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We need a new roof.

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
We had some horrible rain showers today -it poured and poured all afternoon. Well...tonight DH and I just found tons of leaks all over our house. One in his office, one in my closet, in the master bathroom, the garage....all over
We've only been living in our new house about 6 months- we were not expecting to have to replace a roof right now! This is definitely an expense we don't need right now.

Looks like we need an entirely new roof too - no way patching it up is going to solve this issue! This couldn't be worse timing eithor! Can we get some "please find a good quality inexpensive company to do the work" This is soo not turning out to be a good night!
post #2 of 13
Nikki,

I just pmed you!
post #3 of 13
OH NO! Nikki I hope you have luck finding someone inexpensive! Roofs can be very pricey to reinstall!

Vibes for you and Collin
post #4 of 13
We just had a new roof put on, had several estimates, one was for $11,000 We ended up getting it done for $8300 In the past year our whole cul-de-sac has had a new roof put on. Sorry this is happening right now, Good luck with getting a good price.
post #5 of 13
If you have..oh..what's it called...ridge cap, have that checked first. We were having leaks around the chimneys, and in a few different rooms and its been no problem since we had the ridgecap replaced. Good luck!!!
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Originally Posted by MonaxLisa View Post
If you have..oh..what's it called...ridge cap, have that checked first. We were having leaks around the chimneys, and in a few different rooms and its been no problem since we had the ridgecap replaced. Good luck!!!
No leaks around the chimney at all that i can tell. It's actually spread out all over the house unfortunately
post #7 of 13
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Thanks you guys for the vibes- keep them comming! Hopefully we can find a good price. Eithor way though i'm almost certain we won't be able to finish the attic now or redo the kitchen like we were planning- which really stinks! We were planning on finishing the attic so that we could move Colin's office out of there and i could have his "office" as a nursery when we have a little one- i was already planning to decorate it ahead of time. So definitely a dent in the plans for now.

Fortunately though Alycia has given me some really good advice- so hopefully we can make a wise decision as far as what we need when we get our estimates.

I'll let you guys know what happens!
post #8 of 13
Hmmm. I would contact the lawyer you used for the purchase and let him know the roof is in such bad shape. The previous owners must have known and didn't disclose the information. You may be entitled towards "a refund" to put towards the price of a new roof.
post #9 of 13
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Hmmm. I would contact the lawyer you used for the purchase and let him know the roof is in such bad shape. The previous owners must have known and didn't disclose the information. You may be entitled towards "a refund" to put towards the price of a new roof.
Unfortunatly, that's not the way it works.

If the roof was "in good standing" when the home was purchased then the previous owners have no obligation towards any repairs after the closing of the house.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Dixie_Darlin View Post
Unfortunatly, that's not the way it works.

If the roof was "in good standing" when the home was purchased then the previous owners have no obligation towards any repairs after the closing of the house.
Here the buyer has some kind of recourse. I still think they should talk to their lawyer.
post #11 of 13
We did our own with the help of friends and family.
Rented a dumpster and took off shingles and roofing felt and then inspected the plywood.
Make sue that plywood is used-it more $$ but worth it in the long run.
We didn't have to replace too many sheets and actually re-used them in building my garden shed.
Then replaced roofing felt and the new shingles/ridge cap etc...
We borrowed the air compressors and guns which helped. Started Friday afternoon and got done late Sat afternoon with 8 people working in total.
Labor costs are the biggest expense.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Dixie_Darlin View Post
Unfortunatly, that's not the way it works.

If the roof was "in good standing" when the home was purchased then the previous owners have no obligation towards any repairs after the closing of the house.
That's why it is so important to have an inspection done prior as part of the conditions of the sale. Often after one buys, it is too late to go back to the seller. It's up to the buyer to be aware of what they are getting.

I'm sorry this has put a snag in your plans, but hopefully it will work out for you. We are needing a new roof as well but thankfully we have a small bungalow so are hoping it won't be too expensive.
post #13 of 13
Oh no! But beware of "cheap" repair people. Roofs need to last 20-30 years and not something to be taken lightly. You don't have to hire the most expensive, but seriously you don't want cheap either.

Check with neighbors, church neighbors, etc. for recommedations.

I'm extremely lucky cause my husband can fix/repair just about anything in the house from plumbing/construction/electric - he knows what he's doing. We just have to pay for materials.
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