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Can I get an Estimate on my Roof? :: RD Herbert & Sons

Often, the first question we answer from a perspective client is “Can I get an estimate?” or “Will you give me a quote?”  We all want to know how much it will cost before we make a big purchase.  RD Herbert offers estimates for residential, & commercial, green & metal roofs or custom sheet metal.

When you call in, you will first speak to one of our Roofing Estimators (, or Steve ).  They will ask you a few questions so we can offer you the best service possible.

  • “What are you looking for?”
    • We need to know if you are seeking a new roof, re-roof, architectural sheet metal, gutters and downspouts, or maintenance.  It is also possible that you need to speak to one of our custom sheet metal estimators.
  • “What happened to your roof?”
    • There are many possible reasons you are seeking a our services: storm damaged, fallen trees, age of the roof, leaks, or renovations
  • “What type of roof do you currently have on your home?”
    • This question allows us to understand some of the possible options available when re-roofing.  If you choose to use the same materials or if you choose to use a new product, we have to evaluate the existing building codes, structural restrictions and
  • “Would you like to set an appointment or may we come out at our convenience?”
    • We need a little information regarding what time is available.  Would you prefer to be onsite when we survey your home?  Since we bring our own ladders, we can access the roof whenever it is convenient for you.
  • “How quickly are you looking to proceed with roofing your home?”
    • We can schedule measuring your home within three days of the initial conversation.  From that point we can give you your estimate within a week of the site visit.

    Give us a call (615-242-3501) for your roofing project and speak with one of our estimators. They have a few questions for you.

Take a look at the following info-graphic from Fixr for a basic idea of steep sloped re-roofing costs.

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Roofing materials at a glance
Source: Roofing Costs at Fixr
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RDH News: Roofing Estimator

Steve Righter

Steve Righter: Estimator

Steve Righter,

Roofing Estimator,

Over the last thirty years, Steve held many titles including roofing installer, foreman and estimator.  He also owned his own roofing business for twenty-three years in Chattanooga prior to joining our firm as an estimator in 2007.  He has a Bachelors of Religious Education from Tennessee Temple University.

His overall estimating duties include sales and estimating, design and specification, supervision, approving submittals and work orders and developing and maintaining new and existing relationships with building owners, homeowners and General Contractors.

Achievements & Associations:

  • Tennessee Residential Building License-2004
  • Continuing Education Credit for Building License.
  • CPR Certified

Feel free to contact him:

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Imagine your New Roof

Wouldn’t you like to see what your house would look like with new shingles, metal or slate?

Some manufacturers allow you to design your house (or one similar) with the shingles of your choice and color.

Changing Colors

Changing Colors

Find your perfect shingles to match the style of your home or you:

Or just browse through colors, styles and materials for inspiration.

RDH News: Roofing Superintendent

John Kubic: Roofing Superintendent

John Kubic: Roofing Superintendent

John Kubic,

Roofing Superintendent,

John has fifteen years in the roofing industry, the last ten years employed at RD Herbert.  He enlisted in the US Navy after high school and joined the NMCB-7 construction battalion. Okinawa, Alaska,  Bahrain and Puerto Rico are some of the areas where he spent four years building around the world.  Five years ago, John moved up to project management and for two years he led the company’s safety program.

He briefly moved his family to Colorado last year and spent his time Project Managing Government roofing projects on over nine million dollars of Garland Built-up products. Returning to Tennessee this spring, he rejoined our work force as Roofing Superintendent.

His overall project coordination duties include job cost management, liaison between estimating team and building owners and General Contractors, scheduling, delivery coordination and reviewing progress of jobs on-site. Other duties include scheduling   roofing crews, organization and management of workforce, employment and dismissals of workers, training new hires, monitoring job-site safety, quality of workmanship, and warranty requirements, maintaining and replacing necessary equipment and tools, and monitoring daily weather.

Achievements & Associations:

  • OSHA 500 Certified
  • Safety Coordinator & Trainer
  • Project Management Training through Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Soprema Roofing Knowledge and Design Training
  • Continuing Education Credit for Time Management and  Organization.
  • Colorado Licensed Supervisor
  • ICC Contractor Certification for the roofing industry

Feel free to contact him:

John Kubic

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Roof Repairs: Blown Off & Loose Shingles

Spring and early Summer are the perfect times to visually inspect your roof.  Start by walking around your home or business and looking for loose, missing or damaged shingles.

Missing and blown off shingles

Shingles damaged due to high winds

Blown off shingles are pretty common after a storm.  Once gone, typically a fastener or two becomes exposed under the shingle.  Water can get into the building around these fasteners.

In the second photo, the shingles and felt are gone exposing the wood deck. Continual water onto exposed untreated wood quickly leads to rot and greater expense to the owner.

Shingles completely gone and exposed deck

Exposed decking

The last photo shows about 15 shingles that came loose as a section.  The most likely cause for a larger area to slide is improper fastening when the roof was installed.

Shingles loose & Sliding

Shingles loose & sliding

Shingles need to be replaced as soon as possible to ensure the longest life of your roof and to protect your home.  Qualified roofers are able to fix these problems quickly and not further damage your roof in the process.

We advise having your roof inspected and gutters cleaned semi-annually to catch simple problems before they become big headaches. Having your roof inspected even when you don’t have a leak is important. Sometimes you can have problems that are hard to see from the ground.

RDH News: New Personnel

 

Matt Bogosian

Matt Bogosian: Maintenance Division Manager

Matt Bogosian,

Maintenance Division Manager

At The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Matt earned a degree in Economics and a Minor in Business Administration.  Matt manages the maintenance division for RD Herbert and Sons. He has extensive training in leak detection, preventative maintenance, roof analysis, and customer service. Matt’s experience in the construction and building products industry totals 10 years with an emphasis on roofing, coatings, and building envelope solutions.  Daily job duties include estimating repairs, scheduling the repair technicians, customer relations, and obtaining new clients for the company.

The Maintenance Division’s goal is to provide the best experience for RD Herbert customers as possible. When someone calls the maintenance department they usually have a problem. The maintenance department’s goal is to provide a solution that fits the customer’s needs. While fixing leaks is our main job, we believe in Preventative Maintenance. PM is the single best way to extend a roofs life cycle.

Feel free to contact him:

Matt Bogosian: 615-394-1369

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Project Gallery

Check out our project gallery for a glimpse of our work.  These include projects from Commercial, Residential, Green Roof, Architectural Sheet Metal and Custom Metal Fabrication.  If you would like to see more on certain project, click on the photo and it will link to our website for additional photos and information.  Remember that this is only a small sample of what our company is capable of doing.

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