Hi everyone, looking for a bit of advice! I signed a contract with a roofer who removed a tin roof and discovered shingles and barnwood under the tin.
Here is the photo the roofer sent me: https://imgur.com/gallery/bywTxlA
He is saying that the price to remove the barnwood and replace it will cost 50% more, which is several thousand dollars. If I don't do this, the warranty of 20+ years will be completely void.
I can't really afford the 50% more to be honest but I don't want to have to end up with problems. What would you guys recommend doing?
Edit: After talking to the roofer again, he said most of the cost is in removing the layer of shingles under the tin roof that he didn't know about - for that, he's charging $3000, and for the repair to the barnwood, he's charging $1500.
I'm in a situation.
I lost my job a few months ago and have been looking for work.
Hurricane Zeta blew a bunch of tiles off my roof, which I can't afford to fix and my insurance deductible is over 5 thousand dollars. A storm came through yesterday and water came through the holes in the roof and into my living room and now it needs new sheetrock.
I can't afford to fix any of this and I don't have the roofing or sheetrock skills to be able to do it my self.
I bought the house a year ago, and so far have replaced the HVAC, the floor, and apparently it needs foundation work.
I also owe more than the cost of the house. I tried to put it on the market to sell it but no one is interested at the price I'm asking which is the same price I bought it for a year ago.
I was a first time homebuyer and got totally boned by the real estate agent who I knew from years ago and who I trusted because I thought they were kind of a friend but they were a sociopath apparently, and the home inspectors who said nothing about any of this, who I suspect may have been bribed, because the condition is so bad numerous people have asked why it wasn't caught by the home inspectors.
I'm in a bad situtaion and I'm just trying to figure out the least worst option.
WOW this blew up more than I expected.
Thank you all so much for the guidance and good advice, the amount of good information here is excellent and I'm very grateful for you all's thoughtfulness and kindness to help a stranger.
This is going to sound crazy but my dad was in town for the holiday and today he went for a walk in my neighborhood and saw a Mexican guy on a roof and asked him to take a look at my roof. The guy comes by a couple hours later with two other guys and a pickup truck full of shingles.
The Mexican guy and his two associates fixed it in an hour for 150 dollars. 150 dollars. I gave them 300 dollars.
All of the roofing companies I call wanted literally thousands.
I don't even know what the lesson is other than American you can be at the end of your rope sometimes then suddenly everything is cool again. Mexican guys are life savers. And dads are the best. And Reddit has a lot of awesome people.
Hope ya'll have a happy thanksgiving and hug your parents and pay your workers as much as you can afford and treat yourselves to an extra slice of pie after dinner because fuck the carb police, ya'll rock.
Update: my husband has a rare form of shingles that my Dr has not seen in years. He will be at the hospital for a few days maybe even a week on an IV.
Due to covid we can't visit him.
Thanks everyone. Just trying to soak in this reality.
Pretty much as the title says. He has adult chicken pox, shingles all over his body. A severe case as his face doesn't look quite like him.
I sent him to the Dr, he is on medication now. I will have to send him to the ER in the morning as it's in his eye.
My toddler has her first dose of the chicken pox vaccine. She is 17 months old. I'm having her watched for a few days away just incase.
I'm 7 weeks pregnant now, and I have no record of being vaccinated for chicken pox in my books. My parents claim that I got it as a kid.
Needless to say it's been stressful at home. I'll be talking to my OB at my first appointment on Jan 21.
Anyone else know anyone who went through a chicken pox scare during pregnancy?
Any tips to stay calm and continue holding the household together?
Any tips on how to take care of my poor husband better!
We had a fifth disease scare in my first pregnancy as I have no antibodies. Feels very deja vu.
My Personal Experience with Severe Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and Long-Term (55 Months Continuous & Ongoing) Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
In May of 2016, I, a 49-year-old healthy male, experienced a severe case of Shingles with an unusual initial presentation where the infection progressed for three weeks without a rash, and which I thus mistook for a pectoral muscle strain consistent with exercises I had recently initiated. PHN has been continuous and ongoing, and as a result, I lost considerable time at work and went through a period of severe depression. Now, approaching five years since onset, I have made numerous attempts at pain management, both with a physician's help and on my own, two of which have been reasonably successful. Before getting there, I had a serious struggle with pain, depression, and even some anxiety for the first time in my life, and I came very close to taking my own life. Given the unusual nature of the initial presentation, the intensity of my struggle with the pain, and my success in finally managing the long-term PHN, I have been encouraged by more than one person to document the details. This is a personal account of my experience.
Early Symptoms (May 1 to May 21, 2016)
On May 1, 2016, I began experiencing pain in what I believed to be my left pectoral muscle. I know this date exactly because at the time I was 49 years old, and I was training for a "Century March", a 50-mile single-day walk, on my 50th birthday at the end of July. This training consisted mostly of walking 25 to 30 miles every Sunday morning, and May 1 was one of these Sunday mornings. Also, about a week earlier, I had begun doing daily pushups and planks, with the goal of being able to do 50 pushups on my 50th birthday. I believe, had Shingles not interfered, I would have been able to accomplish both goals easily. My PCP has speculated that the stress I was placing on my body may have been a contributing factor, if not the reason, for my Shingles infection. I was in excellent physical shape, but I was near 50 and I was pushing my body hard, a suspected indication for Shingles.
Given this history of recent exercise, I mistook the Shingles pain for muscle pain, at least, initially. If I had known then what I know now about the pain, I would have recognized it sooner. It did feel precisely like muscle pain, with one odd exception: when I would palpate the muscle to find the source of the pain, I couldn't locate any actual pain. And yet, I was expe... keep reading on reddit ➡
Existing roof was 1/4" deck + 2 layers of shingles that need to be removed.
New roof will be 1/4" original deck + new 1/2" deck + shingles.
If 2 layers of shingles is too heavy, how is it that they can add a whole other deck on top, and then allow 2 layers of shingles on that. Is the 2 layers of shingles rule just for the original 1/4" deck?
Each company does not talk about removing the original deck (got 4 quotes), only placing a new 1/2" on top of it.
The shingles itself doesn’t worry me half as much as the fact that everything on google says that getting shingles at a young age happens when there is cancer or autoimmune issues. Ugh.
Hey guys, with the new tax credit, im trying to plan out my home renovation accordingly. Can anyone give me a ball park cost for a company to reshingle a 1000 sqft bungalow. Any input would be helpful. Thanks
I tested positive for covid19 the first of the year. It was like "happy new year! Annnd you have covid." Lost my smell and taste completely, had brain fog, a horrible cough from hell and diarrhea. I had no fever at all, no headache, no stomach pain. As Im recovering from covid I developed a rash on my back and side. At first it wasn't too bad but then it got painful. Luckily I made an appointment before 73 hours and the doctor told me I have shingles. So Shingles and covid lol wtf
Its painful but I'll consider myself lucky. The doc prescribed me valaciclovir 1 pill every 8 hours, for 7 days. I was worried about side effects, however I have to take the meds. I have no choice. He said the earlier you catch it the less likely it is to cause long term complications. I felt out of it, fatigue, not myself, my fatigue is the worst, I feel rundown however I cant really get the best sleep.
Im staying positive and focusing on the big picture. Life happens and thats to be expected. In the end I refuse to worry about what I cant change. Gonna take it easy, focus my attention away from the pain, ty to rest and get back at it when Im better!
I got my first case of shingles a few months ago at 17. From what I’ve heard, shingles are common among older individuals. I see a lot of young people on this sub getting them, including myself. What’s the reason for this?
So I thought I was suffering from a migraine, and then an ear infection, and... welp. I have shingles, spread across the left side of my face (scalp, temple, forehead, eyelid -- hopefully not the eye yet, gonna see an ophthalmologist tomorrow). I am in the worst pain of my life, and I've given birth.
I ordered some aspercreme lidocaine stuff, but does anyone have any recommendations for pain treatment? Naproxen and tylenol haven't really done anything. Or advice for keeping the sores covered? I have a 10-month-old (I'm calling her pediatrician tomorrow morning to ask if she can get a chickenpox vaccine) so it's vitally important I don't spread the virus to her.
I'm just sort of desperate and catastrophizing/spiraling, and any help would be super appreciated.
Somebody tossed out two bundles of shingles still in plastic packaging by the trail on Queenston heights. If you know somebody who wants to reshingle a shack - that's $50 value. Here is the location.
HOLY CRAP, do I wish I had gotten the shingles vaccine - i didn't even now the shingles vax was a thing, it was never told to me. But if you are immunosuppressed or on a t-cell therapy, then get this vax if you can!!!!! I'm now in the hospital with V1 facial herpes and it is SO painful and truly horrible looking. not to mention, setting off a lupus flare. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!! get the vax!!!
They can stop showing these now...I already got my shingles shots. Thank you.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX94ee61mOo
So today is Saturday, Wednesday I saw what looked like a red pimple or mosquito bite above my eyebrow. I didn’t think much of it. Thursday I started getting headaches and nerve pain around my eye, forehead, and scalp, but I didn’t see anything new. Friday morning, where everything had hurt Thursday, I had more of this rash. I called the nurse advice line for Tricare (I’m active duty Army) and they suggested I be seen immediately. I went to the ER since everything was closed and immediately diagnosed with Shingles. They gave me Valtrex, Prednisone, and Benadryl, but nothing for the pain. I’ve been alternating 800mg ibuprofen and 650mg Tylenol, but it does nothing. I went and picked up some vitamin C, L Lysine, B-12, and silver gel today. I apply Apple cider vinegar and the silver gel which helps with itching and irritation. Monday I have to go to my clinic for a follow up, and I’m really hoping to be put on telework. I’m in so much pain I can’t imagine doing PT or even regular work right now. I’m going to request to see an eye doctor based off what I’ve read so far.
Do you get recurring shingles? I had 3 outbreaks over the last 4 months. Which is probably not normal. I did take meds, Valtrex and Zovirax cream. The last outbreak vanished quickly with meds but 3 weeks later, i got it again. I have been under major stress but still wonder why it happens so often. Any thoughts?
Out of interest from a British roofer ive always wondered why you guys don't use tiles. Or are they more common than I think?
It started with a small rash. He thought it was just irritation and ignored it. Then his eye ended up swollen in the morning and the blisters ended up all over his face. He has to go to the emergency if his sight is impacted.
He went to the Dr and has medication. Soon as he got home it spread all over to his neck, arms legs and torso. His forehead looked out of place.
He took his first pill and some swelling went down but his eye is still awful.
I helped him rub calamine lotion on the places it itched. His blisters keep oozing out liquid.
I'm pregnant (7w), and we have a 17 month old. Our toddler has had the first set of vaccines for chicken pox. As far as I know I had chicken pox as a child.
Any suggestions on how to keep him comfortable for the next few days? I'm having our daughter watched so he can have some peace and quiet.
Just wanted to share my shingles experience; my symptoms & pain levels and what I did during recovery period. Hoping my experience can share some insight in any way.
12/07: First time noticing pressure and aching on the lower right side of my back. Didn’t think anything of it.
12/08 - 12/11: Aching & pressure increased and back began to feel itchy but the pain wasn’t horrendous.
12/12: Started noticing two faint rashes on my right hip but thought it was a heat rash or scratch. At this point, the pain was pretty bad and I started taking ibuprofen.
Also wanted to note, I never remembered having chicken pox nor ever heard my parents/family members talk about it so shingles didn’t even cross my mind.
12/13 - 12/15: Rashes were spreading and became unbearably itchy. I felt tingling/shocking throughout the right side of my hip, thigh and lower back.
Started googling my symptoms and was pretty convinced it was shingles (no lie, I started panicking lol) so I booked an appointment to see a doctor the next day.
12/16: Doctor confirmed it was shingles and prescribed Valtrex/valaciclovir for a week (1 pill every 8 hours). Pills were huge btw
12/17 - 12/24: Valtrex was giving me heart palpitations which made me very anxious so my doctor recommended to take half the pill every 4 hours instead and I did exactly just that. All was well except for the fact that the rashes started blistering and the pain was so bad; everything burned (like the feeling touching a hot oven pan) and the shocking/tingling feeling intensified.
12/25 - Now: Rashes scabbed over but it still burned; Lots of inflammation in back and hip from all that nerve damage. Took Tylenol to help ease the pain and slept with a pillow tucked under my calves to ease the pressure off my back. I’m a lot better now but from time to time I do experience some inflammation.
What really helped me was:
- took my medicine on time and consistently
- drank lots of water (~3 liters a day)
- eating lots of veggies (salads, stir fry with light oil, tomatoes)
- stopped eating refined carbs, sweets or any inflammatory foods throughout the shingles outbreak
- drank honey lemon tea or green tea with tumeric
- took all my sick days & ptos and rested the shit out of my body; I did absolutely nothing but binged watch Gilmore Girls
- repeated to myself: This will pass. It’s part of the process and I’m healing now.
- called friends and family for mental support and encouragement
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Among other auto immune symptoms (tingling fingers and toes GBS?) I had a very mild return of shingles on my side ,several blisters that are clearing up now.
Wondering if anyone else has experienced this.
Hi, i got diagnosed with shingles on Sunday and was prescribed with antivirals. The meds will last me for a week and I was wondering if I should ask for a refill if my shingles don’t start healing by the time my meds run out?
We decided to build an additional garage. The contractor built the structure (including the roof), installed the doors and windows, and then told us that it is too windy and cold to install the roofing shingles and tarp. He said he will come back when the weather is better.
We completely understand because yesterday our wind speed is almost 42 km/h (26 MPH) and we dipped below -18 C (-0.5 F). They may not come back for a few weeks as per the contractor claiming it is too cold.
The roof materials (look like chipboard or plywood) is now exposed. The contractor claim that this will not cause any problems because the type of wood boards they use outside in Canada can be exposed to snow and water. As long as the roof is not exposed for too long, we should be fine. Is this true? Winter is starting here and I don't think these "ideal" conditions going to happen until next Spring. But bu then, the roof wood materials will be exposed to the weather for a long period.
I am not worried too much about money because I haven't paid even half of the project price, just only a small deposit. Less than 20% is paid off and they actually did everything except the roof tarp and shingles. Work they have completed worth wayyy more. They did not ask for more money until the project is completed. I am sure they will show up, but I don't know what they said about the roof being exposed to Winter snow and water/moisture is true.
Is it OK to leave a roof exposed for a long period of time during Winter without any plastic or other cover?
Will this cause issues years down the road such as mold or rot?
To anyone who saw my earlier post, my husband was of the rare 2% of population who got disseminated shingles.
Hes at the hospital, on an Iv getting numerous tests done to him. Dr said he hasn't had a case like him in years.
I can't see him due to covid. Its hard.
Does anyone have experience with this? Thank you for everything.
My house needs a new roof and I also want solar so I'm considering solar shingles to accomplish both. Does anyone have any personal experience with these on their home? If so tell me your thoughts!