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Old 04-08-13, 06:33 PM
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Roofing concern

Does this roofing job look like it is being done correctly?

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Old 04-08-13, 07:20 PM
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Well...we aren't seeing the final product...just the first few steps. The fact they are tarping off to avoid damage, using the correct safety gear and apparently ice and water shield in the last pic would lead me to think it's a quality company.

What exactly are your concerns? What is specified in the contract?
 
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Old 04-08-13, 07:46 PM
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A neighbor thought that it was a waste of time ,and money to strip the roof and add rain and ice shield. Just wanted a opinion from you experts here.

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Old 04-08-13, 07:53 PM
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Neighbor was wrong..and probably cheap. No expert though....
 
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If your underwear is torn and dirty do you just add another layer? In my opinion NOT removing the old roof and starting fresh with ice shield and new drip edges, valleys, and flashings is the bigger mistake.
 
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It is a bit more expensive to strip the roof but does a better job.It allows the roofer to see that he is not installing over rotten wood not to mention the shingles last longer than just going over top of old ones
 
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Thanks everyone for your inputs. I'm glad i went with the proper way here.

 
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The only thing I wonder about is why so many guys for such a small roof?
 
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Old 04-09-13, 03:15 PM
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When they started the job there was four guys. one was the owner,
one was a laborer,two were roofers,the last one was young guy in training

The owner left after he got everyone going,and returned after the job was completed.
 
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In my area, as well as many others in the US, roofing companies will often hire complete crews of non-citizens. (I'm not going to speculate as to whether or not these workers are documented.) These crews get paid by the house/building and not on a daily or hourly scale. They have large crews to get the job done as soon as possible so they can move on to the next job.

When I had my roof replaced in 2006 the company had a crew of Portuguese-speaking men that was maybe a dozen strong. They still took a full four days to completely strip, re-sheath and shingle (asphalt architectural) my 1500 square foot home. I did have a modified full hip roof so not the easiest to do.
 
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