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THUMP! Thump thump thump thump THUMP!

That's what I'm hearing right now here in our house. Actually, been
hearing it most of the day here.

Here's hoping the weather holds through the end of the week - I'd like
the new roof to be done before BrainShare. 🙂

Jim
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Jim Henderson <Jim.Henderson@sysops.nsc> expounded:
> That's what I'm hearing right now here in our house. Actually, been
> hearing it most of the day here.


> Here's hoping the weather holds through the end of the week - I'd like
> the new roof to be done before BrainShare. 🙂


I've had the misfortune of having to buy two roofs in the course of 10
years. Two different houses, but still. Two of 'em. :P. You can bet your
401(k) that I'll be taking a REAL CLOSE LOOK at the roof of the next house
we buy.


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We went through that last summer...stilling finding roofing nails all
over the place.

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On Wed, 12 Mar 2008 16:31:33 +0000, Victor of Borg wrote:

> Jim Henderson <Jim.Henderson@sysops.nsc> expounded:
>> That's what I'm hearing right now here in our house. Actually, been
>> hearing it most of the day here.

>
>> Here's hoping the weather holds through the end of the week - I'd like
>> the new roof to be done before BrainShare. 🙂

>
> I've had the misfortune of having to buy two roofs in the course of 10
> years. Two different houses, but still. Two of 'em. :P. You can bet your
> 401(k) that I'll be taking a REAL CLOSE LOOK at the roof of the next
> house we buy.


We knew that the roof here was only a 20 year roof done about 15 years
ago. It's actually been fairly quiet today - we also are getting new
gutters, and the gutter guys are here now. The new shingles were
delivered this morning, and it was kinda noisy during that.

Unfortunately, we've got rain predicted for the next few days starting
tonight. I don't think the roof will be done, but it is supposed to be
watertight. I *think* the new polymer roofing material is on the
addition now - looked like they were finishing that up yesterday. So my
office will stay dry at least. 😉

Jim
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On Wed, 12 Mar 2008 17:24:49 +0000, OrangeBlossom wrote:

> We went through that last summer...stilling finding roofing nails all
> over the place.


These guys have been doing a pretty good job with cleanup - but they
haven't started putting the new roof on yet, just finished up taking the
old one off. I'm sure we'll find a few nails around when they're done,
but I hear it's pretty rare with these guys.

Jim
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Hide under your table, of which I still have your chair
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On Wed, 12 Mar 2008 20:55:02 +0000, Sewermonger wrote:

> Hide under your table, of which I still have your chair


Indeed you do. I haven't needed to hide, but one of the cats has been
hiding there.

Jim
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I was somewhat disappointed. I shopped around for about 2 months
interviewing and getting price quotes from different companies. I
picked one that was not the cheapest, but had great customer services.
Always returned my call and had a good reputation in the area. I forgot
to ask one question..."Do you use sub-contractors?"...needless to say,
when the day came an old beaten up pickup truck with some magnetic
stickup on the side of if for some company that I have never heard of
pulled into my drive way and no one on the crew spoken English. They
did a good job and finished in about 4 days. They cleaned up, the nails
are partly my fault since we didn't clean the leaves off the deck and
everything got sort of all mixed up. The only issue we had was with the
flashing. We had a leek around one of the dormers and my bother redid
the flashing to help keep the water out until we could get the new roof
put on. They thought it was how we wanted it (it was over the shingles
not under) and did all the dormers that way. Also the flashing around
the chimney was not even. But when the salesmen came back to inspect,
he had them repair everything. The way we wanted.

All in all, I am sort of ambivalent to the whole thing.

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The company we went with was a recommend by our plumber, who was a
recommend from a neighbor who manages apartments. He hasn't steered us
wrong yet (we've found someone to do tilework, gutters, and one other
thing which I can't recall offhand through Gale).

We checked them out on the BBB site; no complaints in at least 36
months. Good reputation in the industry, and the roofer's supply company
also said they were good folks to work with, and their work was good.
Never had a customer complaint through them either.

It also helps that they've been around for a while. The last clowns we
had do roof work for us (well, OK, not the *last* ones, but the ones who
replaced the roof on the addition) were a fly-by-night shop that went out
of business. Of course, a 20-year warranty is useless when it's only
offered by the contractor, and the contractor is an LLC.

Learned the hard way that time.

Jim
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