Barkhamsted veteran, family get a new roof, home improvements

BARKHAMSTED — Sunny temperature Thursday produced it a best day to install a new roof on Tom Tribou’s residence. It also was a ideal working day to deal with the chimney and exchange the skylights, and by noon, a great deal of the do the job was virtually comprehensive.

The work all was section of the Owens Corning Countrywide Roof Deployment Job. Rhino-Back Roofing in Simsbury, K&G Masonry in Farmington, Payne’s Disposal, Velux (skylights) and Metro Roofing Supply donated their time and components to repair service the significant, white ranch house wherever Tribou lives with his wife and five youngsters, ages 7 to 17.

Tribou, a Maritime veteran, reported the home had much more difficulties than they realized when they initial moved in — the roof leaked, the chimney was crumbling and the skylights necessary repairs. “Right right after the closing, the roof was leaking. We obtained offers to repair it, and it was in between $10,000 and $20,000. It was a great deal of revenue,” he explained.

His wife, Monica, listened to about Owens Corning’s challenge, and entered Tribou’s identify. “She thought, why not, let us try it,” mentioned Tribou.

Mike and Lisa Trouern-Pattern, proprietors of Rhino-Back Roofing, work with the Owens Corning roof venture to come across recipients of the free of charge repairs to veterans’ properties. Rhino-Back is an Owens Corning Platinum Roofing Contractor.

“They had buckets all over the household, the roof was leaking so lousy,” Mike Trouern-Trend stated. “We realized this was going to make a huge variation to them.”

“It’s a excellent application, simply because it aids the home-owner get the do the job that needs to be accomplished, carried out,” claimed Logan Greisinger, space profits manager for Owens Corning.

To begin with, the venture was only for the roof repairs, Trouern-Trend stated. But the getting old skylights also grew to become aspect of the project, when Rhino-Back again realized all those also were being in negative form.

Then the chimney was inspected, and they recognized that was a further essential repair. “K & G Masonry got a quote, and changed the chimney for no cost,” he said. “When we located out about the leaky skylights, Metro Roofing Provide presented to swap them, but then the company, Velux, desired to donate them rather. So they joined the project.”

Rhino-Back and Owens Corning, as a result of a partnership with Habitat for Humanity North Central Connecticut, finds recipients for each and every restore job.

“Each family members is evaluated for need, and they’re assigned to a lover with Owens Corning — in this circumstance, that was us,” Trouern-Development mentioned. “Owens Corning contracted all the elements.”

Tribou was overwhelmed by all the exercise and grateful for the do the job that was being carried out. “Financially, it is been rough,” he claimed, conveying that he is retired and has post-traumatic tension condition right after his just about 10 years in the provider. “After a while, you get started wondering nobody’s likely to assistance any individual. But there are very good people today out there in the world.”

Owens Corning is seeking for other veterans to aid. For more details on the Roof Deployment Job, or to study far more about how to get concerned, electronic mail [email protected]