old Victorian house needed a new roof. I interviewed every roofing
company in the city (or so it felt like). Young's was the winner:
They were responsive (most of the other guys weren't); they came
out on time (you'd assume that as a given, but turns out not to
be); they speak English (I myself am an immigrant, so don't have
issues with non-native speakers. But let's face it - being able
to communicate with your contractors is important); their estimate
was one of the most reasonably priced; they started the work when
they said they would; they finished in 3 days; they cleaned up
after themselves maniacally and daily; they were super nice to
work with. We could not be happier.
There are others out there we considered, but in the end these
guys were way better than anyone else.
- Fred A.
been some time since I have found a good and dependable roofing
company. I called several roofing contractors that I researched.
Some of them didn't even bother to call me back and this isn't
even the rainy season yet. That was disappointing because some
of them had good ratings on this site. I received 3 different
bids on my job. One estimator kept saying that it was going to
be a very difficult job and was rather over dramatic about the
situation. I believe that he was doing this to generate a higher
estimate. The other company was telling me all the steps that
he was going to go through to make a comparison with other companies.
Jesus, the estimator for Young's roofing, came out and gave me
the straight scoop on what needed to be done without all the fanfare.
He gave me a very reasonable bid for the job. I checked into the
company's license through CSLB and it came back good. Mr. Young
was very prompt in answering any questions I had concerning this
The Foreman, Lucio, came out with two assistants
and arrived at the job site right on time. They promptly went
to work on the area breaking down the old roof to clear the
area for the new material. This was a somewhat complicated job
as the old roof consisted of foam, tar, concrete and reinforcing
fence type wire, plus a metal liner that was all rusted out.
This area was also space restricted in a lightwell which made
things even tougher. I was impressed with the jovial attitude
that these workers used to accomplish this job. You could tell
that the men enjoyed what they were doing and they are very
hard working individuals. It was backbreaking work to strip
the area of the original roof that went back to when the house
was built back in the 1930's. The concrete was the old aggregate
type they used in sidewalks in decades past. It was really hard
to break up. They did it with a smile. I was very impressed.
After they got the old material broken and taken
away, there were gaps in the wooded base of the lightwell. Lucio
and Roberto carved some perfect pieces to fit the voided areas
and fitted the drain perfectly. Wow, it was a masterpiece of
a job! After that, they started attaching the underlayment and
torched on the M.B. membrane. They did a very thorough flashing
of the area to insure the water wouldn't leak in. I was extremely
satisfied with the job they did.
I would highly recommend Young's Roofing for
any roofing job you have! I will keep them at the top of my
list if I need any future roofing work. Reasonable prices, friendly
employees, and excellent communication are hallmarks of this
company and this one deserves your business.
- San Francisco V.
such inclement weather, it would be remiss of me not to recommend
They are a mixed bag of folks - the owner ("Steve"
- Steve Young - are you sure?) is Korean, the workers are mostly
Mexican and Guatemalan, and Didi, the sweetie who answers the
phone, is Mongolian.
Despite all these differences the job always
seems to get done right "Steve" has the thickest accent
and you may not understand him all the time - but he will understand
you. Just explain carefully exactly what you want and he will
make it happen - on time, on budget, and at a fair price.
We had a substantial and rather nightmarish
remodel done of the house, but the replacement of the roof was
a total breeze. Neat and tidy, overcoming some obstacles, and
ne'er a single leak. In some some subsequent work, Steve and
his posse were there in a couple of days and performed the work
at very reasonable prices.
They even took pity when someone STOLE the copper
downspout and replaced the pipe for labor-only - and secured
it so no one could STEAL it again! Can't argue with that!
- Kingpin X.
personally vouch for this place. I know the owner he is he nicest
guy ever. Very reasonable and understanding. tight crew and good
foreman. Also because it is a small family operated business they
always do their very best.
- DJ G.