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You are the customer. If your goal is to choose a real estate roof inspection company that will deliver high customer satisfaction and quality, you’ll feel confident in choosing a Diamond Certified roof inspector. Each has been rated Highest in Quality in the most accurate ratings process anywhere. And you’re always backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. Here’s why the Diamond Certified ratings and certification process will help you find a top-rated real estate roof inspection company and is unparalleled in its accuracy, rigor and usefulness:

1) Accuracy: All research is performed by live telephone interviews that verify only real customers are surveyed, so you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews.

2) Statistical Reliability: A large random sample of past customers is surveyed on an ongoing basis so the research results you see truly reflect a Diamond Certified company’s top-rated status.

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4) Guaranteed: Your purchase is backed up with mediation and the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee, so you can choose with confidence.

Click on the name of a Diamond Certified company above to read ratings results, researched articles and verbatim customer survey responses to help you make an informed decision.

More than 200,000 customers of local companies have been interviewed in live telephone calls, and only companies that score Highest in Quality in customer satisfaction–a 90+ on a 100 scale–as well as pass all of the credential-based ratings earn Diamond Certified. By requiring such a high score to qualify, the Diamond Certified program eliminates mediocre and poorly performing companies. Read detailed information about the ratings and certification process.

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DIAMOND CERTIFIED EXPERT CONTRIBUTORS IN THE Santa Cruz County – Real Estate – Roof Inspections CATEGORY

Steve Daddario is owner of Daddario Roofing Company, Inc., a Diamond Certified company since 2008. He can be reached at (831) 440-7000 or by email.

Steve Daddario

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Steve Daddario: Up on the Roof

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

CAPITOLA — After taking a break from college to focus on saving money, Steve Daddario figured he’d be back the following year. However, it wasn’t long before he encountered a totally different form of higher education. “At age 22, I was married and attending college with plans to become a minister,” he recounts. “When my wife and I found out we were expecting, I decided to take a year off from school to prepare for our upcoming expenses. A friend of mine was a roofer, and he offered to train me and give me some work, so I took him up on it.”

It didn’t take Steve long to realize he’d found his true calling up on the roof. “Once I got into the trade, I never looked back,” he says. “I really enjoyed being outside and working with my hands. I stuck with it and was contracting by the time I was 28. In 1982, I started life as a roofing contractor, and more than 30 years later, I’m still at it. It’s been quite a ride!”

Originally from Seattle, Washington, Steve resides today in Santa Cruz with his wife, Dawn, where he appreciates the laid-back atmosphere. “I enjoy living in Santa Cruz; it has a really mellow, small-town feel, as opposed to the hustle and bustle of San Jose, where I previously lived for about 20 years. Plus, I love to surf, so it’s really a perfect place for me.”

When he’s not out catching waves, Steve spends most of his time outside of work fishing, playing music and hanging out with family. “Dawn and I have three adult children and two grandsons, all of whom live in the Bay Area, so we get together pretty often for birthdays and holidays. I also love to go fly fishing when I get a chance, as well as play bass guitar for our church worship team. I was in a Christian band for about 10 years that did prison ministry, performing for inmates throughout Central and Northern California, so music has been a pretty important part of my life.”

In regard to his life and career, Steve espouses the importance of treating others well. “Early in my career, I promised myself that if I ever went into business, I would regard people as more important than profits,” he explains. “That continues to be a core value for me, which I think is why our company feels more like a family than a business. I find when you treat people with respect and reward them—both tangibly with money and intangibly with praise—they develop a sense of pride and ownership, which results in better morale and performance.”

When asked what his future retirement might look like, Steve says he’ll have no trouble finding uses for the extra time. “I’d like to do some more traveling, surfing and fishing. I’ll also invest more time toward people, whether in my personal friendships, my church or charitable activities.”

Ask Me Anything!

Q: Do you have a favorite band or musician?
A: A few of my favorites are Tower of Power, James Taylor and Weather Report.

Q: What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
A: Work out and read a good book.

Q: What’s your favorite holiday?
A: Easter, because of its religious significance.

Q: What’s your favorite local restaurant?
A: The Crow’s Nest Restaurant in Santa Cruz.

Q: What’s your favorite season?
A: Fall. Things get less crowded in town, but the weather is still good, as are the waves.

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Deciding Whether to Repair or Replace Your Roof

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Know What You Want
Researching What You Need Before Hiring a Santa Cruz County Home Roof Inspection Company

Before choosing a roof inspection company in Santa Cruz County, carefully consider several different factors. Before you begin your research, you should write down everything that you are looking for in a real estate roof inspections service provider.
Following are several questions that you should carefully consider before you make your final choice regarding a real estate roof inspections company.

  • Do I want a Diamond Certified roof inspection company that is rated best in quality and backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee?
  • What is my budget?
  • What is the projected time frame for completion of the roof inspection by the real estate roof inspection company in Santa Cruz County, including the larger cities of Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Scotts Valley, and Capitola?
  • Why do I need the roof inspected?
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What To Ask In Person
Questions to Consider When Speaking in Person with a Real Estate Roof Inspection Company in Santa Cruz County

After you have called different real estate roof inspection companies from Santa Cruz County, including the larger cities of Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Scotts Valley and Capitola, on the phone, it is time to interview your top selections in person. You may want to consider asking the following questions:

  1. Is payment for the roof inspection expected upon completion?
  2. Will you provide me with a written contract that includes payment instructions and total price?
  3. Does your Santa Cruz County real estate roof inspection company have references that I can contact who have used your inspection services?
  4. How does your roof inspection company calculate pricing for roof inspections?
  5. What is your track record with customer complaints?
  6. What is your time frame for starting the project?
  7. Can you provide a list of former customers as references?
  8. How do you operate: do you have employees or do you hire subcontractors?
  9. Are you a current member of any local and national roofing associations?
  10. In the event that your equipment damages my property, who is liable?
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  • What To Ask References
    Ask These Questions with Previous Customers of Roof Inspection Services in Santa Cruz County

    It’s best to find a Diamond Certified real estate roof inspection service provider because all certified companies have passed an in-depth ratings process that most other companies can’t pass. If you want quality from a real estate roof inspector in Santa Cruz County and the greater Bay Area, you can have confidence choosing a Diamond Certified company. Diamond Certified reports are available online for all certified companies. And you’ll never be fooled by fake reviews. That’s because all research is performed in live telephone interviews of actual customers.
    If you can’t locate a Diamond Certified real estate roof inspection company within reach, you’ll have to do some research on your own. If you do, it’s wise to call some references provided by your real estate roof inspection service provider. Keep in mind, though, that references provided to you by the real estate roof inspection company are not equal in value to the large random sample of customers surveyed during the Diamond Certified ratings process. That’s because references given to customers from companies are cherry-picked instead of randomly selected from all their customers. So the contractors will likely give you a few customers to call that they know are satisfied.
    If you do call references on your own, specifically ask for a list of the company’s 10 most recent customers. This will help avoid them giving you the names of only customers they know were satisfied.

    1. Would you recommend this roof inspection service provider to your friends and family?
    2. Were you completely satisfied with the services from (real estate roof inspection company name)?
    3. If you need a roof inspection in the future, will you consider hiring this real estate roof inspection company again?
    4. Did the roof inspection company manager keep you up to date with the status of the inspection? Or did you have to call to get information?
    5. If you live in one of the smaller cities such as Bonny Doon, Brackney, Majors, Mission Springs, Aptos Hills, Soquel, and Laurel, did they charge extra to travel to your home?
    6. Did the roof inspection company finish the work on time?
    7. Did the real estate roof inspection service provider show up on time?
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  • Review Your Options
    Locate and Hire a Good Santa Cruz County Real Estate Roof Inspection Company

    The Diamond Certified symbol has been awarded to companies that scored Highest in Quality in an accurate ratings process.

    Once you’ve carefully considered your options in local real estate roof inspection companies, answer the following questions to help you choose the best company for you:

    1. Can the real estate roof inspection companies in Santa Cruz County meet your needs when it comes to scheduling, customer service, and experience?
    2. Is the real estate roof inspection service provider from Santa Cruz County, including the larger cities of Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Scotts Valley, and Capitola, knowledgeable about roof inspections for your type of roof and/or building?
    3. Is the company sensitive to your budget?
    4. Do the roof inspection service providers offer satisfaction guarantees to back up their work?
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  • How To Work With
    Signing a Contract with Santa Cruz County Real Estate Roof Inspection Companies

    Now that you’ve found the local real estate roof inspection service provider that meets all your needs, it’s the perfect time to request a written contract. This contract should include written details on the price as well as the job start date and intended completion date.
    When signing the contract, be sure to write in special requests or verbal agreements. This will protect you. It also ensures you get the services you have agreed on. Once the contract is written to your satisfaction, both you and the contractor should sign and date the document. Once the work is completed, do a final inspection together to verify that your expectations were met.
    Before you sign the contract, be sure to read and understand all the terms and limitations. The contract you sign is binding. It should also protect your property and interests, as well as those of your contractor. For this reason, never sign a blank or incomplete estimate.
    Being Prepared for Your Roof Inspection
    Professional real estate roof inspection service providers in Santa Cruz County, including the smaller cities of Beulah Park, Boulder Creek, Ellicott, La Selva Beach, Mount Hermon, and Opal Cliffs, are able to handle the large and small aspects of their work. But there are a few things that you can do in preparation to their arrival and while the work is in progress to help their job go more smoothly.

    • Keep children and pets away from the area.

    Your roof inspection service providers will be focused on the work at hand. They shouldn’t have to watch out for children and pets before, during, or after the work.

    • Provide parking space for work trucks.

    Some real estate roof inspection companies have large work trucks that may require more parking space than average vehicles. Be sure leave adequate space for them to park near or around the work place where they will be providing the roof inspection.

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  • Be a Good Customer
    Being a Reliable Real Estate Roof Inspections Company Customer in Santa Cruz County

    It’s the roof inspection provider’s responsibility to inspect your roof using the best possible techniques. But you play a big part in the success of your real estate roof inspection service provider, too. Here are a few simple steps you can take to be a good customer when hiring a Santa Cruz County real estate roof inspector.
    Be honest and upfront with the real estate roof inspection company. Let them know what you want from your real estate roof inspection provider, the long-term outcome you’re expecting and specific ways they can satisfy your expectations.

    • Before you hire a roof inspection company in Santa Cruz County, including the larger cities of Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Scotts Valley and Capitola, any representative your understanding of the agreement. Most problems with local real estate roof inspection service providers occur because of a breakdown in communication. By being clear about your expectations and theirs, you can avoid most conflicts.
    • Ask your real estate roof inspection company if you should call to check on the progress or if he will call you with updates.
    • Be sure your service representative has a phone number where they can reach you at all times while they’re inspecting your roof. The work will move along more smoothly if your real estate roof inspection service provider can reach you for any necessary updates, questions or work authorizations.
    • When your contractor contacts you, return calls promptly to keep the real estate roof inspection on schedule.
    • Pay for the real estate roof inspection company’s work as soon as possible.
    • Remember, a friendly smile goes a long way!

    Why would you want to be a good customer? Real estate roof inspection companies in Santa Cruz County appreciate customers who are straightforward, honest and easy to work with. Your good customer behavior sets the tone from your end and creates an environment conducive to a good relationship. Things may very well go smoother and any problems may be more easily resolved.

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Check The Work
Use the Invoice to Verify the Completed Real Estate Roof Inspection Company's Work

When the real estate roof inspection service provider’s work is completed, most professional roofing contractors will give you a written invoice that details the completed work. This invoice usually includes:

  • The real estate roof inspection company’s name, physical address, and license umber
  • A list of all services performed
  • The total cost of roof inspection services, including the amount due for labor, if any
  • Any applicable guarantees provided by the real estate roof inspection company

It’s wise to compare the completed work against the invoice. Make sure that the roof inspection was completed to your satisfaction. If you have questions about the work that was done, this is the time to ask.

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Written Warranties
Top Service Requests from Real Estate Roof Inspection Companies

Real estate roof inspection service providers in Santa Cruz County provide inspections for all types of roofs. Following is a list of the most popular roof inspections.
Commercial Roof Inspections
This is a reference to roofs used for commercial buildings. Metal roofing is a popular type of roofing system used on many commercial buildings.
Residential Roof Inspections
This is a roofing system for housing units.
Asphalt Roof Inspections

Real estate roof inspection service providers in Santa Cruz County provide inspections for all types of roofs. Following is a list of the most popular roof inspections.
Commercial Roof Inspections
This is a reference to roofs used for commercial buildings. Metal roofing is a popular type of roofing system used on many commercial buildings.
Residential Roof Inspections
This is a roofing system for housing units.
Asphalt Roof Inspections
These are roofs that are created from asphalt shingles. The most popular type of roof, asphalt shingles provide durability, quality, versatility and economy.
Shingle Roof Inspections
These are roofs made out of shingles. Shingles are a roof covering that consists of individual overlapping elements. Usually these elements are flat rectangular shapes that are laid in rows from the bottom edge of the roof and up.
Rental Property Roof Inspections
There are many different roofing systems used for rental property. A roofing specialist can work closely with you to help determine your needs and concerns in order to help you decide which roofing system will work best for you.
Membrane Roof Inspections
Otherwise known as a flat roof, membrane roofs are low-pitched roofs that allow the water to run off due to a slight inclination. The material that is used to cover the flat roof is known as a membrane.
Metal Roof Inspections
This is a roofing system that is made from metal pieces or tiles. Often a metal roof is referred to as a tin roof.
Industrial Building Roof Inspections
This is the covering on the top part of an industrial building that protects the building from the effects of weather. The characteristics of the roof vary and are dependent on the purpose of the building that it covers.
Retail Building Roof Inspections
This is a roof used for a retail building. Most retail building roof systems have life expectancies of 30 years or more. They are highly durable, long-lasting roof systems.
Public Building Roof Inspections
This is the covering on the top part of a public building that protects it from the effects of weather.

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Top 10 Requests
Top Service Requests from Real Estate Roof Inspection Companies

Real estate roof inspection service providers in Santa Cruz County provide inspections for all types of roofs. Following is a list of the most popular roof inspections.
Commercial Roof Inspections
This is a reference to roofs used for commercial buildings. Metal roofing is a popular type of roofing system used on many commercial buildings.
Residential Roof Inspections
This is a roofing system for housing units.
Asphalt Roof Inspections
These are roofs that are created from asphalt shingles. The most popular type of roof, asphalt shingles provide durability, quality, versatility and economy.
Shingle Roof Inspections
These are roofs made out of shingles. Shingles are a roof covering that consists of individual overlapping elements. Usually these elements are flat rectangular shapes that are laid in rows from the bottom edge of the roof and up.
Rental Property Roof Inspections
There are many different roofing systems used for rental property. A roofing specialist can work closely with you to help determine your needs and concerns in order to help you decide which roofing system will work best for you.
Membrane Roof Inspections
Otherwise known as a flat roof, membrane roofs are low-pitched roofs that allow the water to run off due to a slight inclination. The material that is used to cover the flat roof is known as a membrane.
Metal Roof Inspections
This is a roofing system that is made from metal pieces or tiles. Often a metal roof is referred to as a tin roof.
Industrial Building Roof Inspections
This is the covering on the top part of an industrial building that protects the building from the effects of weather. The characteristics of the roof vary and are dependent on the purpose of the building that it covers.
Retail Building Roof Inspections
This is a roof used for a retail building. Most retail building roof systems have life expectancies of 30 years or more. They are highly durable, long-lasting roof systems.
Public Building Roof Inspections
This is the covering on the top part of a public building that protects it from the effects of weather.

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Glossary Of Terms
FAQ for Pre-Sale Roof Inspection Service Customers

Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified real estate roof inspection company?

Q: Why choose a Diamond Certified real estate roof inspection company?
A: Diamond Certified helps you choose a local real estate roof inspection service provider with confidence by offering a list of top-rated local companies who have passed the country’s most in-depth rating process. Only real estate roof inspection companies rated Highest in Quality earn the prestigious Diamond Certified award. Most companies can’t pass the ratings. American Ratings Corporation also monitors every Diamond Certified company with ongoing research and ratings. And your purchase is backed by the Diamond Certified Performance Guarantee. So you’ll feel confident choosing a Diamond Certified real estate roof inspection company.

Q: What is included in a roof report?
A: Usually a written description of the roof, any recommendations for repairs or replacement, and a photo page with pictures of the roof are included in a typical roof report.

Q: How do I know if I need a new roof?
A: A roof inspector can inspect a roof to determine if there are missing, curling, or cracked shingles, rotting wood, leaking water after heavy rains, or stains on interior walls or ceilings. Any of these problems indicate you might need a roof replacement.

Q: Do I need to vent my roof?
A: Heat radiates down into your home and makes it significantly warmer. This can cause shingles to prematurely fail. Proper venting does alleviate this problem.

Q: When is a roof inspection needed?
A: Most roofing companies recommend two roof inspections per year. An inspection in the autumn helps ensure that minor problems don’t become major problems due to the pressure of rain, ice, and snow. A spring inspection evaluates any damage done during the winter that might prove costly following heavy spring rains.

Q: How much does a roof inspection cost?
A: This depends on the type of roof, the size of the home or building, and the company. Typices prices range from $150 to $500.

Q: Who pays for the roof inspection?
A: Usually the buyer pays for the inspection. However, this can be arranged differently depending on the terms of your real estate purchase.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Consumer Agencies for Home Roof Inspections

Associated Roofing Contractors of The Bay Area Counties (ARCBAC) (http://www.arcbac.org/)
Better Business Bureau (BBB) (http://www.bbb.com/)
Contractors State License Board (CSLB) (http://www.cslb.ca.gov/)
California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) (www.dca.ca.gov)…

Associated Roofing Contractors of The Bay Area Counties (ARCBAC) (http://www.arcbac.org/)
Better Business Bureau (BBB) (http://www.bbb.com/)
Contractors State License Board (CSLB) (http://www.cslb.ca.gov/)
California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) (www.dca.ca.gov)

National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) (http://www.nrca.net/)
Slate Roofing Contractors Association (SRCA) (http://www.slateroofers.org/)
Tile Roofing Institute (TRI) (http://www.tileroofing.org/)
Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) (http://www.wsrca.com/)

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