We all need a helping hand every now and then, but sometimes we need even more than that—we need a Guardian angel with a well-polished Halo!
Buying a first home should be a joyous event and that joy should carry on into the future as you and yours build memories and grow together. That’s what Luke and Sarah Lenihan were expecting when they took the plunge and bought their starter home for their family of five.
A dream, a nightmare and a miracle
With three children, daughter Remi (6), son Ryker (4), and newborn son Reuben, they were excited to begin renovations to make the home their own but the dream soon took a nasty turn.
They had done everything right, making sure they got a professional inspection and signed the papers in good faith… but their joy was short lived. A poorly done building inspection meant that the attic-playroom project that should have been straight forward was suddenly a massive problem.
Mold and rot in the roof, floor and around the windows meant that the potential cost to do the renovation sky-rocketed—even experts said it was too difficult to fix and refused to touch it. They tried several paths to recover their losses or at least find some compensation, but nothing worked. Their dream home was not so dreamy but help was on the way.
Angels come in all shapes and sizes
It’s a simple idea: community members can nominate a family that needs some help with a roofing project. Sarah’s mother took a chance and posted about Guardian Roofing’s Halo Project on Facebook. Pretty soon, the Lenihans had over 105 nominations and before they knew it, Guardian Roofing was letting them know that they had won.
The work was completed and the “impossible,” according to other roofing companies, became a reality. Miracles really do come true with the right know how, determination and a generous dollop of kindness! Luke Lenihan notes that, “It was really amazing to hear that a company was willing to help a family in need and Guardian has just been amazing every step of the way.”