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"Their service was outstanding from start to finish. From the first phone call to scheduling my appointment and completing the job, I could not to happier. I was" very concerned about cleaning an aging roof and learned air cleaning would be more gentle.
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arrived right on time and worked like demons on my roof. Right from the start, I could see how much better things were going to look. All kinds of dried moss was flying off my roof. When finished, they cleaned the gutters. Yea! Just when I thought it couldn't get better, their yard cleanup was great. All done in about two hours. I would highly recommend
to anyone needing roof cleaning. I used them some years ago in another house and was just as happy.

-Jan G.

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"We purchased the deal "$379 Composition Roof Cleaning, Interior Gutter Cleaning and Free Moss Treatment". They responded quickly to schedule their" service. They arrived on time on the day the service was scheduled. They worked about 6 hours to complete the work. They did a thorough job and our roof and gutter look a brand new! They also cleaned up after their work, so there was no mess at all. I highly recommend them and we will definitely hire them in the future if necessary.

-Michael G.

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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 Nantucket

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This was my first "Angie's List" experience and was definitely super pleased! I read the reviews and listened to the recommendations. Some even said they are a bit pricey. Even though I didn't think so, that was not my concern. My main concern was could they tackle the job and get all the black algae off my roof. Considering my neighbors just thought I had a new roof installed, I'd say they did way better than I expected. They were prompt, kind, humble guys that worked their tales off on my roof. I will definitely be using them again! I am sooo happy that I called them and promise you will be too!
- Brad V.
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came out within a couple of days from us contacting the company to give us an estimate. Since they were booked out a few weeks, they repaired a leak (no charge), while we waited for the job to be completed.
- susan and Steve U.
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and crew were on time and set-up quickly. He took time to explain his cleaning process and what to expect. It turned out that my roof was more moss covered than expected.
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spent time preping the roof and then spent much more time applying the cleaning agent. Because of the amount of moss I Had,
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ending up applying a second treatment and did not charge any more then our discussed price. From my view, i thought the roof looked incredible after the first pass...I thought
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was done... but he was not satisfied one pass was good enough. After the roof was cleaned, the area clean up was fast, organized, and complete....excellent experience.
- len S.
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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.
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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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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]
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- 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.

Roof Cleaners in Nantucket, MA

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Ack-Nice Property Management

14 West York Lane
Nantucket

AJ Construction Company

PO Box 541
West Wareham

BENCHMARK PAINTING & CARPENTRY INC

432 West Boynton Beach Blvd

Best Roofing

46 West Chester Street
Nantucket

Cape Coastal Builders

PO BOX 827
Harwich Port

Cape Cod Home Improvement, LLC

27 Mill Pond rd
West Yarmouth

Cape Cod Roofing & Siding

111 Hathaway St
Wareham

Clean My Roof LLC

355 Main Street
Dennis Port

Custom Coatings

955 Redtail Dr

DeJon Building & Remodeling

3 Marian Ln
Buzzards Bay

DWC Construction

81A Rayber Rd
Orleans

fabb works

Brewster

INTEGRITY HOME SOLUTIONS

32 Buckwood Dr
Hyannis

Island Cleaning Service

7 Enterprise Circle
Nantucket

JOHN R PEACOCK PAINTING CO

1046 Main St
Osterville

Mike's Powerhouse Crew

76 W Main St
Hyannis

Pioneer Cleaning, Inc.

24 Amelia Drive
Nantucket

PRO Exterior Cleaning, LLC

P.O. Box 605
Cotuit

SERVICEMASTER SOUTH SHORE INC

18 JAN SEBASTIAN DR, Unit #6
Sandwich

Skinner Roofing

42 W Chester St
Nantucket

Sparkle Window Cleaning

21 Mill St
Edgartown

Superior Exteriors

534 Main St
Weymouth

Top Notch Transitional Services

3 Boulevard St
Milton

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