An August storm microburst hit our property, and one of the casualties was a screened in porch/gazebo with cedar shingles. Singles were torn loose, and a racoon capitalized on the missing roofing to tear a hole in the felt barrier and take refuge from the storm in the dry part of the roof. Local roofing companies were “too busy” with big jobs, so got a referral from Home Advisor or some similar site for Apex Midwest. Eddie responded very quickly, came by to assess the damage within a day of being contacted. He assessed the roof, and repaired several places where it had failed to prevent further leaking and water damage.
The shake roof is 20+ years old and due for replacement, so asked for a quote for tear up, convert from breathing cedar to asphalt shingle. Seeing some hail damage on the old gazebo roof, he inspected the main home roof for hail damage, and found some. The damage was not extensive enough for whole house replacement – Eddie’s assessment confirmed, but insurance agency decided to save the costs and “continue to assess the roof going forward” as opposed to doing the right thing for the policy holder, so definitely not Eddie’s fault.
I got two other quote opinions from more local roofers, both of which were $300-$600 over Eddie’s estimate (a small job, 14.5’X14.5′ roof), with one of the estimates very obviously high priced to meet the roofing company owner’s minimal threshold to even do the job. Another estimate tore apart the roof (made more holes!) to “assess” the damage and make an estimate, and sloppily tacked on blue tarp as a repair. Eddie did not make it worse, and used matching color metal for a reliable repair. Enough was enough, I contacted Eddie and asked if he’d be willing to do a small job, and of course he was! I told him the other quotes, and that one his competitors, while being $300 higher, did offer free financing (0.0%). Eddie provided information for Ccino, his financing partner, and was also able to match 0.0% for 16 months. Most reasonable bid (we did have one lower, but with not as good materials), financing – the only question was whether the work and materials would be quality.
Sure enough, materials and the work crew were highest quality! The crew was quick, did a fantastic job, and clean up was impeccable – they left our deck and gazebo BETTER than they found it (they blew off the entire deck). Eddie as even patient with us regarding shingle color, as we freaked out the night before worried that the color would match our house roof (the original gazebo was cedar shake). Eddie was right about the color and type of shingle all along (weathered wood, as opposed to light grey like we thought it should be), and it matches the house/property perfectly.
I cannot recommend Apex Midwest any more strongly – have already referred the company and Eddie to real estate agents and property managers in the area.
Response from Apex Roofing Midwest LLC
Thank you for the kind words. Thank you for instilling your trust in us on your home. It was a pleasure working for you.