Agreed.,but that was the O.P’s initial inquiry.
Ya we are racking archs. I am at a point in my roofing career that Im starting to get a lot of my own roofs and I pyramid on my jobs. I would like to do the same on his but he is just so stuck on his ways. He is a great roofer otherwise, he has taught me a lot, its just this one thing that really bugs me. I hate having to defend the technique for him when another contractor asks why we are racking and that its not the right way. It sucks cause I agree with him, but on the other hand I want to defend the work I am doing, ya know what I mean? (QUOTE)
His boss expects him to install architectural shingles using the rack method.He wanted to know what the problem is with that type of installation.
The topic bypassed the arch installation with racking right to the racking of 3 tabs.
And he is trying to be noble to his boss/mentor but in reality his boss might as well be saying.,“Hey Fourthcliff.,.,when you see the homeowner bend over to pick up that morning paper run over there and cram this in their 1/20/20”.,same thing IMO.
Might as well use their bathroom and not flush or kick their dog.Or when they tell you what a hard worker you are slap them in the face and tell them how much of a push over tard they are for thinking that.Oh and that check better be in the mail or I will put a lien on your property.I gotts tah git payeed yo.,
And Fourthcliff.,no need in trying to defend your work.,.,if its right that is.
Defend is a cool word.It can be used in different ways along with different phrases too.Instead of trying to defend something that is wrong or incorrect try defending the homeowner against crooked contractors who use shoddy improper installations that are ripping the homeowners off.They work hard for their homes.It is the American dream to be a homeowner.
Try preserving that thought and provide them a service that includes professional installations.Try doing that and your customers will defend your name by giving you a great referral.Doing that will insure that you will never have to defend your workmanship.It will speak for itself.