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Roofing reviews in Elmira


IT'S AN ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE! The work that was done was done poorly and incompletely. I've had to fix & finish it myself. The 2-3-man crew wouldn't work on Mondays, Fridays or weekends. On the 3 days a week they did work they'd show up around 10am, put in 2 or 3 hours and leave. They tore off my old gutters, didn't even haul they away and then left me with no gutters at all for a whole month during which it rained heavily, causing a damp basement and other problems. When they did return to install the gutters they did a half-assed, unfinished job in which water now runs off the roof between the gutters and fascia. For more than 3 months they've promised to come back and fix them, as well as finish all the other work, but have never shown up on the many occasions they said they would. The remaining work, for which they received a sizeable down payment (to "cover materials") has never even been started. They were paid in full for the painting and deck work even though thought it wasn't finished because they promised they'd do that along with everything else. Big mistake!
HOMEOWNERS BEWARE this father-and-son team of
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(son) and
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Pike, sometimes doing business also as R&W Contracting or variations thereof, operating primarily in
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, Steuben,
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& Chemung counties (NY). They are INEPT AND UNRELIABLE. Do not hire these guys no matter what they say or how much money they promise to save you! And if you're foolish enough to do it anyway, do not pay them much upfront or give them final payment until the work is finished and done 100% to your satisfaction. And be sure they give you a valid, VERIFIABLE business address so you can take them to court later!

- TJ S.

The roof work was to prevent further water damage to the home due to leakage. This was presumed by us to be caused by the roof.
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came in and did an evaluation of the problem and recommended a new roof. The roof was rather old and we agreed it was in need of repair. The roof work was completed but the leakage problem and damage continued. We contacted
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again and they sent out two employees to inspect their work. The employees of
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stated the problem was not the roof and flashing that they did but a deterioration of the chimney. We were extremely upset that this deterioration was not part of the prior estimate, evaluation, or work. We do not understand why a new roof was put on without the opportunity to address the crucial problem of water leakage into our home. This appears to us to be conflicting with the primary objective to prevent water damage to our home. We have now had our home inspected by our insurance company and had to place a claim to take care of the extreme damage we now have in our home. We feel that this was a preventable damage if the chimney had been addressed when the roof was installed. We paid a lot of money to prevent this damage and it still occurred. We are left to question if there was as big of a need for the roof as we were first told by
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. They were aware that our primary goal was to prevent this water leakage into our home. When I confronted
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with this question they assured me that the roof did need repair and offered no explanation of why the chimney was ignored. Another difficulty we have experienced with
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since the roof installation is a very slow response to our phone calls. We have now hired another contractor to repair this damage. Suffice it to say with the appearance of a lack of willingness to meet the primary goal as the homeowners and to do what they wanted to do leaves us feeling that we cannot recommend this company or use it again.
- Diane D.

We'd like Rich to correct the above issues without being so rude, nasty, abusive and belligerent about it, at no charge. Initially he had said he could fix the porch/house corners and it wouldn't cost very much but we don't feel we should have to pay for something that wasn't broken before Rich put the roof on. Rich replied to this complaint saying that everything that occurred was not their fault and it was a problem before the new roof was put on. They said that whoever put the gutters on before should be responsible for fixing the issue. They said that what we are asking for was not covered in the contract at all and therefore they are not responsible. They refuse to fix the issues at hand.
A complaint was sent to the Better Business Bureau who served pretty much as a mediator. Rich has since refused to reply to their inquiries and nothing has been resolved.

Please note that we are now filing in court. We spoke with one of our judges and he instructed us on where & how to proceed. We contacted the Town
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and we need to get 2 estimates on the cost of repairing the water leaking, file a claims report and then go from there.

UPDATE 12/17/2011
On Tuesday
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.13, 2011 we had a roofing contractor look for the reason why the rain was going behind the gutters. He climbed up his ladder and immediately told us the drip
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was attached way too tight to the fascia and to repair it so the water went into the gutters and not behind them would take an installation of flashing. This will cost us $425.00 as a rough estimate. This is an expense we should not have to pay if Rich
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had installed the drip
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correctly OR if he would come and fix his mistake at no extra charge. He is not going to do this so we'll have to pay the additional cost over and above the $3,800.00 we paid for the new roof etc. Since it is December we need to get this repair done before the bad weather sets in which may ruin what's up there and also damage the inside of the house.
- Charlene M.

The first time we had difficulty getting him to complete the job. He was supposed to bring top soil in to fill a depression left after removing the back porch. He never came back to finish the job, but since it was small and the depression was forcing water into the basement. I did the work myself. The second time we hired him he used a number of excuses for not showing up, including getting pulled over for no registration on his truck. He would schedule the job then not show up or bother calling us. When he finally did show up he completed the job quickly...so quickly that he failed to reconnect the bathroom sink (drain or supply lines). I just went ahead and completed the job myself. He never quoted the second job, it was minor. After waiting more than 30 days for a bill, he started sending rude text messages to my wife demanding payment. We paid the bill the same day we received the invoice, but that was well after the rude text messages started.
- Gregg L.

Whitetail was asked to provide an estimate for roofing work. He was critical of past work in another area that was not providing any problem, and offered to fraudulently state the problem was storm damage related (which it was not) so the insurance would pay for the repair. I did not have Whitetail do the work
- cornelius M.

All I'd know to expect from a roofer is that you remain dry and I did. The job looks beautiful and I have gotten compliments on it. I'd say go with him as a GC also, as he honors his time schedule and stands by his work.

- Diane M.

Love them! Love them! Love them! My husband and I had estimates done with numerous roofing companies and struggled to find the one that would be the best.
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was it. There was nothing we did not like about them. They came and did our estimate and we knew when they left that they were the ones. They were honest and very knowledgeable about everything. They even helped us pick out our color and gave us addresses of roofs they had done in our area that had the color we chose so we could see our result before they did the work. We were so excited and couldn't wait for them to do the work so we scheduled a start date with them.They showed up as scheduled and finished in a matter of days as promised. The roofers were kind and very professional.They kept us informed every step of the way. There was zero damage to our lawn or property. To sum it up....They are awesome and we are so happy we went with them and we would use their services again. You won't be disappointed.
- Carol R.
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All Roofing Contractors in Elmira, NY

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A Force of Nature Complete Restoration SVC, LLC

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Elmira, NY

ABG Contracting

115 Hilton Drive
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ARAC Alliance Restoration and Consulting

771 Shallowford Rd.
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Astrum Solar

8955 Henkels Ln
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B&C Construction

4765 County Route 21
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Bailey Home Improvements LLC

62 Trout Stream Dr
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Barber Building & Construction

515 Esty St.
Elmira, NY

Best Contracting

3850 Ridge Rd
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Butlers Contracting

1960 State Route 14
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914 Sycamore St
Elmira, NY


Elmira, NY


11928 STATE ROUTE 352
Big Flats, NY

Classic Copper Works

9337 Spring Cypress Road
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Colgan Construction

1058 Coddington Road
Ithaca, NY

Custom Coatings

955 Redtail Dr
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Dave Marion Carpentry

2492 Fry Rd
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DirectBuy of Indianapolis

8450 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis, IN

Doane Builders, Inc.

161 Oakwood Ave.
Elmira, NY


Horseheads, NY

Ed Herrington Inc

312 White Hill Ln
Hillsdale, NY

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.
Waverly, NE


Elmira, NY

Greenfield & Assoc.

PO Box 4994
Ithaca, NY

Homestead Improvement

2007 Lake Shore Dr
White Lake, NY


Horseheads, NY

Hubbard Construction Inc

1940 Elmira Road
Newfield, NY

K P Enterprises Inc

2605 Ferry Ave
Niagara Falls, NY

Lakeside Kanga Roof

5659 C State Rt 5
Herkimer, NY

Land Shapes Construction Co

312 Grinnell Rd
Homer, NY

Lord Glassworks and General Contracting

427 S Titus Ave
Ithaca, NY

McLaughlin-Phillips LLC

351 E Franklin St
Horseheads, NY

Midstate General Contractor

751 Walnut St
Elmira, NY

Norb Miller General Contractor

129 Elm Rd
Dundee, NY

Payne's A-Z

3815 county Rt #1
Campbell, NY

Remodeling Second Opinion

106 W Sunnybrook Dr
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2371 Slaterville Rd
Ithaca, NY


2450 Louisiana St
Houston, TX

See It N 3D Design & Technical Illustrations

500 Los Faroles , Carr 861
Miami, FL

Severance Construction

38 Forest Rd
Massena, NY


Elmira, NY

Sovereign Builders

PO Box 4945
Ithaca, NY

Tadders Innovations

405 w. gray st.
Elmira, ny

The Haas Group LLC

2215 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA

Three Brother's Roofing

3689 Main St
Warrensburg, NY

Three Brothers Roofing

3689 Main St
Warrensburg, NY

Trademark Contractors LLC

563 Amboy Ave
Perth Amboy, NJ

W.Rick Construction

85 Munson road
Groton, NY

Weiss Construction

22 Palmer Rd N
Big Flats, NY
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