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Old 03-08-2010, 11:29 AM
 
Location: RTP area, NC
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We used Tom Buzzard,

Tom Buzzard & Company (919) 231-6088
Residential Roofing Contractor Triangle NC

He was most excellent. He did require that we replace two skylights b/c he wouldn't guarantee no leak with the ones we had. But we had known that before we contacted him from another roofing estimate. Not sure if that is industry standard, but that is what we ran up against with 20+ old skylights...seemed time to replace them anyway.
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:07 AM
 
Location: 40/42 area
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Call Josh Wingate - Wingate Construction. He's phenomenal.
924-9478.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Cary
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Locklear Roofing is who I use. Easy to deal, good pricing, and good work.

Locklear Roofing
They were recommended to me too but I was very disappointed with their quoting.

1-No technical sales rep or anyone that I could talk to. Two guys came out and took measurements and I had to call the owner for details. She was nice but compared to my three other quotes they spent no time in trying to discuss their approach or capabilities. I came away with the feeling that they lacked technical depth.

2-Quote lacked details.

3-Quote lacked fundamentals like drip edging.

4-I asked for clarification on details and received no response.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Cary
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does anyone care to share a price range for a new roof for a home about 2600sf?
My 2200 sq/ft home has between 3300-3700 sq ft of roof according to 4 quotes.

30yr (Timberline HD) shingles, scrape off old material, underlayments, add ridge venting, drip edges, etc :

Quote 1: 11,100
Quote 2: 9,450
Quote 3: 9,100
Quote 4: 7,450

Quotes 1-3 were from companies that hand nail. Quote 4 was a nail gun quote but they did not include fundamentals like drip edging and who knows what else (quote was vague).

My advice: Get several quotes to see pricing differences and to get the feel for the roofer. The quality of the roofer is more important than the price.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:28 AM
 
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We used ARK several years ago to repair damage after a storm, and I can't say enough good things about them. Very reasonable, very professional.

I wish they also replaced entire roofs so we could use them when it is time to do ours in a few years.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Near Falls Lake
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A few words of advice: 1) Make sure insurance is current! Do not consider anyone without it.
2) Never give a roofer any money up front!!!! 3)Never give a roofer any money up front!!!! 4) Never give a roofer any money up front!!!! 5) Always have the roofing contractor sign a lein wavier that states they have paid for materials and labor (have known a few people to get burned by this). 6) Make sure all quotes are 100% apples to apples. 5) Make sure they clean up their mess. Loose nails have a way of finding your tires! 7)I would consider an independent inspection after the roof is installed. Permits/inspections are not required and there are many ways to do the job improperly. high nailing very common!!
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Cary
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1) Get references
2) verify Insurance and workers comp
3) 4 nails per shingle
4) use fiberglass reinforced felt, 30lb preferable
5) new boots around all vents
6) if you have gable vents plug them up and go with the recommended ridge vents.
7) new flashing in all areas requiring flashing
8) new waterproofing in all valleys, around chimneys, and any vents
9) aluminum drip edges on all edges
10) starter strips along the eaves
11) get cost for wood work should you need new plywood or any trim wood replaced. (ex. from Newsome roofing: $45 per sheet for any plywood that needs to be replaced, other wood at $4/linear foot should trim need to be replaced). With a note in the quote stating that these were reference costs and not included on the pricing.
12) shrub protection
13) clean up daily
14) magnetic nail sweep
15) get workmanship warranty in writing
There may be more but I'm winging it from memory after doing my research. The key is to meet with the people since some will offer to come by and take measurement when you are not home. You're buying quality first and the product second. As stated above, no discussion of payment until the job is completed and signed off.

3-15 should be included in the quote since that quote is often the proposal and acceptance document.

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Old 02-07-2011, 09:08 PM
 
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C_LAN,
Wow. Not to butt in, but thanks for that list! I am saving it for when we need to have our work done.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Cary
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Bumping this thread since my roof was just completed. I went with Newsome Roofing out of Raleigh and I highly recommend them for the following reasons:

-Reasonable quote (2nd lowest but the lowest quote was questionable since they did not take the time to answer my technical questions).
-Family owned and operated since the 1930's. They take pride in their work and the dedicated crew has over 30 years of roofing experience.
-Did a great job with site clean up. Note that they will not be able to get all of the nails out of the yard but they did their best. They have large magnets and either roll it over the yard or use a smaller one to spot check between shrubs. I found a few after the first few days but by the end of the job my yard was virtually spotless.
-Readily addressed the few concerns that I had without question (I raised them before the job was complete so they would have got tpo them anyway).
-Crew was friendly and respectful.
-I felt comfortable with the owner. Nice guy and came across as totally trustworthy.
-Great workmanship warranty.
-The owner stopped by halfway through the job to see if I had any questions.
-The owner called 1hr after the job was completed to check in and to let me know he'll be stopping over the review things and go over the warranties (material and workmanship).
-I will be billed after the last discussion with the owner.

Overall, I'm very satisfied and the roof looks great...and I consider myself very detailed oriented. I had mentioned Timerline HD shingles above, but opted to Certainteed Landmark after doing more research and getting input from Newsome Roofing. I'd recommend them as people to include when you go out for quotes.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Cary
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Default Outstanding research!

You have obviously done your homework.

How long is their labor warranty?
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