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How to Plan Repairs to Newly Bought Home?

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How to Plan Repairs to Newly Bought Home?

We just bought a house and the home inspection report shows there are several repairs to be done. The roof is the big one but everything else is minor.

Do people usually hire specialists to do every little job? Or one general person (handyman?) to fix most things?

For the roof repair, garage repair, mold extermination, and rodent extermination, we will hire specialists.
For everything else such as downspouts, gutters, sealing glass, lot grading, minor foundation cracks, etc. we are thinking of hiring a handyman.

Sort of feeling overwhelmed with the quantity of things to fix (even though most are minor).

Would love to hear thoughts from those who have gone through something like this and they went about it.
Also looking for referrals to people who we can work with (We are at Yonge and Clark area)
Thanks in advance!
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Why did you buy the home if all of these things are too much to handle?
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roof repair, mold, and rodent infestation are minor? Get those remediated ASAP.
The minor things you can do yourself with a few minutes of googling. If you're loaded and don't have time, sure some joe blo handyman would be happy to take your money, but better to with experts in each field.
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Tha_Doggg wrote: Why did you buy the home if all of these things are too much to handle?
It's not too much to handle. I am currently planning how to take care of it.
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engineered wrote: roof repair, mold, and rodent infestation are minor? Get those remediated ASAP.
The minor things you can do yourself with a few minutes of googling. If you're loaded and don't have time, sure some joe blo handyman would be happy to take your money, but better to with experts in each field.
Roof repair isn't minor. It's probably an $8k job that I will find a specialist for. The mold is in one of the shower's caulking which I might just try to fix myself, and in one part of the garage which I will hire a specialist for. There is evidence that mice have been in the attic. This will be remediated asap, along with the aforementioned issues.

I'll definitely take your suggestion and do what I can with a few minutes of Googling. It sounds like it could be fun, plus I get to understand my house better.
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weirdlogic wrote: Roof repair isn't minor. It's probably an $8k job that I will find a specialist for. The mold is in one of the shower's caulking which I might just try to fix myself, and in one part of the garage which I will hire a specialist for. There is evidence that mice have been in the attic. This will be remediated asap, along with the aforementioned issues.

I'll definitely take your suggestion and do what I can with a few minutes of Googling. It sounds like it could be fun, plus I get to understand my house better.
That's good that you want to learn. Even if you don't do it yourself, you will have to knowledge to make sure whoever you hire is competent and does the job properly.
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Gutters and downspouts are a good idea to hire out to a seemless Eavestrough company if you are replacing all. Some roofers do this work, but its better to do the roof, then the eaves with someone else.

What is the glass sealing issue you are having? That’s my area and I can help guide you on that.

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