Putting on shingles

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  1. Dangermouse

    Dangermouse 6 pointer

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    Well after getting some bids, my boys are learning to roof.

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  2. barney

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    Roofers earn every penny!
     
  3. dirtstalker

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    And sometimes not enough!
    I hate anything to do with a roof.
     
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  4. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    I used to love being on roof, especially framing rafters. I'm with you now, I hate anything to do with a ladder or roof!
     
  5. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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    My youngest son has repeated Warned me to Stay off Roofs, he says if it says "UP" don't do it.
    I try to mind him unless it's an emergency. He used to help builders from age 14 to 18 in Summers and he was a DamSquirrel.

    I paid to have a metal roof put on the house my oldest boy lives in and it's so Damslick, that I can't even clean the gutters. He did it Barefooted.
     
  6. dirtstalker

    dirtstalker 12 pointer

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    Worked on many tin roofs barefooted. And used old seat cushion foam on shingled roofs. I have several roofers within my inlaw family...so i dont do much of it anymore lol.
     
  7. 120+

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    I've seen my last roof. Just not as coordinated as I used to be. Plus I get vertigo very easy now. That's why I'm tied to a tree in the stand.
     
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  8. glenmorebuckman

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    Rafters were always my favorite too. I always made sure that anybody who framed for me learned how to step off rafters or hips with a framing square. If they didn't know how, I taught them.
     
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  9. Gforcetrivers

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    Hardest 1500 bucks I ever saved! Swore never again. My knees hurt, my back hurt...MY THUMBS hurt the worst!!!
     
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  10. EdLongshanks

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    I used to be a high flyer on a couple framing crews. I loved it. After falling off a roof years back and just age in general...I don’t do anymore than a 6/12. I’m done with roofs.
     
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  11. Dangermouse

    Dangermouse 6 pointer

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    I feel you man, but the lowest bid I got was 6000 labor, 9000 was the high bid, so poof I am a roofer.
     
  12. Gforcetrivers

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    I did my roof 30 years ago! It was a small 1100 sq ft ranch with attached garage and tear off. Some friends convinced me that nails were better than staples! It was the hardest work I have ever done.
     
  13. Gforcetrivers

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    Young guy working on my barn this summer was like a Billy Goat up there. Scared the heck out of me. I wouldnt even get upright and ambulance would be on the way!!!
     
  14. bigbonner

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    I know that feeling too well . Vertigo is my problem . Turn around or bend over and loose balance . Sometimes I bend over to get something from my frige and stand up turn around and everything keeps going.
    I have a big barn that needs some tin put back on and one entire side screwed down but I am not able to do it and I don't want my son up there by himself . Back when I bought my farm I was all over this barn painting the roof by hand. It is tall and steep.
     

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