When my husband and first bought our house in Palm Beach, Florida, we knew there were some issues with the roof.
- We figured that replacing the roof would be necessity in the near future.
However, other repairs and updates took priority. Buying an old house meant issues with the electrical wiring failing to meet code, single pane windows that leaked a tremendous amount of air and corroded cast iron water pipes. Our priority was addressing the safey and energy efficiency of the home. Right about the time we started thinking about the roof again, the water heater ruptured and the oven quit. My husband got in a car accident that totaled the vehicle and significantly impacted our budget. Both my daughter and son required braces. Eventually, the roof could no longer be ignored. In Palm Beach, we get hit by some violent thunderstroms. Every time it rained, my husband and I needed to run around and place buckets under the drips coming through the ceiling. We knew that if left too long, the leaks would cause extensive water damage. Every time there were high winds, we would find stray shingles scattered all over the lawn. I finally did some research, read reviews and found a reputable roofing contractor in Palm Beach. The project was expensive and somewhat disruptive. The roofing contractors started very early in the morning, and there was no way to sleep through the noise. Although they were careful, there was no way to avoid trampling my gardens. Once the new roof was in place, we realized we should have taken care of it earlier. Not only has the new roof significantly elevated curb appeal, it has also improved the efficiency of the air conditioner.