Lanette
[Current Mood |Beeping and Flapping]

Can my house please stop breaking????

And my body???

*rolls eyes* Ummm,..can't afford more house repairs.
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[User Picture]From: anomalous_girl
2008-11-07 03:58 pm (UTC)
Your house seems so new! Why on earth is the roof leaking?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-11-07 04:05 pm (UTC)
I have no idea! Craig went up in the attic to check it out and found 3 hornet's nests! Now we need pest control AND someone to fix the leaking roof? Our house is quite new and had a very complete inspection before we bought it. We can't afford all of this. The house is 16 years old.
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[User Picture]From: anomalous_girl
2008-11-07 04:11 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry!! That totally sucks! Hugs! You guys will figure out a way!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-11-07 04:17 pm (UTC)
*hugs* You are right. We will research, and use the credit card, and find a way to pay this off over the next few months. I DO have some room on the card. God, this is going to put my dental work even lower on the list. I need this bad financial news to stop because I'm alrady strapped and the holidays are coming. I'm sure you understand. At least I don't have a child, so if Christmas is a bit lame, oh well.
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[User Picture]From: dkstwin
2008-11-07 05:57 pm (UTC)
Chewing gum....or if it is hail damage, maybe your homeowners insurance will help foot the bill?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-11-07 05:59 pm (UTC)
We don't have much hail in Seattle.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2008-11-07 06:41 pm (UTC)
Every time I start thinking that I'd like to buy a house something at my place breaks (last month is was the stove) and I realize that if I owned the place I'd have to pay for a new one PLUS still pay my mortgage. I'm sorry there's another thing you have to deal with.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-11-07 06:59 pm (UTC)
Not just ONE thing, but in investigating the leak, he found 3 bee or hornet nests in our attic! Now we need pest control too!
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2008-11-07 07:18 pm (UTC)
When it rains it pours. And it seems to rain a lot:/
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-11-07 07:57 pm (UTC)
Maybe I can hire Lan to help me (my brother in law) because the nests were all empty.

Craig saw that the roof leak is near a bracket of some sort, so most likely a problem with a seal or something and not the roof? We aren't sure who to call for help.
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[User Picture]From: dreadcptflint
2008-11-07 08:22 pm (UTC)
OK, that is the underside. A guess is that the tarpaper was laid to just code and you have a few ruffled shingles on the other side. (Your inspector will not catch this unless he pulls shingles). You might be able to get away with a quick patch but the odds are they put the rest your roof together the same way.

Since you don't have a guy. Let your fingers do the walking. Here is how you do it after you find a name:
1. Find out if they are licensed and bonded.
2. Ask for references and follow up.
3. Call the BBB and see if there are any problems with them.
4. Have them quote you a price.

You can find a name in the phone book or from a friend just be sure to do the steps completely. Oh yeah watch a few episodes of Holmes on Homes to brush up on dealing with contractors.
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