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Old 01-17-2013, 09:19 PM   #211
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This isn't the proper way to roof, right?


I misunderstood.

I never go to mine. I will do a job or roof walk with the customer to address any concerns or questions they may have, but the inspectors here don't get on metal roofs. I hate to say it, but as far as metal roofing goes, they just cant know all the products and what is right or wrong as far as installation details go. A lot do, but most dont. We check the roof over, afterall, its my company who is responsible for the roof and if i want a paycheck and a job in the future, i have to inspect the roof.

I do beleive they get on the comp jobs and look, but only if its 6/12 or less.

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Old 01-17-2013, 10:10 PM   #212
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I call the inspection in but usually I am not there since I have more jobs to run.Generally (Depending on where) I call my inspections in before the roof is completed.

I have worked areas where it would take 2 weeks to get an inspection and a couple times I called the inspection in before the job was started.Believe it or not when I was in Florida the Building Department recommended calling the inspection in well in advance since they were so back logged.

I had a roof that was under tarps for 11 days waiting on a 2nd phase "Dry in " inspection and then they informed me of calling in advance.But generally a final should be inspected within 3-5 days of completion.

All my roofs 5/12 up to a 24/12 were inspected roof top and never just from the ground.
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After 8 days of not working, I told the roofer that I was going to have to file a complaint with the Attorney General's office if he didn't give us a firm schedule for finishing the job. Yesterday and today, he did minimal work to kind of almost finish the remaining issues.

Today he emailed me to ask if he can use me as a reference for his future home improvement projects.



If I ask nicely, do you think he'll share his crack pipe with me?
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Today he emailed me to ask if he can use me as a reference for his future home improvement projects.
Wow. Sometimes I wish I could achieve that level of detachment from reality.
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and you didn't say "Oh Absolutely!"
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and you didn't say "Oh Absolutely!"
I actually wrote an entire email telling him that if he really, really, REALLY wanted me to talk to his prospective clients, I would be more than happy to tell them what I think of his work.

But then I decided that there was no reason to encourage him to continue any sort of contact with me after this job was done. My Yelp review will be enough. I don't need to keep this nonsense in my life.
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Priced some custom moldings a few years ago. $750 to make the knives, $1.50 per foot to mill, plus the cost of the raw wood.
That's pretty insane, making beadboard is not rocket science, one could replicate beadboard with a router if they had to, I had to replicate clapboard for my 1930 house, I bought 1x8 pine boards and ran them thru the thickness planer at work on a sled made of MDF and a couple of cleats to angle the board.
Wood expands and shrinks, you can't really find new to match the old exactly, and a lot of these old elements were made on the job site or by a local outfit and there was little in the way of a standard, you needed beadboard or clapboard- they made it the size that worked best with the boards they had.

Those nails showing is a classic sign of LOUSY WORK, that area will leak without flashing.
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We had massive rain overnight, and very heavy winds. And, so far, it looks like the roof is still on top of my house. No obvious leaks in the attic. And while I can see one cap shingle has fallen, I can't see from where. So it's possible it was just left loose on the roof. (Not the first shingle piece they left up there.)

This is sort of good news, eh? It's at least not a bad start.

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