Our first major project here was a new roof on the house & detached garage. We had several companies and contractors bid the project and were shocked at how expensive roofing is - of course this house is much larger than the house in Merrimack and we have the additional space of the garage AND we were doing thick rubber roofing on the sun porch & back dormer due to the low pitch on both surfaces.
This project was unusual in that we didn't go the traditional route of choosing the least expensive bid, but instead actually opted for one of the pricier companies. This proved to be an EXCELLENT choice! One of those prime examples of 'you get what you pay for'.
We went with Viking Roofing and throughout the entire process were very thankful that we had chosen them.
The crew that worked on our project was made up of 5 guys and led by Joe R. They were all extremely courteous and polite. Joe took care to explain the work progress to me and they were a really great bunch of guys. This was the first time I'd ever had a crew of construction workers on a project where not one person used foul or off-color language or spoke harshly amongst themselves. I was tremendously impressed and truly appreciative of their behavior - especially as we have teen children here at home that hear everything!
The crew cleaned up every evening, swept the driveway & deck and were very thorough in using the magnet bars to be certain there were no stray nails in the yard anywhere. Given that my kids go barefoot as much as possible and we also have a big dog outside a lot - this detail was very important. They also used tarps and covers to protect the house & shrubs, moved anything (like my birdbath and bird feeders) that was in the way and replaced it after the fact. They were very careful with our property and I was thankful for the extra attention.
These are some of the many photos we took during our project (mostly taken by Steve as he takes such marvelous pictures!).
These last photos are an update added after we had the exterior of the house/garage painted. The new colors really make the roof stand-out!