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Old 05-26-2013, 05:36 PM
 
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Looking for a roofer recommendation in the Boca Raton area. Looking for asphalt to save money - very tight budget for a senior-owned house. Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:28 AM
 
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Cannot recommend anyone as I have been out of the GC business for 10 years and things have changed drastically since 2008.

That said, there are many variables. If it is a older house it will require re-nailing of the plywood/OSB to meet code.

Plus I personally wouldn't put anything short of a 45 yr. shingle on any roof down here. That would be a minimum.
Tile would be better, but steel would be the best if you can afford it . Cheep isn't the best way to go with roof's down here. Installing a new roof on top of the old one just doesn't work.

Plus the sun deteriorates asphalt/fiberglass shingles faster than in northern climates, exposing you to more risk if we do get a hurricane. A 45+ year roof should hold up fine for 20-25 years. After that be sure to have some blue tarps handy just in case we get a storm like Wilma soon.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:42 AM
 
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We used Tim Graboski a few years back.
Was very impressed with their service.
Not sure exactly what options they offer though.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:30 PM
 
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gregm - Thank you for you comments!

cfbs2691 - I have a quote from Tim. While researching - I quickly discovered that he seems to be in the "best of the best" class of roofers. I was just looking to get a second quote from someone else - but wanted to choose a company based on referral - as opposed to simply using the yellow pages (a rather dated expression - LOL)
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:27 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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but wanted to choose a company based on referral - as opposed to simply using the yellow pages (a rather dated expression - LOL)
As I'm sure you're aware, hiring reliable companies to do anything in South Florida is next to impossible.
There was zero drama using that company.
Best of luck!
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:07 PM
 
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As I'm sure you're aware, hiring reliable companies to do anything in South Florida is next to impossible.
There was zero drama using that company.
Best of luck!
Most of my family has been down there for nearly 40 years - and I agree with your observation.
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