Repairing the repair

Real Estate Agent with Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL SL 463072

studio repairWithin the last few months I finally broke down and got a trusted repairman whom I have used for over 20 years to replace some wood rot on my art studio behind my house. It was originally made of wood 4x8 siding but decided that Hardy board was a better material to use. This repair was out of my skill sets.

At some point one of the helpers came in and said it wouldn't match. Thinking that he meant the thickness was different, I wasn't concerned. However, a few weeks ago I had occasion to go out to the workshop, which is seldom used these days. It now was apparent that there had been a gross mis-communication. As you can see from the pictures, there was a gap to the outside sometimes as wide as almost a half inch. What a disappointment and shame on me for not checking out the repair better!shoddy work

Now my life has turned to "do it yourself" if I want it done. My work started todayto solve the problem. The interior is now sealed. Tomorrow or the next day I am off to paint and caulk other work that was recently done by a much better repairman. Ah, the joys of 1. living within 400 feet of the ocean and 2. living in a home that is 60 years old and 3. having to do it MYSELF. This is after repairing my 21x11 foot back porch and building a gate for my Chinese Cresteds.

I can't keep this up forever but for now.... More on the back porch repair. I have repair int

Comments (7)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It sounds like you enjoy taking care of your property.  This December, we flew into Jacksonville to work with a new client.  We were impressed by all the coastal views, and were delighted to learn about your area. A

Jan 27, 2013 11:38 PM
Nan Jester
Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery

If you flew into Jax in December chances are that you got some great weather. The area including Ponte Vedra is awesome for the luxury market.

Jan 27, 2013 11:49 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Nan, Hang in there. It will be worth it in the end. Don't forget the pride of ownership and repair.

Jan 28, 2013 12:07 PM
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Nan - It is so unfortunate you were unable to find someone to completely repair your art studio.

Jan 29, 2013 09:23 AM
Frank Laisch
Orlando, FL
"The Insurance Guy"
Nan, I am sorry to hear about your handy work. With your location I wouldn't move. Maybe we need to have Sonny & Stan come give a helping hand
Jan 29, 2013 08:32 PM
Nan Jester
Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery

Well, shame on me for not checking the final product better. I would have been even more stunned then. Also shame on me for not asking better questions. All good now, though.

Jan 29, 2013 11:21 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I was looking for your current posts. I hope all is going well for you.

Jul 03, 2020 01:07 PM