Roofing Warranties Explained

Do you know what kind of roofing warranty you have?  Is it for material defects only?  Does it cover labor or misapplication?  Does it cover a full dollar amount or is it prorated?

These are among the most important questions to ask when getting a new roof because they can mean a significant difference in quality, longevity, and the amount you would have to pay for any fix in the future.

Get an Excellent Roof with These 5 Tips for Selecting a Roofing Contractor

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The most common ways that homeowners find roofing contractors is through referral or internet reviews.  These contractors then visit the home, assess the roof in question, discuss options with the homeowners, and either provide an estimate right then or within the next 24 hours.

Choosing an honest and reliable contractor who will provide you with the kind of craftsmanship you most want is of the utmost importance.  Sometimes understanding a roofing estimate or comparing multiple estimates can be a tough task.  This article intends to give the most effective tips we’ve gathered from our experience in this industry to ensure you get the contractor who is right for you.

Why Do We Need to Re-sheet Over the Existing Shiplap on My Roof?

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You’ve decided it’s time to replace your roof.  After receiving a few estimates, some (or all) of the roofing contractors propose to tear off your existing roofing material and re-sheet with plywood.

If you’re wondering why the roofers can’t just install new shingles and roofing accessories over your existing roof deck, this article will guide you through one of the most common reasons: your roof deck may be shiplap.

Can I Re-Roof During The Winter?

Roofing In Winter There are many concerns on whether its safe to re-roof during the winter months. There are many factors that come into play which determine if a home or business owner should wait until Summer to re-roof or go ahead and re-roof during winter. It is important to understand however that the answer is yes, you can safely re-roof during the winter.

GAF offers these winter roof protection tips on KHQ-TV

Asphalt Roofing Shingle Comparison Guide

A great comparison between asphalt roofing shingles

Compare-asphalt-roofing-shinglesIf you are a consumer looking for the best asphalt shingle, then you have come to the right place. This article is intended to break down the features of asphalt composition laminated shingles produced by the major brands in the United States. There are so many styles of shingles to choose from and everybody seems to be promising the world. We are going to lay all of them out on the table, show you what they have to offer, and then you can decide what is best for your roofing project. We will cover the three basic composition shingle styles from each manufacturer which include 3 tab, architectural laminates and key-cut or tri-laminate roofing shingles.

The typical factors that are important to a homeowner when choosing a roofing shingle are:  price points, true life expectancy, wind ratings (rated in mph), and color selection. These are all extremely important issues, but I would consider them surface issues. There are additional areas of a roofing shingle that play into its performance, longevity and price. Some of those factors are: how the shingle is made, is it an AR (algae resistant) rated shingle, the weight of the material, how wide is the nailing strip, pitch of the roof the product is installed on, what type of warranty does the shingle carry and what type of wind rating does it carry. When you purchase a new roof you want a shingle that is going to be aesthetically appealing on your home but will also perform well in the type of weather your particular city or region experiences.

Important Questions To Ask Your Roofing Contractor

 

It is important that you ask questions of a potential contractor so that you can feel confident that you have chosen the right contractor for the job.  Getting answers to your questions will also make sure that you know what to expect so you don’t face any unpleasant surprises.  Here are a few questions that will enable you to make a more informed decision when choosing a roofing contractor (link to http://www.roofmaster.net).