paul harris roofing company

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original latrobean

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 May 5, 2011
I hope I can get some good feedback here but i'm doubtful but i
really need help. Can't really get any local people to come look
at my roof cause they are all too busy. so, i called paul harris.
he wants me to sign a contract???????? i tried to check the bbb
and his company is being updated - hmm? what does that mean. i
know he's done some work up by the hospital and they seem happy -
any other feedback - really appreciate it.

NO COMMENTS FROM RENEE THE PEANUT GALLERY PLEASE INCLUDING ALL YOUR
ALIASES. ONLY NORMAL PEOPLE NEED REPLY.
The Original Blech

Irwin, PA

#2 May 5, 2011
Run and hide!!! If you need to wait until the end of the summer, wait for a local person/crew. If you haven't followed, look at the KSL Roofing thread! I have a feeling those who go with Paul Harris, Old Glory, Aspen, et al., are going to rue the day! I hope I'm wrong.

GO LOCAL! IF you have an issue in the future or a repair, they will be there for you.

DO NOT use Paff out of Jeanette! My take on them is they are out to bilk the insurance company at your expense! They also aren't BBB rated and have a thousand excuses but I have also learned BBB isn't what it used to be! Don't trust it either!

Ask if they are hiring local crews. This is scarey stuff and a decent chunk of money is at stake if you err! Best advice, remain patient and keep looking! Deal with your insurance company directly! That's why the agents get a good chunk of your premium!

You're roof isn't leaking now right? Your claim is in place! There's NO rush to sign a contract! And if you do, you have 3 days to cancel it legally.

Ask for proof of insurance, their contractor number, never pay more than 50% for materials up front and the balance due at job's completion if you're satisfied.

What a learning experience, eh? I think I'm going to be able to go with the metal roofing after shopping around. One company wanted $4,900 for my $3,600 asphalt job and another (local) is quoting $6K for the metal which will last a lifetime!

Ok...apologeez...I ranted! lol Good luck
roofers

Greensburg, PA

#3 May 5, 2011
I work in the insurance field and these are some guys that we trust and look I understand some people who say some of these guys are idiots but throughout a year we have a good number of claims and these are some of the guys we use and overall have had good experience working with them in no particular order;
John's Roofing, Klim's (spelling?), JM Builders, KSL, Don Stahl Contracting, and I know that people will have some strong opinions of some of the people on the list but we have generally heard pretty positive feedback from the list above. We do insure 2 of them (only one commercial policy though) so I really don't have any bias towards this list and I know I missed a few good local companies and am sorry for that. But in saying that this is just my opinion of why going local. These companies will use a good shingle, do solid work, and be right around the corner if you have a problem (they do happen no matter who does the work), or a future job like a new garage and you would like matching shingles. I am in the business and have seen what these restoration companies do. They do bad business. It will be worth everyones patience to just wait if your roof is not leaking or causing more harm to your home. If you are able to patch the roof until your contractor of choice can come its worth the wait. Remember our contractors are all U.S. citizens without a doubt and stand behind the work. Plus will be here for any future problems and not when a freak hail storm comes and causes damage to our friends and family members houses and then leave to never be seen again. Or at least til the next major hail storm.
AtomB

Apollo, PA

#4 May 5, 2011
I suppose someone somewhere has had a problem or two with every company out there. I don't believe there are any flawless ones out there. I have Paul Harris and everyone I have met so far seems legit and friendly. I've seen some of their work up by the hospital and it looks fine. If you see a problem with their work then tell them. Make sure they are doing their job to your satisfaction. I really don't think the BBB has 100% information on anyone. Hope it works out for you.
local

Latrobe, PA

#5 May 5, 2011
Paul Harris uses IKO shingles they are cheap look at some reviews on IKO shingles. DO NOT PURCHASE IKO SHINGLES. WE JUST PUT OUR ROOF ON AND THE SHINGLES WERE DEFECTIVE AND GOOD LUCK WITH THEM COVERING THE WARRANTY.... DON'T GO WITH IKO. Couldn't find very many satisfied people that used IKO shingles. They are cheap that's why they can give you a FREE upgrade from a 3 tab shingle to a dimensional shingle.
The Original Blech

Latrobe, PA

#6 May 5, 2011
I wish Renee would comment. I check this site every few minutes to catch her latest.

Since: Feb 11

Elrama, PA

#7 May 6, 2011
local wrote:
Paul Harris uses IKO shingles they are cheap look at some reviews on IKO shingles. DO NOT PURCHASE IKO SHINGLES. WE JUST PUT OUR ROOF ON AND THE SHINGLES WERE DEFECTIVE AND GOOD LUCK WITH THEM COVERING THE WARRANTY.... DON'T GO WITH IKO. Couldn't find very many satisfied people that used IKO shingles. They are cheap that's why they can give you a FREE upgrade from a 3 tab shingle to a dimensional shingle.
I have had work done throughout the years. There have been times when I have purchased the material of my choice and then hired the contractor to work with said material. A contractor can not force you to use something you do not like. You have hired them, they work for you. As owner of my home, I am the boss.
AndyK

Irwin, PA

#8 May 6, 2011
The Original Blech wrote:
I wish Renee would comment. I check this site every few minutes to catch her latest.
Talk about needing to GET A LIFE!
Redneck

Irwin, PA

#9 May 6, 2011
I like JM Builders. Reputable company. John's Roofing is a good choice too. Stick with a local company who will be around to honor the warranty.
Otherwise you might regret it.
Redneck

Latrobe, PA

#10 May 6, 2011
Redneck wrote:
I like JM Builders. Reputable company. John's Roofing is a good choice too. Stick with a local company who will be around to honor the warranty.
Otherwise you might regret it.
Who is using my screen name? Have I garnered that much esteem and credibility that others are now usurping my name and reputation for their own ends?

Very rude to say the least.
Lisa

Latrobe, PA

#11 May 6, 2011
Called JM twice in last 2 years, BOTH times I was promeised a call-back. After receiving no call-back, i again called them and was promised another call-back. The call-back finally came and the message was,"We're too busy to come out."
Blech I

Irwin, PA

#12 May 6, 2011
Info only, I just called KLIM and they can't take any more business! They are booked through the end of September.

This type of scenario may be an indicator of who is good in the trade, eh!. When I called Paff last week, the guy was here within the hour (from Jeanette office). There were just too many red flags there and I won't be using them.

Does anyone know about J&B Contracting???
original latrobean

Pittsburgh, PA

#13 May 6, 2011
Blech I wrote:
Info only, I just called KLIM and they can't take any more business! They are booked through the end of September.
This type of scenario may be an indicator of who is good in the trade, eh!. When I called Paff last week, the guy was here within the hour (from Jeanette office). There were just too many red flags there and I won't be using them.
Does anyone know about J&B Contracting???
never heard
of J & B. anyone know anything about Hudspath Construction?? thanks

Since: Jan 11

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#14 May 6, 2011
Lisa wrote:
Called JM twice in last 2 years, BOTH times I was promeised a call-back. After receiving no call-back, i again called them and was promised another call-back. The call-back finally came and the message was,"We're too busy to come out."
Same thing happened to me. I'll never call them again for anything. Or recommend them.
Why

Latrobe, PA

#15 May 8, 2011
Blech I wrote:
Info only, I just called KLIM and they can't take any more business! They are booked through the end of September.
This type of scenario may be an indicator of who is good in the trade, eh!. When I called Paff last week, the guy was here within the hour (from Jeanette office). There were just too many red flags there and I won't be using them.
Does anyone know about J&B Contracting???
Is Klim the same business as KLS? Some of these have different names, but are the same businesses and I am confused.
Local-Latrobe pa

Latrobe, PA

#16 May 9, 2011
Aspen just did our roof and siding and my husband works for them. They are as local as Lowe's or Home Depot, they started elsewhere and now have offices in Greensburg and Jeannette. They take all the leg work out of the process, all you have to do is file your claim. BTW you call your claims adjuster for that, not your agent. Also-if you know anything about insurance, you know what a waste of time it is to hunt for bids. A "local" company won't do that. My husband recently had a "local" roofing company yell expletives at him and tell him to get out of "their town" while he stood infront of his own home. I'd be more wary of the these small "local" companies that have minimal resources and therefor, you have to pay for materials upfront. Aspen guarantees 100% satisfaction and doesn't expect a penny until you have that. Do you know what a "local" company will do if you don't pay them? Put a lean on your house. Thats if its a reputable company, if its not a reputable company, they could put a lean on your house even if you do pay them. Aspen gives you a signed piece of paper stating that you're not liable once you have paid them. Plus they don't charge more than your deductible. You wont always find that with a "local" company.
lat

Canonsburg, PA

#17 May 9, 2011
Local-Latrobe pa wrote:
Aspen just did our roof and siding and my husband works for them. They are as local as Lowe's or Home Depot, they started elsewhere and now have offices in Greensburg and Jeannette. They take all the leg work out of the process, all you have to do is file your claim. BTW you call your claims adjuster for that, not your agent. Also-if you know anything about insurance, you know what a waste of time it is to hunt for bids. A "local" company won't do that. My husband recently had a "local" roofing company yell expletives at him and tell him to get out of "their town" while he stood infront of his own home. I'd be more wary of the these small "local" companies that have minimal resources and therefor, you have to pay for materials upfront. Aspen guarantees 100% satisfaction and doesn't expect a penny until you have that. Do you know what a "local" company will do if you don't pay them? Put a lean on your house. Thats if its a reputable company, if its not a reputable company, they could put a lean on your house even if you do pay them. Aspen gives you a signed piece of paper stating that you're not liable once you have paid them. Plus they don't charge more than your deductible. You wont always find that with a "local" company.
I don't understand why you are trashing "local" companies in one breath yet claiming Aspen is local and to go with them. You contridicted yourself.
The first thing you do with damage of any kind is call your agent. They file the claim for you and that is how you get an claim adjuster. The adjuster will call you and set up a time for them to come see your damage. In most cases they will write you a check on the spot, less your deductible and depreciation (the amount of depreciation worked into your claim will be paid directly to who ever does your work once the work is complete, this is done to ensure the repairs are made). No company will charge you for more (out of your pocket) than your deductible unless other damage is found and they will automatically submit a supplimental claim to your insurance company not to you. You have up to 2 years to have your repairs done once you file your claim and can have whomever you want to do the work. Just please tell me how quickly these out of town roofers will come back the area if you have a problem in the future with the repairs they did? Also, I have never heard of any company placing a lein on a home if the job that is completed is paid for.
Huh

Latrobe, PA

#18 May 9, 2011
Local-Latrobe pa wrote:
Aspen just did our roof and siding and my husband works for them. They are as local as Lowe's or Home Depot, they started elsewhere and now have offices in Greensburg and Jeannette. They take all the leg work out of the process, all you have to do is file your claim. BTW you call your claims adjuster for that, not your agent. Also-if you know anything about insurance, you know what a waste of time it is to hunt for bids. A "local" company won't do that. My husband recently had a "local" roofing company yell expletives at him and tell him to get out of "their town" while he stood infront of his own home. I'd be more wary of the these small "local" companies that have minimal resources and therefor, you have to pay for materials upfront. Aspen guarantees 100% satisfaction and doesn't expect a penny until you have that. Do you know what a "local" company will do if you don't pay them? Put a lean on your house. Thats if its a reputable company, if its not a reputable company, they could put a lean on your house even if you do pay them. Aspen gives you a signed piece of paper stating that you're not liable once you have paid them. Plus they don't charge more than your deductible. You wont always find that with a "local" company.
If they are "local"...where is their home base and how long have they been in that office? Just curious. I Have been shopping around for a roofing contractor and have estimates in hand.
lat

Canonsburg, PA

#19 May 9, 2011
I just took the time to go thru a couple phone books (from previous years) and funny Aspen and Paul Harris along with others aren't listed. If you could kindly tell me how i missed their listing i would appreciate it. One hint when a contractor comes to look at your house to give you an estimate ask to see their drivers liscense to see if they are actually from PA.
INFO

Bellaire, OH

#20 May 9, 2011
http://www.ikoshingleslawsuit.com/
http://www.roofery.com/shingles/reviews/iko/
http://www.ikoshingleslawsuit.com/archives/63
Here are some links to show the quality of products being used by the out of towners. Good Luck y'all

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