29 November 2012

Its Been An Expensive Week

We have known for about 10 years that our roof needed replacing and we have been kind of lucky because where it was really bad there was enough things in the roof (old hot water system, air conditioning ducting) to stop too much damage being done to the ceiling.  Everytime we have a heavy rain at night I don't sleep wondering if I can hear the drip drip drip of rain coming through the ceiling.

The thing that has bought it to a head is need for Solar Panels to help us with the electricity bills.  Seems our pool and our efficient heat pump water heater are the culprit.

I thought we were going to do it maybe after xmas but then we looked into the solar panel thing and the rebate changes from 1 January so we needed to get moving.

Rang the roof guy on Monday and he got all the wheels in motion and they started today. OMG that was so quick I haven't had time to think about all the money...... the solar panel guy came yesterday and  that will all be happening as soon as the paperwork and approvals have been done.

Came home today just before the rain set in to a well covered roof.  4 or 5 more days to go but so far it is looking good.


Kris said...

Phew! Your house is pretty Amanda!

thea said...

Wow. hopefully the solar panels will help you get back some of the money you are spending.

Marti said...

That was cutting it close, wasn't it? Rain with that much exposed roof would be so bad. *shuddering*

I'd like to know more about your solar panels. Are you going to post about them? Especially how long it takes to recover the cost.

FloS said...

Good idea to put solar panels !!
There is always something to repair in a house !! but it worths the cost, isn't it !!

Shay said...

Ouch ...I bet paying for it is going to hurt a little bit !

I was freaking out seeing your house partially roofless because of the rain we had here yesterday.

Lorraine said...

At least you can see what you are getting for your money...! And a roof that doesn't leak is a definite 'plus'....hope the solar panels help with the electricity bill!

Kate said...

I'd have been a wreck with that much uncovered roof and the threat of rain in the forecast. It looks good though. Thankfully most roofs only have to be replaced every 20 to 30 years. But boy that one year you have to do it is definitely not fun.