I have selected a roofer to replace my roof.
Things we agree on:
1 Remove existing shingles and felt to bare wood.
1.5 Cut any siding to roof for 1" clearance.
2 Pull any proud nails, and renail all decking.
3 Remove 4 turbines and cover holes with 2’x4’
4 Close gable vent.
5 Grace I&W in all valleys.
6 Copper pipe flanges.
7 Certainteed SwiftStart starter shingles all
8 Certainteed Roofers Select Felt using cap nails.
9 Certainteed Landmark TL shingles and Shadow Ridge
10 Hand nail shingles with 1 1/4" nails.
11 Install ShingleVent II ridge vent on all ridges
and dormers using 2 1/2" nails.
12 Closed valley.
13 Build cricket for chimney.
14 Cut reglet and flash/counterflash chimney. NP1.
15 Install diverters at all roof/wall connections.
16 Clean gutters, add screws to 16"OC.
17 Clean up and haul off all waste with dump truck.
18 Payment at end of project.
Points of consideration:
1 I think drip edge on rakes and gutter apron on
eaves. He uses neither, instead overhangs
rakes 1 1/2" and eaves 2". (Currently there is
no drip edge or gutter apron, and no leaks.)
It is rarely used in this area.
I am concerned this overhang at eaves could
interfere with possible future gutter covers.
2 I am considering I&W all around the perimeter,
as well as around dormers, at wall/roof
intersections, and around pipes and chimney.
He says not necessary, currently none used.
Like drip edge, rarely used in this area.
3 I think 4x4x8 copper step flashing, he says reuse
(good) aluminum step flashing.
4 I suggested 8penny ring shank nails for the
decking 7/16 OSB, he uses 2" staples.
The roofer has been in business for 17 years, and has 18 years experience prior to that with a well respected local company. Many high end builders use him. He has a 5 man very experienced crew including himself doing the work, and does not sub. Insured, good references, prompt, and courteous.
He has spent more than 6 hours with me, and I am very comfortable that he knows his business and is who I want to use.
Should I press my wishes, or rely on his experience to do the job correctly? I don’t want to be a horses behind trying to overkill and end up running him off with my meddling. I know he is the pro, not me.
By the way, we almost never have snow or ice.
Any recommendations (chill out, take a pill, go on vacation, etc.) are appreciated.
Pictures at link
Thanks in advance,