Friday, October 24, 2014

New roof

Having just finished the reno the last thing on our minds was spending more money. Then one thing led to another and we ended up splashing a lot more cash.

Firstly, Quin was diagnosed with a mould allergy. This meant that our slightly leaky roof was a big problem and possible allergy trigger. Then our builder recommended a roofer to us and said you won't regret going to tin from terracotta tiles, it will make your house way cooler in summer and warmer in winter. This sold us of course! We love our old house but she ain't the best insulated and we suffer a bit in the more extreme months.

So, tin it is. It cost an arm and a leg ($15,000) for the new roof, including Anticon insulation underneath for the best thermal rating. We are very happy with the early results, no leaks and it looks mint. We'll give an update when the thermometer reaches 40C, which will hopefully happen later rather than sooner.

Now, no more spending for us after a crazy expensive year. Let's see if we can pay off the mortgage before it all goes belly up again!


  1. Hi Amy and Adam, congratulations on the new roof! Earlier this year Mr Money Mustache had quite a few good things to say about changing to a metal roof in this post So it looks like money well spent!

  2. Well, this is year for you to enjoy the fruits of those expensive and laborious renovations you had last year! Now you can focus on the mortgage without worrying about any necessary repairs soon. And by the looks of it, it seems all the work and costs were worth it. Cheers!

    Mathew Robinson @ Browns Roofing Company LLC

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