Thursday, September 20, 2007

Fall Is Here: Roofing Time

Ever notice how, when you get towards the end of August into September, all of the sudden the roofers seem everywhere?

This isn't the first year I've noticed it but for some reason it just seemed more obvious to me the last few days. It became especially evident after seeing probably five or six roofs being repaired or replaced with the few blocks around my house. I go out to load up my stuff this morning and the first sound I noticed was that of the roofers a block or so away pounding away on the roof.

House painting's the same way. Seems you see a lot of painters running around trying to get their work done before the rain comes.

I guess we did the same thing when we had our roof replaced, but we were a little earlier on in August. Still, why do so many of us wait until the last minute to do this stuff?


At 12:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

firewood gathering is the same way. i see alot of firewood being delivered to peoples houses. i finally got my wood stacked in a dry place for the winter. its that time of year again....and notice how WISK trimming scissors are back in stores again? ;)

At 7:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do people wait? For one thing, the weather is more predictably good for roofing and painting here in September and October. Also, it gives people another month or two to get their finances together to pay for the new roof or the new paint.

I had both done recently. What a great feeling. It's nice to see; nice to hear neighbors say nice things about the new roof and new paint; and nice to know that when each of us makes an improvement in our own home, we are enhancing the entire neighborhood and encouraging others to do what they can do to keep things nice around here.

At 11:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about: because you agreed to the work a few months ago, but the roofers are so busy they can only manage to squeeze your work in at a later date?

At 2:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good point.

By the way, Humboldt County would not be habitable without a lot of good roofs.

I think people who live in high-rainfall areas like ours should declare a "Roofer's Appreciation Day."

Can you arrange for that to happen, Fred?

At 1:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy, my idea for a Roofers' Appreciation Day sure fell flat.


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