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"Everything was excellent. The provider kept us updated with texts when he would arrive.After he arrived, the provider and his staff went to work immediately. After" they were done the roof looked like it was brand new. I would highly recommend
to anyone who needs their roof cleaned from ugly black streaks or algae. My roof never looked better. I am very pleased with the roofs appearance.

-Elaine P.

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"Wonderful. Did job in one day. Tri level larger home. Crew was amazing worked very hard and acted very professional. The job site kept clean. The end result was" better than anticipated. I would highly recommend
for roof needs. Thank you.

-edward S.

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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 Canton

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After a few missed connections on establishing a meeting time,
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and crew did an outstanding job cleaning a large roof on a ranch home. I shopped several vendors before easily agreeing to
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's very competitive quote (others wanted 2x to 3x more - near the price of replacing the roof itself!). They were mindful of house siding and shrubs and did a great job. Very highly recommended, will use again.
- DAVID C.
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he is quite knowledgable in roof maint. ,types of cleaning and correct material. I asked for a yearly maint. price and found his company to be 160.00 cheaper then my past roof cleaners. having been a general contractor years go i can appreciate doing business with someone who shows up on time and does good work.
- tim E.
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I asked for an estimate beforehand. I got various estimates and out of all the companies that came out, their prices were very competitive, compared to others. I felt like I was getting a great service at a reasonable price. this company came across as the most professional and experienced in regards to the work that I needed to be done. they are very detailed oriented. when they had completed the job that I hired them for, i asked the owner of the company, whom is hands on, what other services they provided and they do pretty much do anything that your home needs and I would definitely recommend them.
- eladio C.
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showed up right on time and went right to work. He was very polite and very friendly. After the work was done everything looked good but the roof was still wet so I couldn't really tell if all the mildew was cleaned off. The next day I looked and thought I saw a couple of places that had a faint residue of mold. I called and
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was right back out to touch up those placed. I don't think you could get a better company to help with cleaning your roof. It was a very good experience.
- Zeb R.
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and his assistant did an excellent job. They were professional and very courteous. I was very pleased with the finished result. I will definitely hire them again.
- Jeannette J.
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This guy was amazing, They showed up on time and were professional.
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explain to me the process and also explained to me that housing shrubs and bushes needed to be wet down to prevent the chemical from damaging my bushes. The roof looked 100 times better than before he started. Afterwards we noticed that there were some remaining stains on the roof.
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returned to the home to do a second treatment and now our roof looks like a new roof. We have already referred
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to a neighbor and will continue to do so.
- Madolyn D.
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Do not use this service if you care about your yard or plants. I wanted environmentally friendly service and was assured that the special formula was safe and there would be little or no harm done. A number of plants bordering my house have been damaged. The gutter drains were not protected so the chemicals ran into my grass and flower beds damaging if not killing, it's too soon to know, what was there. My potted plants .... herbs, flowers, etc which I had moved away from the house and was told "no worries" have all been badly burned and will have to be either cut down or replaced. My hibiscus which were full, green, and full of blooms are all yellow and dropping leaves and blooms alike.
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which was full of blooms is now burned and damaged. Grass along the perimeter of my house and driveway is yellow. There was also a very strong odor of chlorine that lasted for two days. Even after a shower I smelled of chlorine to the point that a friend I went to pick up told me I smelled like bleach. I know that unfortunately we sometimes have to accept a certain inconvenience with maintenance services but in ten years of having my roof cleaned I have never experienced this level of aggressiveness from the chemicals used. My roof was not very dirty. I have it cleaned every year because I don't want to have to use any kind of invasive chemicals. The most disappointing part is that I had specifically asked if the chemicals being used were strong and said that I did not want anything that smelled like bleach. I was told that it was necessary to use a small amount of chlorine in order to control the mildew but it would be very mild. While I am hoping that I will not
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any plants, there is no question that my plants and grass will suffer for quite a while not to mention that my husband and I were forced to breath the fumes for a couple of days.

- Patricia J.
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immediately set up date and time for service and followed up with a reminder. The gentleman arrived promptly and let me know that an extra $50 would be charged as my roof surface area is over 2000 sq. ft. He finished the job in 2.5 hours and let me know what to expect. No plants were killed in the process and the roof is shiny white again to the delight of my
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- Anne A.

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A & A Construction

5011 Marigold Rd
Mentor

A 1 Roofing & Siding Inc.

722 Lincoln Way West
Massillon

A Clear View Pro Window Clean

PO Box 1324
Massillon

Accel Home Renewal & Roofing

1007 Shadyside Ave.
Canton

Ace Power Washing

13354 Ravenna Ave
Hartville

Akron Roofing Solutions

12 E Exchange St

Al Brown Construction

47777 Mogadore Rd
Kent

All Power Washing Services

PO Box 19229
Akron

All Pros Exteriors LLC

327 church street
Lagrange

Americon Inc

16926 Detroit Ave
Lakewood

ART Roofing

1435 Massillon Rd

Aurora Cleaning Services

9471 Rivercrest st NW

B. Hoover & Sons Contracting LLC

3700 Blackmore Rd.
Perry

Big Tom's Roofing LLC

2180 Locust St
Canal Fulton

Bill Jackson Roofing Inc

5156 Fleming Ave
Lorain

Biltmore Exteriors

2664 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton

Calvetta Bros Floor Show Inc

23760 Miles Rd
Cleveland

central contractors

4067 e148th st

CENTURY HOME IMPROVEMENT

1352 ST RTE 7
Pierpont

Conner Construction & Masonry

8926 Bayard Road
Minerva

Contractors On Demand LLC

5780 Som Center Rd
Solon

Country Cottage Homes, LLC

PO Box 35652
Canton

Country Homes & Remodeling LLC

4044 Highland Dr
Mogadore

D&M Roofing

316 MAIN ST APT 1
Wadsworth

Damschroder Roofing, Inc

2228 Hayes Ave Ste D
Fremont

Dash Home Improvement

24937 Pleasant Trail
Cleveland

Davies Painting

809 Tallkron Dr
Akron

Daywalt Roofing

21 main st.

Decks Renewed of OHIO, LLC

1150 O Malley Dr Apt 302
Cleveland

firstexperts

2771 Stark Dr
Willoughby

George Thomas Contractor, Inc.

5197 Trabue Rd
Columbus

Great Lakes Home Improvement

8053 Middlesex Rd.
Mentor

Ground Up Construction

2208 Northmoreland Blvd
Cuyahoga Falls

Hammerstein Property Services LLC

12462 Plaza Drive
Parma

Harbaugh's Family Construction

8825 Greenmeadow Ave NW
Canal Fulton

Heritage Painting and Resinous Flooring

10344 Poorman St SW
Navarre

Home Exteriors

54 E Aurora Rd
Northfield

hometownconst

3734 dotwood st nw
North Canton

Industrial Roof Solutions

22791 Lorain RD
Cleveland

Inside Out Construction Service

19475 St Clair Ave
Euclid

J anthony Construction

40500 webster rd
Lagrange

J Yuma Construction

9103 Cranbrook Dr
Northfield

Jasak Roofing & Construction

68170 Oakwood
Parma Heights

JNL Contractors L.L.C.

7012 Pinetree ave N.E.
Canton

Johnson Construction Co LLC

2857 Airport Hwy
Toledo

Kemble-Bartz construction co.

10470 Yale Rd
Deerfield

Klemenc Construction Co Inc

35781 Curtis Blvd.
Eastlake

Legacy Restorations, LLC

2427 Broadhaven Ave NW
Massillon

Levy Construction LLC

437 lakewood ave

Mash Construction Inc

2971 Givens Dr

Mendrea Construction, LLC

10225 Berea Rd
Cleveland

Michael's Home Renovations

8381 N. Akins Road
North Royalton

MIRROR IMAGES WINDOW & GUTTER CLEANING CO.

32049 center ridge rd
North Ridgeville

Mitchell's General Contracting

316 MAIN ST APT 1
Wadsworth

Nates Construction 101

3565 Erhart rd.
Litchfield

Neatnics The Home Repair Co

16695 West Park Circle
Chagrin Falls

NeilCOMP, Inc

53 North Ave NE
Massillon

Norm Stanek Incorporated

2499 Abbeyville Road
Valley City

Norris Roofing LLC

6275 Chesham Ave NE
Canton

Northcoast Energy Masters

4294 Eagle Ave
Stow

Ohio Roofing Siding And Slate, LLC

12303 Lena Ave
Cleveland

Old Time Home Improvement

1011 Clearview ave

On Top Gutter Protection

2936 Universal Rd.

Perfect Construction LLC

116 Spell Rd
Kent

Perfect Power Wash

3443 Summit Rd
Norton

Pope Spouting Company

3311 Smith Kramer St NE
Hartville

Premiere Choice

Cuyahoga Falls

PRESERVATION EXTERIORS

1034 MANNING RD NW
Hartville

Pro Exteriors LLC

3855 Willow Brook Drive
Ravenna

Pro Roof Washers

1403 Ford Rd
Cleveland

Pyramid Construction

508 S. Mill ST.
Louisville

Quality Field Team

PO Box 2801
North Canton

Radacor Restoration

1020 E 347th St
Eastlake

Residential & Commercial Renovations Inc

7686 Cleveland Massillon Rd
Clinton

Roof Rite Restoration

417 Navaho St
Louisville

Shafer Roofing LLC

6321 Meade Ave NE
Louisville

Sky Roofing

11114 Prospect Rd
Strongsville

State Construction, LLC

1035 Kelly Street SW
Massillon

T J Shannon Construction Inc

319 Main St
Wadsworth

Tallmadge Roofing

3818 Neville Dr
Kent

Tazmainian repair Inc.

5199 W Ash Rd
Independence

The ERS Group LLC

5834 Mayfield Rd
Mayfield Hts

Truely Clean LLC

451 Ohio Ave NW
Warren

UnderPressurePro

Strongsvilles

VARMINT GITTER

2767 ODESA DR
Medina

Wahoo Contractors

30400 detriot rd

We-R-Clean & Clear

1077 N Main St
Akron

Weaver Restoration

48 1st St
Hudson

WHITE GLOVE EXTERIORS

2287 McGinty Rd NW
North Canton

Williams Renovations, LLC

4182 SIEFER DRIVE

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