A new roof is a roof that is installed on new construction, such as: new houses, town houses, sheds & outbuildings and commercial buildings.
Roofing shingles are manufactured from various materials, such as: asphalt, slate and wood. 'Artificial' shingles are, also available, as slate and shake shingles.
We install all types of shingles. Our specialty is architectural (dimensional) style shingles.
They are comprised of a fiber glass base that is sandwiched between a water proofing asphalt layer with fillers for stabilization.
The weather-side of our shingles are covered with opaque granules. The granules protect the shingles from damage from the harmfull ultraviolet rays of the sun. Some granules have a ceramic color coating for decorative purposes.
All of the shingles that we use have a layer of copper that helps them resist algae growth.
If a customer insists on having 3-tab style shingles, we will comply. However, we always attempt to convert them to sel- ecting the architectural style by showing them examples of the two styles and pointing out the broad range of a colors and shading that are available for the architectural shingles.
We, also, explain that even though the cost of eiter shingle style is about the same, installing a 3-tab shingled roof will cost more than an architectural shingle roof, because of the additional amount of labor that's required to install them.
All customers who selected architectural style shingles appreciated our expertise in guiding them with their decision.
A re-roof is a new roof that is installed after the existing roof is stripped down to the roof deck.
We are qualified by our shingle man- ufacturer, CertainTeed, to install high quality roofs known as "Integrity Roof Systems".
They are installed in accordance with CertainTeed's conditions, that requires using shingle master applicator work- force and specifies the material that must be used.
They are the kind of roofs we install, reg- ularly, and are covered by an extensive warranty issued by CertainTeed.
We will advise you whether or not your new roof can qualify for the 50-year warranty and what we will do to install one that will.
Most roofs only need a proper ventilation component installed, such as adding ridge vents or another type of roof vents. All of that will be included in our writen quote and statement of work that we will give you.
After your roof is completed, we will register your roof with the manufacturer, who will send a copy of the warranty to you and us.
In addition to the manufacturer's war- ranty, we provide a three year warrranty on our workmanship. As part of this warranty coverage, we check on the status of the new roofs we install, at least yearly, to ensure that they are trouble free. And, if a problem is discovered or reported, during that warranty period, we will repair them at no charge to our customer.
Membrane roofs are typically installed on low slope roof decks (2/12 pitch or less)and other roofs where shingles should not be installed.
There are several kinds of single-ply, membrane roofing materials in use; however, our preference for this locality is EPDM 'rubber'. Unless otherwise requested, we install 60 mil thick EPDM.
EPDM is a non-reinforced material. A polyester scrim reinforced material is available. EPDM is available in black and white colors.
When EPDM is installed on a properly prepared roof deck, it provides a trouble free roof for years, if care is taken to prevent the material from being com- promise by people walking on it or from foreign objects falling on it. Even so, it's relatively easy to effect repairs using tape, patches of EPDM and sealants.
An EPDM roof is cost effective, when compared with other single-ply roofing materials.
A roof that is installed over an existing roof is called a roof-over. People often request them, because they are less expensive to install than a re-roof.
However, we do not quote or install roof-overs. The reason for that is that the condition of the of the existing roof system can not be establised, which exposes us to our being held liable for roof problems that may occur later due to those unknowns.
Also, we would not be able to provide a warranty for the replacement roof, which would not be in the customer's best interest.
Metal roofs are very popular, because of their longevity and the relatively low maintenance requirement.
Metal roofing material is quite versatile and can be installed on steep or low sloped conventional or complex roofs.
Modern metal roofing material consists of custom cut, baked enamel coated aluminum or steel panel sections or strips. They have a smooth, textured finish or pre-formed to look like conventional shingles or clay tiles. And, they are available in many popular colors, as well as, traditional, unfinished metal panels, including copper.
Primarily, because of their cost,metal roofs were installed on commercial or out-buildings. Now, the price of a metal roof is about 67% more than an asphalt shingle roof.
Contact us to arrange for a free quote to install an attractive metal roof on your residence or business. Remember, our re-roof quotes are free.