We’re having a successful ‘repair season’ this Summer in terms of productivity & financial standing. In Minnesota, a year’s worth of exterior home repairs gets shoehorned into the 6 months from May through October to take advantage of the good weather.
Right now our neighborhood is awash in a wave of roofers, siding companies, concrete sealers, landscapers, and painters. Salesmen – often the owners of their own little companies – are meeting with neighbors on sidewalks in front of their houses. Their pitches are interrupted only by other neighbors asking if they can stop by and look at their houses next.
We had a big hail storm blow through the neighborhood in late May. We just found out yesterday – when the adjuster climbed on the roof with our contractor – that we sustained enough damage in the storm to warrant a new roof. There are 48 homes in our immediate neighborhood and I’m guessing about half of them are in line for new roofs right now.
Our roof is only 13 years old in 2022, and despite 40 year shingles, the whole thing is needing to be replaced. The whole project is estimated to cost $35-$40K. Our share will just be our $2.5K deductible. I have to say that our insurance company, State Farm, was very good to work with in this claim. (That hasn’t been the case with several recent auto claims).
I’m hopeful that by autumn’s arrival, our whole house will be adequately ’hardened’ against Winter’s fury. We got painted last year, our concrete is well-sealed annually, and now a new roof. Should be good for a few years!
What projects are queued up for your Summer ‘Repair Season’?