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Find out the questions to ask a roofing contractor and what's involved in repairing and replacing your home's roof.
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Tallon was very prompt and showed up when expected for the quote. As for scheduling the job was informed they were scheduling 3 weeks out and it was closer to 2 1/2 months later. Then when the date was set crew showed up but no shingles. Our one day job turned into 2 days thank goodness there was rain in the forecast. After roof finished had to come back unexpected (no call from the company) on a Friday night at 6:30p to add roof vents. During the process they damaged our front railing, the job has been paid in full and we are still waiting for it to be fixed. Been given date and time they are going to show up to fix it but haven't. They also damaged our front lawngrass with their tarps. Tallon has sure said "sorry" often but it does not feel sincere.
Called Butch when I saw him at my neighbors house he came right over gave me quote and said they could come fix my roof the next day. The crew was early and they were really nice. They did a great job and even fixed the bad patch job that had previously been done! Great company!
Highly recommended! This company is very professional, nicest employees and experienced workers who know their craft and give the best quality work. Tallon came out gave me a reasonable quote and explained everything. In June Tallon elevated a flat roof over my living room and then add a drain pipe so that water will no longer settle. Beautiful work done by Dave. New Siding and Gutters were also done on the front. I was so pleased that I had Tallon return in October for new Siding and Gutters all around the home. Contractors Brian and Ron did a fantastic job and were very nice. Everything looks great! Thanks Tallon Construction
Awesome sub, got a ham and cheese, yes had to wait a bit, BUT it was worth it, best ham and cheese sub I have had in years, I will be back!!
Unprofessional and messy. Dust and dirt left all over with no clean up and no tarps were used to even attempt being professional or protect your property.
The subs are good, the price is competitive but they don't seem to have enough people working...the wait is substantial even if you phone the order in..thought it was just because they had just opened the first time I visited & there was a lot of people but it hasn't improved much since..if they want to stay in business they need to take a lesson from the one on Huron River Dr now they know what they're doing & they are ALWAYS busy
I called Pilgrim's for an elderly friend who needed her roof repaired. Butch and his son showed up the next day, on time (actually even a little early), treated her very kindly and did the job very reasonably. Thank-You!
Best subs around! Steak and cheese any yummy cheese sticks! Mmm mmm
I placed my order by phone so I can just pick it up and be on my way. Seems simple enough right? Nah, still had to wait and I was the only customer in the place. Once I walked in I noticed not one light on in the establishment and the employee had her three small kids there with her boyfriend/husband. She asked if I had been helped knowing that she was the only employee there. It was like I was a bother to take care of breaking up he family time. I'm sorry but when I clock in I'm there to work. I went the week of the opening and not one person was trained, so I figured I'll return when the skills get established but after today I'll never return although the subs are pretty good but for $10 and some change I most certainly hope a sub would be good!
Very disappointed, Waited, Waited and Waited for the store to open. the wait wasn't worth it. Steak sub, oh you want mushrooms and yellow peppers, that will be extra. OK. I could count the mushrooms on one hand and never saw a yellow pepper. Had to put my own dressing on it in order to get it to go down. Sad to say I don't think you guys will be around very long serving what your currently serving. will never go back and I live within walking distance. Again sad to say that Subway has got you beat. Price and Quality. OK they asked for a star rating. Cant rate it not worth it that's why you see one star.
The type of roofer you will need will depend on whether you require a brand new roof or small repairs. You need to find a contractor with a history of excellent service in a particular roofing project.
Installation - A roofer can put a brand new roof on your home or commercial building. When this is done as part of original construction, the main contractor will probably perform the task, or may hire a specialist. This is a big project so you may want to find a company who can offer a crew to install your roof over a shorter time period.
Since this is a more involved process, it is also more expensive. Home Advisor says you should expect to pay between $4,000 to $9,000 for a roof installation. This, of course, depends on what type of material the roofer uses, the size of your roof, the code requirements of your area and even the angle - or pitch - of your roof.
Replacement - If you want to replace your current roof, you can hire a company or individual to strip your roof and install new shingles or panels. Some roofing options, such as metal tiles, can be placed on top of existing shingles and are easy enough to install that a single contractor can perform the task efficiently.
If the contractor can install the new roof without removing the old one, it is going to cost you less than a complete replacement. Installing lighter materials will also save you money because it requires fewer people and can be completed faster.
Repair - When you have a leak, it may be time to contact a local roofer. Some problems are obvious and you'll want to call a contractor quickly before damage spreads. A roofer will replace holes in your roof after severe weather or fix your gutters when they stop draining properly.
The average roof repair project will cost you a few hundred dollars. Each tasks is different and you should get a price breakdown for each roof repair project. Make sure you are charged a fair price for materials and time.
Maintenance - There are a variety of tasks that can help maintain the quality of your roofing materials. You may want to invest in sealant or coatings that prevent moisture accumulation or reflect sunlight.
A popular project these days is installing solar panels or other environmentally conscious solutions to save money and make your property greener. When pricing these options, make sure to compare how much the project costs to how much the contractor projects you should save on utilities and heating expesnes.
Inspection - If you are selling your home or business, you'll probably want to contact a roofer to inspect your property for any issues that may affect the value. Whatever your reason for inspections, a roofing expert can tell you possible causes for concerns or provide ideas for future maintenance.
Depending on your area, you may be able to find a roofing contractor who will give you a free evaluation, but you should expect to pay a couple hundred dollars for a full inspection.
Certain events demand you reach out to a roofing expert - such as when a tree crashes through your home. If, however, you're unsure a visit from a contractor is warranted, here are a few signs it's time to give your roof some attention:
The easiest way to tell if your roof needs repair or replacement is to look at it. You should be able to spot broken or missing shingles. Look for subtler signs, such as roof tiles curling or damage around corners and chimneys. Inconsistent coloring could indicate moss or water damage.
If you really want to give your roof a thorough inspection, Good Housekeeping advises property owners to check gutters for broken down granules or interiors for structural sagging.
Not Doing its Job
Your roof is supposed to protect you from environmental elements. If you find water in your home after a rainstorm or feel a draft on cold days, it may mean there are gaps in your roof panels or other problems. A good place to check is your basement or the uppermost level of your property. Try turning out the lights during the day and checking for signs of sunlight breaking through your roof.
You can also check your energy bill. When you feel like you pay too much for heat or cooling, roof repairs could help you cut costs.
After a Major Weather Event
You should always inspect your roof for signs of damage after a major weather event. Wind can blow shingles off your property and hail is a common cause of dents or breakage. If your home suffers from a fire, you need to check for internal structural damage.
All roof materials - even metal shingles and panels - have an expiration date. If you've had your roof for over 20 years, you should consider having a professional give it a full inspection. Problems aren't always obvious, but you can check your original contractor statements for when it's time to reevaluate the work.
After doing your research, you should talk to a roofer in person and ask specific questions before hiring him or her for your project:
What Are Your Qualifications?
The first thing you need to check for is a local address. Its easier to trust a roofer with a history in the community that proudly displays contact information. Not all states require a roofing license, but you should at least check to see if a company or contractor belongs to a national roofing organization or the local chamber of commerce. Ask about any award or certifications the company has earned in previous years.
Can I Have a Cost Report?
No matter how dependable a roofer may seem, never depend on a verbal agreement. You want to get every promise down in writing. An extensive job cost report shows you exactly what work a roofer will perform and how much each service will cost you.
Go line by line and ask about every expense. You should also check to make sure the job completely covers the necessary task, so ask about additional services the contractor could perform for water protection or extended warranty.
What Are Your Plans for Emergencies?
Roofing can be dangerous. You need to make sure that the company or contractor carries liability insurance so you are not held responsible for accidents. Ask to see the proper paperwork and inquire about safety precautions. You should also check if the roofer has contingencies for smaller emergencies, such as rain delays.
How Will You Protect My Property?
Roofing projects can lead to debris and even structural damage. You should invite a roofer to inspect your property before beginning a project so you can point out landscaping or other external features they should look out for. If the contractor doesn't seem to care about aesthetical concerns, you shouldn't expect the finished product to help your curb appeal.
What's Your Warranty?
You need to inquire about how long the work should last. A major factor in longevity will be the materials used. You should research online about how long metal or concrete shingles should perform and make sure the business's guaranteed warranty is in line with industry standards.
Can I Get a Reference?
Not only should you ask to get in contact with past clients, Time Magazine advises homeowners to visit projects currently underway to see how the contractor or company actually performs during a job. You can also go online and check out other customer reviews.
Roofing materials are made out of concrete, metal, plastic and a variety of other substances. Before you settle on material and a design, you should consider these factors:
If you live in an area prone to wildfires, you may want to avoid flammable roofing materials. You have to be aware of your risks for damage and prevent common causes of trouble in your initial buying. This doesn't disqualify all materials. For example, if you worry about moisture but want asphalt shingles, you can purchase algae-resistant versions. If you are designing a home, a pitched roof is better at preventing moisture acclimation than a flat one.
The longer you plan to live in your current home or occupy a commercial space, the more you should invest in a durable roof. The roof of your structure will be a major selling point should you decide to move.
Some roofing materials, such as metal and plastic, have a variety of available looks and designs, while clay tile is very popular for an authentic appearance. You must consider how the roof should look alongside the rest of your architecture and talk to your contractor about the aesthetic values of high-quality materials. You should also consider skylights, chimneys or other obstacles to consistent patterns when planning a design.
Once you consider your regional area, necessary durability and aesthetic appeal, you should take your needs to a roofer who can give you the most cost-efficient option that will satisfy your concerns. You should always create a budget for your roof installation or repair.
If you wish to keep visits from a professional roofer to a minimum, there are some steps you can take to maintain your roof on your own:
Perform Simple Maintenance
Water in your roof is a major cause of mold and leaks. Regularly cleaning your gutters to prevent debris build-up is a best practice. You should also check your flashing and shingle alignment for holes or cracks in the surface. When a roofer installs new materials, ask about specific maintenance you should perform.
Be Aware of Your Risks
If you have a tree near your home, you have to look out for wet leaves accumulating on your roof and the potential danger of falling branches. Homes in colder climates may suffer from freezing, so you want to make sure your roof is properly insulated and prevent heavy snows from weighing down your structure. Before any major weather event, you should inspect your home for possible weaknesses and contact a roofer to prevent trouble.
The primary solution for any possible roof damage is prevention. You can't take your property for granted. You should inspect your roof at regular intervals. Have a professional roofing contractor evaluate your structure after major incidents and well before your warranty expires.