Mom had let the house we grew up in go for some time after dad passed. We visit on a regular basis several times per week to check on her. The inside of the house looks good. Pretty much how it was when I was growing up. However, as we were leaving one day in the summer while it was still daylight, I saw some roof damage. The sun was setting and hitting the roof in the exact spot I needed for me to notice the damage. I called a place that does roof replacement in queens the next day.
Mom told me when I asked her about it that there were sings of a small leak in the upstairs bathroom. I asked her why she did not tell me earlier. She said it was not something I should have to worry about. That is my mom to a tee! She knew I would pay to get it fixed. She was worried I did not have the money since I have a wife and two kids. I assured her that not only was it my responsibility to make sure she had a safe home to live in, it was also something my wife and I want to do.
The contractor came out and investigated the damage. The roof was way beyond its service life for the shingle type covering it. A small leak caused some minor interior damage that could be easily fixed. Just replacing the insulation and patching part of the ceiling in the bathroom would do it. However, the roof shingles needed replaced. A sheathing board on the roof needed replaced too. It was damaged by water.
Mom had her new roof on and the bathroom ceiling fixed in less than three days. It was amazing how fast the crew worked. They had one side of the roof shingles off and halfway replaced before the morning was done. It pays to get quality professionals to do roof repairs.