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I have really fantastic dive buddies (who are also my best friends) that are in the trades. I spent a good portion of my working life in the trades too. One guy is an excellent carpenter and the other an excellent plumber. I have another customer who owns a roofing company. I did my roof by myself 25 years ago and it came out nice, but I swore never again. So last time I just called him. His crew had it done in a day and a half, It would have taken me two weeks.
I work on a lot of the stuff around my house. Some of the time I’m too busy so I have them do it. I learned that it pays off to let people do what they do best, and it allows me the time to keep doing what I do best. On some things they have the know how and are faster a better at it and have the trick specialized tools.
I tried doing a roof once. Old Seattle house, two layers of wood shingles + composite, coal heat for years Coal dust everywhere. Roofers are either young or f**king crazy. Guy that finished the job had two full sized bull dogs on the roof with him