A New Roof for My Mom

When my mom decided to have a new roof put on her house, I was surprised with the price she told me she was quoted. I don’t know much about roofing. Actually, I don’t know anything at all about it. Still, I knew that no reputable and professional roofing contractor in Brooklyn would charge such a low price. When I had her show me the estimate, I understood why it was so low. She had not gotten the estimate from a professional roofing company at all. Instead, it was just a handwritten estimate on a piece of paper, and it was just signed with a person’s name rather than a company name.

When I asked my mom how she found this person, she said that she had answered an ad in the paper for a roofer. I did not want her pay money to someone who possibly did not have the training or expertise to give her the roof that she wanted. Read more