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Roofing Contractor

Lisa Sprick
President

roofing
company
knocked
unsolicited
to offer
us a(BUR)
free estimate.
a low
slope roof
withona our
hot door
asphalt
roof built
up roof
system o
IIAhave
After
(a team
of me
two)they
proceeded
to hard
contract,
using
it
andagreeing,
recentlythey
a roofer
told
only really
lastsell
5-7the
years,
is that
true?
a “good cop/bad cop” routine on my husband and me and it took numerous
requests to actually get them to leave. Is this a standard industry practice?
It’s false. Those who claim BUR roofs last a mere 5-7 years are the peopl
NO, the practice is not standard or acceptable. Some companies will canvas a
who
have never
installed
most likely
talk you
neighborhood
they’re
currentlythem
doing and
work are
in (usually
leavingtrying
fliers orto
posting
yard int
who
prematurely
re-roofing
your property.
the manufacturers
signs advertising
their availability
to measureAlthough
your job while
in the area), but warrant
the
material
10and
years,
seen
last 15
to 30
banging
down for
doors
thenwe’ve
refusing
to them
leave them
is just
notyears
OK. depending upo
the number of plies (layers) and attention given to regular maintenance.
You are among several who have told of this experience recently in Corvallis and
it’s the same company coming from 90 miles north. Let me use this platform to warn
BUR roofs
longstory”
history
but doand
require
specialize
readers
– theyhave
tout aa“good
but of
areperformance,
also using intimidating
forceful
sales
equipment
and
expertise
toatinstall
so there
areforfewer
companies sti
techniques; their
prices
have been
least double
the norm
this geographical
offering
this veryfinancing
viable option.
whoIfstill
wishthetofine
compete
area and “attractive”
is usuallyFor
partthose
of the deal.
you read
print, fo
you’ll be reminded
thatthey
lookswill
canpush
be deceiving.
low-slope
projects,
the newer single ply systems and discred
others to get the job. My recommendation, no matter what type of roof yo
Bottom line, do not EVER be pressured to “sign today” fearing their special deal
have,
is toDofirst
advice from
qualified
roofing
contractors
who insta
will expire.
yourseek
due diligence
by checking
references
(I did
a quick internet
the
system
you currently
have
getcomparison
an accurate
evaluation
of its conditio
search
easily revealing
red flags),
buttoalso
shopping
with LOCAL
before
making
a decision
replacement.
established
companies
before about
you make
a rash decision you may regret. As always,
by
“comparison
shopping”
I mean shop the contractors not just the prices.
Got
a question?
Email sprickroofing@comcast.net
Email questions/comments: sprickroofing@comcast.net

115 NE
Walnut
Blvd. OR
Corvallis
115 NE Walnut
Blvd.
Corvallis
97330 OR 97330

(541) 752-2590
(541) 752-2590

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