Rainy season is just getting started in the Pacific NorthWest and we have a referral with a water mitigation company that doesn’t get on the roof (definitely insurance related).
Last year we tarped a roof still under warranty by another roofer and he told the client we voided the warranty by nailing the tarp with cap nails. We ended up assuming the warranty on that facet of the roof just being ornery and wanting to make the original roofer look bad after pulling the voided warranty nonsense.
I want to stay competitive with repairs and tarping but don’t want to expose myself like that again by reducing the nailing pattern… I was thinking rolling a 2x4 in the sides and nailing them with 2-3 nails per 2x4x8,10,12 then grommet screwing the tarp to the 2x.
Tarping the roof and putting nails or screws or what ever thru it would void our warranty as well. If it was under warranty by another roofer, why didn’t they call them to tarp it? If it’s storm damaged to the point of needing whole sections tarped I would think it’s warranty is gone anyway.
The rainy season in the PNW can really put us roofers to the test, huh? Sorry to hear about the warranty mix-up from last year – it’s never fun when things get messy like that. Your idea of rolling the tarp with 2x4s is actually pretty solid. It’s a smart way to avoid too much nailing directly into the roof and potentially causing more issues.
For a cleaner method, some folks weight the tarp down with sandbags or use adhesive roof tarp clips that don’t require nails. Quick, efficient, and no warranty woes. It’s all about finding that balance between a secure tarp and not going all swiss-cheese on the customer’s roof, right? Anyway, keep on innovating and stay dry out there! If you’ve got another trick up your sleeve or want to bounce more ideas…ok