Sorry I have taken so long to respond backÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦I work at the county hospital and it is a very busy place. Please keep the advice coming as I will take it all in consideration. I hear what you are saying about the BBB but how can the average guy or gal select a decent roofer? Several companies I have called, that friends have recommended, are so backlogged they wonÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t even be giving estimates until March of 2008.
I have posted these photos (don’t make fun of my patch job :roll: ) to help Ranch Hand and Tar Monkey and anyone else a better perspective of my roof. I also put up a photo of the Swamp coolers AKA evaporated air conditions which you will notice when emptied at the end of the season leach salt on the shinglesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦usually I wash it off but since a new roof is in order I did not waste the water. By the way the $10,000 roofer and the $6700 roofer hand nail their jobs whereas the $6,300 roofer who wants to put in the cricket uses a nail gunÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦is that something to consider? Also the house is 37 years old and I believe it has only been re-roofed once before.
As for applying rubber on the cricket, it will dry rot in a couple of years Here in west Texas we have over 300 days of sunshine a year with very hot summers (with little or no humidity) and mild, dry winters. Our average annual rainfall is only about 8 inches but with intense summer monsoonsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦like last years over 15 inches of rain fell in a week :shock: , overflowing all the flood-control reservoirs and causing major flooding city-wide. It seems our weather pattern is changingÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦more rain, more over 50 miles an hour winds and larger hailstones.
Luckily, my insurance company will foot three quarters of the billÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦so itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s not about the money (I also believe that hardworking tradesmen deserve a decent wage for a job done correctlyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦or maybe it has something to do with being a farmers daughter )ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦or as Ranch Hand says ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œDo it right the 1st time & there wonÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t be a 2nd time.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚