I had my roof repaired last year. This year I got a new roof. Last
year I had the valley repaired and did not pay anything up front. The
company doing the job was a very large company. This year we decided
it was time to replace the old tile roof with shingles before the
price got too high for shingles. We paid one third down up front.
The company was a small company with a good reputation. When the job
was finished we paid the balance. This is customary here (FL). I
don't know of any company that would start work without a down
I know someone who also had buckled roof .. .. the cause was the
original carpenter who installed the sheathing had driven the nails too
deep, and the plys were separating a bunch .. .. re-nailed the whole
roof during a re-shingle job and all is well. You need to know WHY the
roof is buckled before you can allow anyone to repair it. I'd be
getting 2nd and 3rd opinions. Call a carpenter as well as a roofer to
offer options. This roofer might be just trumping-up some easy money.
Clueless Mary wrote:
1. By knowing local building practice is to build in
conformity with the llocal building code.
2. By knowing what thickness of roof sheathing is
specified in the local building coded.
Both appear normal for successful roofers.
Probably from the experience of working on hundreds of roofs, and that there
is only one thickness used in your area. Probably half inch. And sometimes
a piece is visible on the outside that can be seen, so he doesn't need to go
inside. Ask him how he's sure. If you don't think the man knows what he's
doing, hire someone else.
Roofing isn't rocket science, and if there is a difference in the sheathing,
it's only going to be 1/8", and that can be shimmed so it is not a visible
I see you need to stick with giving advice on another subject.
One thickness per area????? LOL
Only an 1/8 of an inch??????? LOL
What's the difference between 1/2 and 3/4?????
Now go outside and play with your dog little kiddy.
Pretty good logic .. EXCEPT .. "CODE" does not specify what material or
thickness to use .. .. only the MINIMUM allowed. How would he know if
the structure was built to custom specs that exceeded the code ?? I
still say you need to determine what caused the buckling before you can
do much to correct it.
Had my roof done a couple of years ago with a special order shingle. No down
payment. Total cost about $15,000.00 with all the extras, etc. Paid nothing
until bill arrived in the mail a few weeks after the job was complete.
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