Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Taking Out a Contract

As I mentioned a few days ago, the series of wind storms this winter has blown down some of the metal siding from the fascia and eves of the roof at Fernley House. Yesterday, I left a message with the contractor, and this morning I got a call back. He drove past and had a look (it's easy to see) and will work up an estimate for his people to repair it. He asked if we saved the parts.

"Lisa saved everything that was still on the property when she found the damage," I said, "But of course some of it may have blown all the way to Black Rock by now."

He said that the sheets that we saved probably can be reattached, which will save us on materials and save having to do custom fabrication of pieces. I hope it doesn't end up costing too much. With me being obliged to stay down here in the Bay Area and rent an apartment, we have a lot less money to spend on repairs than we expected, like, say, >$10K/year less. But our experience in Oregon tells us that you can't neglect the roof, any more than we could neglect structural flaws in the floor. Heating we can work around until we can afford to replace the ducts and furnace. Plumbing can be finessed/delayed since the trailer works. But the house structure must be maintained or else nothing else matters.
Tags: fernley, house, roof

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