It’s one of those big expense type homeowner dealies.  Needing to get the roof reshingled.  Here’s the deal:  Occasionally, when the rain comes down really hard, and the wind blows in just the right way, our roof leaks in one spot.  The leak trickles down through an unfinished dormer, onto our living room ceiling.  Because gravity exists in our living room too, the leak drip drip drips onto our living room floor.
Yeah, we tried to do repairs to the trouble area, but none were very successful.  Even without the leak, the shingles looked like they were in bad shape, so the idea of needing to get them replaced was on our minds for quite a while.  Like, a couple of years.
This year, we were fortunate enough to be able to afford to afford to get them done.  My wife called a few places, got some estimates from various roofers.  It was eye-opening to see the differences in the estimates, from contractor to contractor.  One was almost three thousand dollars more than the least expensive.  In the end, we decided to go with a seemingly very fair quote from a guy that Karyn’s uncle recommended.  Jamie Cudmore.
Early in August, he said because he was so busy, he’d not be able to do the job until late August, and he’d call a couple of days before he’d do it.  Sure enough, last week, he called and said he’d be coming later in the week.  Sure enough, he showed up and started working.  He thought it would take a solid two days but it ended up taking a solid three days, plus another fifteen minute touch up visit on the fourth day.  He had miscalculated how many shingles would be required, and ended up buying 7 more bundles.  Despite the fact it took a day longer than he thought, and that it took 7 more bundles than he quoted, he stuck to his estimated quote.  It looks like he did a great job.  I was totally pleased with the job he did.  I’d easily recommend him to anyone who is in need of a new roof.

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