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A roof inspection is a great way to assess the health of your shingles, flashing, fascia and soffit.
A fascia board holds the gutters in place and prevents moisture from entering the roof and causing damage.
Is a roofing company pressuring you to sign a contract or letter of intent before you’re ready? Don’t do it.
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.
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.
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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Today, and his assistant came on time and did not waste a minute. They were extremely knowledgeable (they educated me a lot on the source of the problem, what it has caused, what they are going to do to fix it and what other things to watch out in the future and so on). They were very friendly, and efficient in their work. I am amazed at the level of their professionalism, discipline, and overall attitude and value for customer service. After they completed their work, they cleaned up everything and offered me to call them if I have any concern after they left. I am very much impressed by the degree of their professionalism, kind heartedness, service orientation, and precision in the way they do their job. Thank you and the . I can't wait to see you on another project.
I have given all the information to the buyer and the ball is in ...MoreRead more of this review his court now. I have such a grest impression of this company that I know they will be uppermost in my mind if/when a need that they can address comes up regarding work or repairs for the house I will be living in from now on. Thank you to and and the rest of the company.
, however, has been nothing but responsive and reliable. came to our home to review our claim and view the damage, and with his help, we were able to break through all the red tape and get additional funds to replace our siding. Throughout the entire process, was helpful, communicative and straight-forward.
As for the work they performed, it was top rate. we've gotten so many compliments on our siding, wraps, and soffits from friends, family, and neighbors. The contractors worked quickly and efficiently, and at the end of the job, they did a great job in making sure that everything was picked up (no nails/debris).
I would highly recommend to anybody who is having any work done to their home. The peace of mind that comes with working with a company that is competent, reliable, and communicative is priceless.
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