How to select a contractor like a professional

Learn how to vet a contractor as the professionals do

Hiring the wrong contractor can be a costly and frustrating problem. In this article, we will discuss some of the things professionals do when selecting and vetting a contractor. While there is no foolproof guaranteed way to make sure you don't get ripped off, the steps described in this article can help you change the odds in your...

What you need to know about the roof BEFORE you buy a house

ts notBy Henry Staggs, RRO

April 9th,2020

What you need to know about the roof  BEFORE you buy a house

Buying a house is stressful

It's not exactly a great revelation that purchasing a home is a stressful event in life. The searching, the walk thoughts, the negotiations, the financing, and the inspections. All are coming at you fast and can be very overwhelming. Its...

The Tile Roof Institute (TRI)


By Henry Staggs, RRO



The Tile Roof Institute, who are they, and why does it matter to you? 


Who are they?

The Tile Roof Institute has been around since 1971, started California by people who wanted to provide better standards for the tile roofing industry. Originally called the National Tile Roofing...

Bid Day Surprise

Bid Day Surprise OR SHOCK!

By Henry Staggs, RRO


Getting a new roof, whether you are a homeowner or a commercial building owner, is a huge undertaking and very expensive. Especially when its done wrong, and you don't get the right roof or roofer. Most people on the buying end of the deal know very little about roofing, so they lean on what they know, which is cost...

What is the hardest part of roof maintenance?

What is the hardest part of roof maintenance?


The hardest part of maintaining a roof is getting up there and doing it. Not the "doing it" part, that is pretty easy. It's the "getting up" there part that seems to be the problem with most building owners. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Until there is a leak, and then suddenly, the roof is the only thing on the building owner's...

Minimum elements of a contract

2010 Arizona Revised StatutesTitle 32 - Professions and Occupations32-1158 Minimum elements of a contract

32-1158. Minimum elements of a contract

A. From and after December 31, 1992 until December 31, 2007, any contract in an amount of more than one thousand dollars and less than one hundred fifty thousand dollars entered into between a contractor and the owner of a property to be...

Read this BEFORE hiring a roofer

I found this article the other day and could not resist adding my own two cents, having been a contractor for nearly three decades, I know how the game is played. This article is a great learning tool to help owners understand why these “how-to” articles on the subject of hiring contractors are not as good as they seem.

The simple fact is that this is marketing, the contractor who...

A case for financing your HOA roofing project

A case for financing your HOA roofing project   I am not a financial advisor; this article is not intended to be financial advice, always seek advice from a qualified professional.   Since I am a qualified expert on the topic of roofing and reroofing projects, this article will be about the advantages of doing a large roof project at one time as opposed to phasing it out over several years.    It...

Bid Rigging

What is bid Rigging?


Call me crazy, that honesty is good business, in my opinion. I realize that the word "honest" is subjective, and there are all sorts of grey areas that people travel in and around. At the end of the day, we all have a basic understanding of what is right and what is wrong. "Its just business" is the thing the guys say in the mobster movies just before he...