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Hired an Albany Roofing Company to Repair My Shingles

As a former roofer, I remember getting lots of calls from individuals who were basically telling me about their problem and asking if it was a big enough deal to warrant a roofing company coming out for an estimate or if they could do the job themselves.  While it’s impossible to really be sure without looking at your roof issue, I can help to some extent by explaining some problems you may experience and if the fix is a DIY possibility or not.  First and foremost, if your trouble involves electricity, or electrical wires and switches are in the area, find a professional roofer and consider hiring an electrician too.  Another common concern is spotting a water stain on the ceiling.  In that event, if you are able, you’ll want to take a look in your attic to see if you discover a hole or water up there as well.  If it begins to rain, grab a bucket to catch the water and go up on a ladder to patch your roof.  Jobs you can do yourself include patching a hole or painting over a water spot that is left over from the damage that was done prior to your roof being fixed.  If a tree branch falls and damages your roof, hire a roofing contractor to repair the damage and install the shingles professionally. However, if you are physically able and have handyman skills, you can replace the shingles yourself.  But, if there is any hesitation, go ahead and call a roofer.  The work should minimal as should the price of the work be. Falling off the roof or not getting the repair done correctly could be much more costly.  Whatever you do, be wise.  Speak to a roofer if you are in doubt.  It is always better to play it safe than to end up sorry and one thing people tend to forget is that often times, your insurance will cover all or part of a professional roofing fee.

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Broke a Tooth During My Trip to Albany

I’m gonna be honest here, I don’t like going home for the holidays. I live my girlfriend now and we’re happy staying in our apartments like hermits and never really going out to see the light of day.  But, my mom called me from Albany and asked me to travel home to visit for Thanksgiving, so I went.  We drove all the way to Exit 24 on the New York State Thruway, got off the exit, then merged on I-87 going north. We passed Colonie Center Mall, the Cheesecake Factory, the Albany Airport, and a million other buildings that I remember seeing throughout my childhood. That’s when it happened. I wasn’t wearing my seatbelt. A car swerved into us, I fell out the side of the vehicle, hit the pavement hard, and broke my tooth. We pulled off to the side of the road and starting searching for an Albany dentist, but none of the dental offices were open because it was a holiday!  My tooth really hurt, so my girlfriend start calling every dental clinic in the Yellow Pages. Finally, we found dental services on www.albanydentalpros.com that were open. We called the emergency hotline and the dentist was able to see us right away. They gave me anesthesia and removed my tooth. I’m very thankful to Albany Dental Pros because that whole situation would have been a nightmare if they hadn’t been able to help.  The service was covered by my insurance plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield after my $100 co-payment for the emergency dental visit. Thankfully I had that coverage or it may have been thousands of dollars.