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Old 09-29-2009, 12:17 AM   #1
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Itís almost winter in Southern California, and believe or not you can make big bucks fixing leaky roofs anywhere in the U.S.A where it rains alot All you need are some basic tools, a ladder, and a truck. Most of the time when you arrive at the customers house, They take you inside and show you where it damaged the drywall. If you can get into the attic without to much of a hassel you can usually spot water marks on the plywood, and figure from there where the waters getting in at. But if the attic is off limits or you canít get in there, itís usually pretty obvious where itís leaking. Get up on the roof in the general area of the leak, look for nails popping through, look at the walls, and the pipes. Make sure theyíre sealed properly. If itís a tile roof remove or pry up the tiles in the leaky area, being careful not to break to many. You can usually find replacement tiles at your local roofing yard. Tear open the paper and search for water marks on the wood, once you spot the water marks follow it up the roof until you find where the leak is. ( sometimes, all I have to do is take up a few tiles and I find the leak, other times Iíve had to remove several dozen tiles chasing the leak up the roof) Once youíve found the leak, Re-paper the area with new felt paper and seal around your patch. Job Done. I usually charge about $300-$400 for a 2-3 hour leak repair. I can do 2, sometimes 3 a day. Good Honest Money!
Sometimes Its as easy as replacing a few shingles to fix the problem Check out this video on easy shingle replacement
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:30 AM   #2
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How about you post an introduction.


Also, how about hitting the enter button once or twice during your pointless rambling.

In the words of warner, my eyes are bleeding from that....

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what-a-ka-winky-dink, it's almost winter here in Ohio also.
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What a spammer... and it sounds like that guy from the weather channel that showed improper roof repairs between segments.
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It’s almost winter in Southern California, and believe or not you can make big bucks fixing leaky roofs anywhere in the U.S.A where it rains alot All you need are some basic tools, a ladder, and a truck. Most of the time when you arrive at the customers house, They take you inside and show you where it damaged the drywall. If you can get into the attic without to much of a hassel you can usually spot water marks on the plywood, and figure from there where the waters getting in at. But if the attic is off limits or you can’t get in there, it’s usually pretty obvious where it’s leaking. Get up on the roof in the general area of the leak, look for nails popping through, look at the walls, and the pipes. Make sure they’re sealed properly. If it’s a tile roof remove or pry up the tiles in the leaky area, being careful not to break to many. You can usually find replacement tiles at your local roofing yard. Tear open the paper and search for water marks on the wood, once you spot the water marks follow it up the roof until you find where the leak is. ( sometimes, all I have to do is take up a few tiles and I find the leak, other times I’ve had to remove several dozen tiles chasing the leak up the roof) Once you’ve found the leak, Re-paper the area with new felt paper and seal around your patch. Job Done. I usually charge about $300-$400 for a 2-3 hour leak repair. I can do 2, sometimes 3 a day. Good Honest Money!
Sometimes Its as easy as replacing a few shingles to fix the problem Check out this video on easy shingle replacement


Typical Craiglist's handymen type of work. No warranty, no contract, no license, no call-back,... no nothing... just "patch&run"??
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I think you might be telling the wrong guys how to do roof repairs.
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How about you post an introduction.


Also, how about hitting the enter button once or twice during your pointless rambling.

In the words of warner, my eyes are bleeding from that....
Yeah, well I'm new to this. Why don't you pointlessly ramble on over to another post, or better yet, just don't read mine if it makes your eyes hurt, hahahaha
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What a spammer... and it sounds like that guy from the weather channel that showed improper roof repairs between segments.
No, I'm not a spammer, just didn't really know how to start off.
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How about you post an introduction.


Also, how about hitting the enter button once or twice during your pointless rambling.

In the words of warner, my eyes are bleeding from that....
And you just continue on. Try an introduction, list what you do besides flip houses. Some of the guys on here were probably roofing before you were born.

I myself am not interested in those quick patch and outta here jobs. I am looking for customers that will give me inside work during the rainy season and let me do their roof when the weather is good.

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