It took a long time for the bosses to figure out what we wanted to spend on this project and so that is what has been holding me up. Of course me and the guys are not really hurting for things to do. We have been looking at different ideas and how much all of them would cost. Of course there are a few things that are not optional. We have a half a dozen roofing companies in NYC bidding on the roof replacement. That roof is every bit of thirty years old and it is probably a twenty five year roof. You have a limit to how long a roof is good for and after that you have to start worrying about it falling down on top of you if you do not take care of it. It is pretty much that simple at some point, if you do not maintain a structure it is going to give up on you soon enough.
Of course we know that we need the roof to get fixed and so we have no choice about that. It is just a matter of finding the guy who is going to do it right for the best price. It is a matter of figuring out if a guy can do what he says. It is not as though you necessarily believe every bid that you get, instead you check on the guy and find out if a guy has a good name for working. You have to make sure that you do not end up with some guy who does not do the job half of the way and then tell you he needs more money to finish it. You need to get a contract in fact and one that you can make them keep.