It seems in life - at least mine - that some decisions made come back to haunt me again and again. I can make the right call a thousand times but there can be one bad call that just won’t let go and it taints everything.
Box gutters (aka Built-in Gutters) were my bad call.
To understand the true depth of my anguish you have to realize the effort that I, personally, put in to restoration work on my home. It’s work that I really didn’t want to do in the first place, having been stiffed by a contractor whom I’d given money (that’s a sad recurring theme for me). I scrape, I sand, I paint, I do all the little things and I’m really good about attention to detail. Yes, I’m slow. But the job gets done right.
I can’t do everything. Lord knows I wish I could. I paid someone to re-line my gutters. They’ve all failed – letting water creep into places where water should not be. The decision to be made now?
Option 1. Abandon the box gutters completely replacing with a modern gutter system. This includes altering the roofline to cover the box gutters and tacking on gutters where the crown molding currently resides. The same crown molding I gently removed layers of paint from and restored to near pristine status.
Option 2(Preferred). Find a roofer/contractor to redo the work correctly. Easier said than done. I’ve been working this angle for a while. Keep in mind, I have the cash on hand to pay for this stinking work thanks in part to getting screwed by past contractors. They don’t show, I keep the money. I just want to give my cash to someone that will do the work right. Am I asking for too much?
If you know a reliable roofer that wants my money please email me contact information.
All I want for Christmas is to not have to walk around the house looking for water stains when it rains or snows. And I've been a good boy all year long.