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When you guys are doing roof repairs, how picky are you on doing repairs under the allowable? If there is an active roof leak and it can be fixed under $600, that makes sense. Also, any missing shingles, replace on the spot. How about tar around chimney or vents that looks very old and cracked, but no noticeable leaks? How about improperly installed(or missing) drip edge? Do you guys still repair them if they aren't causing an active leak?
 

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When you guys are doing roof repairs, how picky are you on doing repairs under the allowable? If there is an active roof leak and it can be fixed under $600, that makes sense. Also, any missing shingles, replace on the spot. How about tar around chimney or vents that looks very old and cracked, but no noticeable leaks? How about improperly installed(or missing) drip edge? Do you guys still repair them if they aren't causing an active leak?
WIth discounts, liability, no roof repair should be done for $600.
 

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You don't think you could get a professional roofing company to be on your roof for thirty min putting tar around a vent or two for $480?
 

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You don't think you could get a professional roofing company to be on your roof for thirty min putting tar around a vent or two for $480?
Not here in CT... First I'd have to get one of the Prof. roofers to return a call. Then running the job thru my books... Gotta make a few bucks.
It's all in the pic's and bid it as over allowable.
 
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You don't think you could get a professional roofing company to be on your roof for thirty min putting tar around a vent or two for $480?
I could.
 
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You don't think you could get a professional roofing company to be on your roof for thirty min putting tar around a vent or two for $480?
You said professional roofing company in the same sentence as you said putting tar around a few vents.

So IMO, no, you can't get a professional roofing company for $480 to tar around some vents.
 

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Some companies, like Safeguard, only pay per ft, the area that is being repaired. Try telling a professional roofer to chalk mark an outline over each shingle he replaced and the area that he tarred, then the price per foot that you can afford to pay. They don't pay $480 to tar and patch a chimney and some vents.
 

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I just made $200 tarping a 8'x6' area ... In a few weeks once it goes up and down the ladder a few times they will send me back to remove it and bid to fix then retarp it again...
There you go! That is thinking like a business owner! A repair is a one time shot. Tarping will get you paid multiple times.
 

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here is what u have not realized. if you are only putting tarp or a few vents, you will only get pay a piece of the $480.00 it doesn't mean you will get the entire amount, and guess what you will probably get $40 per vent, because guess what the ones running the CE's on the other side have no clue or training or the knowledge of what in the heck they are doing. they don't even know the components of a roof.
 

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here is what u have not realized. if you are only putting tarp or a few vents, you will only get pay a piece of the $480.00 it doesn't mean you will get the entire amount, and guess what you will probably get $40 per vent, because guess what the ones running the CE's on the other side have no clue or training or the knowledge of what in the heck they are doing. they don't even know the components of a roof.
I don't know what you are talking about? When i tell my client I want $600.00 for a tarp i get $600.00 for the tarp. THEN I charge them for the repair and get paid again for the same repair. We do this because we run a business and we intend to make money.
 

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new problem guys, now some of the nationals came with some sweet to get us to make less money. YOU CAN ONLY TARP IF YOU CAN SEE THE SKY FROM THE INTERIOR. so you can have an active leak if you don't have a hole on the roof , you are not allow to tarp. I guess they cut up with our tarping multiple times bus.
 

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new problem guys, now some of the nationals came with some sweet to get us to make less money. YOU CAN ONLY TARP IF YOU CAN SEE THE SKY FROM THE INTERIOR. so you can have an active leak if you don't have a hole on the roof , you are not allow to tarp. I guess they cut up with our tarping multiple times bus.
What National is this? People need to know because you are liable for the leaky roof and in years of construction I have seen many leaky roofs that you cannot see daylight. I don't believe this is enforceable.
 

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What National is this? People need to know because you are liable for the leaky roof and in years of construction I have seen many leaky roofs that you cannot see daylight. I don't believe this is enforceable.
from what I am hearing screwguard has this policy, I'm sure they will "let" you tarp the roof if you are worried about the leak, but if the cubicle monkey cant see daylight you wont paid, but you will have to pick up the tab for the damages from not tarping the roof, cause you should have noticed the leak.

I learned the hard way, I hope someone reading will learn from our experience, please stop working for nationals, they want you to take the liability for the property, then prevent you from protecting the asset by denying pay, and when SHTF will gladly cash in your insurance to pay for it with out telling you (preferred insurance providers are preferred because they let the national approve claims against YOU)
 

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this could also be screwguard's way of introducing the new line of Klear products:

MEMO: after successfully screwing the contractors in the field by forcing them to purchase clear lexan, but only if the clear lexan is purchased through screwview, a screwguard subsidiary, screwguard would like to announce it's newest unethical way to profit from their con'dtractors, (drum roll) introducing KlearTarp, our revolutionary 6 mil polyethylene plastic* available only from us and the only "approved" way to tarp a roof.

*ignore any resemblance to visqueen that is available for 25% of what we charge for KlearTarp, our product is more special and approved and stuff
 

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the issue is getting paid what we charged. Is not happening cuts are their favorites, here please take a look at the way nationals are running CE (shame/disrespectful). this is after we completed the work which was suppose to be 4 SQ not 1. worst thing is some of then agreed is 4 sq some of them think is 1. I believe from 1-4 there is a big difference if you cant tell please look for another job, this one is not for you. forgot to mention please take 25% from each line item.

thank you for your business.

1.**** Replacing Concrete Roof Tiles – *100 sqft // $870
2.**** Replacing Roof Sheathing/Decking – 40 sqft // $93.60
3.**** Removing Concrete Roof Tiles – 100 sqft // $29
4.**** Removing debris – 4 cyds / $200.00
5.**** Removing Roof Sheathing/Decking – 40 sqft // $17.20
6.**** Removing Roof Felt – 40 sqft / $5.20
7.**** Replacing Roof Felt – 40 sqft // $40.00
8.**** Replacing Roof Felt (Steep Roof) – 40 sqft // $14.40
 
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