Originally Posted by Venise
doesn't want to pull a permit because he believes it's cheaper to pay the city of Detroit's fine.
So this behavior qualifies him as a "Roofing Specialist"?.,With that type of mentality who authorized him to associate his name with "Specialist" status ?
Does this guy not register his vehicles with the state or not pay property tax because the $150 ticket for not registering is cheaper than the other ?
This guy is waving a red flag or better yet a 50' by 50' flashing billboard right in your face as to why you should choose another contractor for your repairs.IMHO this "Specialist" is giving you a free out on this one.At least you are finding it out before the pony ride even starts.
Many states,cities,counties and or municipalities make a permit part of their criteria for the building process.Everyone else abides by the rules of attaining a reroof permit.If he chooses not to abide then I wonder what else he will find during your project that is much cheaper and is in his best interest.It is called ethics.,that would be right up there with the words integrity and honesty as well as fair practice.
It is your project but I would give my money to someone who is willing to do business according to the rules and laws that are required.I have paid at the most $200 for a reroof permit.Just say you do in fact hire someone more qualified.,he just missed out on a job.Just say your profi margin on your project was $3500.00.He just lost $3500.00 and a referral.,how is that cheaper than purchasing a permit ?
The rules I speak of are laws or requirements at the state,city,county for permits.,Installations according to standard practices that are in conjunction with building codes and installation requirements by the manufacture themselves.
I prefer Certainteed myself but that is my preference.