Experiences with additions?
There is a new listing today I am going to drive by. If it isn't too dumpy looking I will ask to see it.
I checked the county and it has an addition. My experiences with additions on ranches in the lower end of the price scale is that they seem to be poorly done and cause problems. And its not always just the roof but spongy feeling floor joists/floors or sloping floors, plus where the house and addition roof meet thing, the eavestrough drainage thing - its complicated and I think a lot of small contractors don't get it right. I talked to a realtor 5 or 6 months ago and she mentioned a leak between the house and bedroom addition that "patches up fine when they do it"??? or something to that effect (I suspect you can guess the first thought that came to mind)
I have shy'ed away from these in the past but I'm feeling a little more desperate.
Any experiences good or bad here? Things to look for if I end up seeing it?
I suspect there's no way to really tell without going on the roof?