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Forum: Roofing 10-28-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 27,612
Posted By Grumpy
hook blades are for summer, winter is for...

hook blades are for summer, winter is for vacation!
Forum: Business 10-20-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,610
Posted By Grumpy
Bid is not to GC, I don't bid to GC's. Eff GC's. ...

Bid is not to GC, I don't bid to GC's. Eff GC's. I work for the customer or I sit at home. In this case I am dealing direct with the Village.


But I don't disagree, your way seems better.
Forum: Business 10-20-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,649
Posted By Grumpy
$7 an hour is bankrupting you? On average per...

$7 an hour is bankrupting you? On average per roofer per year I will pay $10,000 just in WC not counting GL or other burdens.



Shop around other insurance companies, get your WC from someone...
Forum: Roofing 10-18-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,092
Posted By Grumpy
Here is how you qualify a hail storm customer, the Grumpy way...

So I got an email, and a phone call, that they want an estimate for new roof and gutters and that insurance is supposed to pay for it.

This is what I sent back:

I feel it important to inform...
Forum: Roofing 10-14-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,721
Posted By Grumpy
Talk about markup you are talking about funny...

Talk about markup you are talking about funny numbers. What is marked up? Are you marking up for burdens then marking up again for over head then again for profit? I can tell you the way I charge I...
Forum: Roofing 10-14-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,721
Posted By Grumpy
Yep that seems to be how it works with us too....

Yep that seems to be how it works with us too. For the most part if the job is EZ guys will cut their throats to get. We usually end up getting the jobs nobody else wants :) Well that's not...
Forum: Roofing 10-13-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,721
Posted By Grumpy
here is the #1 argument that I don't even need to...

here is the #1 argument that I don't even need to make, that you and I hear every day, that we read damned near daily in this forum....

"You can't find good help anymore."

"The illegals are...
Forum: Roofing 10-13-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,812
Posted By Grumpy
Frank had shown some pics of copper at the edge...

Frank had shown some pics of copper at the edge of the roof that looked pretty beat up.


Tinner, post them pics again buddy!
Forum: Roofing 10-13-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,721
Posted By Grumpy
LOL, Yes I think I can because I did. Yes I think...

LOL, Yes I think I can because I did. Yes I think I can because any real business will. Yes I think I can because I currently do now. I also think you can too. Seriously though, just think about...
Forum: Roofing 10-11-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,721
Posted By Grumpy
I was actually trying to get both points across,...

I was actually trying to get both points across, the points splinter and bam were making are the same points I was trying to make.


When I work on a job, physically perform some roll. I keep a...
Forum: Roofing 10-10-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,721
Posted By Grumpy
That's the problem with this whole industry! ( a conversation by text)

Let me set the stage for you. I was chatting with a buddy of mine. A good friend whom I have known for at least 10 maybe 11 years. I worked for him for 4 years before starting my own business. He...
Forum: Roofing 09-28-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,604
Posted By Grumpy
Ok the photo upload failed with an error message...

Ok the photo upload failed with an error message saying it failed, but not why. Sorry.

P.S., you never use face nails on a flat roof!!!
Forum: Roofing 09-28-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,604
Posted By Grumpy
Run each elevation independantly of the other....

Run each elevation independantly of the other. Lap one side over the other, leave it unadhered, snap a line and cut, then seal. I might have a pic, I will look for it.


Edit: After re-reading...
Forum: Roofing 09-28-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,216
Posted By Grumpy
No of coarse they DO NOT. Because you are not on...

No of coarse they DO NOT. Because you are not on their roof installing their roof until after they have seen and signed your contract. So they see your contract before they see you doing their roof....
Forum: Roofing 09-27-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 21,152
Posted By Grumpy
Ok so here is the break down. I have both the...

Ok so here is the break down. I have both the Eagle View as well as the Aerialogic report in front of me. Keep in mind a couple of things. First, this ismy first time using either company and first...
Forum: Roofing 09-27-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 21,152
Posted By Grumpy
Hey guys, Aerialogic sent me a report on the same...

Hey guys, Aerialogic sent me a report on the same property. I have some other paper work to deal with first, but plan to write up a basic comparison of the two services.
Forum: Roofing 09-23-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,445
Posted By Grumpy
One of my fabrication shops has a water jet...

One of my fabrication shops has a water jet table. They have the template cut out in a couple of minutes perfectly accurate and no measurements required, then all they have to do is fold and solder.
Forum: Roofing 09-23-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,456
Posted By Grumpy
Here we go just because I feel like typing I'll...

Here we go just because I feel like typing I'll make soemthing up for you off the top of my head...


So you've had some storm damage? What to do next?

First contact your insurance company...
Forum: Roofing 09-23-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 21,152
Posted By Grumpy
Want to sky measure this house I am ranting...

Want to sky measure this house I am ranting about? It'll be a chance for you to put your money where your mouth is in direct competition with my tape measure and eagle view. I will post an honest...
Forum: Roofing 09-21-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 21,152
Posted By Grumpy
I've never seen a roof yet I couldn't draw and...

I've never seen a roof yet I couldn't draw and measure accurately from the ground and with a little very simple math figure out the square footage.

Ok so is eagle view a time saver? Sure. Would...
Forum: Roofing 09-14-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,876
Posted By Grumpy
I'm curious though. I am curious why $300 is not...

I'm curious though. I am curious why $300 is not the starting point? ABSOLUTELY alot more than $300. LOL in this case, this might be a post where treee fiidy is actually an ACCURATE answer LOL
Forum: Roofing 09-14-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,876
Posted By Grumpy
So suprised this thread hasn't been shut down. ...

So suprised this thread hasn't been shut down.

What's a 35 year comp? Aren't they all lifetime now? Must be buying at Menards?

SOOOOOOOOO many variables. What's access like? 2 story?...
Forum: Roofing 08-27-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,088
Posted By Grumpy
I see no reason to become a wandering gypsy and...

I see no reason to become a wandering gypsy and chase a storm working for insurance peanuts when there is plenty of local work and I can focus on building my brand.
Forum: Roofing 08-23-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,195
Posted By Grumpy
When a storm hits, what I do, is get the heck out...

When a storm hits, what I do, is get the heck out of the area.

Storms bring out the worst in people. If they didn't want a new roof before the storm, they don't want to hire me. If all they want...
Forum: Health & Safety 08-19-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,590
Posted By Grumpy
... our government dollars work. Wonderful.

... our government dollars work. Wonderful.
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