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did an awesome job on my stained roof, it looks like new. He had been referred to me by a very fussy friend and his work is excellent. "
never tried to over sell me just did what needed to be done. They showed up on time, cleaned uo everything and it all looked great! My place looks fresh and new and I am very happy.
also has a great network of service providers he can refer you too. Very happy and highly recommend
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-Charley Varipapa V.

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"He is a nice easy man to get along with, I will probably use him again. He does wash siding now as well. He usually gets in touch with you the same day.

-Mary Jane G.

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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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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?   
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To answer simply, yes, shingles can be defective, but most shingles are not rated for hail storms and therefore not covered by warranty replacement.  The shingles available through box stores are the lower line choices available and although they have good ratings on wind-speed, etc. they usually only come with a manufacturer warranty which depreciates quickly once purchased.  This sounds like an insurance claim to me; I used to work for a roofing company and here in the Northwest, we don't get much hail, but I have owned a house in Florida and experienced the damage a real storm can do.  I would suggest you have a couple of contractors look at the problem and see if the damage can be repaired instead of replacing the whole roof unless you have massive plywood sheeting damage under the shingles.

Roof Cleaning reviews in Saint Albans

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I used Angie's "BIG DEAL" service for new roof installation. The process and job was done great. My new roof
looks great. it costed more than in the big deal price, as I did upgrade the "BIG DEAL" items to use upgraded roofing material to
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' "duration" one, added a metal
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and "blue"
synthetic undercover instead a tar paper and my roof has more
sq. ft. than in "big deal" . The crew was friendly and well
organized. The material and dumpster container came on Friday and they started
a job on Monday. They delivered a black undercover paper but they replace it
with the blue one when I noticed that. It took 2 days to complete the all
work. The dumpster container stayed one more day after the job. The crew did a
good job cleaning after the work. I got warranty document for material and
service via e-mail after the job. i did not know that they would remove old ventilation caps and
cover holes, where old ventilation caps were, with a metal sheet, as they installed an AF50 roof
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ventilation system and did not know anything about the AF50 roof
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ventilation system. I
did not know that there are cell phone application that can be used for roof
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and a correct sg. ft. of a roof that could help me to be better prepared
if my roof meets "BIG deal"
items before I hired them. I think they could have done a better job for
flashing chimney, as the metal flashing work around chimney and siding and trim cuts were not very
precise, so i need to hire someone to fix that. they did good job for roofing at the
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of gutters. Overall it was a good experience and good job, as it was my first roof replacement.
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- RENALD G.
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was very professional and he did an outstanding job. I would not hesitate to recommend his services. I will definitely use him again!
- Kayleen S.
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did an excellent job cleaning all the dirt, mold and unsightly growth from my white aluminium pool screen enclosure. They returned it to like new condition. They were punctual, professional and protected my plants and furnishings. The price was fair and reasonable. I was so pleased that I had them back a month later to do my tile roof. I had tried to pressure clean my roof on my own a little over a year ago, but it was already looking dirty again.
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explained to me that it was because there was a fungus growing in the gaps of the tiles and it needed a chemical cleaning to truly eliminate it. Now my roof is so shiny and bright you need sunglasses to view it on a sunny day! Again, prompt, professional and reasonable. I highly recommend!
- Robin J.
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Great! They set up an appointment with me the day after I purchased the deal, and they were able to perform the service within 2 weeks. They were punctual, professional, and very easy to work with.
- Megan M.
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It went amazing. When cleaning the roof, there was all this black and green goo coming off. I didn't realize how dirty it was! They cleaned the roof amazingly, and even applied a mold and mildew deterent. Then, they pressure cleaned the gutters and even helped us clean the leaves off of our terrace free of charge.. I will definitely be using them again!!
- Christine M.
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were on time. The estimate given was the final cost. They saw a few things that needed to be done, and cleaned those areas. They were pleasant and informative. I will call them again.
- Rhodes M.
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Everything looked good except some hard to remove stains which it was determined were embedded in the concrete and would take additional work and/or chemicals to try to remove. Overall, however, all areas cleaned were as stated in estimate and done
in a professional manner.
- Bonnie L.
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Very good experience,
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and his team are very professional and on time. They showed up, got the job done, cleaned up after themselves, and finished up with little interference to our daily routine. Definitely recommend them!
- lee V.

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P.O.BOX 2055
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PDM Construction

8012 English Creek Ave

Steady Hand Home Improvements

608 Dalton Dr.
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Stewardship

139 N Willard St
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THE WINDOW CLEANER

272 SHEPPARD ST

Top Notch Roofing Inc

46 Cherry St
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