Glad I replaced the posts

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  1. Feb 14, 2019 #1

    swimmer_spe

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    In the fall I replaced 2 posts on the overhang that covers my porch.

    Today, I removed snow and ice that was at least 4 feet high at the peak. The 2 posts I replaced were rotten at the bottom. Had I not replaced them, my overhang would be resting on my porch by now. And I would have an even more expensive repair.
     
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    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
     
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    Less than $100 in the fall saved be well over $1000 now....
     
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    You think like I do. Others say don’t spend the 100 in the fall let the snow pull it down and for the deductible get a whole new carport. :rolleyes:
     
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    And then wait for the insurance company to come here while the side of my house is ripped open? And watch my insurance go up? To save $100? My deductible is $500.
     
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    Rot is not an insurable problem. If the insurance company determined that failure to maintain the house caused the carport to collapse they may not pay.
     
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