I first had the chance to tell the folks in our area about Top Job Roofing and Construction back in the fall of 2014. At that time, they had been in business for about a year, and have now grown to where this year they are going to be Gold Sponsors at the Limestone County Chamber of Commerce Home and Garden Show. The show will be held on Friday, March 10th, and Saturday, March 11th at the Limestone County Event Center, and they will be there to answer all your roofing questions. Zeb Lewter and Tim Lewter are the owners, and together bring decades of construction, roofing, and classroom experience to both get the job done right and educate as well as serve their clients throughout the entire experience.
Why should you choose Top Job Roofing for your project? There are a number of reasons, one being that it is the only roofing company in the area to have the GAF Master Elite Contractor certification. Top Job has also achieved the status of Certified GAF Weather Stopper Roofing Contractor, an achievement for which only 6% of professional roofing contractors meet the qualifications necessary to be designated as such.
In addition, they are members of the National Roofing Contractors Association, the Limestone County Chamber of Commerce, they have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and have the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. They are also what is known as Green Roofers, a certification that demonstrates that their methods are eco-friendly.
I have learned some things about roofing in talking to the Top Job guys; one thing being that architectural roofing materials have to be nailed in six specific locations per shingle, or they can slide off the roof. All felt from the roof must be removed in order for the job to be done right, and not everyone does that. Top Job uses synthetic felt, which provides a much better moisture barrier. In 75% of their installs this year they used the architectural grade materials, and they are paying more per roof in their contracts than anyone else. They use lead boots instead of rubber gasket boots, and the result is simply a much better product, with a higher level of customer satisfaction.
Top Job also puts a professional starter strip at the edge of the roof, rather than do what many companies do, and that is flip around a shingle tab to make a strip. The problem with that is there is no seal on the makeshift strip, and it can peel up far more easily. The professional starter strip greatly increases a shingle’s ability to withstand high winds.
Storm season will soon be upon us, and for the last several years as we have had to contend with Nature’s wrath, bargain rate roofing companies have sprung up out of nowhere, offering “unbelievable prices.” One of the reasons they can do that is because their roofers are not covered by Workman’s Comp, and the State of Alabama only requires that roofing companies guarantee their work for one year. “All our roofers are covered by Workmen’s Comp,” I was told. What you as a consumer may not know is that if a worker gets hurt on your property, and does not have insurance coverage, you as the homeowner are liable.
Top Job provides 10-50 year warranties and itemized statements as part of the contract process prior to beginning the job. The contractors are certified, and the shingles used for each job are made locally in Tuscaloosa.
Top Job offers monthly specials, as well as special discounts for members of our Armed Forces, Educators, and Emergency Response Personnel, (active, retired and their surviving spouses). They also offer incentives for referrals.
Top Job will also go above and beyond to help their clients finance their roofing jobs, and are proud of their ability to do so. They know that replacing or repairing your roof may be an unexpected expense. They offer interest free financing from 12 to 24 months – same as cash with a 90% approval rate. They also have longer term loans available at low interest rates. If it is a repair and you need help filing an insurance claim, they are there to help.
If you are looking for a local roofing and contracting company with membership in the best national trade related certifying organizations, Top Job Roofing and Construction is going to be your best choice, because Zeb and Tim will make your job their “top priority.”
By: Ali Elizabeth Turner