Thought for today
Instead of trying to break the rock of problems with the hammer of waste thoughts, take a high jump and become those who overcome the mountain of problems.
Anyone can call themselves a roofer
Roofing season is in full swing. In the summer months when the days are longer and the temperatures are higher, it’s a good time to take care of roofing issues. Whether it’s roof repairs that you’ve been putting off or a total roof replacement that’s long overdue, now is the time to get it done. But in order to end up with a good roof, you first need to hire a good roofer. Unfortunately, anyone can call themselves a roofer. Don’t hire a friend-of-a-friend, or your sister-in-law’s cousin because they are handy-men with a little experience with roofing work. Just because a person says they’re a roofer doesn’t mean they are one. You want to hire a professional if you want the job to be done right.
Get a few bids
Homeowners have a tendency to go with the first roofer that has availability. The problem with settling on the first roofer is that you have nothing to compare them with. Experts recommend getting at least three roofing bids. Don’t settle for a handshake or an “it will be around this much.” Get an estimate in writing. Before you hire any roofer you want to see a contract that specifies the work that will be done, the materials that will be used, and the cost for those materials and labor. The final price may vary a little depending on the circumstances but there won’t be any big surprises.
Now that you have a few estimates you can look them over and make a more informed decision. Resist the temptation to go with the lowest bid just because it’s the lowest. Find out why they’re the lowest. In order to do the job for that price, the roofer may be cutting corners or using inferior materials. Going with the lowest bid can cost you a lot more in the long run if you’re needing a new roof in just a few years. By the same logic, don’t assume that the most expensive bid will give you the best results. That roofer could be inflating their prices to get as much out of you as they think they can.
When buying a home in need of a new roof
If you don’t yet own the home that is in need of a new roof, make sure you’re involved in the decision making when it comes to the roof replacement. The current homeowner is going to be interested in getting the most for their home while spending the least on getting it fixed up. Because they don’t have to live under the new roof, they’re less likely to hire a good roofer. Insist on a roofer that will do it right, not do it for cheap.
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Thought for today
Manage Emotions : When the energy of our consciousness is out of our control - the mind is agitated. We are being emotional. The solution is to detach from the inner storms, stand back and observe the hurricane pass. Detached observation withdraws the energy which your emotions require to sustain themselves. When you watch your own anger, it dies. If you don't detach from it, and observe it ...it will be your master.
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