We’ve been through a few hail storms over the years. I rather regretted not contacting the insurance company to have a look at the roof after seeing many of our neighbors getting new roofs on each occassion.

We knew our roof was getting to a point where it would need to be replaced and were dreading having to pay for this out of pocket.

Before Hurricane Ike we did have an inspector come out and have a look and he said it would only be a matter of a few years before replacment would neccessary.

After Hurricane Ike plowed through we noticed a lot of loose shingles in the yard and called our insurance company to have a look and they declared the roof a total loss and are paying to have it replaced (less our deductable).

I’m home now listening to the pounding of hammers as the old roof is ripped away and the frame is being prepped for new decking and shingles.

Dooley is terrified and probably learning some new sound effects and some conversational Spanish.

Hammer Time
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4 thoughts on “Hammer Time

  • December 2, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Somehow we slipped through our roofer’s cracks and nobody came out to take a look. We called them yesterday and they apologized profusely and scheduled someone to come out Wednesday.

  • December 2, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Glad your new roof is under way. Our new roof is still several weeks away, although we at least have the insurance check and contract in place. I never want to have to go through this mess again.

  • December 2, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    hope it doesn’t rain before that roof is covered over. My sister in Woodland Heights is needing her roof replaced due to Ike. She hasn’t mentioned it, so I guess it’s still pending.

  • December 2, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    That would scare the Dickens out of all my attic rats!

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