l Ress tsomeIt was a disaster from beginning to end. He used a middle man, CCG LLC to order materials and set up the job and it took them over a month after contract signing to get material on the job to start. 90 day contract and when we went to a local bank to sign notarized contract the contractor would not sign a legible signature to the contract or lein release forms as proved to be the case at each draw. This proved to be a red flag indication of a man determined to cheat his customer. He proved to not be a licensed N. C. contractor but for a 30m contract in N. C. a license for roofing is not required technically. He insisted on finally starting the job on a bitter cold day with tearing off and immediate installation within one hour and only one employee. Contractor does no work and does not get on the roof, standing down and yelling at his one employee who does the enormous job at the astounding rate of 4-5 hours maximum work per day which drags on the job forever. He did use a sub contractor to tea off the old roof and install the sharkskin temporary roof skin which he insisted on which leaks like the most amazing leaks you ever saw and we had damage inside the house he ignored fully saying it is to be expected. At one point a full 12 inch hole in an old turbine vent pouring gallons of water into the home at the occasion of a big rain and then when a foot of snow arrived you can imagine the disaster his sharkskin temporary provided. As one employee after another quit and there were never more than two the tension and yelling went on daily and we wondered if they were being paid although we had fronted close to 26 thousand dollars by the time the job was half installed. Material was daily disappearing and we discovered the contractor was giving the expensive and specialized materials for our job away to employees saying it was scrap and doing this daily. Contractor had a detailed spec sheet for the manufacturer installation which he was hour by hour ignoring and every detail of installation seemed to fall aside to cheaper alternative and explanation and these included: only 5000 screws used on whole job when clearly 10000 specified, different clips used which cost $.18 cents each instead of of the $.75 each clip we specified and the spacing of clips moved to one every ten feet instead of one every 2 feet of metal. No caulking in seams and at eaves, no overlaps of eaves metal, and the 12 cases of caulking for the job never even came on the job along with the 10,000 screws which showed on invoices but never got to the job. just before a big snow 6 pieces of expensive roofing were laid out in the edge of driveway to be covered up with snow and run over by a truck to be blamed on the owned and as it had gotten covered up with snow who knows who caused it but guess who pays? Then with every Thursday comes demands for money and we paid $700 draw not required by the contract saying no more until final so contractor pulled off job with no work for weeks after. We issue 21 day warning of default as contract was to expire. His response to demand $600 more additional to the contract! By this time his demeanor so hostile it was impossible to have a constructive conversation and that clearly was his intent and the stress level of trying to do business with this contractor is just not worth the effort. He insists on everything his way, never reads his contract and certainly never looked at the specifications for the installation which are clear under the manufacturing installation data which are all part of the contract. So there it is. If you can read this true review and you still hire Dutch Metal Roofing to do your raised seam roof installation, which at best is an expensive and complex roof project, you have my sympathy. This is an honest review written by an elderly homeowner who spent a lifetime in construction, is a licensed engineer and retired inspector certified by N. C. and OSHA. One thing no one should ever do which I did and regret is to hire a contractor who is not licensed in N. C. and who will not sign a legible signature to a contract. Let him sign first at the notary, watch, and if he does not sign a legible signature at that point.............pick up the contract.......tear it up...........and walk away.