Roofing repair... In February... In New England...
February 10, 2014 7:24 AM Subscribe
I was up in the attic the other day, putting away some stuff, and I noticed a delightfully large amount of mold going down either side of on section of the roof. Joy. The question now is exactly what to do, with a roof that obviously needs repair, in February, in New England.
posted by katers890 to Home & Garden (8 answers total)
The mold is in one section of the room, both sides of the triangle, but that's the only place it seems to be. Upon further inspection, we can tell there is dripping down the nails holding everything together and some bowing of the wood we can see in a couple places. Obviously, this is a call a roofer issue. BUT, the roof is covered in snow, and as we live just north of Boston and it is February, and we are supposed to get more winter weather this week. Which leads to my series of questions:
1. Are we going to be able to get a roofer this time of year?
2. Is it going to be insanely more expensive than other times of year?
3. And if we can't get it done now (for whatever reason), what can we do as a stop gap measure? Our attic is just storage space, but we do have two kids (4.5 and almost 2) living in the house, that I'd rather not poison with mold.
4. Is this something my homeowner's insurance is going to help out with (I have no clue if this is related to any of the storms we have had), or is that not worth the higher rates?
And finally, 5. Anyone know any good roofers in the Woburn, MA area?