Weekly in the Daily Commercial, there are reports of crimes against homeowners. It seems the criminals and drug addicts are seeking softer targets to get their next score. Seniors seem to be the most vulnerable, as slowing minds, loneliness and being too trustworthy while living alone literally opens the door to crime.
Every day throughout the state of Florida, homeowners are being forced by insurance companies — with the complicit authorization by the state of Florida — to replace a perfectly good roof on their home, which is still under warranty, to mitigate their exposure in the event of a major hurricane.
When I first started in the building supply business 35 years ago, one of my first great customers was a wonderful Catholic pipefitter who had nine children. As you can imagine, money was tight in a family that size. The main reason I remember this customer so vividly is that every time he entered the lumberyard he would ask, “What deals do you have today?” He understood that it was not uncommon for builders and homeowners to make mistakes when ordering doors, windows, and building supplies. Many times, these products would end up in the bargain bins of the store. It took several years, but this customer eventually built a beautiful home that housed his wonderful family for about a third of the cost of a new home.
Choosing a roofing product can be challenging. There are a lot of things to consider, including cost, brand, material and more. But one of the best parts about selecting a roofing product is picking out the style and color you want, and seeing how it matches with your home and the surrounding environment.