David Sprunt on Facebook
3 years ago
05/10/2019, 01:52 AM
We just (May 2019) had Craftech re-roof our house in Littleton as a result of a hailstorm that went through the area in July 2018. I highly recommend their services. Kent, the owner, has decades of experience in the field and is a consummate professional. He is a pleasure to work with. I had gotten an estimate from him a couple of years before because the roof was looking a bit rough and we were considering a non-insurance replacement, but decided to wait because of other expenses.. then the hailstorm hit. I contacted Kent and we picked up where we left off, worked up a revised estimate, and I contacted my insurance company (USAA). Kent was there for the inspection, helping to point out problem areas and damage to the adjuster. We were able to get a full replacement, less deductible of course. I am sure Kent’s expertise helped with the claim.
One of the reasons I contacted Kent in the first place was a recommendation I had gotten from Namaste Solar, who had worked with him on other projects. Namaste had installed 28 solar panels on our roof in 2007, and the panels would need to be removed and reinstalled with a re-roofing. After Namaste removed the panels, Craftech got to work.
The installers were professional, friendly, tidy, hard working, and did a great job. As part of the project, I wanted to take the opportunity to reduce insurance premiums by installing a hail resistant system: replacing the low-quality 3-tab shingles with heavy-duty class 4 Certainteed composite shingles, replacing the tar paper with high tech Titanium 30 underlayment (it’s a lightweight white plastic material, with a grippy texture for added safety), adding ice shield materials in trouble-prone areas, reconfiguring part of the garage roof to divert water away from the house, and using 4-to-6” wide tape on all the roof sheathing panel seams. These are the standards required to be installed and documented to get the insurance deduction. The Craftech guys did an excellent job — when removing the old shingles, they were careful to collect the heavy debris and deposit it into their truck on the driveway without mess, knocked flat any remaining nails, and then replaced damaged sheathing. They proceeded to the taping, ice shield, underlayment, and shingles. I was impressed by their thoroughness and attention to detail — they snap chalk lines to ensure straight shingle lines, and the cut lines on roof edges and valleys are crisp and dead straight. On the last day, rain was in the forecast..they worked all morning until drops started to fall, then it began to pour around noon, with lightning and a little hail for good measure. The guys had completed everything but the top ridge shingles on the garage (with the underlayment, the roof was watertight, so the weather was no big deal). The guys left for lunch... then returned a couple hours later after the storm had passed and did the last hour of work to finish the job. Another crew might have stopped for the day.. not these guys!
One additional anecdote about their attention to detail— when they parked a well-used Ford work truck on the driveway, they thoughtfully placed an old foam cushion under the engine to catch any oil drips. They also used magnets to pick up errant nails at the end of each day and did a great job picking up all the scraps and debris generated by the work. Kent and the installers also took photos it document the installation process - I’ll use them to support the insurance deduction paperwork.
Again, I highly recommended Kent and the Craftech team for your roofing job!