Should I hire Amish to put on steel roof?

alanisMarch 21, 2011

Anyone have the Amish put on steel roof on their home? We are considering it, but then I hear people say be careful hiring Amish, they use cheap materials, so they can give you lower prices.

Would love to hear from people that have steel roofs!! Pros and Cons to doing it. Would you do anything different?

Thanks,

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krissie55

You could solve this possible problem by buying the materials yourself and then hire the Amish to do installation.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2011 at 4:27PM
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pamghatten

I agree with krissie ... the Amish re-built a friends barn that bunred to the ground a couple of years ago ... the quality of their workmanship is amazing.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2011 at 12:39PM
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ionized_gw

I only hire irish or Welsh to to roofing. Germans are good at siding, but not painting. French and Italians are good for painting. Fence work, that goes to Polish or other Slavs. Masonry, the English or Spanish.....

    Bookmark   March 23, 2011 at 2:31PM
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badgergrrl

Why would you think that there are any more or less dishonest Amish than any other people? They are people. They happen to have different religious practices than mainstream America, but they are still people.

The fact that they're Amish doesn't really have a bearing on whether or not they're honest. There are Amish who do beautiful craftsmanship, and there are Amish who have puppy mills. There are Amish who would give you the shirt off the back, and there are Amish who rape their sisters. Pretty much what you'd find in a cross sampling of America - you've got your good eggs, you've got your bad eggs.

Get references or recommendations, same as you would for any other work.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2011 at 1:27PM
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energy_rater_la

I only hire irish or Welsh to to roofing. Germans are good at siding, but not painting. French and Italians are good for painting. Fence work, that goes to Polish or other Slavs. Masonry, the English or Spanish.....

LOL!!!

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 6:13PM
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xracer

make sure they have work comp. steel roofing is very dangerous.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 7:53PM
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lazypup

I am 64 years old and I grew up on an Amish farm until i was 19 years old and ran away to see the world.

Having grown a bit older and wiser I still stay in touch with many of my Amish kinfolk and I can tell you first hand, it is not the honesty of the Amish you need to worry about. In fact, the biggest single complaint amongst the Amish today is the legal requirement to sign a contract.

Per their character Amish are very reluctant to sign a contract and years ago if you were negotiating a job with them and wanted to take notes or sign a contract they would quietly get up, walk out to the buggy and head off, never to be seen again. WHY you ask? The reasoning is simple, they are honest to a fault and if your word and your memory are so poor that you need to take notes they simply don't want to do business with you.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 10:51PM
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