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Forum: Roofing 12-14-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,084
Posted By Slyfox
I have used chutes before on inner city...

I have used chutes before on inner city residential jobs, I rented them from a daily rental shop.

I have formed my own open chutes on several jobs with 2x4's and plywood, each of those times where...
Forum: Roofing 09-25-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,266
Posted By Slyfox
We offer the sensor to shut them off & on them...

We offer the sensor to shut them off & on them selves but don't recommend using them (have had problems with them) , instead we install ours to be switched on & off manually.

I do the roofing...
Forum: Roofing 09-24-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,266
Posted By Slyfox
I have never used one but I believe they do sale...

I have never used one but I believe they do sale splice kits.

Each time I have installed them I also installed and exterior outlet/s as needed.
The cables I have seen sale in lengths from 20' too...
Forum: Roofing 07-30-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,702
Posted By Slyfox
GAF website. (http://www.gaf.com/) ...

GAF website. (http://www.gaf.com/)

Certainteed website. (http://www.certainteed.com/)

Tamko website. (http://www.tamko.com/Home)

Owens Corning website....
Forum: Roofing 07-30-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,805
Posted By Slyfox
Scabs, hacks, fly-bi-nites, week end warriors, a...

Scabs, hacks, fly-bi-nites, week end warriors, a guy & his truck.

According to some peoples definition I fit several of those terms myself and I been doing this for a living since 1979 and carry...
Forum: Roofing 07-30-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,008
Posted By Slyfox
There just like the ole 40yr Elk except thicker...

There just like the ole 40yr Elk except thicker and the top back don't have granules, just the lower.
Forum: Roofing 06-18-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,327
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 06-18-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,327
Posted By Slyfox
My .02 is, 1. It's always best to tear the...

My .02 is,
1. It's always best to tear the existing off instead of laying over them.

2. If the existing roof is being re-done because of aesthetics and is in fair condition, a lay over will work....
Forum: Roofing 05-08-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,510
Posted By Slyfox
The difference is the slit in the full panel will...

The difference is the slit in the full panel will only surpass the ends "either end" of the back pan "L" flashing by a 1000's of an inch or so, just enough for the back pan to slide in/under the the...
Forum: Roofing 05-07-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,076
Posted By Slyfox
Been there, done that. It's weird to start a...

Been there, done that.
It's weird to start a job with 6" parapet walls at the high end and watch them grow to 18" once you get all the existing layers off.
Forum: Roofing 04-25-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,768
Posted By Slyfox
(Speaking of results for my regions weather...

(Speaking of results for my regions weather conditions).

Shingles on a 3/12, properly installed, will last 10 too 15 years (give or take), then you'll need to replace them.

Metal on a 3/12,...
Forum: Roofing 04-22-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,080
Posted By Slyfox
Just going to google maps and zooming in will...

Just going to google maps and zooming in will give you a good enough look at the structure to tell you if you were 30 square off or not.
Look for something you can get exact dimensions on "a car,...
Forum: Roofing 04-13-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,775
Posted By Slyfox
Separation of personal opinions/experience from...

Separation of personal opinions/experience from facts is as much a problem as separating regional differences in the forums.

Don't take it personal people.
Forum: Roofing 04-03-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,567
Posted By Slyfox
In my area all shingles are/have been metric for...

In my area all shingles are/have been metric for awhile now except for Tamko which is still standard = 5" exposure.
Forum: Roofing 04-01-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,589
Posted By Slyfox
Adding photos & explanations of poor workmanship...

Adding photos & explanations of poor workmanship (with out naming other contractors) to your Face Book, Blog and News Page on your website is good.
You can also do a How To Choose a contractor page...
Forum: Roofing 03-18-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,092
Posted By Slyfox
tinner666; Another exception is the closed...

tinner666; Another exception is the closed valley, either cali-cut, or weaved.
I had the same e-mails. And like I say, they also said it wouldn't hurt doing a whole roof, but would make it lumpy...
Forum: Roofing 03-17-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,092
Posted By Slyfox
The lapping of those ends will prevent the self...

The lapping of those ends will prevent the self sealer strip from properly sealing and an air tunnel as well "all be it a small one", and both of those issues can/will have an effect on wind lift...
Forum: Roofing 03-16-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,092
Posted By Slyfox
I do a lot of repair work, I have seen the water...

I do a lot of repair work, I have seen the water streaks in between shingles and under them on every shingle sold in my area, including tile, shakes, slate and metal, it happens for a multitude of...
Forum: Roofing 02-20-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,844
Posted By Slyfox
Malarkey has been using the solid sealer strip...

Malarkey has been using the solid sealer strip longer than OC has and have not heard of any premature failures due to it from them as of yet.

Not saying there hasn't been because I never installed...
Forum: Roofing 02-10-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,681
Posted By Slyfox
I had a heated discussion with an OSHA rep over...

I had a heated discussion with an OSHA rep over scaffolding verses tied in for fall protection "had the discussion with a few inspectors, only once heated", so much so he decided not to hire me to...
Forum: Roofing 02-10-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,681
Posted By Slyfox
This Instruction cancels OSHA Instruction STD...

This Instruction cancels OSHA Instruction STD 03-00-001, the Agency's interim enforcement policy on fall protection for certain residential construction activities, and replaces it with new...
Forum: Roofing 02-09-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,931
Posted By Slyfox
If the home owner isn't willing/can't spend the...

If the home owner isn't willing/can't spend the money to create unobstructed air flow through the ceilings than it don't make much since to install intake or exhaust.

I would install heat cables....
Forum: Roofing 02-09-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,681
Posted By Slyfox
Price Increase.

I talked to a sales rep from ABC Supply this morning, he say's not to expect a price hike until at least the second quarter of this year.

You guys hearing the same for your area's?
Forum: Roofing 02-05-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,007
Posted By Slyfox
Three ice dam repairs I did last winter turned...

Three ice dam repairs I did last winter turned into re-roofs for this past summer.
Not sure what the over all percentage of repairs turning into full installs is because I never tracked that but it...
Forum: Roofing 01-29-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,943
Posted By Slyfox
MJW (Is this labor and material on the regular...

MJW
(Is this labor and material on the regular Timberline now?)

No.

(What is required for the "system"?)

Proper installation.

(I really don't see this happening. We have GAF TL roofs up...
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