Rain’s coming

Yesterday’s LA Times had a pretty strongly-worded article warning about this winter’s El Nino, which is shaping up to be a once-in-a-generation weather event.

Why am I writing about this now, during the summer, on a real estate blog?

Because now would be a good time to replace worn-out roofs on your buildings.

Once the rain really starts to come, it’s difficult to work, plus there will be tons and tons of demand for roofers’ services. You can imagine what that will do to pricing.

We replace the roofs on all of the buildings we renovate. But we usually do so in the middle of the project. This year, I think we’ll try to front-load them, so that we’re less vulnerable when the late-Fall rain comes.