Recent Review: We had wind and hail damage on a 15-year-old cedar shake roof. We knew the roof didn't need replacing, just repair and maintenance. We got three estimates, two from specialists in shake roofs and the other from a general roofer. The first bid, from a shake specialist, was about $5300, which was discounted by 50% for Angie's List customers, taking it down to $2650. James Horn, who also specializes in shake roofs, then gave us a straight-up quote for the same proposed work for $1350. Both of these roofers said our roof would probably last another 10 years. The general roofer quoted just $525, but said the roof would need replacing in a year or two, which we don't believe. Both the shake roofers seemed knowledgeable and experienced, but the first quote seemed way out of line, with the 50% discount being basically a sales gimmick. So we went with James. He came the day after I called to accept the bid, with another worker, and had the work done that day. We are satisfied with the work and found him pleasant to deal with. The one negative comment I would make is that James didn't get back to me after my original call, and I almost went with the first guy without getting the second bid. When I called a second time he said he had been out of town. He had had to let his employees go and was down to a one-man operation, which apparently creates problems with his ability to respond to inquiries. Once we connected, though, he was very responsive. I tend to be a little nervous about using contractors who seem to be on the edge, but in this case we are happy with the results.