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Old 08-18-2012, 05:17 AM
 
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My house had fresh architectural shingles on it when I bought 12 years ago. But like everything else the previous homeowner did or had done, it's had problems due to poor quality work or simply being half-ass. I've had shingles reattached half a dozen times, including nearly a squares worth in one spot. But fortunately no water damage, so far.
That is a sure sign they used nail guns set to too high a pressure.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Also, from what I am told, this has to do with nailing them "too high" that leaves them loose & vulnerable to falling off with a strong wind. It is called not being stepped properly.
That is the situation that I have with my main roof and I am now working on getting it replaced (at the original roofer's expense).
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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When you have shingles replaced, the installer always buys extra, which you pay for in the price. Make sure you have him (0r her) leave a bundle or two if you have a place (under the deck will work) so that if you have issues (limb, etc) you will have matching shingles from the same dye lot. It's no skin off the back of the installer if he leaves you a bundle of shingles - except he can return for credit any unopened and unused shingle bundle, which is more money in his pocket.
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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It's no skin off the back of the installer if he leaves you a bundle of shingles - except he can return for credit any unopened and unused shingle bundle, which is more money in his pocket.
Can you imagine a contractor doing weekly ! work for me not understanding this.

I paid for all the siding on a house. He installed. Another worker told me that "Fred" took the overage away, off the site. I asked Fred what happened. He said he ordered too much but I had only paid for the amount he used. Huh?? We coudn't come to an agreement on the math.

Guess what? No more work for you Freddie baby.
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Demand letter drafted. One more meeting to try to make things right amicably. All I want is the original contract price plus the estimated damages for the interior repair. Not trying to hustle the guy.

Hopefully, he will understand that to file proceedings would not be a good thing for him and would end up costing him much, much more.

Hate this situation. However, I am becoming quite the expert on architectural roofs and the requirements of a contractor in NC...

(those tuition dollars are at work...)
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:12 AM
 
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If "Freddie" under-estimated his materials for your turn-key siding project, would you have a problem with paying him more money to compensate for his mistake?
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:28 AM
 
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If "Freddie" under-estimated his materials for your turn-key siding project, would you have a problem with paying him more money to compensate for his mistake?
Unless there was some unforseen circumstance, I would have a problem with being charged more than what was agreed upon. I've quoted installs for over 20 years. If I made a mistake, that's on me. I'm supposed to know my job. When we found issues that could not be seen before we started the work I'd go to the client and tell them what we found, and how it was going to affect their bill. People generally understand this, because I made them aware of the process before we started.

I have done installs in which the job came out to be less than expected, and in some cases I returned money to the client if I felt it was applicable. Generally that was a hardware issue, not labor.
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