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Old 08-27-2009, 11:02 PM   #1
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Supervise roof work?

I have upcoming roof work in which all shingles and flashings are to be replaced on my sidesplit roof(s).

I have very particular requirements and standards when it comes to any project completed on my home. As such, I really want to oversee the work.

My question in, what are your opinions (pros and homeowners) on this? Is it perfectly okay for me to work-at-home that day and occasionally go outside and check on the work being done? Or is this insulting to the workers, and should I just trust in my contract / roofing contractor?

I haven't spoken with the site supervisor yet. My impression of him will probably help answer this question for me.


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Old 08-28-2009, 06:51 AM   #2
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There's nothing wrong with that at all.
I encourage home owners to do exactly that and even when the curious neighbor across the road decides to watch I will make it a point to go introduce myself to them.


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Old 08-28-2009, 07:14 AM   #3
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Any reputable company will not have issues with the customer checking in with them. You do need to make sure you stay away from any area that could present a safety hazard for yourself or the employees of the contractor. You should have the availability to the lead guy or your contractor either in the morning or at the end of the day for 15 minutes or so to ask any questions you may have and to address any concerns you have.
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