As the new owner of an apartment building, I have had a lot of learn when it comes to being a landlord. I really thought most of it would be easy, and it is true that it is not too hard to understand. But when you are one person doing the work on your own, it just takes a lot of time and money. The roof on my building clearly looks like it needs help, roof replacement in NYC might be the way to go. But between all the other things that I need to have done to the building, I wanted the chance to see if could at least do some or even all of the roofing work myself. After all, it did not seem like the roof was too bad.
We had some trouble with one of the stairwells in the building last week. One of the steps crumbled when I was walking down the stairs. I am so happy that it did not happen when one of my tenants was walking on it. Luckily, I have a buddy who has done repair work on stairs, and he came over, gave me a discounted quote and got right to work. By the time he was done, it looked great. He even checked all the other steps to make sure they were safe. Luckily, they were.
Grateful that I saved some money, I figured I better give up on trying to complete the roof work myself. If the roof leaked, causing water to get into an apartments on the second floor and any of the tenants items were ruined, I would have really unhappy people on my hands. I worried about the cost, though. I spent the morning calling around to get as many quotes as possible. I found a business just blocks away that offered me a super low price, and I asked them to come to do the work immediately. The roof is now as good as new.