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" is very professional and this repair was completed professionally. Any concerns I had about the repair were explained to me and my options" were clearly explained. When I had an area of concern, addressed it and kept me in the loop at all times. He is licensed, bonded, and insured and you can be confident you are going to get the work he says he is going to do.

-TANYA L.

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"Was very pleased with promptness, professionalism, communication, price and work that was done.I had lots of questions, and the team was very courteous and timely" in all of their responses. Not having used them before, I was concerned about the commitment and longevitiviyty of the work that was being done, so they offered me a warranty on the work above and beyond the materials. Since the work was completed, we have had no leaks or issues with the roof and have requested an estimate for additional projects. The price for repair was half of that from other competitors and more inline with what actually needed to be solved.

-Craig K K.

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Wow, i aum surprised you didn't get 10 answers already with roofers say X was the best or N was the best or A was the best. In reality you are focusing on the WRONG THING!

5 estimates? Why 5? Why would you do that to yourself? Normally if you are dealing with reputable companies you don't need more than 2 estimates. I advocate to people to always get at least two estimates and if the roofers are saying something very different or if the roofers are way way way off in price, get an equalizer, get a 3rd.  Obviously if you don't trust a roofer disqualify that roofer immediately.  I beliee you have now fallen into "Analysis Paralysis" which is what happens when you have too many opions.

But back to the topic, I said you are focusing on the wrong thing. Why did I say that? Because you can take the best shingle in the world and if installed wrong is compeltely garbage. i can take the worst shingle, known to fail, and if installed properly will last some ammount of time. So you should focus on the roofer, not the product. The roofer is more important and a good quality roofer will only want to install good quality product.

The roof is a system comprised of many components, not just the shingles. You have the water proofing underlayment such as ice shield, the water resistant underlayments such as felt. You have the shingles, the ventilation and the flashing details. All of these things add up to equal one roof. Neglect one and your roof is doomed to fail.

But the roof is more than just product it is detail, know how and heart. Heart? yes heart. It takes the utmost CARING the utmost DESIRE to want to install a good roof. It's hard work and easy to fall into the train of thought as to do what's easier, instead of what's faster.  Faster and easier seldom ever equals better. At the end of the day you ened a roofer that cares about your roof.

So what product is best? That's hard to say. Each manufacturer has multiple plants and it seems each plant puts out varying levels of quality. I will tell you in my area Atlast is known as a cheap commodity shingle. I have Tamko Heritage on my house but I stopped using it because I was having seal failue issues and at the time they offered no contractor certification program, but I hear they started up one. Ownes corning is a decent product backed by a great company. I don't install very many OC's though. I primarily install CertainTeed Landmark shingles and my feeling is that they are the best on the market in my area. I'm sure others will disagree with me.

But don't miss the point, the roofer is more important than the shingle.
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I appreciate the fact that with homeowners like you who want to beat the insurance co out of deductibles, so then my rates and every other homeowners rates can also go up just to save you.....Thanks for NOTHING..[8o|]
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Any roofer worth using should be able to do the roof with NO MONEY DOWN.

 

The only scenario I would ask for a deposit is on a crazy odd ball shingle that had to be special ordered.

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The question was, Can it be done? The answer is yes. The real question is "Should" it be done? The answer is, no, not unless it is an emergency.   But also let's clarify winter, because we are having a pretty mild winter, so there's kinda not a problem this year so far. I'll refrence "below freezing" from this point forward.

As a certified and licensed roofing contractor, my reputation is on the line. I debate this topic quite often with other roofing contractors who seem to care more about profit than a job well done.  Well, I can tell you from past experience having been a professional roofer for 14 years as of the time of this posting, that the chance for failure increases exponentionally when installed below freezing.  It's better just not to risk it.

Personally I will not, unless absolutely necessary and the customer signs a disclaimer of limited liability, install a roof below freezing and really really want to install the roof at 40 or above. The shingles need to seal, and will not seal unless they warm to about 70 degrees F ambient temprature. This does not mean it needs to be 70 outside, because the shingles will warm from the sun.  

So what can be done to install the roof below freezing? Well first, the roof should not be gun nailed below freezing. This is because the shingles become brittle and it's easier to "blow through" with your nails. It's also harder to regulate air pressure when it is cold, I speculate because of barometric pressures, but I am just guessing.  Therefore the roof should be hand nailed. This takes more time. Furthermore since the seal strips will not seal, they must be manually sealed with proper compatible adhesives. This will also take more time, and more material. I once spoke with a roofer in Alaska who builds tents around the houses he is working on and covers them with tarps and heats with propane heaters.  Now that takes real time!    The question is, are you prepared to pay for this extra time? Can you wait a few more weeks? 

Roofing reviews in Chicago

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came to inspect & recommended replacing it for 5K (not in the budget).
They came to do the repair, which was just some caulking. Not sure what I was expecting, but I'd assumed it would be something that I couldn't have done myself. Or, at least, that the repair would be guaranteed in some way.
Unfortunately, ...More after the repairs, the skylight leaked during 'regular' rainstorms. Somehow, they'd made it worse – and they said it wasn't guaranteed in any way – unless I replaced the entire unit. (Would've been better off leaving it alone.)
- Mary Ann E.
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They were great. They came and said I had a different kind of roof and not what the deal was for. They ended up giving me a discount off the work that we had them do. There was a repair that needed to be done but they did some other stuff too. I needed someone to come out and so, I purchased the big deal. I couldn't even get people to answer the phone.
- Lillian H.
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We started this project in May 2015 securing estimates from 3 contractors available through Angie's list. I was surprised to learn how specialized flat roof replacements are as I contacted at least 6 contractors, 3 of which did not work on flat roofs. TQR came in the middle for pricing, but their itemized scope of the project was very detailed ...More and they provided pictures of the roof's state prior to the work. I worked with who was available to answer all my questions and make recommendations when asked. The project was assessed by their roofing specialist as well as a mason. I selected TQR because of the level of detail provided in the estimate.
We began the project late August 2015. and I reviewed the project scope on Tuesday and the project started on Friday morning at 7:30 am. This was the only notable "hiccup" in the project which involved the mason. On day one of the project, the masonry crew went to the wrong address (2 doors over) and began taking down their stair walls. Our neighbors quickly stopped this work and after some follow up with TQR, the masonry crew repaired what they started and then made it to our address. Unfortunately the work they began was on the front porch area taking down the stair support walls, which was to be completed at the end of the roofing project. I learned of this error late in the day and immediately contacted TQR. returned my call promptly and we once again reviewed the scope of the project in detail. took responsibility for the miscommunication with the mason and committed to making things right and helped research and secure a contractor to complete the front porch project. The masonry crew returned the next day to complete taking down the walls and install a temporary stair railing to assure safe usage until this project could be completed. was true to his word in assuring the rest of the project went as discussed and without further issues. Over the course of the next few weeks, the masonry crew completed rebuilding the parapet walls and tuckpointed the other areas in the project. The mason was very skilled, but he was not an effective communicator. however, made up for this and addressed any and all my concerns when I contacted him about issues.
Then the roofing project began. Fortunately the weather was on our side and the roofers were efficient, taking down the old roofing, making decking repairs and provided additional carpentry work for excessive water damage on the enclosed back porch area. As requested, they tracked their progress with photographs and contacted me to discuss any new issues or concerns. The roofing crew was skilled, polite, respectful of our neighbors’ space and cleaned up well at the end of each day. They worked
just as efficiently to rebuild the roof before the rains came. After a few days of rain, they returned to install the new gutter and downspout. We had to have an electrician install an outlet for the heat cable in the interim. TQR returned to install the cable a few weeks later once this work was complete. TQR had to return only once in to help us dislodge the roof access hatch which was a tight fit (they rebuilt this too).
This was a huge project for us and we are completely satisfied with the professionalism and expertise of the TQR team. It
was not as painful a process as anticipated because of TQR's commitment to completing the job well. We feel secure about the coming winter and would happily recommend TQR to our family and friends.
- DORA C.
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Called for estimate on roof replacement. Said they would come by and send a quote. Did not hear back from them but understand a message can get lost so called and inquired again. They knew my name and seemed to know I had called before. Later found their card in my mailbox so knew they then came by to look at the house. Never received anything after ...More that. That was the end for me. Figure if I have to chase for a quote, i do want to find out what will happen if they did the job.
- CAROL R.
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Service failed to meet the description in the Angie's list package and to more problems. I paid an additional $300 on top of the $99 deal which I hoped would ensure thorough work and felt was somewhat justifiable given the steep grade of my main roof and that custom flashing was built for my chimney.
Service appointments ...More had to be followed up on and rescheduled several times because the contractor had other work that was higher priority (to them) and then became confused about what service had been requested. The contractor did apologize and said he would "make it up to me" but no additional efforts were made.
After the initial service date, I found several obvious problem areas on the roof that were not addressed - gaping cracks in sealant, a torn shingle, and loose nails. Additionally, a weak spot and leak developed on a lower roof where the contractor's ladder had been set. I sent photos and requested that specific problems be addressed as they were included in the package. A second service date was set.
When the serviceman arrived, I explained my concerns and shared pictures to indicate what I needed addressed. I emphasized I really needed a professional opinion on the weak spot on the lower roof. He acknowledged my concerns but only addressed one of the problems before leaving without advising on the weak spot or even notifying me that he was done!
While the contractor was polite, I cannot recommend them based on the high costs, poor quality of service, poor workmanship, and failure to provide the services I paid for.
I joined Angie's List specifically to avoid experiences like this and am disappointed that I wound up paying so much and wasting six weeks waiting for lousy work. I now have to scramble in worse weather to ensure my roof is ready for winter.

- Kevin R.
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This Big Deal experience went very well. , with , was very responsive and reached out to me a few times to setup an appointment, even when I did not call back in a timely fashion. They were able to accommodate the date and time, which we requested. Their team arrived promptly, completed the roof inspection ...More and maintenance and noted a couple of areas of the roof, which we might want to keep an eye on going forward. I would use this company again, definitely.
- James V.
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The provider called back in a timely manner. Five owners in our complex cooperated and had Progressive to provide the services at the same time. They followed up as expected, arrived on time, preformed the work with little inconvenience to owners, they were polite and provided us with pictures and written reports. For those owners who had damage, ...More they did the repairs right away, for a additional fee. I would definitely recommend this company to others and will use them again when the need arises.
- Rebecca H.
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and his team were great. On time and professional, they got what I wanted done and it was much appreciated! Hard to find good roofers willing to squeeze in small jobs during such a busy season. Will use them again!
- Ethan D.

Roofing Contractors in Chicago

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TW Builders and Remodelers Inc

8725 West Park Ln
Niles

U.S. Exterior by Seidel

741 Hastings Ln.
Buffalo Grove

U.S.Enterprises, Inc.

6252 S. Knox Avenue
Chicago

Ultimate Builders Inc

1433 Algonquin Dr
Schaumburg

Ultimate Design & Builders, Inc.

1024 Highland Ave
Oak Park

Ultimate Remodelers Inc

209 N Highland Ave
Lombard

Ultimate Roofing Inc

7900 W 100th Pl
Palos Hills

UniQue Coatings & Windows Inc.

4006 N. Nashville
Chicago

Unique Construction W & S

8612 78th Ave
Bridgeview

Unique Deck Builders Inc.

172 Skokie Valley Rd
Highland Park

UNIQUE SHEET METAL & ROOFING

3415 W FOSTER AVE
Chicago

United Affordable Roofing

2940 S Wallace St
Chicago

UNITED CONTRACTING SVC LLC

5701 South California
Chicago

UNITED FAMILY CONSTRUCTION

P.O. Box 390793
Chicago

United Remodelers and Builders

5556 N Canfield Road
Chicago

UNIVERSAL HOME IMPROVEMENT, LLC

5326 W. 124th Street
Alsip

UNIVERSAL ROOFING

2917 W DIVERSEY AVE
Chicago

UpKeepers Inc

219 55th St
Clarendon Hills

Upraisin Inc

2417 w. Warren Blvd
Chicago

URBAN CONSTRUCTION

5151 W FOSTER AVE
Chicago

US EXTERIOR MAINTENANCE & REPAIR

10038 CLOW CREEK RD
Plainfield

US Restorations, Inc.

35729 N Helendale Rd
Ingleside

V.Sta LLC

Chicago

V8 General Contractor

2124 W. 51 Pl
Chicago

VAL KRYNSKI QUALITY CONSTRUCTION

14341 OAKLEY AVE
Orland Park

VAL'S ROOFING & GENERAL CONTRACTOR

511 LINCOLN
West Chicago

Velocity Software LLC.

1919 Highland Ave.
Lombard

VERN MOORE & SONS ROOFING INC

1012 ELIZABETH ST
West Chicago

VETERANS ROOFING

7243 N OLEANDER AVE
Chicago

Villa General Contractors LLC

2709 N 76th Ave
Elmwood Park

Vinyltech Windows, Siding & Roofing

12 N Riverside Ave
St. Charles

Virtus Group - National Team

8765 Stockyard Drive

VLM construction

751 e cunningham dr
Palatine

W & K Exterior Remodeling Inc

9868 Williams Drive
Huntley

W Brothers Roofing Inc

115 W Palatine Rd
Palatine

Walton Contractors

2150 S. Canal Port Ave.
Chicago

Walz Builders Inc.

222 Willowwood Dr.
Oswego

Wangler Construction

E Vallette St
Elmhurst

Warrior Construction Inc

1193 S GROVE UNIT 4
Franklin Park

Waterproof Exteriors Inc

18555 Parker Rd
Mokena

Waterproof4Less, Inc.

15134 Myrtle Ave
Harvey

WB International Corp

5732 W Lawrence
Chicago

We Group Renovations & Improvements, Inc.

9163 S. Harvard Ave.
Chicago

WEATHER PROTECTION SYSTEMS

9919 S COMMERCIAL AVE
Chicago

Weather Tech Roofing

PO Box 528067
Chicago

Weathertech Inc

1830 N Mayfield Ave
Chicago

Weathertek Construction, Inc.

1658 Scarlet Ct
Bartlett

WEBB BUILDING MAINTENANCE

1913 HIGHWOOD RD
Mchenry

Wells Fargo Renovations

4332 Fox Valley
Aurora

Wentworth Construction

870 Schultz St
Lemont

Weshorn Design & Construction

2016 East Cayuga Ln
Mount Prospect

WESLEY & SONS CONSTRUCTION INC

4530 N ROSE ST
Schiller Park

WEST CHICAGO ROOFING

PO BOX 148
West Chicago

West Loop University Medicine, Ltd.

1725 W. Harrison
Chicago

WHEATON ROOFING INC.

141 W Grand Lake Blvd
West Chicago

White Eagle Remodeling

1484 Tyrell Ave
Park Ridge

Why Not Complete Home Improvements Inc

1381 Prairie St
Des Plaines

Wicked Remodeling

Crystal Lake

WILBERT MOOREHOUSE ROOFING CO

4730 W BERENICE AVE
Chicago

WILLIAMS BROS

835 N SPRINGFIELD
Chicago

Williams Home Remodeling

6411 S Peoria St
Chicago

Willis Contractors

5500 N Brenmar
Chicago

Wilson Home Restorations

21212 W Commercial Dr
Mundelein

Wilson Installations

421 N. Northwest Highway
Barrington

Window Concepts

2025 S Arlington Heights Rd
Arlington Heights

Windows Plus Inc

725 E Dundee Rd
Arlington Heights

WindowWorks Inc

570 E North Frontage Rd
Bolingbrook

Windward Roofing & Construction Inc

919 South Sacramento Blvd
Chicago

WINDY CITY CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN

1000 BROWN ST
Wauconda

Windy City Roof Solutions

3058 W Belmont Ave
Chicago

WINDY CITY SKYLIGHTS

2747 CURTISS ST
Downers Grove

Winnetka Construction Group

567 Elm St
Winnetka

WNUK Construction

1617 W roosevelt Rd
Berwyn

Wolffhager

830 W Country Dr
Bartlett

Wolford Construction

5236 N Laramie Ave
Chicago

WOODARD & SONS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY INC.

2115 GLENWOOD DYER RD.
Lynwood

Woodville Tuckpointing And Roofing Co

3228 N Nordica Ave
Chicago

World Class Construction Inc.

714 N Walnut St.
Itasca

WT Roofing and Sewer Rodding

14409 South Chicago RD
Dolton

WW Construction & Roofing, Inc.

16W591 Crest Ave.
Bensenville

Xtreme National Services Inc

1900 E Golf Rd Ste 950
Schaumburg

Yamane Development LLC

3805 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago

YEAR 2000, INC

4206 W 24TH PL
Chicago

Yellow Square Corporation

1024 Arcady Dr
Lake Forest

Your Chicagoland Remodeling

12822 Carriage Ln
Midlothian

Your Handyman Inc.

418 White Oak Drive
Roselle

Yourway Construction Co

17021 Magnolia Dr.
Hazel Crest

Z K Roofing & Construction

730 Brown Ave
Evanston

z remodeling,inc

5922 W 64th Pl
Chicago

z remodeling,inc

5922 W 64th Pl
Chicago

Zajats PSV Windows Doors Siding

918 N Francisco Ave
Chicago

Zeco Construction Group Inc.

8560 Plainfield Rd.
Lyons

Zeesgroup.com

6850 W. Montrose Ave.
Harwood Heights

ZEO Roofing div. of Zeo Group, Inc.

872 S Milwaukee Ave, #183
Libertyville

Zyp Contracting

3908 W Montrose Ave
Chicago

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