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Old 07-31-2009, 11:09 AM  
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Bill, sounds like the problem with your vent is a workmanship issue. In my opinion you are well within your rights to request having the vent replaced. There is on a very slight difference in vent cost. Make sure the ridged vent they install has a exterior baffle such as Cobra Vent III.

A proper vent system is a big part of the roof system.

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Old 07-31-2009, 01:27 PM  
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Olddog/newtrick,

Music to my ears....to hear you agree with me means something...you write well and have a reasonable outlook. Yes, you have been very helpful...I am close to having put together a game plan, I'm better educated, and feel empowered based on what is reasonable. Truly,it's a lot of faith from a source that I don't know but have a good instinctual feeling about.
Bottom line expectations of contractor: remove warped wood causing "telegraphing" and reshingle over new planks, replace or nail down wood to resolve where shingles at the eaves rise and fall; replace shingles that are cupped and don't settle down after the hot weather returns in august, replace rolled ridge vent with gaf rigid ridge vent 3, and close off gable events with heavy mil plastic. I will let you know how this works out.

The supervisor let me know that he wants me to buy a program where they send out a man to do maintenance on the roof...like blowing off leaves, nailing down nails, checking flashing, etc. As if this is his way of trying to please me. Well, next step is to have him walk the roof with me and come to an agreement. At this point, I plan to stick to my expectations.

I've re-xamined the proposal...In the first one sent to me:
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1. Rotten wood will be replaced on a time and material basis using an hourly rate of $65.00 per man plus materials. This does not include anything structural.
2. No substitute for quality on materials and labor."

Then, the last proposal the salesman made a change...why I don't know, but it certainly puts me a stronger position to insist on replacing all warped wood:
"Note:
1. Rotten wood will be replaced on a time and material basis using an hourly rate of $65.00 per man plus materials. This does not include anything structural. Upon removing the shingles, the entire deck will be inspected and rotten/damaged wood will be replaced as necessary.
2. No substitute for quality on materials and labor.

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