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Old 11-28-2018, 03:22 PM   #1
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Townhouse Roofing


I was awarded a roofing project to replace shingles on a row of townhouses. Eight different units total of 75 squares.

I'm thinking I of splitting the job up into 2 days, 4 units each day. I have factored in a 3rd day if needed. We typically can do 30-40 squares in a single day.

Any suggestion on how I should schedule this job?
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:18 PM   #2
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Watch the weather.

Don't do what some roofers did on a HUGE church roof I passed toady.

50mph wind gusts and they are tearing off and there are chunks of tar paper and shingles flying all over.
One of their workers is running around with a trash can picking up from the street (really busy street) and all the neighboring houses.

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From the bottom up?
Kind of hard to answer, not knowing the quantity of help you have, the height of the buildings, the steepness of the roofs etc.
How are you planning of placing the material on the building?
I would strip, weather tight one unit and have a couple of guys start laying while the rest strip the next and so on and so on. Kind of small buildings at only about 9 square and change each.
Do you do all new metal and synthetic with ice and water at the eaves?
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:53 PM   #4
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That's my plan to do one at a times. One of my guys mentioned tearing it all off one day and installing shingles the next.

With weather being unpredictable I think it only make sense to do one at a time.
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communicate with all the owners/tenants and let them know what you plan to do & when....

know the traffic patters of the complex and plan dumpsters, material delivery accordingly.

depending where you are it may be prudent to notify the fire dept if you are potentially blocking any access.
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Watch the weather.

Don't do what some roofers did on a HUGE church roof I passed toady.

50mph wind gusts and they are tearing off and there are chunks of tar paper and shingles flying all over.
One of their workers is running around with a trash can picking up from the street (really busy street) and all the neighboring houses.
I did about a half square repair on a ranch today, and that sucked enough with the cold and wind

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Old 11-29-2018, 01:55 AM   #7
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9 squares each? id put one guy on each roof and be finished with the tear off and put back by noon. Roofs that small dont need an entire crew. It will be a cluster. Have you never roofed before? The crew is not going to tear off more than they can put back in a day. You just worry about ordering the materials and having them on site and let the crew do the rest. dont make it more difficult than it is man. the crew will figure out the most effective way to do things. Just let them handle it.
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Great job on securing contract. And good luck

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