Olde Glory Contractors

Olde Glory Contractors

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Mitzi

Latrobe, PA

#1 Jun 9, 2011
With all the talk about out of town contractors I was wondering if anyone has experience with Olde Glory Contractors.

We live in a rural area...and apparently they are making their rounds in our area. Since I am still awaiting my 2nd appraisal from our Travelers Insurance adjuster and I have only been able to get 2 local contractors come and give me a price...I am curious. I do want to go with someone local, but my options are slim.
lat

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Jun 9, 2011
Mitzi, is your roof leaking and causing more damage now? If it isn't you don't have to rush to fix it now. You have 2 years from the time you file your claim to get the reapairs done. Local companies are busy now but you have plenty of time to get the work done by them.
Marty

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Jun 10, 2011
Old Glory did a roof job at one of the neighbors. So far they have no complaints. The work looks good. I guess time will tell.
Blech

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Jun 10, 2011
I wouldn't go with Old Glory but, that's just me! They are in the group of fly-by-nighters who offer $100 for a referral, a small discount if you allow a sign in your yard, etc. A good, local roofer doesn't need gimmicks!

My opinion, don't EVEN make the call!!! I have this awful feeling there have been many "temporary fixes" that "look good" right now.

I completely agree with lat...wait until the Fall to look again for a contractor who is from our community and get references. There is NO rush if you have no leaks!
Mitzi

Latrobe, PA

#5 Jun 17, 2011
Didn't call them, but they showed up at our door last night. My husband talked to them. He seems to think they are ok...I still want to go with our original plan and wait for locals. I searched them with BBB, etc. I really can't find much to argue my case. I did ask him about warranties, etc. but he didn't know. Anybody see them working? I know they are in town working on a few homes.

Since: Feb 10

Latrobe, PA

#6 Jun 17, 2011
Us John'roofing no problems can always get ahold of them nice guys
Mitzi

Latrobe, PA

#7 Jun 17, 2011
Terminal Stare wrote:
Us John'roofing no problems can always get ahold of them nice guys
John's Roofing was our highest bid...
Blech

Irwin, PA

#8 Jun 17, 2011
Mitzi...hang tight and I'll let you know how my roofing goes...local man with a bid that is in line with actual cost, not taking advantage of a crisis. You may need to wait a month or so.

I'll be calling soon since the materials SHOULD be here by now. Of course, I'm doing a metal roof but, can re-post what he bid for the asphalt singles.
Brian

Chicago, IL

#9 Jun 22, 2011
Don't listen to LAT he has no clue. You have 180 days 6 months to make the repairs to your property or your not getting the hold back check which is usually or in my case 40% of the claim. I live in Latrobe and I'm working with a company that is doing all the firehouse and firefighters homes those guys are so friendly and know how to work with the insurance company. It's American home specialists they have a office up on 30 near the Palmer dealership. Best thing that I like was I didnt pay them until the job was complete.
lat

Pittsburgh, PA

#10 Jun 22, 2011
Your right Brian i know nothing i only worked for State Farm for over ten years. Read your explanation of building replacement cost benefits it will state right on that - Complete the actual repair or replacement of the damaged part of the property within two years of the date of the loss

You will recieve the check for your depreciation as long as you notify the company within 30 days after the work has been completed. You will need to supply proof such as photos, reciepts etc.

The problem is most out of town contractors are telling homeowners differently to get the business. Contractors might claim to know how to talk to insurance companies (when and contractor says that i take it as an insult meaning homeowners are to dumb to do it themselves)but they do not know everything about claims or policies.

Brian i suggest you call your insurance adjuster and speak with them again
Not Too Confused

Braddock, PA

#11 Jun 22, 2011
We had our work done by American Home Specialists and they did an excellent job!! Wade and Scott were our representatives. They worked with our insurance company to get everything covered and they even covered our deductable. The local roofers are making lots of waves but they also are so busy they arent even returning phone calls. Do they really expect everyone to wait months and months until they can get to you.

Since: Feb 11

East Butler, PA

#13 Jun 22, 2011
Mitzi wrote:
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John's Roofing was our highest bid...
Always higher than the others.
Latrobve res

Latrobe, PA

#14 Jun 22, 2011
Terminal Stare wrote:
Us John'roofing no problems can always get ahold of them nice guys
Johns Roofing aka Sandys Windows is so over priced it's not even funny your pay thousands of dollars more if you get him. he just charges way too much.

Since: Oct 10

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#15 Jun 23, 2011
Mitzi wrote:
With all the talk about out of town contractors I was wondering if anyone has experience with Olde Glory Contractors.
We live in a rural area...and apparently they are making their rounds in our area. Since I am still awaiting my 2nd appraisal from our Travelers Insurance adjuster and I have only been able to get 2 local contractors come and give me a price...I am curious. I do want to go with someone local, but my options are slim.
I was in the middle of cooking dinner last night when my doorbell rang. It was a representative from Olde Glory. He immediately started his sales pitch and attempted to shove his flier in my hand. I found him to be rude and pushy, as I tried to explain I had food to tend to, he just kept talking. I eventually closed the door on him.

ArtGal

“Operation Duck Face”

Since: May 11

Quackers 4 You

#16 Jun 23, 2011
Dragon Priestess, you must have had the same fellow that tried to give me his pitch. I "accidentally" let one of my dogs out and left my front porch rather quickly. We have an adjuster coming out next Wednesday to look at the roof. We are pretty sure we'll go with Paff Roofing out of Jeannette. They've worked on a friend's house and did the roof of my daughter and soon to be on in law's house as well.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#17 Jun 23, 2011
ArtGal wrote:
Dragon Priestess, you must have had the same fellow that tried to give me his pitch. I "accidentally" let one of my dogs out and left my front porch rather quickly. We have an adjuster coming out next Wednesday to look at the roof. We are pretty sure we'll go with Paff Roofing out of Jeannette. They've worked on a friend's house and did the roof of my daughter and soon to be on in law's house as well.
Now that's the way to get them out of there, lol! I have always been put off by the hard sell. I understand that people are trying to make a living, but don't jam it down my throat! This morning I received a hand written letter from a Jehovah's Witness!?! Now they don't just ring the doorbell, they harass you by mail!

Since: Feb 10

Latrobe, PA

#19 Jun 24, 2011
Latrobve res wrote:
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Johns Roofing aka Sandys Windows is so over priced it's not even funny your pay thousands of dollars more if you get him. he just charges way too much.
just to note they were $1200.00 less than three others i had estimates from for what I wanted done .
susieq

United States

#22 Oct 28, 2011
If the roofer is not in the yellow pages - they are not local. Look there first! Paff may have an "office" in Jeannette but they pulled their salesman in from all over the country. I work for an insurance company and always recommend local contractors. I have dealt with all the storm chasers and can share stories of poor workmanship. Some may be good but do you want to risk in 2 years having a problem and calling a company that has moved onto the next storm? Think they will come and fix it? I have my doubts. Many of the salesman have no training or knowledge as to what hail or storm damage looks like. So everyone gets a quote for a new roof. Be smart and keep the business here. Our local economy needs our support.
susieq

United States

#23 Oct 28, 2011
ps, I am from Greensburg - not chantilly, va. no idea where that came from. LOL
Cant do that

Latrobe, PA

#24 Oct 28, 2011
susieq wrote:
If the roofer is not in the yellow pages - they are not local. Look there first! Paff may have an "office" in Jeannette but they pulled their salesman in from all over the country. I work for an insurance company and always recommend local contractors. I have dealt with all the storm chasers and can share stories of poor workmanship. Some may be good but do you want to risk in 2 years having a problem and calling a company that has moved onto the next storm? Think they will come and fix it? I have my doubts. Many of the salesman have no training or knowledge as to what hail or storm damage looks like. So everyone gets a quote for a new roof. Be smart and keep the business here. Our local economy needs our support.
Funny, I was unaware that insurance agents can recommend contractors!!! If you really are recommending certain contractors I hope you are very aware that any problems that person has with the recommended contractor is now your problem and your liability. Learn your job!!!!

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