REPLACING YOUR ROOF
It may be hard to see the benefits of replacing your roof, since it's an area that only quietly contributes to the aesthetic appeal of your home. However we urge getting annual inspections for roofs over the age of 10 years. As your roof ages, it devalues the appearance, but more importantly effects the performance of your home, which can mean water infiltration, damaged sheathing, and mold problems. Our roofing specialists focus in on what needs to be done to keep the elements where they belong - OUTSIDE. We certify all of our crews and get them backed by the manufacturers we work with to ensure that we can offer the highest warranties in our field, and that it is there when it counts. We even go as far as to get them certified in attic ventilation to guard against stagnant air in the attic, ensure proper air flow, keep out mold and deliver a healthier, longer lasting roof!
TYPES OF ROOFING SYSTEMS WE OFFER
The most common of roofing materials in America are asphalt shingles, due to their versatility in different climates, variety of different styles, wind resistancy, and overall affordability. They are also easy to install and repair, should this ever be the case. Different manufacturers offer different shingle types, and it is important that the shingles pass the ASTM D3161, Class F (110 mph) or ASTM D7158, Class H (150 mph) wind tests and the AC438 durability test. These shingles are available in many different styles, ranging from the 3-tab 25 year asphalt, to the widely recognized and recommended Lifetime Architectural roof, which is made to replicate cedar shake.
Metal roofs have a proven performance record of over 50 years and panels that interlock to provide for the maximum level of wind resistance. These roofs use concealed fasteners and are offered in a wide range of different colors. Most products offer a lifetime warranty and are available with heat barrier finishes, which should be considered in certain climates due to the conductive properties of metal. These types of roofing systems are usually not as quiet as asphalt or cedar during rain storms, which often times is overlooked in the research process. The pricing of these systems are higher than asphalt and should be compared to roofing systems which offer similar warranties.
Flat roofing has come a long way from it's start with tar and gravel application. It is now available in PVC, EPDM, and TPO materials. Please speak with one of our flat roof specialists to discuss which option may be best for you.