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showed up on time, and immediately got to work. This is a large house with very steep pitched roof. He was very careful about the plants" and shrubbery. It took him nearly 4 hours to complete the job - which was huge project. When done, he cleaned up completely. The job
did was transformational in looks to the house! It looks like a brand new roof, with no damage to the shingles. I couldn't be happier with the results. He quoted me a price, and stuck to it although the job turned out to be more complicated than he originally thought. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of getting rid of the black algae stains on their roof.

-Kriss F.

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"He diagnosed the leak as stucco damage. we've been trying to get this leak repaired for nine year by various other roofers. He replaced the plywood on the chimney." He also put metal mesh on it by the stucco which he redid completely. He repaired the top of the chimney, which also had a rotten board. He painted the entire structure with paint that matched (we provided the paint). We are exceptionally pleased and satisfied with the quality of his work and would recommend him without hesitation or reservation.

-mary ann L.

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Asphalt shingles are on about two-thirds of the roofs across the U.S. And, in most cases, homeowners can expect them to last 20 to 25 years.

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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? 
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Attic ventilation is a science that is unique to the architecture of each building. There are no one size fits all solutions. There is no "better" as a blanket statement without knowing more about the structure. 

 

Ridge vent works well, with proper initake. All ventilations work more effeciently with intake, but some like ridge vent won't work at all without equal or greater intake when measured in Net Free Area (NFA). 

      

Commonly if you have a hip roof, you may not have adequate ridge length for a ridge vent. This is a a VERY common mistake I see from unskilled roofers. For example a house with a 1,000 sq ft attic space would need not less than 27 linear foot of a good quality ridge vent like Air Vent II.  That is to say if your house is 1,000 sq ft at the foot print, and you don't have at least 27' of ridge, a ridge vent is not Better, but is Worse. 

     

Typically my rule of thumb is to stay away from ridge vent on hip roofs.  So what then?  Well I will then normally install what are sometimes called canned/mushroom.turtle style breather vents.  The same 1,000 sq ft home would need only 3 vent, assuming they have 144 NFA each. Without an intake you would need to double this number to make 6 roof vents.   

 

     I am not really a fan of turbines, aka whirrly birds. They do work, but they have been known to break down and are reliant on the wind. Without the wind they are nothing more than big ol' breather vents on the roof.  If you chose to have turbines installed the "book" would say that you need 3 if they are 14" vents. However since they are not always whirling around, I'd say add another for safety sake. For this reason, as well as cosmetics, I would encourage you to consider the 144 NFA mushroom/turtle vents instead.

 

   

 

One thing most people agree upon is that you do NOT mix exhaust ventilations. Don't put turbines with ridge vent. Don't put mushrooms with ridge vents. Don't put mushrooms with fans near by.  THis creates a short circuit meaning the two fight each other.   Think if your turbine is spinning. It is pulling air. It is supposed to pull air from the soffit/intake vents. However it will choose the path of least resistance and pull air from the closest opening, ie: the ridge vent. This is why they call it a short circuit, it will interupt the path of air flow from the soffit and thus most of your attic will not be properly ventilated.

 

 

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Sounds like wet felt to me. What process did the roofers use when replacing the roof? Did they tear it off and felt it in on day one and then shingle it on day two?   This method is frowned upon with organic felt paper because it leaves the felt exposed to morning dew.  Moisture such as dew will cause the felt to wrinkle.  Or if the roofers got caught in a rain and didn't protect the felt from the rain but kept on shingling this can also happen. 

The wrinkles will lay down flat if allowed to dry before first installing the shingles. However this is a waste of time. This is why I live by two 1 rule, never tear off more than you can put back in the same day, and if by some chance you opened more than you can shingle, tarp it. Felt is not water tight. 

I really am only speculating. Without seeing it I really can't give an accurate answer. 

There are a few other possible reasons, and framing (actually sheathing) is another possible reason. If the plywood is fastened improperly or if the plywood was installed without a gap between the boards for expansion and contraction, ripples can also occur.   The difference is you will see the ripples spaced very evenly 4' or 8' to match the spacing of the plywood.  If it is the case of improper fastening of the plywood, meaning the fasteners missed the framing so nothing is holding the plywood and it warps, you could easily depress the warped plywood with your foot. If the plywood actually buckled due to lack of expansion gap, you would not easily be able to depress with your foot.  If the roofer didn't install the plywood, it wouldn't really be his fault, though if he or his crew saw it when working and didn't fix it then they probably should have. But I am not going to play the blame game unless I know exactly what the cause is.


A storm ripped through the area two years ago. The storm chasers use the cheapest possible shingles, and I am seeing something I haven't seen before. I am only guessing but what it looks like to me is like the shingles are expanding too much and causing the ripple effect I mentioned above in regards to plywood and the lack of expansion gap. The difference is there is no expansion gap required with shingles.  This affect is something I never saw before and is only related to one cheap commodity dog house shingle which alot of cheapo roofers like to use.  I've been roofing 14 years and this year is the first time I have been seeing this particular problem. It seems to come and go, which also tells me expansion is some how involved. I don't think you'd be able to depress it with your foot, though I've never tried.


Can you post some pictures?   

Roof Cleaning reviews in New Orleans

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the work was dome and it was fine. However there was a monumental to do about the order falling through the cracks.
I think it happened because I called Angie direct and paid by credit card. it was nobodies fault,the work was done, the customer[me]
ts happy,
- genia S.
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Nothing. I submitted a signed contract for our roof to be cleaned almost 4 weeks. They cashed the $100 deposit almost 3 weeks ago. No one has called to schedule the roof cleaning. No one has returned the two voicemails I left. I want my deposit back.
- SCOTT S.
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and his helper did an outstanding job! They were friendly, courteous and very knowledgeable. They went above and beyond and did a great job! We live in a heavily wooded area and the 10 year-old roof was very dirty and had fungus growing on it. After they cleaned it it looks like a brand new roof!
I might not need my roof cleaned next year but I will definitely use them for house washing next year as the house looks immaculate too!
- James B.
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A professional company with expertise & knowledge. Arrived on time as scheduled. Results exceeded expectations.
- Lon F.
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I paid extra for a three year guarantee on moss. About two months after the treatment I noticed large patches of green on my roof (which had not been there at all before the treatment). I called the company and was told, "That's normal around downspouts.". I told them there were multiple patches not near downspouts and they said, "Well, we guarantee for moss, not for algae.". I'm not sure what the difference is between moss and algae but in any case this was not discussed with me before I hired them, and I certainly thought I was paying for a guarantee for all manner of green growth on my
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. When I insisted, they came out and retreated the roof and the green patches have faded away. However, I have no way to know if the back side of the house is clear because I cannot see it (due to the height and pitch of the roof.). No, I would not hire this company again.
- Kerry S.
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Seems like he would do good work and estimate price was very fair. That said he was very backed up with other work and timing for project did not work. Would consider using in the future.
- Brad and Kelly M.
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was a joy to work with. He cleaned the gutters and unclogged the downspouts that were backing up causing overflow. When the job was done there was no mess.
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is very detail oriented, and I am picky when it comes to my house so anyone who works on my house must do a near perfect job in order to
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my business again. I won't hesitate to call J&J roof cleaning in the future and have actually passed their name on to a few friends at work.
- Joe J.
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showed up right on time for the estimate and, subsequently, to do the work. We planned to clean just our shingle roof addition in preparation for selling our house, but he suggested considering the slate roof on the main house as well. When we expressed concern about costs, he suggested we clean only the northern exposure surfaces, since those on the south side of the house still looked great. We are so happy that we decided to do both. The difference is amazing; both roofs now look new. He also took care of two chimney caps that were leaning to one side, and even took a spray can of paint with him to paint a few areas of rust on the paint that had come from the chimney caps.
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is friendly, flexible, professional, and a pleasure to work with. Our highest recommendation.
- Cheryl A K.

Roof Cleaners in New Orleans

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A&B Quality Construction LLC

2085 Molitor
Mandeville

A-Pro Services, LLC

310 Sparrow Street
Covington

ABSOLUTE PRESSURE WASHING

1414 BELAIR BLVD
Slidell

Absolute Lawn Care & Landscaping

239 South Jefferson Davis Pkwy
New Orleans

Acme Roofing

220 Geneva Street
Metairie

Adam & Eve Landscaping

Carriage Ln.
Destrehan

Advantage Exterior Services

845 Aline St
New Orleans

American Restorators, LLC

8814 Veterans Memorial Blvd Ste 3
Metairie

Ameriroof Roof Repairs and Consulting

41264 Crown Drive Extension
Ponchatoula

BDC Tree Service

586 gene gunter rd
Deville

Bixler Homes

200 St. Ann
Mandeville

Blue Sky Renovations

1108 Barriere Rd.
Belle Chasse

Bodin's Pro Wash, LLC

5229 Loveland Street
Metairie

Brook's Lawncare

651 Forest Loop
Mandeville

C&C Pressure Washing LLC

604 Jefferson Ave
Metairie

Cangelosi Roofing LLC

PO Box 2233
Gretna

Capstone Enterprises LLC

547 Jefferson St
New Orleans

Coleman Roofing LLC

6929 S Choctaw Dr
Baton Rouge

D. Frye

P.O. Box 791475
New Orleans

DH Construction Services

3400 Kent Ave
Metairie

Dillon Construction

2216 Fazzio Rd
Chalmette

Do It All Construction

505 E Loyola Dr
Kenner

Dufrene's Lawn Care

118 Matthew Dr.

Early Three Foundation Repair Services

11931 Morrison Rd
New Orleans

ERS Building Maintenance, Inc.

40497 Cannon Road
Gonzales

Fix It PLUS!

103 Willow St
Westwego

Gerdes Architectural Roofing

1739 Saint Bernard Ave.
New Orleans

GreenStar Coatings

507 Carnation Av.e
Metairie

Handsome Construction

218 s robertson street

Henry's Construction

10615 Airline Hwy #177
Baton Rouge

HMD Contracting, LLC

P.O. Box 56314
New Orleans

Honey Do Repair & Remodel LLC

3735 Derbigny St
Metairie

JOE'S GUTTERS, PATIOS & ROOFING

2693 Acadiana trace
Marrero

Klean Roof

140 Belle Terre Blvd Ste 102
La Place

LA'S BEST ROOFING & SIDING

513 5TH AVE
Harvey

Lee Greathouse

100 Sharon Ave
Boutte

Lemi-Duit Property Maintenance

424 Pacific Avenue
New Orleans

LOA SERVICE PAINTING, LLC

7201 BLANKE ST
Metairie

LOUISIANA PROWASH

844 ROOSEVELT PL
New Orleans

MCL Services

14435 Crater Lake Dr

Mr. Clean's Pressure Washing

542 Avenue B
Marrero

Multi Craft Contractor LLC

3924 Hillcrest Dr.
Marrero

Peter the Handyman

1929 Madison St
Mandeville

PIONEER GUTTERS

617 S. Al Davis Rd
New Orleans

Premier South Roofing & Sheet Metal

625 Highlandia Dr
Baton Rouge

Real Handy Man

New Orleans

Reliable Home Services, LLC

9021 Camille Ct
New Orleans

Reliable Tree and stump removal

119 Elmeer Avenue
Metairie

Reworks Reconstruction

47042 North Cherry Street
Hammond

Samayoa Roofing LLC

17466 John Broussard Rd.
Prairieville

Southern Remodeling and Home Staging

4030 Pontchartrain Ste. 123

Spiffy Cleaning and Detailing Services

1040 Friscoville Ave
Arabi

Suburban Roofing & Siding

5335 Freret St
New Orleans

Tiblier Construction, LLC

119 SHIRMAC DR
Slidell

Tiger Wash Pressure Washing New Orleans

1547 Crete St Ste 6
New Orleans

TIMMY'S CONSTRUCTION

5931 N. ROBERTSON ST.
New Orleans

Titan Exterior Contractors LLC

306 Hord St.
Harahan

TJ's Professional landscape & janitorial service

4601 franicsco verrett dr.
New Orleans

Troy's Pressure Washing

1048 Hawkins St
Gretna

U.C.C.T. Inc

4001 Cedar. st

Vista Contractors LLC

1268 Destrehand Avenue
Harvey

Voclain Services LLC

15165 E. Yellow Water Rd
Hammond

We do it All Big or small

210 W.Queens Dr.
Slidell

Window Cleaning Man

PO Box 219
Effie

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