Managing Home Disasters That Involve the Insurance Company and an Anxious Husband

My husband gets a bit nervous when things happen. I have become the voice of reason in our family. He used to make split-second decisions that were always right. Now things get to him. We were sitting and watching a movie on DVD. A storm was raging outside and the satellite TV lost signal. We heard a big crunch followed by a crash. The huge maple tree in the front yard fell over. It looked like something out of a movie. The twisted roots were sticking up, and the place that does tree removal in Long Island told us that it missed the house and garage by inches. We could not even get up to the front of the house or garage because of the tree branches. Continue reading

Getting a Slate Roof Replaced with Real Slate Shingles

Part of the charm of this house we bought was its slate roof. It really brought together the whole look of the house. We liked the Old World charm that was coupled with the new technology in the renovations the owner did. The kitchen had commercial-grade appliances and was designed to be a gourmet kitchen. The forced-air HVAC system had HEPA filtration. Well, looks and technology are nice, but slate can be a problem keeping it looking good and watertight. We had called for roof repair in Manhattan NY reaching out to a company who would work on a slate roof.

Fortunately, for us, the only problem was the roof area over the back porch. It was the only spot that needed redone. You can still buy slate shingles, but matching what you already have might present a problem. Continue reading

Best Deals for Roof Installation

My mother left her house to my family in her will, and we moved into it a few months ago. I am very glad to be a home owner now, because it meant that I was able to move my kids out of an apartment. This is a much better environment for them to grow up in, and so I am very thankful. Unfortunately the house needs a lot of work, and I have gotten some things done, and now I am looking into roof installation in Queens NY and I would like to figure out how much it is going to cost.

I know it is not going to come cheap and so I just hope that I am able to come up with enough money to pay for it. Though I kind of doubt I will be able to, because I am fairly sure it is going to be more expensive than I can afford at the moment. Continue reading

It Took an Expert to Point out What the Problem Was

I noticed that light bulbs were blowing out much faster than they should have in my house for a few years. I really did not know why it was happening. I have an older home and I thought maybe that had something to do with it, but I did not know more than that. When other things with the electricity began happening, that got a little scary. Calling an electrical contractor in Passaic County NJ helped to soothe my worries and make me stop worrying about the situation.

When the light bulbs in the house kept popping and going out, I thought maybe I bought a batch of faulty bulbs. I am pretty naive about anything to do with electricity or most things that come with owning a house. Continue reading