Fixing up the Roof

Now, as you can see from my earlier posts, I’m pretty handy. I can build some stuff, and like to dabble in multiple home improvement projects at one time. That being said, my time is very important to me (so is my money), and there’s quite a few things that I like to hire out when it comes to my home. The roof happens to be one of those things, because, for one, I have a fear of heights and don’t like standing more than a few feet off the ground. Call me a wimp, but I like to be on flat ground where I know I can’t fall very far and hurt myself.

We moved into our house about 5 years ago. When we moved in, we were informed that the roof, along with the gutters probably only had a couple years left in them. I had a buddy look at the roof and he told me that if I didn’t have the roof replaced by 2015, then I was gonna get some water damage, and be in danger of paying for more services than I needed to. (Side note: I have a tendency to neglect things sometimes, especially when they come with a hefty price tag).

After talking with my wife, and agreeing that it was time to get the roof replaced, I make a call to a Fort Collins Roofing company. Check them out here: I spoke with Katrina, and she said I would have a specialist out to look at the roof to see if insurance would pay for most of it, or if there was no hail damage, how much the roof would cost me out of pocket. I can’t tell you how nervous I was to get the final estimate, to see if I would be just a little lighter in the wallet, or a LOT lighter.