7200 Ways Your New Roof Can Fail!

Get ready! The numbers of roofs that have leak problems are about to become obvious with this years severe weather.
If the area you live in is like Cincinnati Ohio, it's not just roofers who will be busy when all the leaks begin. Thats because in many locales there are no restrictions or licensing to work as a roofer! Anyone with a truck and a ladder can become a roofing company when the work becomes more than the local professionals can handle. There are no rules or licenses for roofing in the tri-state; and there is a large pool of laborers available.
If homeowners are disturbed about their homes being damaged now, just wait until one of these 'roofers' get through with them! You can forget about these guys having; insurance protection-coverage, metal flashing skills, and the big three: proper nail placement, proper nail size and proper nail quantity per shingle.
One box of roofing nails can do an average sized home. A box contains 7200 nails. That's 7200 reasons for a shingle manufacturer to void their warranty, and 7200 ways your new roof can fail!
Mis-nailed shingles are the number one problem the estimators at, A New Rooftime find when called out onto one of these 'roofer" specials.
A shingle tab measure 12" in length and in general will have a 5" exposure. Each tab requires a minimum of 4 nails per tab: placed in a SPECIFIC pattern and a SPECIFIC location! Using too short a nail (1 1/4" is standard), placing the nail too high or too low on the shingle, or only having 3 (or less) nails securing the tab is a recipe for disaster! You know those house creaking and settling noises horror film directors love to use in their movies to build suspense? Your house does that too, and a lot of it is the wood decking your shingles are nailed to. When a roof is mis-nailed; as the deck flexes, as the winds rip at the edges, as the snow and ice freeze and thaw over the faces, those tabs pull at the nails. Shingles that are not nailed correctly are DOOMED to fail!
A New Rooftime crews are certified by Owens Corning, on correct roofing and nail placement. A company inspector checks out finished roof projects in general and the nail patterns in specific.
When hiring a roofer for you home, ask to see a copy of his insurance, do not pay any money down at all, and ask him to explain In DETAIL about how your new shingles will be applied. If he is vague, or seems uncertain, move onto the next company! Visit www.time2roof.com
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On Thu, 16 Jun 2011 10:00:14 +0000, RooftimeR wrote:

Don't forget the gutter installers. How many gutters do you see hanging by straps nailed right into the shingles? I've seen a few. Satellite installers screw right through the roof shingles. Keep an eye on these people.
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And that's why you don't give the project to that unknown, grubby, brown- skinned guy with bad English who knocks on your door one afternoon.
And that's why you don't get your inept, inexperienced co-workers to do the job for the price of a few beers.
I don't need idiot government workers to tell me how to find a good contractor.
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RooftimeR wrote the following:

It is why there should be licensing of home improvement companies, including insurance and social security for employees, and mandatory inspections to guaranty that the work meets code.
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In Hamptonburgh, NY
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On 6/16/2011 10:55 AM, willshak wrote:

NOT!
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IGot2P wrote the following:

So it's OK to hire people off the street to do home improvements?
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Anyone who posts here probably has their wits about them, but unfortunately, there are many folks who got shortchanged when common sense was passed out.
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Horse POOP! You lie. In Ohio in particular, each city has their own license requirements. Some require bonding, some do not. In order to pull a permit you MUST be licensed, which requires proof of insurance usually for at least $1 million, if not $2 million.
And about those rules, each city has their own inspectors, unless they use "shared services".

LOL!!!!! What do your inspectors do, pull up EVERY tab to make sure EACH fastener is placed correctly?
I hope "New Rooftime" finds a "New" line of work, because they have shown how little they do know.
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