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Contractors say county getting overcharged for roof work

I have no dog in this fight, but I know construction. First, this type of procurement system is a well established method of getting known value at a reasonable price without the inherent problems of lowest bidder contracting. As in any industry, some manufacturers make a superior product and provide superior support at a higher price. You get what you pay for - allow low-ballers to bid quality and you end up with junk. The fact that some roofer says he provides an equal warranty is baloney. It is well known that roofing warranties - all of them - are self serving and aren't worth the paper they are printed on. Most savy owners refuse to accept them; they write their own special warranties that mean something. Even the National Roofing Contractor's Association advises against using warranties as a basis for comparison or roofing selection. Sounds like the county has a good product they want and they're getting it. This is sour grapes from a local who bid the product and lost and now want's to whine about substituting his cheap stuff.

May 6, 2013 at 2:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )