Elizabeth Weintraub • Sacramento Real Estate Agent: June 2010

What's the Worst Job to Have in Sacramento in the Summer?

home in land park roof tearoffOK, my hand is in the air, and I vote for roofer. When the temperature hits 115 in Sacramento, the last place anybody on Earth should want to be is on top of a hot tar roof. I mean, given the types of jobs a person can do in the construction industry, sweating in the hot summer sun some 10 feet in the air falls to the bottom of my list.

My neighbor in Land Park is putting on a new 50-year staggered-design comp roof. His old roof was shake, which didn't quite fit with the surrounding homes in Land Park. Most of the homes on my street were built in 1948.

When he's finished, he'll have new underlayment, R49 insulation in the attic, and an air circulation system in the eaves to keep down his utility bills.

I watched the roofers tear off his shake and the decaying underlayment. Then, as they were approaching the spot where the ladder was propped, one of them managed to stomp through the overhang and break a few boards. Which they will have to replace.

The roofers also started laying the OSB on the north side of the home yesterday morning, working their way around to the south side by mid-afternoon. You would think it would make more sense to start on the side that gets hotter in the afternoon in the morning instead.

But maybe that's why I am a Land Park agent and not a roofer.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

Photo: Unless otherwise noted in this blog, the photo is copyrighted by Big Stock Photo and used with permission.The views expressed herein are Weintraub's personal views and do not reflect the views of RE/MAX Gold. Disclaimer: If this post contains a listing, information is deemed reliable as of the date it was written. After that date, the listing may be sold, listed by another brokerage, canceled, pending or taken temporarily off the market, and the price could change without notice; it could blow up, explode or vanish. To find out the present status of any listing, please go to elizabethweintraub.com.

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