I have an end row townhouse in DC. The roof is relatively flat, with a slight slope to the rear. This past winter, I noticed icicles forming at odd places on the gutters. During a thunderstorm I noticed the water was falling right down the back of my house, not into the gutters. I called the owner, Marvin, thinking I just needed the gutters replaced. He went up on the roof and started pointing out issues. He showed me pictures of the problems as well with his iPad. He offered to fix it for $2500, but recommended replacing it. Within 24 hours, I had a quote. I received bids from two other roofing companies. Marvin was the least expensive. The crew showed up on time and went promptly to work. The work took two days. On day one, Marvin was removing the roof and discovered rotted out boards on the roof. This was expected. Unfortunately, 12 rafters were also bent and needed to be lifted up (sister the rafters is the carpentry term.) Basically, the whole roof was sunken down in one place, and water would pool without this improvement. This added approximately $1750 to the cost. Also, approximately 450 linear feet of boards were rotted, Marvin replaced these at an amount cheaper than or equal to the other two bidders. The second day, MG roofing replaced the wall capping and performed some other work. He also painted two metal chimneys that were rusting, free of charge. Throughout the process, Marvin emailed me a bunch of pictures. He also responded very quickly to my emails. Overall, with no problems, I would have paid about $10K. Because the house I live in is 100 years old, and it was flipped 10 years ago, I expected some issues to be found and to pay about $12K. Marvin gave me a fair discount and the final price was $13K. But with the excellent documentation via pictures, the reason it cost a little more made sense. In summary, MG roofing did an outstanding job at a reasonable price. The owner Marvin, does an excellent job explaining issues over the phone and with pictures.
MG roofing did a fantastic job! It's been a year since the roof has been installed. We went through a severe winter with no problems. MG roofing documents everything from a detailed estimate explaining each possible cost depending upon how bad the current roof's condition is, with dozens of photographs promptly emailed to me as they worked documenting the damage and situation. He photographed and offered to remove a satellite dish on the roof that I was not using nor aware of. They started and finished the job on time, the final cost was as estimated, they used drop cloths to contain dirt through the living area and cleaned up everything meticulously. It was a great experience and I highly recommend MG Roofing!
I purchased by house about a year ago and knew my roof was in a bad state, leaking in several places with rotted wood. I had gotten several estimates and they were all over the place in cost and scope. I felt Marvin was the most honest and realistic for cost and scope for a flat roof and porch roof. Every time I had a question regarding the estimate or didn?t understand something he took the time to explain it to me. And I had a lot of questions! I appreciated his upfront and candid answers about my roof and the time he committed to me for the work. My roof was a two day job. I emailed I was ready on a Monday and they were at my place on Thursday. Each morning I went on the roof to assess, see and discuss the day?s work. Each day Marvin sent me images showing me the before and after pictures of the work so I could see the extent of the work. During the work, whenever I had a question or asked about something I saw on the roof, the crew and Marvin addressed and/or went out of their way to make sure I was satisfied. His team was wonderful to work with. They worked hard in the heat and cleaned up leaving my place exactly the way it was before they came. I am extremely satisfied with their work and will recommend them to others. In terms of cost (financing flexibility) and time they were exceptionally expeditious, professional, easy to deal with and their work topnotch.