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I live in Minnesota and it is mid-November. I just learned…

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I live in Minnesota...

I live in Minnesota and it is mid-November. I just learned that the roof on my house will probably need to be replaces as well as the gutters. Can I wait until spring?

Contractor's Assistant: Have you talked to a roofing professional yet?

No I just learned this yesterday when I had the gutters cleaned for the winter.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

No, I am in my 70s and I am female

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

This is a rambler and I live on SS solely

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Home Improvement
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