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Pesticide
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Roofing estimates
Alright baws. Building a new house. The Mesican labor force is inundating me with bids. What's a good price per square. Currently getting bids $35-$40 per square. Not a too complicated house. Lots of angles but no extreme slopes.


Polar Pop
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re: Roofing estimates
Thats pretty cheap. I assume you are furnishing the materials?


Random LSU Hero
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Subtle ability to afford a house brag


Pesticide
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Absolutely I'm supplying the shingles.


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tigerbutt
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re: Roofing estimates
Make sure they are hand nailed


Pesticide
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Subtle ability to afford a house brag



No it's a been working my arse off for 18 years and I'm tired of this cookie cutter, every house in my hood is the same, neighborhood going to shit/invaded by rednecks and im prone to flooding again brag.


Pesticide
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Make sure they are hand nailed



How else would they do It? Can't use a roofing tack in a nailgun can you?


Random LSU Hero
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No it's a been working my arse off for 18 years and I'm tired of this cookie cutter, every house in my hood is the same, neighborhood going to shit/invaded by rednecks and im prone to flooding again brag.



:ThatEscalatedQuickly:


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bamabkj
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Member since Dec 2015
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They make roofing coil nail gun that some people use for shingles. But if they shoot them with to much air pressure it will tear through the shingle and blow off easy etc.

Metal Roof FTW


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weadjust
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LCA131
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Member since Feb 2008
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Up here, it is 99% coil nails. Same in Florida...I think. They should know how to set depth. It is not to their advantage to overdrive.

Angles (hips and valleys) are tougher than slopes, but again they should know how to handle it.

DO NOT go too CHEAP. You won't know how bad the job is until it's too late. You won't find them and if you do, they won't come back. Certain things it is good to pay the established company.

Good luck.


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eScott
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Member since Oct 2008
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I paid $60, but I also had gables and the crew gave me a five year warranty on labor. I'm not sure I'd trust someone changing $35-40, that sounds way to cheap.


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tigerbutt
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Nail guns are used quite frequently. Make sure it’s hand nailed as I said.


ole man
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No scientific proof hand nailing is better just saying


weadjust
Member since Aug 2012
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Roofing using a nail gun or hand nailing, which is the best way to install a roof?

This question can be argued both ways and both can be correct. The simple answer is. . . . It all depends on the man holding the hammer or air gun and how they use it.


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TakeAGander
Houston Astros Fan
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Member since Jun 2010
387 posts

re: Roofing estimates
$35-$40 is the going rate. You may pay extra for ice and water shield, if installed and extra for ridge vent.


soccerfüt
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aka Sen. Lincoln Fillmore
Member since May 2013
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re: Roofing estimates
Tree fiddy per square.

You know how this works.

Make sure they have current Workers Comp.


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johnnyrocket
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Member since Apr 2013
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That is a fair price.


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ole man
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You get what you pay for


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tigerbutt
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Member since Jun 2006
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Hand nailing has more surface hold due to the size of the head of the nail/tack. Also you are pushing the nail with a flat surface area of the hammer which becomes flush with that of the shingle therefore greatly reducing the risk of driving a nail through the shingle. Hand driven takes more time and somewhat restricts the laborer from working too fast.

Using the nail gun allows the laborer to work faster without actually viewing the nail as it is driven in by the air pressure which could be set too high. Each to their own though.


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