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Old 03-21-2014, 12:42 PM   #16
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I had this one company come and give estimates for repair. He said he was surprised that my roof has not leaked. He said he would use about 5 bundles, clean, oil and give a 1 year no-leak guarantee and charge 2400 dollars.

I looked up the company and it has barely any reviews. The website has been up since 2009. Not sure if I can throw 2400 dollars for a year guarantee from a company with barely any reviews.

Does anyone know of cedar restoration companies in Seattle?
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Does anyone know of cedar restoration companies in Seattle?
You're smack dab in the middle of Cedar Country I'm sure there's plenty of them.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:48 AM   #19
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Thanks. Many of these are re-roofing companies who come and simply say that it cant be repaired and should be replaced. Why repair when you can make more money replacing
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I looked up the company and it has barely any reviews. The website has been up since 2009. Not sure if I can throw 2400 dollars for a year guarantee from a company with barely any reviews.

Does anyone know of cedar restoration companies in Seattle?
Reviews from where? I've been doing this for 30 years on the dry side of the state and you can find very little about me. Doesn't mean I don't know what I'm doing.

Their price seems very reasonable and so far it's the only contractor you have mentioned that isn't just trying to sell you a new roof.
If they make you uneasy then don't use them but don't go by internet references alone.

See if they will give you two or three local references and/or similar jobs you can at least drive by and see.
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I should have mentioned that. When I asked him for references, he said look up the internet. I will ask him for references again, if he does now share than I think its fishy
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Hi All, I had a random craigslist guy come and look at the roof. He said that my roof is probably already leaking since there are holes on the roof. He sent me some photos showing the holes. He said he can fix all of these for under 1000 bucks and give a 3 year warranty. I think the guarantee is baloney.

I dont want to deal with these random roofers now and want to just get the roof fixed.

For the new roof the guy with the best quote and who has done good work...certainteed certified and all that..but he wont be able to do it till mid May.

I havent seen any leakages yet and I dont really see any wet spots on the attic but it maybe because the water is just going in some corner.

In this state:

a. Can I really wait two months (Seattle still has some rain left) or
b. should I run to find another roofer
c. Should I get these fixed from the random guy?

Help and suggestions please
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If you can not find any evidence of leaks, then more then likely it's not leaking. A major leak will be seen pretty quickly. I would go with A. if he is a good contractor. Or B. If you are iffy with him. The C guy should get a swift kick in the rear. Just because you have some holes doesn't mean it's leaking, if it's not showing up then the felt is doing it's job.
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Hi All, I had a random craigslist guy come and look at the roof. He said that my roof is probably already leaking since there are holes on the roof. He sent me some photos showing the holes. He said he can fix all of these for under 1000 bucks and give a 3 year warranty. I think the guarantee is baloney.

I dont want to deal with these random roofers now and want to just get the roof fixed.

For the new roof the guy with the best quote and who has done good work...certainteed certified and all that..but he wont be able to do it till mid May.

I havent seen any leakages yet and I dont really see any wet spots on the attic but it maybe because the water is just going in some corner.

In this state:

a. Can I really wait two months (Seattle still has some rain left) or
b. should I run to find another roofer
c. Should I get these fixed from the random guy?

Help and suggestions please
"Random craigs list guy" well, there's your problem! Just joking, best of luck!
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Find your local roofing supply house.

Go to the counter and ask them for some suggestions on contractors.

The guys working the counters know who the good contractors are....they are the ones that pay their bills and stay busy...
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Hi All, I had a random craigslist guy come and look at the roof. He said that my roof is probably already leaking since there are holes on the roof. He sent me some photos showing the holes. He said he can fix all of these for under 1000 bucks and give a 3 year warranty. I think the guarantee is baloney.

I dont want to deal with these random roofers now and want to just get the roof fixed.

For the new roof the guy with the best quote and who has done good work...certainteed certified and all that..but he wont be able to do it till mid May.

I havent seen any leakages yet and I dont really see any wet spots on the attic but it maybe because the water is just going in some corner.

In this state:

a. Can I really wait two months (Seattle still has some rain left) or
b. should I run to find another roofer
c. Should I get these fixed from the random guy?

Help and suggestions please

You cant be serious! Your concerned about spending the $ wisely and you want to roll the dice with a CL roofer.

Lets recap:

You have no leaks atm.

Of course you have 2 months, but if you keep getting roofers out there to walking all over it then you just may create a leak and then need a roofer asap.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:34 PM   #27
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I think yes, having all these contractors walk on my roof is causing damage. Its my fault.

I am very tempted to have some ridges, missing shingles and holes fixed with this guy. Its about $750....I am really worried that one day I am going to get up and see dirt all over my carpet from the leaking. Is it a bad idea to have some patch work done with this guy. I dont think he is even licensed.

How long will the felt hold, any ideas?
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Find your local roofing supply house.

Go to the counter and ask them for some suggestions on contractors.

Local roofing supply house like Home Depot?
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Find your local roofing supply house.

Go to the counter and ask them for some suggestions on contractors.

The guys working the counters know who the good contractors are....they are the ones that pay their bills and stay busy...
No, no they don't. The only way the guys behind the counter know if they are paying the bills or not is when the next time they come to charge something the little computer says not to. A majority of the time they have little to no knowledge who is a good contractor or not, just who is in there the most. That's not a good thing either. I can tell you there is months when we don't step foot in a supply house. Hell the only people that would know me there is the outside sales reps. If I was to walk in to one of the 4 or 5 supply houses right now if the outsides sales rep wasn't there, no one in there would have a clue who I was. Even the owner of the company they wouldn't know who he was unless he was wearing a name tag. So if they don't know who we are personally how would they even have half a clue on the quality of work we do? I've never ever once had a person from behind the counter step foot on one of our roofs.

A good contractor doesn't hang out at the supply house, they avoid it, it cost money to go there, and they damn sure don't sit in there playing billy bad ass contractor eating donuts and drinking coffee. They our out doing work, making actual money, not spending money they don't have on the latest and greatest caulking.

I suppose you hired a guy who came highly recommended from the supply house to do your roof. If I remember correctly they didn't put cant strip at the walls on your torch down. That's the quality you get from trusting the word of a person who sales materials to people. If that's not you then I apologize but my point stands.


The best research is your own. If the person you are hiring can not provide you with names, numbers or actual pictures, not stock from a website, it's time to move on. Ranks right up there with having insurance.


@OP,

Don't fix it if it isn't leaking. Save the 750-1000 whatever and put it in a new roof.
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All, Thanks for continuously helping me out with my roof situation. I get sleepless nights thinking that my roof will leak.

I am thinking between a presedential TL and Cedar shake roof. Which one is cheaper? I was talking to my neighbor today and he mentioned that Cedar shake can be almost half the price although it requires more maintenance Is this true? I have got quotes for Presidential but not Cedars

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