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Old 01-05-2012, 01:48 PM   #16
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I think those overexposed shingles look bad, if it was your situation, whats the correct thing to do, just to fix all the exposed nails, shingles etc etc and tell the customer its just a cosmetic problem and I think the shingles are in a racking pattern
This situation doesn't happen with us. The guys have all been trained to properly nail and take their time to do it right. They get paid by the hour so if they have one low nail, they will take the extra time to do it right.

There are occasions though, especially with GAF shingles which we no longer use, that we would have to slightly change the exposure in order to get them to run straight. Since we started using the CertainTeed products, we have not had this problem.

I do think it is a sloppy roof job. I would not find it acceptable but the truth is, majority of roofs installed look just like yours and no one complains. Do you think the person who referred them to you has the same problems and just doesn't know about it? That is usually the case.

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it looks like the roofers are long gone...so does he spend another 10k-20k to make it right or just caulk a dozen nails and hope it will last
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it looks like the roofers are long gone...so does he spend another 10k-20k to make it right or just caulk a dozen nails and hope it will last
The OP stated that the contractor has already been back. They also said the roof was 97 square. If it only cost at maximum 20k, the new job will most likely even be worse.
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I did a run by the custome homes, they don't look like mine of course, but the work on one that I looked today like on the hip and ridge that they don't take the time of cutting in angle the shingle instead just laying a saquare shingle was the same, so probably the same installers on that one.. I noticed some overexposure shingles, but not so bad like mine, I noticed also the metals from the walking boards, I can't believe they don't take the time to get those metal things off when they are done .

I can probably live with the roof like that, but it will be sad if this is going to affect resale value or be a potencial leak, I am talking about overexposure, on the nails probably more then 50 mmm they fixed those, but who knows the other day I found more stuff to repair so, only God knos whats under that roof..

here in TX I think most of the installer get paid by square not by hour, so probably thats why the installers did it like that, speed not quality..

man if my installer was doing jobs like that and I was having issues of people calling, man I deff fired him
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Try to get your money back, chances are they will never do it, if they do give you your money back hire someone qualified, talk to people you know and ask for references and go see the jobs they have done.

If you are stuck with it and have to make the best of a bad situation you could use roofing caulk to do every nail head and every place it is not overlapped properly. Maybe buy you a couple of years. Although you would be risking a leak.
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thanks I had shingles replaced I didnt let them caulk nails, I had to babysit them, but Im sure they probably caulk some of them when I was inside, probably I have more laying around just because the bad overexposure, the nails are right below the shingle.. but getting money back, I think thats like asking for miracles...
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Were they the lowest bidder?
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it was the only bid, it was a referral

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