Residential Roofing

Your roof is your home's primary protection against the elements. Because we live here, we are very familiar with the area's weather con-ditions. We know the kind of roof systems that are needed to protect your home,

When you request a free estimate, we will design a system that is specifically taylored for your roof. And, we will install it, in accordance with the Gov-ernment's Building Codes, CertainTeed's require-ments for installing integrity roof sytems and our own procedures that we know are necessary to ensure that your new roof will have the appear-ance and provide the protection that you expect.

That is why CertainTeed is able to issue a 50-year, non-prorated, 12-year transferable warranty on the shingles and why we are comfortable giving customers a 3-year work-manship warranty.

Note: When we deliver our quote, we will explain the coverage of Certain-Teed's warranty and give with their brochure tht describes the war-ranty's coverage and conditions.

Here is what we do after you contact us for a "roof estimate": It begins with our initial visit to your home to conduct a site survey, where we obtain the dimensions of your roof and document unique items, like: dormers, cupolas, 'crickets', bay windows, etc. and other components on your roof, such as: chimneys, pipe penetrations, skylights, etc.

We, also, make a sketch of your roof and take photographs of the house and roof for use during the design of your roof.

Next, we use a computer aided design (cad) program to create an accurate, plan view drawing of your roof. This drawing will contain all of the information that was collected during the site survey. It also will identify the locations of the various roofing components that will be installed, such as: ridge vents, ridge caps, ice-water protection, starter shingles, drip-edge, flashing, etc..

We created a spreadsheet program specifically for developing a bill of materials (bom), all material and labor expenses and the suggested price of the job.

All that we hae to do is enter the total roof area, lengths of eaves, rakes, ridges, valleys, hips flashing, pipe vent quanties, special venting quanties and special item requirements.

The spreadsheet calculates all material that is required, including waste. It is designed to specify the minimum quantities per material item for the job. That translates to your not paying for more material than is actually needed. Our experience using this program is good.

We usually finish a job with one to two bundles of extra shingles, that we deliberately order to avoid having to travel to the supplier while a job is in progress. We don't charge customers for thoseshingles. And, we give the customer the option to be compensated for extra material that is theirsor they can keep it. We, always leave an extra bundle, at no charge to the customer, to have on-handfor when their might be a need of a repair in the future.

After reviewing the completed spread-sheet, we will prepare and print a written quote, a statement of work (SOW), which lists the material and tasks that will be executed to install your new roof, and a reference sheet. We will, then, contact you to arrange for a date and time, that is at your con-venience, to deliver our quote, SOW, etc. and show you shingle examples and other samples of the material that we will install.

What Comprises A Shingle Roof

Roof Components Diagram
Basic Components on a Shingle Roof

One essential roof component is not shown in the above image: starter shingles.

Starter shingles are installed at the very edge of the eaves of a roof. Their purpose is to ensure that the first row of the regular shingles installed on the roof are able to seal the eave edge.

They are installed on top of the ice & water protection with nails, at a nail-line, close to the edgeof the shingle. They have a 'sealant strip' on their top side that sticks to the underside of the shinglesthat are installed over them.

We install starter shingls on every shingle roof that we do. Plus, they are required to be installed on integrity roof systems to qualify for the manu-facturer's warranties.

Commercial Roofing

We install and repair roofs on small commercial buildings, which are typically less than 1,000 square feet.

These roofs are typically low slope or flat roof decks, requiring the use of a membrane roofing material.

Generally, we install some type of roll- shingle on low slope roofs and EPDM 'rubber' on flat roofs.

More At: Membrane Roofs

We also install standing seam metal roofing on commercial buildings.

More At: Metal Roofs

Of course, shingles are also used on commercial buildings. Usually, we install architectural style shingles on those roofs

More At: Shingle Roofs

Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirement and request a free quote for your commercial building.