Home Depot At-Home Services (Roofing)

Discussion in 'Building Construction' started by Ranter, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. Ranter

    Ranter Guest

    Anyone having problems with a roof leaking after it was installed by
    Home Depot ?
     
    Ranter, Jan 16, 2007
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  2. Ranter

    Guest Guest

    you know not to defend homodepot

    but it is not home depot staff that installs those roofs

    home depot hires the lowest cost contractor in the area
    they pay them less then a regular contractor would charge you

    and the contractor working for home depot gets no advantage
    no benifits or insurance or taxes paid...nothing

    you are better off getting a roofer that is well known and paying a little
    more then getting someone that home depot will use and throw away.

    This way small contractors with 1 to 10 employees will stay in business and
    they wont go the way of small farmers that got replaced by big companies.


    better yet
    do it yourself
    if you can afford a house
    you should be able to take care of it

    unless you have real physical problems then you should get a contractors
    discount



    "Ranter" <> wrote in message
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    > Anyone having problems with a roof leaking after it was installed by
    > Home Depot ?
    >
     
    Guest, Jan 17, 2007
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  3. Ranter

    longshot Guest

    <> wrote in message news:eokl9l$iou$...
    > you know not to defend homodepot
    >
    > but it is not home depot staff that installs those roofs
    >
    > home depot hires the lowest cost contractor in the area
    > they pay them less then a regular contractor would charge you
    >
    > and the contractor working for home depot gets no advantage
    > no benifits or insurance or taxes paid...nothing
    >
    > you are better off getting a roofer that is well known and paying a little
    > more then getting someone that home depot will use and throw away.
    >
    > This way small contractors with 1 to 10 employees will stay in business
    > and they wont go the way of small farmers that got replaced by big
    > companies.
    >


    the guys doing the roofs for home depot are the small contractors. they
    have to honor at least a one year warranty. call the contractor, if they
    refuse to come fix it, call home depot. I would bet home depot won't give
    you any help with this, i am sure there was some sort of waiver form you
    signed stating such.
     
    longshot, Jan 17, 2007
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  4. Ranter

    John Reddy Guest

    In article <eokl9l$iou$>, <> wrote:

    > better yet
    > do it yourself
    > if you can afford a house
    > you should be able to take care of it



    >
    > unless you have real physical problems then you should get a contractors
    > discount


    By your logic, we shouldn't need contractors at all except to help the
    handicapped. And in doing so, contractors should work for cheap or free.

    I'm glad I don't live in your world.

    Real world logic would dictate that if you have a house you should be
    able to afford to take care of it.

    I have a 2800sf colonial with a fairly steep pitched shingle roof and a
    steep dropoff in the back. At 56 years old, I have no desire to climb
    up there and try to strip and reshingle the roof, doing it slower and
    not as well as a competent roofing crew. Fortunately, I have the means
    to not have to do that. I can hire a roofer. See how simple that is?
     
    John Reddy, Jan 17, 2007
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  5. Ranter

    SteveF Guest

    "longshot" <> wrote in message
    news:Xlnrh.3611$tZ.3206@trndny05...
    >
    > <> wrote in message news:eokl9l$iou$...
    >> you know not to defend homodepot
    >>
    >> but it is not home depot staff that installs those roofs
    >>
    >> home depot hires the lowest cost contractor in the area
    >> they pay them less then a regular contractor would charge you
    >>
    >> and the contractor working for home depot gets no advantage
    >> no benifits or insurance or taxes paid...nothing
    >>
    >> you are better off getting a roofer that is well known and paying a
    >> little more then getting someone that home depot will use and throw away.
    >>
    >> This way small contractors with 1 to 10 employees will stay in business
    >> and they wont go the way of small farmers that got replaced by big
    >> companies.
    >>

    >
    > the guys doing the roofs for home depot are the small contractors. they
    > have to honor at least a one year warranty. call the contractor, if they
    > refuse to come fix it, call home depot. I would bet home depot won't give
    > you any help with this, i am sure there was some sort of waiver form you
    > signed stating such.
    >
    >


    Why do you think that HD won't help? When I got some wood floors done
    through HD, I ordered through HD and paid HD for the job. That makes them
    the General Contractor and the flooring guys were the subs working for the
    GC. HD is 100% responsible for the job.

    Steve.
     
    SteveF, Jan 17, 2007
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