After successfully using Howard & Sons for a roof inspection on my home, I purchased a second inspection package for my sister's house in Watervliet, NY. I knew the main roof on her home would probably be ok because it was replaced less than 10 years ago, but I was concerned about a flat roof section she had on the back of her house. Matt's team arrived and did a thorough inspection of the entire roof. As I envisioned, the main roof was in fine shape, but the flat roof was in much worse shape than we anticipated. Apparently, the rubber roof installed 8 - 10 years ago was not installed properly and a significant portion of the wood and wood frames underneath were completely rotted out due to water leaks. I was originally hoping that the rubber roof would just need to be resealed, but unfortunately much of the wood frame had to be taken out and replaced.We worked with Matt and arrived at a price which I believe was fair. His team spent nearly two full days framing, then shingling the roof. They also put the gutters back on the house. Had we not done this inspection and had the roof and rotten beams replaced, larger problems might have occurred. Given the fact that a tough winter is forcasted, in all likelihood, any sizeable snow accumulation could have caused that old roof to collapse. The cost incurred is worth the peace of mind knowing my sister's complete roof is now in fine condition. Matt and his team were professional and courteous. Another important note, after they left, my sister's yard was immaculate. They picked up ever bit of rotten wood beams, old shingles and rubber roofing materials.