My neighbor across the street developed a small leak in the ridge of
the roof over the garage. It is really raining right now.
What did she do? Called a "contractor" who immediately commence to tear
off the roof in the rain. You know water is getting into the
insulation. My goodness, just because someone has a license doesn't
mean they know what they are doing.
I told my employee that I would put on another layer of shingles on the
small section in question. It looks as if they are going for big bucks
by tearing off IN THE RAIN and taking several days at the house. It's
about 100 square feet.
Don't people think? Doesn't the owner know what's going on? Do these
bozos really think they are doing the right thing?
A license to me means the holder pays a special price to the state each
year. That's all it means. You had better know the job before you
tangle up with anyone.
Since it's a garage there may not be any insulation to damage. Most
garage spaces are uninsulated. The roof deck underneath should
withstand a certain amount of rain. Most garages are just for parking
anhyway and a bit of storage and have a concrete floor. So there is
not that much to damage in most garages.
When you say rain that's just one day. If you check the forcast you
will usually find that it won't rain forever. Protracted rain events
are usually well forcasted. So it will stop raining eventually thus
solving the problem. Contractors and crew leaders are well aware of
A garage is usually a small building with a simple roofline. A tarp
can easily be rigged over each section of roof as necessary. Usually
you tear off one half of the roof at a time so the exposure is
minimized. Then that area can be tarped while the rest of the tear off
So you see, it may not be ideal to tear off in the rain but it's better
than no tear off at all so long as the crew is mindful. A garage is
usually no big deal anyway and mostly you are lucky to get a crew
working promplty, I would say. Additionally most contractors keep a
keen eye on the weather since they don't have the luxury of waiting
around for conditions to improve.
You're getting it.
I have watched two guys standing on that roof for three days now.
And, finally today they tore off IN THE RAIN when they could have tiled
over it the first day when it wasn't raining. It was a two hour job
that has run three days now.
They waited until the rain started and some jackass in a pickup came by
telling them to do the job (no doubt the license holder telling the two
min wagers to wreck the house by doing the job.)
An honest contractor would have blue tarped it until good weather.
I will find out how much this crew got out of the poor owner.
It is sickening.
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