Firstly, high pay has absolutely NOTHING to do with getting a quality job. Obversely, qualtiy minded craftsmen DO require higher pay than your average shingler.Well I have began to, actually these aren't really GC's they are just roofing biz owners looking for roofers. I was just astounded at all the roofing companies wanting roofers but dont pay worth a damn. I mean my guys make more here in KY, TN, and KS through me than the ones do in CO or OK, and some KS where insurance is paying way more for the jobs. I mean seriously do you all just run a slave drive in these other states/cities where u are payed on average $350 a square? Im here to say if you are only paying $40-60 sq, then you are and guarantee your quality would go up if you paid right. As said before with the economy mr. low bid is still making plenty but paying nothing, these are the things I am facing now.
I woul shingle for someone for $40 a square for a walk on as long as I was an employee of the company. Would not touch it under 90 as a subcontractor.