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    Oct 27, 2016, 07:45 PM
    Home addition and rain
    We are entering the rainy season in Northern CA, at the same time as we would like to put an addition onto our house. Our contractor has advised us not to do so, stating he would much prefer to do the addition after the rainy season to avoid the possibility of rain damage to the existing house structure. He will do what he can to minimize the risk by removing the roof at the last possible moment. We are not in a rush to move forward but are anxious to get started. What feedback can you provide? Thank you.
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    Oct 27, 2016, 07:48 PM
    He makes a valuable point. And if I was him I'd make sure you accepted all responsibility for water damage in the written contract or I wouldn't touch it until the weather was better.
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    Oct 27, 2016, 08:01 PM
    'We are not in a rush to move forward but are anxious to get started.' LOL! Can you elucidate? You want to start, even if it just sits there out in the rain? My mother insisted, in 1970, on starting in November in New England. What a mistake that proved to be over the next 40 years...
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    Oct 28, 2016, 06:04 AM
    Sure you are anxious. You want to see your plans materialize but at what cost ? You say you are not in a rush. LOL. Take an expert's advice (your contractor) and go with it. No one n my neck of the woods (southern Ontario) carries on a renovation in deep winter.

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