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#4719644 - 04/07/18 03:55 PM TIPPING FOR ROOF
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
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Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
Is it customary to tip those who install a new roof on my home? Ed
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#4719645 - 04/07/18 03:58 PM Re: TIPPING FOR ROOF [Re: Eddie]
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Registered: 08/22/04
Posts: 1437
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I tip every where possible! Bless someone else if they do a good job!
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#4719656 - 04/07/18 04:09 PM Re: TIPPING FOR ROOF [Re: Eddie]
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Registered: 11/29/08
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I wouldn't tip. Maybe give them a few Beers after the job is done on a hot summer day.
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#4719662 - 04/07/18 04:11 PM Re: TIPPING FOR ROOF [Re: Eddie]
pbm Offline


Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7636
Loc: New York
I would base my decision to tip on what the roof cost.
If I think the price was good and they did a good job....I'd give them a tip....if I thought the price was high I wouldn't.
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#4719664 - 04/07/18 04:16 PM Re: TIPPING FOR ROOF [Re: Eddie]
KJSmith Offline


Registered: 08/31/15
Posts: 267
Loc: TX
Originally Posted By: Eddie
Is it customary to tip those who install a new roof on my home? Ed


No.
You excepted a good job when you hired them.

Now, if they went above and beyond..... or did some extra work, maybe.

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#4719666 - 04/07/18 04:17 PM Re: TIPPING FOR ROOF [Re: Eddie]
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Registered: 03/04/17
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Iíve never tipped for commercial work but when Iíve had workers at the house I make sure they have cold water if itís hot out or coffee if itís winter. We also provide snacks and such.
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#4719668 - 04/07/18 04:18 PM Re: TIPPING FOR ROOF [Re: Eddie]
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Loc: Wet side WA
Was there a tip in the bid?
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#4719688 - 04/07/18 04:47 PM Re: TIPPING FOR ROOF [Re: JC1]
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Registered: 04/27/12
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Loc: MA
Originally Posted By: JC1
I wouldn't tip. Maybe give them a few Beers after the job is done on a hot summer day.


Lots of roofers tend to be drunks. Don't be the one that gives them beer while they're on the road. One guy told me he was working a roofing job and one of the guys showed up half drunk to the job, he almost fell off the roof, but he managed to grab him before he fell. If he had fallen, that would have been the end of him or he would have been severely injured.

Drinks like coffee or soda should be enough. Depending on the crew, you might have 4-12 people to tip. And you don't really know if they did a good job til later, there could still be bits of shingles/nails around and you don't know if it leaks til it rains.

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#4719707 - 04/07/18 05:04 PM Re: TIPPING FOR ROOF [Re: Eddie]
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Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4480
Loc: The Midwest
Isn't the price high enough? For the prices paid for ANY home improvement it seems, I don't feel the need to tip anyone.
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#4719729 - 04/07/18 05:22 PM Re: TIPPING FOR ROOF [Re: skyactiv]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21327
Loc: Orlando, FL
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
Isn't the price high enough? For the prices paid for ANY home improvement it seems, I don't feel the need to tip anyone.

Yep. + 1000000

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#4719761 - 04/07/18 05:47 PM Re: TIPPING FOR ROOF [Re: Eddie]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10277
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Iíd just put out an ice chest with some soda, Gatorade, and water.
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#4719770 - 04/07/18 05:55 PM Re: TIPPING FOR ROOF [Re: Eddie]
Bud Offline


Registered: 06/04/02
Posts: 1755
Loc: Texas
Nope.
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#4719786 - 04/07/18 06:10 PM Re: TIPPING FOR ROOF [Re: Eddie]
MasterSolenoid Offline


Registered: 09/26/17
Posts: 173
Loc: One Step Beyond
I would not TIP.
You expect good work for the money spent.

Get a well written Contract and make sure they follow it.
Try and be home during the work so you can watch.

When I had my roof reshingled:
I told the workers before they started, I would buy pizza for lunch (they liked that idea).
That way their more inclined to do a good job.
The $20.00 for pizza was worth it.

I also had iced water bottles if they were thirsty.


Edited by MasterSolenoid (04/07/18 06:11 PM)

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#4719892 - 04/07/18 07:55 PM Re: TIPPING FOR ROOF [Re: Eddie]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 9643
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
I like the PIZZA idea and of course ice water etc. Thanks for all the input. Ed
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#4719925 - 04/07/18 08:20 PM Re: TIPPING FOR ROOF [Re: Eddie]
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Registered: 07/27/13
Posts: 2163
Loc: Outer Banks, NC
Nope.
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