Home Maintenance

Way back in the spring when the snow melted, I found some damage on the side of my house along the sun room outside wall.  One of the pieces of vinyl siding was hanging down.  I went out with my hammer and a couple of nails to put it back up, but there was no wood to attach it to – it had all rotted away.

I contacted someone who has done work for me in the past and he said he would be over to take a look and give me an estimate.  He never did come.  Finally I realized that it is getting close to winter again and I would have to find someone to get this work done.  I called 3 different places – one from Kijiji, one from Handyman Connection and one from another business that only does work for homeowners over 55.   I talked to each one and they all said they would be out to take a look to give an estimate – but only the one from Handyman Connection ever showed up.  He found out where the water had been getting under the siding, he wrote out an estimate and he told me how to cover it up if I couldn’t get the work done this year.

I waited another week for the other guys to show up and then called the Handyman Connection last night and said we would do it now.  Work starts this morning.  🙂

Here are pictures I took late yesterday afternoon – lighting isn’t great, but you can see the damage (which is worse than it was in the spring after sitting like that all summer).

From the Left
From the Left
Zoomed in at the Middle
Zoomed in at the Middle
From the Right
From the Right

He indicated that this should take about 4 days to fix.  I will keep you posted.

2 thoughts on “Home Maintenance

  1. Hope you get that sorted soon. Such a pain trying to find workmen to do the work we can no longer do.
    I get the same here in Wales. Then when I do get a good one he seems to go off the face of the earth when I try to contact again for something else to be done!!

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    1. Thanks Mary – this guy seems to be hard at work. I just got home for a quick lunch before heading back to work again. I really like that he made sure the gate was closed before he left for lunch. You’re right about good workers disappearing too. I used to have a great handyman and called him often, but one time he came and gave me an estimate for something and I couldn’t reach him to tell him to go ahead. I had to find someone else and haven’t heard from him since.

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