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A Good Roof - Winner! - 7 Oct 2010
  When we first came to Bulgaria to buy a house one of the main things that we were looking for was a house with a good roof. We knew what the weather would be like in mid winter, and if the house didn't have a good roof ie leaked that would be detrimental to the rest of the building if it went unfixed until we had time to come out. Luckily the house we moved into although needing 'complete modernisation' had a good basic structure and a fully working roof .

Compare this with the house next door which had a small hole in the roof just a few years ago and now has, well, half of the house missing.

A Small leak can lead to this!

Every year I check all the tile and seals around the chimney stack to ensure there are no leaks, because even newly built rooves if go unchecked can give you a nasty surprise when the rain comes.

Why am I mentioning this now? The rains have started coming, and for those of you who are looking at buying a house in BG my advice whould be go for a house with a good roof. Or if you are planning on having a new one built make sure that you employ someone who knows what they are doing. A Bulgarian guarantee is good for starting the wood burner, but not for much else.

The climate in BG is that much different from the UK, what with the very hot and very cold tempreatures that your roof has to do so much more than just keep the rain out!


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