Sing along with the roof:
Sometimes I felt that I couldn't go on,
I wanted to leave, just run away from home.
But I would remember what my daddy said,
With tears in his eyes on his dyin' bed,
He said, "Patches,
I'm dependin' on you, son.
I tried to do my best,
It's up to you to do the rest..."
When I was a kid my mother used to patch holes in my pants. Sometimes she would patch the patches! The idea was to get the pants to last longer. They lasted until I grew out of them.
Patching works great for little boy pants.
Patching does not work great for roofs.
The rear roof here was just as clever as the front roof.
My recommendation: if you pull up to a house and examine the roof, and see something like this, you can assume that the rest of the house probably contains similar McGyver repairs throughout! It did in this case! Such roof repairs do not work. The photo is all you need to know about this house. Nuff said.
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Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560