Columbia Roofers did mine.  I went on the roof and saw which was clearly the 
best.   I then asked my neighbors who did it for them.  I had poor results from 
MacDonald and had to get a lawyer involved.  You can't just patch these or do 
the membrane partially because water is so tricky.  The thickest membrane you 
can buy is the best solution.  I have had no problems since Columbia roofers 
did the work and wasted a lot of money with various cheaper solutions. It has 
been almost 4 years without problems.   I agree you must read the fine print.  
Also, if I had it do again I would have the old roof removed.  It is an extra 
few thousand but it will give better peace of mind. 

Jeanne Knight

2513 Guilford Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21218

410 366-2849   
410 977-8851 cell
 
> From: volch...@acm.org
> Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:24:36 -0400
> To: chat@charlesvillage.info
> Subject: Re: [Chat] Roofer
> 
> Hello, neighbors,
> 
> I'm glad Kathleen H. had a good experience with Mike Kelbie to do her
> roof.  However, when we hired him, we had a lot of problems.  I
> believe our new roof is sound.  I think they generally do good
> technical work.  However, they do make mistakes, and their customer
> service and communication is poor.  Mike is not actually on site that
> much.  He hires migrant workers that have limited English skills, and
> we had trouble communicating with them because we don't speak Spanish.
>  If there are any problems, Mike quickly points to a broad liability
> exclusion clause in his standard contract (paragraph 4 I think).
> 
> The weekend after they removed our old roof and before they put the
> new one on, it rained, and water flowed into a light fixture in our
> bathroom.  This had never happened before.  We called them in to look
> at it.  They said it wasn't their fault that it must have been some
> pre-existing condition.  We had to hire an electician to repair the
> socket at our expense.  They tore down and discarded the TV antenna
> that belonged to our neighbors.  When we complained, Mike denied
> responsibility and cited paragraph 4 (liability exclusion) of the
> contract.  We followed up and he dismissed us again.  We asked our
> neighbors the Olsons to call, and finally he agreed to pay for the new
> antenna (parts only), and I helped Rollin install it.  We asked them
> to try to avoid getting debris on our backyard garden.  They trashed
> one of our garden beds and he cited paragraph 4 again.  They
> repositioned security bars on one of our windows, without our consent,
> in a way that made it less secure.  We insisted that they put it back.
>  He complained but did it.  They also bolted a new drain pipe right on
> front of one or our painted columns.  It's an eyesore, and we wish
> they'd asked us first, so maybe we could have figured a different way
> to do it.
> 
> If you do hire Mike, be sure to read the fine print of the contract
> and be prepared.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> --Emil
> 
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 9:13 PM, Kathleen Hruska <kshru...@mac.com> wrote:
> > I had a really good experience with Mike Kelbie of Kelbie Roofing,
> > 410-808-9380.  I had a combination of a roof leak and mortar joints that
> > needs to be re-pointed.  All dry since summer!
> >
> > Kathleen Hruska
> >
> > Sent from my iPad
> >
> > On Mar 12, 2014, at 12:46 PM, "Sharon L. Guida" <guidah...@comcast.net>
> > wrote:
> >
> > I have the same problem and it comes from the tin roof of the bay windows in
> > the front bedroom.  The only roofer I have ever found who understands this
> > problem and knows how to caulk the fittings, and repair if necessary , is
> > James McDonald who used to advertise in the Charles Villager as a Flat Roof
> > Specialist who provides "Same Day Service Leak Repairs"  He can be reached
> > at 443-538-2104.  I have not used him in about a year so I hope he is still
> > around.  He is very responsive and responsible and he does good work.
> >
> > Sharon L. Guida
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> >    1. Roofer (Greg Alexander)
> >    2. Re: Roofer (John)
> >    3. Re: Roofer (Josh Fruhlinger)
> >    4. Re: Roofer (Dawna Cobb)
> >    5. Re: Roofer (chad abrams)
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> > Message: 1
> > Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:37:03 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Greg Alexander <ugagra...@yahoo.com>
> > To: The Charles Village Chat List <chat@charlesvillage.info>
> > Subject: [Chat] Roofer
> > Message-ID:
> >         <1394483823.91560.yahoomail...@web125205.mail.ne1.yahoo.com>
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> >
> > During the snowstorm a few weeks ago we had a leak in our bedroom.? Now that
> > the weather is finally better we aim to investigate to see if it's something
> > that can be foxed with a patch.? However, if the roof needs
> > repair/re-coating, does anyone have any recommendations for a local roofer?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Greg Alexander
> > 2629 Guilford Ave.
> >
> >
> > ?
> > Greg Alexander
> > Executive Editor, STONE HOUSE PUBLICATIONS
> > Mason-Dixon ARRIVE | I95 BUSINESS
> > 410-243-3387
> > g...@gregoryjalexander.com
> > 2629 Guilford Avenue | Baltimore | MD | 21218
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> > Message: 2
> > Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:44:01 -0400
> > From: John <jfs...@hotmail.com>
> > To: Greg Alexander <ugagra...@yahoo.com>, The Charles Village Chat
> >         List        <chat@charlesvillage.info>
> > Subject: Re: [Chat] Roofer
> > Message-ID: <col402-eas21094b40c2c8fb5d16b1ffac7...@phx.gbl>
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> >
> > A lot of my clients have used Tim Bittner of Precision Roofing. His office #
> > is 410-235-5753.
> >
> > Another roofer doing a fair amount of work in the neighborhood is Ricky
> > LaRicci who advertises in The Charles Villager.
> >
> > Also, I thought that I would point out that several people I know thought
> > they had a leaky roof when in fact water was entering through deteriorated
> > mortar joints on exterior brick walls.
> >
> > John
> >
> > On Mar 10, 2014, at 4:37 PM, "Greg Alexander" <ugagra...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> >> During the snowstorm a few weeks ago we had a leak in our bedroom.  Now
> >> that the weather is finally better we aim to investigate to see if it's
> >> something that can be foxed with a patch.  However, if the roof needs
> >> repair/re-coating, does anyone have any recommendations for a local roofer?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >> Greg Alexander
> >> 2629 Guilford Ave.
> >>
> >>
> >> Greg Alexander
> >> Executive Editor, STONE HOUSE PUBLICATIONS
> >> Mason-Dixon ARRIVE | I95 BUSINESS
> >> 410-243-3387
> >> g...@gregoryjalexander.com
> >> 2629 Guilford Avenue | Baltimore | MD | 21218
> >>
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> > Message: 3
> > Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:47:29 -0400
> > From: Josh Fruhlinger <jf...@jfruh.com>
> > To: The Charles Village Chat List <chat@charlesvillage.info>
> > Subject: Re: [Chat] Roofer
> > Message-ID: <18fc15ce-d6bc-4b7c-a810-808236cfc...@jfruh.com>
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> >
> > I'll second the endorsement of Tim Bittner -- had a great experience with
> > him last year.
> >
> > jf
> >
> > On Mar 10, 2014, at 4:44 PM, John <jfs...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> A lot of my clients have used Tim Bittner of Precision Roofing. His office
> >> # is 410-235-5753.
> >>
> >> Another roofer doing a fair amount of work in the neighborhood is Ricky
> >> LaRicci who advertises in The Charles Villager.
> >>
> >> Also, I thought that I would point out that several people I know thought
> >> they had a leaky roof when in fact water was entering through deteriorated
> >> mortar joints on exterior brick walls.
> >>
> >> John
> >>
> >> On Mar 10, 2014, at 4:37 PM, "Greg Alexander" <ugagra...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> During the snowstorm a few weeks ago we had a leak in our bedroom.  Now
> >>> that the weather is finally better we aim to investigate to see if it's
> >>> something that can be foxed with a patch.  However, if the roof needs
> >>> repair/re-coating, does anyone have any recommendations for a local 
> >>> roofer?
> >>>
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> Greg Alexander
> >>> 2629 Guilford Ave.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Greg Alexander
> >>> Executive Editor, STONE HOUSE PUBLICATIONS
> >>> Mason-Dixon ARRIVE | I95 BUSINESS
> >>> 410-243-3387
> >>> g...@gregoryjalexander.com
> >>> 2629 Guilford Avenue | Baltimore | MD | 21218
> >>>
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> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > Message: 4
> > Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:59:24 -0400
> > From: Dawna Cobb <dawnac...@gmail.com>
> > To: The Charles Village Chat List <chat@charlesvillage.info>
> > Subject: Re: [Chat] Roofer
> > Message-ID:
> >         <can5nv26q38as5pagsbwkvm0hniwqqpj0fr0c8kgey-l7shf...@mail.gmail.com>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> >
> > I have used Liberty Roofing for years and have been happy with their work.
> >
> > 410.837.8877.  Bob is the owner. Marie answers the phones.  Here is a link
> > to one review.
> >
> > http://www.superpages.com/bp/Baltimore-MD/Liberty-Roofing-LLC-L0004856666.htm?&rwtab=1#BPreviewContainer
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 4:47 PM, Josh Fruhlinger <jf...@jfruh.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I'll second the endorsement of Tim Bittner -- had a great experience with
> >> him last year.
> >>
> >> jf
> >>
> >> On Mar 10, 2014, at 4:44 PM, John <jfs...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> > A lot of my clients have used Tim Bittner of Precision Roofing. His
> >> office # is 410-235-5753.
> >> >
> >> > Another roofer doing a fair amount of work in the neighborhood is Ricky
> >> LaRicci who advertises in The Charles Villager.
> >> >
> >> > Also, I thought that I would point out that several people I know
> >> thought they had a leaky roof when in fact water was entering through
> >> deteriorated mortar joints on exterior brick walls.
> >> >
> >> > John
> >> >
> >> > On Mar 10, 2014, at 4:37 PM, "Greg Alexander" <ugagra...@yahoo.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> During the snowstorm a few weeks ago we had a leak in our bedroom.  Now
> >> that the weather is finally better we aim to investigate to see if it's
> >> something that can be foxed with a patch.  However, if the roof needs
> >> repair/re-coating, does anyone have any recommendations for a local
> >> roofer?
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks,
> >> >> Greg Alexander
> >> >> 2629 Guilford Ave.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> Greg Alexander
> >> >> Executive Editor, STONE HOUSE PUBLICATIONS
> >> >> Mason-Dixon ARRIVE | I95 BUSINESS
> >> >> 410-243-3387
> >> >> g...@gregoryjalexander.com
> >> >> 2629 Guilford Avenue | Baltimore | MD | 21218
> >> >>
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> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Dawna Cobb
> > 2943 N Charles Street
> > Baltimore, Maryland 21218
> > 410.627.0769
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> > Message: 5
> > Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:03:59 -0400
> > From: chad abrams <abramsc...@gmail.com>
> > To: The Charles Village Chat List <chat@charlesvillage.info>
> > Subject: Re: [Chat] Roofer
> > Message-ID:
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> >
> > this came up on nextdoor.com recently... In addition to the preceding good
> > things were said about  G&F Contracting (Bob Frist). 410-686-1214.  ABC
> > Roofers 410-947-1611 and on this list I've also seen positive things
> > about  James
> > McDonald-- 443-538-2104
> >
> > When I had work done I went w/ a contractor recommended by St Ambrose (the
> > group that renovated the house).  I wish I 'd seen this review (see
> > http://www.yelp.com/biz/prompt-service-inc-pasadena)  first as it almost
> > exactly mirrors my experience (except possibly that I still have a problem).
> >
> > C
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 4:47 PM, Josh Fruhlinger <jf...@jfruh.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I'll second the endorsement of Tim Bittner -- had a great experience with
> >> him last year.
> >>
> >> jf
> >>
> >> On Mar 10, 2014, at 4:44 PM, John <jfs...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> > A lot of my clients have used Tim Bittner of Precision Roofing. His
> >> office # is 410-235-5753.
> >> >
> >> > Another roofer doing a fair amount of work in the neighborhood is Ricky
> >> LaRicci who advertises in The Charles Villager.
> >> >
> >> > Also, I thought that I would point out that several people I know
> >> thought they had a leaky roof when in fact water was entering through
> >> deteriorated mortar joints on exterior brick walls.
> >> >
> >> > John
> >> >
> >> > On Mar 10, 2014, at 4:37 PM, "Greg Alexander" <ugagra...@yahoo.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> During the snowstorm a few weeks ago we had a leak in our bedroom.  Now
> >> that the weather is finally better we aim to investigate to see if it's
> >> something that can be foxed with a patch.  However, if the roof needs
> >> repair/re-coating, does anyone have any recommendations for a local
> >> roofer?
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks,
> >> >> Greg Alexander
> >> >> 2629 Guilford Ave.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> Greg Alexander
> >> >> Executive Editor, STONE HOUSE PUBLICATIONS
> >> >> Mason-Dixon ARRIVE | I95 BUSINESS
> >> >> 410-243-3387
> >> >> g...@gregoryjalexander.com
> >> >> 2629 Guilford Avenue | Baltimore | MD | 21218
> >> >>
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