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Review Date:October 05, 2011
Member:ANDREA CLARDY
JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
Categories:Roof Cleaning
Roofing
Services Performed:Yes
Work Completed Date:    September 15, 2011
Hire Again:Yes
Approximate Cost:$1,800.00
 
Description Of Work:
The roof of our house was examined for broken or loose slate tiles. Each damaged slate was replaced in the difficult way slate needs to be replaced. In addition, our very leaky garage roof was power washed and repaired. We had been advised by a contractor that the slates would all need to come off and the underpinnings repaired. Jason Doherty assured me he could make the garage roof water tight by properly repairing the roof. He was right. He explained to me the difference between the slate used on our house roof in 1937, which is very fragile, and a slate that looks similar but is more durable. He recommended the more durable slate and replaced a substantial portion of the roof tiles.
 
Member Comments:
We have a slate roof that has been badly repaired in the past. We had a garage with a seriously leaky slate roof and some accumulation of moss. Jason Doherty gave us a very reasonable estimate to repair both. When the job required much more time and much more slate than he had anticipated, he honored his estimate, replacing about twice as many slates on our house roof as he had anticipated and power-washing the garage roof in order to repair it. The garage no longer leaks. The roof on our home looks terrific. Jason and his associate arrived on time. They did the job efficiently and cleaned up carefully. I have recommended Jason Doherty to neighbors and would recommend him to anyone seeking a diligent, highly skilled roofer.
 
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Review Date:September 23, 2011
Member:Michael Gavin
BOSTON, MA
Categories:Roofing
Services Performed:Yes
Work Completed Date:    September 15, 2011
Hire Again:Yes
Approximate Cost:$9,000.00
 
Description Of Work:
Jason stripped the roof off of our Mansard Victorian in Boston, installed new roof vents, new ridge vent, ice shield, flashing around the skylights, chimney, and roof vents then installed new architectural 30-year warranty shingles. His cousin is a mason and stripped down our chimney that was falling over and rebuilt it straight as an arrow with the same bricks after cleaning them. Jason also repaired shingles that were wind damaged on the side of the mansard roof ( we only replaced the top because we are planning on installing slate on the sides).
 
Member Comments:
Jason could not fit a dumpster in our driveway and could only drop the shingles on one side of the house because there are gardens on the other three sides. He and his help took extreme care not to drop anything in the gardens putting in extra effort to carry the shingles to the driveway side of the house drop them to the driveway, pick them up and put them in big green bags from Waste management who took them away.

My experience with Jason was spectacular. For starter's his price for the roof was the lowest of all bids. He included the chimney work and still came in under the other roofing bids. The chimney quotes we were getting were in the range of $3000 just for the chimney and the work was stellar. Jason was available by phone at all times and worked well with email as well. The work was done promptly and the clean up was very very good. Again I can't stress enough the care taken in not damaging the surrounding gardens. I know Jason is skilled with slate and so when the condo association builds up the reserves we will go back to him for the slate work, no question. The roof looks great!
 
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Review Date:April 20, 2011
Member:Cheryl L Etu
Jamaica Plain, MA
Categories:Roofing
Services Performed:Yes
Work Completed Date:    November 15, 2010
Hire Again:Yes
Approximate Cost:$8,300.00
 
Description Of Work:
Complete slate roof restoration included the removal of old valleys and complete restoration of valleys, hips and ridge line with copper, replaced broken slates and re-flashed one chimney with copper.
 
Member Comments:
As a resident of Jamaica Plain, I received a copy of the Jamaica Plain Gazette in which Doherty Roofing advertises slate expertise. I am the owner of a building with a 100+ year old slate roof and had been looking for a slate specialist for some time. After looking at some local examples of Doherty's work, I was very impressed with the quality of workmanship. This impression was enhanced upon meeting Jason Doherty during a free and thorough estimate, which included several options taking price into consideration without compromising the quality of work. Jason is direct, his pricing is fair, his experience is extensive and his work ethic is stellar. I have happily had him work on two other copper and slate roof elements and continue to be completely impressed and totally satisfied. In this day and age it is rare and wonderful to find a true craftsman in any trade and Jason is just that.