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Old 01-09-2013, 04:49 PM   #46
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Thread still going. For the record then, my minimum is $250.


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Old 01-13-2013, 06:59 PM   #47
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What you should have done is given him an extra $50.00 and expressed your appreciation for what you appear to have very little of! Far to often people needing work done have all of a sudden become experts on what someone esles time and knowledge is worth. Blows my mind! Think nothing about showing off your new 60" LED flat screen, 90K dollar auto, or your 4,500 sq ft house?? What? You expected it for free but would have settled for a 1/3? Any intelligent homeowner would have gotten a couple of estimates regardless. Something else to consider, which I did not see mentioned, is that with most roof repairs, there is no guaranteee!! So there is a built in "probability" fee because when there is a problem with the fix, who are you going to call? "Hey man, my roof's leaking again" - As I have been told by many roofers when I had an issue with mine.

But honestly, he did you a favor!
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:07 PM   #48
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Competitive bidding to replace three shingles??? If anybody questioned a bill I gave them for 175 dollars after I drove to their house, set up my ladder, went up on the roof risking my neck, and replaced anything, even an end cap on a gutter, I would go back up, take off the end cap, or the three shingles in this case. and tell them to NEVER, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES CALL ME AGAIN.

When is the last time you had your car tuned up? How much did it cost?

$600? and they do that on the ground!

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:34 AM   #49
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sounds like fair price to me. hes got to make something, time and knowledge. i do a lot of tile roof repairs and they go from $600.00 - $2400.00, not very much in material but in labor and knowledge on how to repair it. how about $1400.00 for a 3 hour repair, material = $100.00, but then again it was two story roof. how much is your life worth. when it comes down to it = was it fixed.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:59 PM   #50
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To some this might sound like a lot but like other have pointed out with all that goes into the project( service call) in this case things can add up.

All in all I like to look at it like this....was $175 worth it to you for them to be replaced? if it was than thats all that matters.


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