[Chat] contractor for a rubber roof?

Jeanne Knight jeanneknight6 at msn.com
Wed Dec 8 15:04:59 EST 2010


Kelbie Roofing charged $8000 and included all new flashing. gutters etc. and some demolition and rebuilding of the roof on the back of the house.  I could have had the old layers removed and disposed for another $2000 but decided against it.  

This was for a thicker membrane and longer lifetime and warranty than another estimate I had for $4000.  The less thick the material, the less it costs.  There are probably better deals but I was really desperate at this point and my neighbor a few doors down clearly had a great roof so I asked who had done the work for them and contacted Kelbie.

The Jim McDonald disaster cost me $2500 for one-third the roof (ended up being about 10 feet in reality--he thought I would never go up there to see) which all had to be taken up and redone after it finally rained a few times.  See below.

Jeanne Knight

2513 Guilford Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21218

410 366-2849   
410 977-8851 cell



> From: jfruh at jfruh.com
> Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2010 14:47:27 -0500
> To: chat at charlesvillage.info
> Subject: Re: [Chat] contractor for a rubber roof?
> 
> Would people mind sharing what they paid for these rubber roofs?    I had Liberty Roofing reseal our roof (not install a rubber one) a few years back and at the same time replace our skylight -- it all came to $925.  Not sure how that broke down between the two tasks.
> 
> jf
> 
> On Dec 8, 2010, at 2:44 PM, Andre Barnett wrote:
> 
> > Not long ago had a rubber roof installed by Michael S. White 443-845-5133.  Very pleased with the price and the promptness.  So far so good!
> > 
> > Andre
> > 
> > From: jeanneknight6 at msn.com
> > To: chat at charlesvillage.info
> > Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2010 08:00:23 -0500
> > Subject: Re: [Chat] contractor for a rubber roof?
> > 
> > The rubber roof was expensive but is long lasting.  Kelbie Roofing in Columbia did the did porch roofs, flashing and installed  commercial grade gutters too.  If you get on the roof and look around, you can see the difference between the tar roofs and the rubber membranes if your neighbors have them.  I struggled for a year on this and wasted alot of money on alternatives and fixes to ceiling plaster  before just deciding to do the rubber roof.  It was well worth it.  
> > 
> > Jeanne Knight 
> > 2513 Guilford Avenue 
> > Baltimore, MD 21218 
> > 410 366-2849 
> > 410 977-8851 cell
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2010 07:37:42 -0500
> > From: dawnacobb at gmail.com
> > To: chat at charlesvillage.info
> > Subject: Re: [Chat] contractor for a rubber roof?
> > 
> > We used Liberty Roofing as has several people on my block. Not sure if they do rubber roofs, but they are an excellent company.   Dawna Cobb
> > 
> > On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 12:09 PM, John Spurrier <jfspur at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Locating the source of roofing problems can be a challenge because most
> > evidence of a leak doesn't correspond with an obvious defect directly above.
> > As water tries to make its way to the lowest point it doesn't always follow the
> > path suggested by the pitch of the roof. I know people whose leaks came from
> > a poorly roofed/flashed firewall on the neighbor's roof. 
> > 
> > John
> > 
> >  
> > Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 11:52:15 -0500
> > From: jdydee at verizon.net
> > 
> > To: chat at charlesvillage.info
> > Subject: Re: [Chat] contractor for a rubber roof?
> > 
> > I don't know what kind of roof u have, I had leaking from my front porch roof. It needed caulking ar'd the flashing. no more leaks.
> > judy
> > 
> > On 12/06/2010 08:11 AM, Christine Gray wrote:
> > I have to agree.  
> >  
> > I have a leak in the third floor front, which no one has been able to find.  In fact, I offered a repairman $100 if he would just find the thing.  He didn’t find it.
> >  
> > James guaranteed he would find and fix it and that my roof/ceiling would no longer leak.
> >  
> > I forget how much I paid him for that and other roof work; $700, I think.
> >  
> > It still leaked and leaks.
> >  
> > After all I had heard of his work, I was disappointed.  He did come back and told me he couldn’t find the leak.
> >  
> > I have not had him back since.
> >  
> >  
> > Christine Gray 
> > From: chat-bounces at charlesvillage.info [mailto:chat-bounces at charlesvillage.info] On Behalf Of Jeanne Knight
> > Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 7:35 AM
> > To: chat at charlesvillage.info
> > Subject: Re: [Chat] contractor for a rubber roof?
> >  
> > I found James McDonald's work to be awful!  Everything he did on the back of my house had to be torn up.  Abot 15 gallons of warter got trapped under his job, got rancid and had had to be redone.  With the help of a lawyer, I got half of my money back.
> > 
> > Ultimately I had Kelbie Roofing do the whole roof.  They do an excellent job. They have done others on my block with excellent results.
> > 
> > Jeanne Knight 
> > 2513 Guilford Avenue 
> > Baltimore, MD 21218
> > 410 366-2849
> > 410 977-8851 cell
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > From: SLG2700 at cs.com
> > Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 05:23:59 -0500
> > To: chat at charlesvillage.info
> > Subject: Re: [Chat] contractor for a rubber roof?
> > 
> > Emil:
> > 
> > James McDonald Roofing MHIC #80778 at 443-538-2104 is a Flat roof specialist who does torchdown rubber roofs and stands behind his work by coming back as needed for touchups. He is very reliable and does good work.  He knows all about Charles Village roofs and has been doing them for years.  He advertises in the Charles Villager.
> > 
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