Thanks everyone, I appreciate it.
I’m in Le Roy, just down the Thruway from Newark.
I figured there’s no way GAF would pay a contractor to replace what I installed, but my thinking was if I replicated what a Master Installer would on the install, why shouldn’t I get the same warranty coverage (less the contractor fee to reinstall if something goes wrong).
Believe me, I’m not a roofer. Metal roofs are a total mystery to me. I’ve done hotmop in AZ in the summertime as a laborer (no fun), I’ve worked on tile roofs and regular shingle roofs in the past and can get by. So I figure if I can keep from falling off the roof and breaking my neck, go slow and double-check my alignment by snapping lines for each course, I should be OK.
What it comes down to is money. I don’t have enough to pay someone to do it. The quotes I’ve received are quite a bit more than I can afford, and since I’ve done it in the past, I think I can get it done.
It’s a simple gable roof with 4/12 pitch. No hips, valleys or skylights. I’ll be tearing off since the imbecile who put the first roof on didn’t vent it properly and the shingles are curling under, loosing the granules and essentially falling apart.
Let me clarify, the person who built the house is the same guy who roofed it. He wasn’t a GC, it was the typical owner/builder who didn’t hire out enough of the work to a professional. There should be a wanted poster at all the home centers with this guy’s face on it.
When I bought the house, the plumbing vented into the attic area, it wasn’t punched through to the outside. I’ve since fixed that, but the damage was done. Not only will I be removing the roof, but I’ve got to replace some of the sheathing because of the black mold from the plumbing fiasco.
So what I’ve taken away is…save the extra money on the Deck Armor and concentrate on doing a good job…correct?