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Forum: Roofing 06-18-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,229
Posted By Slyfox
The price is always the main factor, but the...

The price is always the main factor, but the price difference between a properly installed lay over and re-roof is not as big as many contractors think.
If the bid on labor is $130.00 for a...
Forum: Roofing 01-25-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,903
Posted By Slyfox
(It may have been a bit of an exaggeration, and I...

(It may have been a bit of an exaggeration, and I haven't been in the business too terribly long, but if there are a lot of valleys and coping intersections those areas tend to go sooner than the...
Forum: Roofing 01-19-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,721
Posted By Slyfox
I agree with Frank's "commercial" business theory...

I agree with Frank's "commercial" business theory because I have seen many 20 year or less old shopping malls, gas stations, fast food, etc., torn down and rebuilt on the same site many a times.
...
Forum: Roofing 01-18-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,721
Posted By Slyfox
Driving through my area there are dozens & dozens...

Driving through my area there are dozens & dozens of slate roofs installed in the late 1800's/early 1900's still intact today, I have done repairs on several.
The oldest one I personally have worked...
Forum: Roofing 01-15-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,225
Posted By Slyfox
If you have the money, sure :thumbsup:. I...

If you have the money, sure :thumbsup:.

I would beat all that/them stones out to a height of roughly 4" to 5" up off the deck line, all four sides.

Use a strip of plywood at roughly 3 1/2" wide...
Forum: Roofing 12-27-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 22,937
Posted By Slyfox
Every/All home owners are looking for the best...

Every/All home owners are looking for the best price, sometimes that equates into the lowest price, sometimes not.
Example: My wife and I just purchased a new stove, we looked for and found the best...
Forum: Roofing 12-06-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,185
Posted By Slyfox
The first signs of global warming would be...

The first signs of global warming would be unusual cold, right?
Forum: Roofing 09-25-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,739
Posted By Slyfox
Going to re-roof this doctor office next week in...

Going to re-roof this doctor office next week in Boardman, Ohio.
The OC Supreme 3-tabs on it were installed in 88 by Matt Rood,
so 22 years on a 4/12 and if not for storm damage I probably wouldn't...
Forum: Roofing 09-24-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,739
Posted By Slyfox
Speed and ease in doing something doe's not...

Speed and ease in doing something doe's not always equal less quality.
Saving a few dollars doe's not always equal cutting corners.
I find the tamko valley to do both and do so with lasting...
Forum: Roofing 09-22-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,739
Posted By Slyfox
I have seen a couple properly nailed that simply...

I have seen a couple properly nailed that simply failed to seal, but by far the majority of claims always have human error.
Nailed high, nails over or under driven, nails not placed center spot...
Forum: Roofing 09-21-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,739
Posted By Slyfox
Go to the building, lift the non sealed tabs and...

Go to the building, lift the non sealed tabs and take pics of the fasteners, then post them here.
Forum: Roofing 05-13-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 21,619
Posted By Slyfox
The only answer to a question like this is like...

The only answer to a question like this is like MJW said, it's an regional issue.
Manufacturers have several plant locations, all making the exact same shingle with slightly different results,...
Forum: Roofing 05-07-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,651
Posted By Slyfox
Talk to the GC and tell him to spend another few...

Talk to the GC and tell him to spend another few hundred on some aluminum coating to paint both the i&w and the roof cement.
It will still be a temp fix, but will hold up longer not being directly...
Forum: Roofing 04-11-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,423
Posted By Slyfox
Reply to skeeters comment.

In my area the 90's brought a few changes taking certain materials from the upper end sale to the norm:
1. Nail guns.
2. Dimensional shingles.
3. Capped over ridge vent.
4. Gutter helmets.
5....
Forum: Roofing 02-28-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,470
Posted By Slyfox
I have stepped, straight cut and "straight - no...

I have stepped, straight cut and "straight - no cut" counter flashing's on walls & chimneys.

I don't take pride in the method, I take pride in it being water tight and looking good.
For every...
Forum: Roofing 01-29-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,241
Posted By Slyfox
I still hand nail full time, I have done both and...

I still hand nail full time, I have done both and up to acouple years ago I was still equipped to run guns but have chosen not to, we offer a custom service that separates us from 99.9% of the rest...
Forum: Roofing 01-28-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,025
Posted By Slyfox
No, sorry I gave that impression. My comment...

No, sorry I gave that impression.
My comment was about how to do it right the first time, if I was called out to the repair I would remove all of the low sloped portion and enough of the steeper...
Forum: Roofing 01-28-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,025
Posted By Slyfox
Roofing for 30 years or 3 years as soon as the...

Roofing for 30 years or 3 years as soon as the guy placed ridge cap in a fashion that blocks the "dead valley" from draining freely he should have stopped and called for help.
Looks like a lot more...
Forum: Roofing 01-24-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 85,948
Posted By Slyfox
LOL, I'm old in roofer years but still 47 years...

LOL, I'm old in roofer years but still 47 years young in human years.

I just started roofing young, my shop teacher Joe Lahovich started me roofing in the 9'th grade and I stuck with it, he did...
Forum: Roofing 11-25-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,135
Posted By Slyfox
The weather conditions with out a doubt make a...

The weather conditions with out a doubt make a difference,
but so doe's workmanship used during installation.

I just tore out a 6 year old open cut valley with W metal last year on a repair in...
Forum: Roofing 09-29-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,065
Posted By Slyfox
what-a-ka-winky-dink, it's almost winter here in...

what-a-ka-winky-dink, it's almost winter here in Ohio also.
Forum: Roofing 09-28-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,202
Posted By Slyfox
I'm sure this roof is at least 15 years old. I've...

I'm sure this roof is at least 15 years old. I've been very pleased with it since I bought the house 10 years ago. I clean the roof 2-3 times per year of fallen limbs, leaves, etc. Clean out the...
Forum: Roofing 09-03-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,483
Posted By Slyfox
Anyone offering a 30 year warranty on labor is...

Anyone offering a 30 year warranty on labor is questionable and than he offers it on materials also?
Manufacturers do 100's of millions in gross sales a year and do not offer that type of warranty....
Forum: Roofing 08-16-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 28,990
Posted By Slyfox
I have seen leaks in every type of valley, some...

I have seen leaks in every type of valley, some times human error, some times material problems such as self sealers failing due to debris being forced/trapped between the shingles and many times due...
Forum: Roofing 08-16-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 28,990
Posted By Slyfox
Go up on the roof after your next rain and...

Go up on the roof after your next rain and carefully lift a few of those valley shingles touching the metal and you'll find water under them because there's no water flow channel between the center...
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