I've conferred with my wife and she agrees, all I need is two weeks on the internet and I'm ready for the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval to sell roofing. She hopes this will stop me from looking at every new roof we pass on the road, and risking our lives at the same time.
Having said that, I'm still ready to learn. I've gone to the gaf video page. Looks informative but the video starts and then stops...not cooperative, at all.
RE flashing, I'll ask about the caulking agent and how long they plan for it to last.
I googled rigglet...not much of a lead here. I did see "crickets".
As for the solar tubes, the sales guy stressed that I get a skylight and not the tube. But, he also said that they do not do the interior work. When I found a guy to do the interior work, it was clear that this was going to be very expensive and there were issues of insulation, headers, painting,etc. When I peppered the sales guy with questions he pawned me off to the foreman, and when I did the same, of course, to the foreman he agreed with me that sun tubes are cost effective and that I might as well allow my guy to do the exterior and interior installation prior to the roof job, and that the new shingles would still come under their warranty for leakage. Oddly, no one in town carried Velux tubes in their inventory..so I figured that I could order from an internet distributor just as easily and cheaply. So I did this... the rep from the internet site warned me that the roofers might get a little heavy handed when removing them from the old shingles...so she was right.
The price for the three tubes and installation price ended up being the same cost as one skylight!
An aside to the tubes...the guy that installed them suggested that I get a flexible tube because of the difficulty in placement. The rep advised against this....better to get an extension because the flex tubes do not deliver nearly as much light. The installer was amazed at the amount of light. We needed sun glasses. He said that on the last job he asked the customer to get the flex shaft and he just left the rigid shaft in the attic. I informed him that I was told that half the cost of the product is in the liner of the tube. Hard to believe that this guy had such good references. Harder still to believe that he told me and my wife about his other installation experience.
I'll share with the contractor that the solar tubes are too easy to install to not get someone to do the interior work,too...and that the bottom line might look a little better. (My, I am getting a little swell headed.)
Today, the carpenter failed to show up to finish ripping a board to put on the deck. The contractor is having me subcontract for this little job. This is a big company that does multi mil dollars business...i think that the residential gig is an add on to the commercial side.
Thanks for your endless sharing. I expect that this will not my last post. The customers in Nashville are getting more than they would get elsewhere. Contractors refer to a roofing "system" but that's where it stops.
fwiw..spoke to a border terrier breeder in Wartrace....a little southeast of Nashville...we sure would like another dog as a companion to the little one we have. Slim chance for the moment.