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Old 01-05-2013, 04:47 PM   #16
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I know prices vary by area but I had three shingles blow off my roof during a recent storm... I bought three asphalt shingles but I chickened out when I tried to climb up on the roof. A woman I work with has a husband who owns a roofing company less than a mile from my house, so I called the guy and he agreed to fix the shingles using the shingles I bought.

I didn't ask for an estimate because I worked with the guys wife. Anyway, he left an invoice in my mailbox... $175!!!!! The guy was here for less than 10 minutes. That's about 3x more than I expected to pay.

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Since it's worth about $60 bucks to you- lets put 3 $20's up on your roof. Now, since your worried about heights or roof pitch- will you go up and get the money? Likely not. Why should someone else?

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Old 01-05-2013, 05:58 PM   #17
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3 shingles

5/12-8/12 = $250

10/12-12/12= $350

12/12 or more could be an additional $150 or more depending on stories.

I do think he should have provided the materials though.

I roofed my brothers house and he was crying about the roof top delivery charge.I told him fine,,,ground drop them and you load that roof and save a couple bucks.He said o.k no problem.

He loaded 1 bundle and fell out.So I charged him $250 to load it.He didn't care what I charged just so he didn't have to load the roof.He thought I was going to have my guys hand load it.Nope I have a ladder-vadder,,,it took me about 20 minutes to load the roof.He was not really happy about it.

But after he looked at the other side of him having to load it he realized something.I knew roofing and I had the equipment to perform the task.

He also learned a valuable lesson that day,,,pay the $70 roof top delivery or big brother is going to make you pay.

But I would like to know where you bought 3 single shingles ?

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I would like to know where you bought 3 single shingles ?
That was my first thought.

Nice story RM, rooftop delivery doesnít exist in NCK. Since moving here Iíve seriously thought about starting that service, Iím sure there would be plenty of takers. I have the right truck, just need the conveyor to mount to it.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:34 PM   #19
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Workmans comp is 38% of payroll for roofers in Illinois,If my memory serves me---

Deduct that from that greedy roofers check of $175 and send that money right to the state--you will feel better.
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I had a branch during a storm put a whole in my roof. Replace 4x8 osb sheet 3 bundles landmark 30 $480.00 Couldn't even tell roof was patched. Insurance adjuster cut the check. He said i would have paid more. The insurance guy showed up when they were on the roof. This was about a year ago.
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Repairs are a very profitable part of roofing.Less time,labor etc.If your a good roofer you can pull 3 shingles and replace them in 10 minutes or under on about any pitch.

I have never heard much flak about roofing unless it pertains to repairs.Is it my fault I can pull 4 pipe flashings 10 vents and replace the shingles around them in under half an hour and still charge $600-$800 ?

Seriously is it the roofers fault if they have the skill and ability to perform the repair and move on ?

I have charged $550 to install new step flashing around a chimney and cricket.That took me about 15 minutes,,,J stayed there another 45 minutes on the roof behind the chimney with my lap top looking at an insurance scope I received in an email from one of my adjusters.So I did the repair and caught up on some office issues behind a chimney so the customer did not get upset for my price and how quickly it was done.
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Good point roofmaster.


I have done repair jobs where I quote a price and I do it for that price. The only time it's an issue is when it took me 1/4 the time the HO thought it would. I've heard the whole "that's more than I make an hour or that's more than my accountant charges me." I always say I wish that's how much money I made.
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Good point roofmaster.


I have done repair jobs where I quote a price and I do it for that price. The only time it's an issue is when it took me 1/4 the time the HO thought it would. I've heard the whole "that's more than I make an hour or that's more than my accountant charges me." I always say I wish that's how much money I made.
I always tell them "Man that was a bear" "Boy that was a tough one" Then I apologize if it took too long,,Even though I was basically doing nothing but walking around the roof after the repair is done looking at the previous roofers workmanship.I can burn about 40 minutes or so just doing that.

I never really give a time limit.I always say it depends on what I run into but unless you have serious structural issues unseen (Which I really doubt) it should not take that long.Feel free to go about your daily chores or errands though.
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Its great to see that everyone has such a good understanding of the hidden costs of self employment. Now I know for sure that none of you would ever complain that you think Realtors are overpaid
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Its great to see that everyone has such a good understanding of the hidden costs of self employment. Now I know for sure that none of you would ever complain that you think Realtors are overpaid
Now that might be debatable

My sister in law is a realtor in San Diego.She made $60,000 in 3 days last week.
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I bet she will have an earful for you if you put it that way to her. She did a lot of prep to make it all come together. It all just happened to close within 3 days.
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Now that might be debatable

My sister in law is a realtor in San Diego.She made $60,000 in 3 days last week.

Is that an average of $20,000 a day for the year ?

Ask her what her average net take home was for the last two years---I bet you would have to think hard about trading jobs.
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I bet she will have an earful for you if you put it that way to her. She did a lot of prep to make it all come together. It all just happened to close within 3 days.
She is a wizard,I can say that about her.She provides a top notch no nonsense service.But yes,every holiday we go to San Diego or whenever she calls to talk to my wife we go around and around.(In a very fun way)She has a stellar reputation in the San Diego,Ramona and occasionally L.A.

And in those areas the competition is fierce and to stand out means your doing something right.
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Is that an average of $20,000 a day for the year ?

Ask her what her average net take home was for the last two years---I bet you would have to think hard about trading jobs.
She sells an average of 7 to 8 houses a month during the peak times.Their home is ridiculous.She is 36 and is doing very,very well.Her husband owns a moving company and he averages 1.3 to 1.4 million per year.Mostly because of government contracts for the bases there.They do very well for themselves.Our entire families are involved in business of some sort and its just a ping pong game of inspiration within our family.

She has offered to train my wife and I but that's not something I personally would like to do.Besides the market in my area is very sour but the markets in California (Mainly coastal) is still doing very well.I would have to move there and that's something I am not sure I would want to do.

Within her company she is a platinum multi million dollar seller.She mainly sells high end beach properties in San Diego.She is very talented.

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