Raise the Roof

Please stop bobbing your head singing the Luke version to Raise the roof in your head. This blog post isn’t about dancing and fun times, but is about raising the roof in a more literal sense. As in get your arse on a ladder and raise some of those shingles on top of the house…dance to that.

Got a letter from Allstate last week, that as of some date in September our Homeowners Insurance policy would be terminated unless we made some repairs to the siding on our house and get this the roof. For real, you send this to me last week and September is a few weeks away. Called Sean Buckley’s office…nicely, I have you. Questioned the intent of the letter and wouldn’t you know the information on it was accurate.

Hmmm…now what. We need a new roof. What to do, what to do? Welp, just a bit perturbed at the fact that my next door neighbor whom my son hits his house throwing the ball..he’s that close to us, got his replaced by Allstate for hail damage but we got denied. Shaaaaaaaaaady!

Not worried. You know me, too cool for that. We have money saved away and if need be we will have to touch it..don’t want to, but its there and I’m thankful. However, I have faith that God will fix it and when the adjuster comes back out, they will approve our claim and we can keep our rainy day fund in tact.

This is the first major improvement we have had to make to the house in 5 years. Have you had to make any home repairs. All horror stories welcomed. Make sure to tell how it worked out for our Debbie downers out there to understand that no matter how much you stress, things ALWAYS work out just how they are supposed to 🙂

..and just in case you are at your desk and need a little pep in your step….


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    Melisa - Mommy This and That
    August 18, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Dang, I use to love that song too much…and then it got overplayed!

    We had our roof done, maybe 2 years ago? We got 3 or 4 estimates and went w/ the company that didn’t b.s. about the roof. There were a few that wanted to know WHAT the insurance company approved us for before giving us an estimate. Um, no. And yes, ours was re-done because of hail damage!

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    Baby Shopaholic
    August 18, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Sorry about that…. I still hope we can make it to DC!!!! Good Luck!

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    Optimistic Mom
    August 18, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Wow! I have never heard of that before…..smh
    Yes, prayer changes things. If God brings you to it, he’ll bring you through it.

    Oh, and of course I played the video!! Hey, my inner college girl gone wild couldn’t resist. lol

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    August 18, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    That does suck that they waited until the last minute. I have no idea why roof repairs are so expensive. I personally have experience putting on a roof and it’s not all that complicated to cost thousands of dollars. Praying that God will allow your claim to get approved.

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    August 18, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I am SO mad at you for the Luke video! HA! In other news, loving your positive attitude about the roof sitch. You’re right, it will work out as it supposed to. 🙂

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    August 19, 2011 at 11:14 am

    No experience to offer, just sending good vibes your way!

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    August 19, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I don’t own a home I just hope everything works out in your favor.

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    August 19, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I’m currently renovating as we speak. My parents moved into a new home and I’m remodeling their old home to suit my interests and tastes. There’s a lot to be done, but I’ll get there. (Mainly painting, flooring, and kitchen cabinets – oh, and that wall that needs to be knocked down to make the living room larger – O_O!) And, can you believe that I’m the one that’ll be tearing the wall down? Yea. I’m good like that..

    Anyways, good luck with the repairs. And, doesn’t God always work it out?

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    Dr. Reginia
    August 21, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    It seems that the entire paradigm of the insurance industry is a scam. You have to pay each month, yet when you file a claim, call to inquire about something and actually need them it’s a strike against you. I need a home project done myself. 🙁 . On 2 positive notes, I know an excellent contractor for repairs if you need someone and that was my jam!

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