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How a roofer acts during the estimate will help you gauge communication skills and experience.
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.
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.
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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The provider scammed us into giving them the OK to contact our insurance for hail damage to the roof. Without our approval or any other communication, they dumped a pile of shingles on our front lawn, ruining my lawn. When contacted them to find out why was happening, I was told that we were bound to have them do the job because we gave the OK to get an approval from the insurance. They scammed us into signing something under false pretense. They were rude on the phone, unprofessional, and persistent to show up the next day to the point that I had to reach out for advise to the police.
Additionally, check out the BBB site, there are several similar complaints against them
As of now, they still have not picked up the material, and our lawn is totally damaged. Additionally, the material they use, IKO Cambridge, is low quality material - Check out horror stories of consumers that were
Request for services took quite some time to get done, although a roof inspection for 2014 and 2015 were not performed
due to lack of contact. exceptional. It is for that reason, that I tried to be patient. The gutters were finally installed May of this year, however the inspection of the roof never took place.
Apparently the company is no longer interested performing work. It seems that after 13 years an inspection as to the condition
seems necessary to prevent leakage for the coming raining season.
I have now given up to work with them, since they seem unable to handle their work load.
I agreed to complete the roof work and extend the gutter in my backyard. We agreed 1000$ to complete both tasks. I should have been careful but i agreed. He worked on my roof for couple of hours that afternoon and informed me that work is complete. I trusted him that he completed the work. I hope he did. He told me that he will compete gutter extension upcoming week. He communicated with me on delay regarding extension of gutter and completed the work while i was away. I was shocked to see the work - any handyman or myself would have completed that work in 30 minutes. I called him and inform him that work is way below my expectation....i was told... " That's the best he can do....". My advice to everyone - you can hire them for gutter cleaning and basic stuff otherwise hire a pro. I wasted 1000 $.
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