I re-roofed (the entire thing) my own house once. I was informed it was sexy only because they could never imagine a woman, in the intense summer heat, clearing and replacing shingles on an entire house. Weird double standard. I don't consider it sexy when a crew of guys do home renovations. It was hellish, necessary work. At the time I didn't have the money to hire people to do it, but I had the skill set (growing up in a household with a general carpenter) and I had enough to buy the materials. It upset me a little when I had guys who tried to explain to me how I should have just found a way to pay a crew to do it because it was too hard of a job for me to do. Gee, really? Yeah, it was grueling AF, but I had to do what I had to do. I didn't have some boyfriend, husband, or male family member helping me out financially. Also, a lot of them doubted my ability to do quality work.

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