Imagine sitting in your new, beautiful kitchen which had been renovated after the walls and ceiling were damaged by ice backup during the prior winter’s storms. Imagine yourself sipping your coffee and gazing around at the new walls and curtains. Imagine the view out the window into the back yard – it is summer, and the sun is shining.
Now imagine yourself looking up at the newly installed ceiling tiles.
Yes, that is a water mark on the new ceiling tiles. It rained over the weekend, and the roof is leaking AGAIN.
Really, I thought we were done, except for minor things such as painting the window frames and putting up new curtains.
But apparently, Mother Nature had other plans.
The roof that was installed in 2013 leaked and was repaired on an emergency basis just last month. The new leak is in an area of the kitchen other than where the repair was done. Which means that we now need to have the entire kitchen roof torn off and reinstalled.
You will recall that the original roofing contractor has disappeared – won’t return calls, and his office has been closed. Which is probably just as well – I wouldn’t want that guy coming back to screw up the roof even further. Enough is enough.
My good client – the one who sent a crew out within an hour for the emergency repair last month – will come tomorrow to estimate the cost of replacing that section of the roof. I know it’s going to be expensive, but at least I’ll know it will be done right, I can count on my client to stand behind his warranty, and I’m pretty sure he’s not going anywhere.
Are you all ready for more Tales from the Dark Side of Home Ownership? Please join me in hoping that the upcoming roof replacement will be the last repair.
Anyone for wine?
Kitchen images by Cordelia’s Mom; wine image by Movement Six