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Old 09-04-2007, 02:29 PM   #76
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Old 09-04-2007, 02:32 PM   #77
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that`s not curling,shingles get warped on pallet,should be smoothed when nailing,others need time for the sun to heat them up so they lay down
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Not that you are incorrect with some of your findings, but I would charge about $100,000 to do your roof with those shingles. GAF isn't the brand to use. The house is probably a pre-fab. And I wouldn't want someone looking over every square inch of my job. I don't want to sound like a donkey towards you, but maybe you could have done that simple roof yourself. Nothing negative intended.
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Your point is well taken. I did think about doing it. The only thing I regret about inspecting the work is that I did it after he left & had the money. I should have been checking the sections right after being laid down. Then I could of got in his face to reaffirm the workmanship that was to be performed.
We went over it all before he started.

When you do quality work you don't have to be concerned about someone looking over your job.

I was not being horses caboose, just wanted what I paid for.
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:40 PM   #81
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I understand.

I haven't had this problem myself with our work, but I have heard stories. I have heard of a few where the HO was so bad that the guy just walked off the job. These are just stories. I don't even know who the company could have been. It's just an FYI that a Contractor doesn't have to do your job if he doesn't want to. I'm speaking to everyone, not just the poster of this thread.
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nothing wrong w/ gaf,what`s wrong is the guy doing crap work!,leaving nails up,and when the guy checks it out,he finds nails located directly in the seams of the next course,doing the job right is what we`re supposed to do,doc doesn`t make himself out to be anything different than what he is (a semi-knowledgeable h/o that wants his job done properly),if the job was done properly doc would be shouting his praise from the rooftops,the guy opted to do a crap job,like none of us would accept on our homes,If you do a proper job,an educated customer will become your biggest cheerleader---let`s be realistic,the guys don`t even know where to nail the shingles--he doesn`t belong on any ones roof!
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nothing wrong w/ gaf,what`s wrong is the guy doing crap work!,leaving nails up,and when the guy checks it out,he finds nails located directly in the seams of the next course,doing the job right is what we`re supposed to do,doc doesn`t make himself out to be anything different than what he is (a semi-knowledgeable h/o that wants his job done properly),if the job was done properly doc would be shouting his praise from the rooftops,the guy opted to do a crap job,like none of us would accept on our homes,If you do a proper job,an educated customer will become your biggest cheerleader---let`s be realistic,the guys don`t even know where to nail the shingles--he doesn`t belong on any ones roof!



I second everything that John just stated. It is crud workers who do fast and chitty work which keeps the prices down and that does not allow for a quality contractor to typically be competitive in his bidding, if that is how he chooses to obtain his work.

Too often, a homeowner gets rose colored glasses put on when they decide on the "Not The Right Way" contractor, because they felt they could be thrifty and all of the additional services and technology were not warranted.

I personally feel that the advent of almost all contractors subbing out the work is a primary reason for the decaying craftsmanship.

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That skylight will leak like a sieve if that's wood I see. Hard to discern at the molecular level.
Did you hire one of your wife's relatives?
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No, I don't believe so. One of your relatives perhaps? no it's not wood, it's a leaf.
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I expect were gonna find out if the skylight leaks real soon. The storm coming up the coast could bring lots of rain. Skylight will be tested in combat with the weather.
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No, I don't believe so. One of your relatives perhaps? no it's not wood, it's a leaf.
Ouch!!
You know, if you spent half the time researching this company that you have complaining about the job they did, maybe you could have avoided this. But then we would have missed the granule by granule pictures posted every day.
Micro-mananging after the fact, is it better this way?

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P.S. My grandmother could have done a better job.
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Ron, You make the assumption that I did no research. That in itself is disturbing. I feel no need, nor shall I elaborate on such ignorance.

The purpose of the posting was to seek out a bit of advice, and show others the potential issues they may face when having their own roof replaced. Sure, I complained, no surprise there. Not like I was looking to the board for a refund. It wasn't easy for me to put all that up on the board and show my folly. Many would not.

Your comments seem somewhat sophomoric, and at times devious. With no constructive merit and certainly no redeeming quality.

You are acrid in your retorts, and your purpose would seem to be to scoff and scold.

Give my respects to your grandmother.

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yeah.ease up ron,he already took a direct hit,and is using his experience to enlighten others to the importance of choosing the right contractor

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