Building a house is not easy from what we had experienced a few years ago. It was not easy for us because we had no professional help. We made all of the plans and designs of the house. Of course it wasn’t easy financially either because of all the various expenses we incurred. We were lucky enough to hire good carpenters and laborers who worked for a low rate of pay by USA standards but at the regular pay rate here in the Philippines. They all helped each other build the house for almost two and a half months. For us, it has been a great experience since we moved here.
I enjoyed buying materials and finding good deals as well. I am so happy that my brother helped me find a good roof along with gutters and downspouts. Luckily he has a friend who is a distributor of roofs, gutters and downspouts. He gave us a catalog which had the types, colors and the styles of roofs, gutters and downspouts. The good thing was, we received a discount, not because he is a friend of my brother but because we bought directly from the manufacturer through his help. That was a great deal because the house had a big roof with lots of gutters and downspouts. Regretfully we forgot to buy gutter protection systems especially in our place we need them due to the fact that we have lots of trees near our house. I know leaves and twigs can really give more trouble in times of rains and can block the flow of the water. As of now we need to clean up regularly to avoid the gutters from overflowing and causing damage to our home.
I thinking about how nice the Richmond gutters were which my husband used in his house before. They were very durable and lasted a long time. He sold the house a few years ago and the new owner is very happy with them.