Foundations and roofs

Not that many people will buy a fire damaged house, but I may have found a way to salvage more with less heavy equipment and cost-instead of a demolisher, I may end up hiring a roofer.

No, I don’t want the big house. There’s not enough really left to save. The cost of rennovation would come close to, if not exceed, any price I could sell it for. However, there is cedar siding, a decent foundation, and enough board lumber to make an attempt at salvage. I love my little portable cabin, but someday I’d like to build. There is enough building material on that property to build at least two buildings the size I want, with no transportation costs to get them there. And so I called a roofer.

I’m not sure what a roofer will charge yet. I’m not even sure they’ll take on the job of removing that roof. But if they would, it may apparently cost about half of what it would cost to demolish the building. Once the roof is off, I can do the rest if I have to.

I’d have to work fast-right now two rooms are protected. When the roof comes off if I want the trim or hardwood flooring I’ll have to act quickly. And time it so that there’s no rain in the forecast. I’d have a big job, and still have a lot of things to throw away. Still, it might be worth considering.

How would a roofer remove a roof with a 500 sf hole in it? Apparently with a Truss lift or some other airborn platform. They estimate it would take a day. I estimate it will take 2-3 men. It’s a long shot, but it is a possibility. And if nothing else, maybe it will give someone with a little more elbow grease than me an idea for their own demolition project.


About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? Baptism!

Posted on January 5, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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