A third party roofer was at my neighbor's home to to address an emergency leak.
I asked the principal of that company if he could take a look at my plumbing stack to make sure it was sealed.
The roofer inspected and told me that in addition to the above he found 3 other deficiencies (small sections of shingles, flat roof and top of chimney) that if not attended to would result in major problems. He quoted me $1,300 which he claimed was half price because he was working next door.
I called Tony at Bathurst Roofing and he offered to come out and take a look. As Tony was in the area he came by same day and inspected my roof. Tony Told me that zero work was required now and that he should take a look at my roof in 4-5 years and wished my a good day.
Tony was recommended to me when i purchased my house by the home inspector who is a P. Eng. and did do some shingle and siding work for me which I was very satisfied with.
Sadly me neighbor did not take me up on an offer for several referrals. Their job was done in 2 hours at a cost of $3,500 and apparently should have cost $1,200.
It pays to shop around....
I have taken the time to write this as it is increasingly rare to find honest trades.
Thank you Tony.