- 1 What is the best way to keep my roof in good condition?
- 2 How do I know when it is the right time to replace or repair my roof?
- 3 Why are there dark spots on my roof, which is only five to ten years old?
- 4 What should I look for and expect in a roofing contract?
- 5 How do I know if I can trust my contractor?
What is the best way to keep my roof in good condition?
To protect and keep your roof in good condition, ensure that all of your flashings, roof penetrations and valleys, such as vents, pipes and chimney, are inspected annually to ensure they are in good condition. You should also make sure that the gutters are always clean to keep the water flowing. Our materials protect your home the way a roof should and we have eco-friendly roofing systems for multiple types of properties. The Weather Stopper Integrated Roofing System provides superior protection against weather, pests and debris. And because we only offer the best quality materials, customers don’t run the risk of choosing a lower quality product.
How do I know when it is the right time to replace or repair my roof?
Most shingle roofs last about 20-25 years. Longevity will depend on the type of gravel installed and whether the old roofing material has been removed to the original wood decking prior to installation. When you notice that your shingles are starting to curl or discolor, and there are pebbles at the bottom of your downspouts, it may be time to consider repairs. We believe that the customer knows best, and we will provide expert advice to help ensure your roofing system meets your needs. And we’ll help you find an easy and affordable payment plan that fits your budget.
Why are there dark spots on my roof, which is only five to ten years old?
The cause of the black spots is blue-green algae. This happens in very wooded areas where there is a lot of moisture and no sunlight. The only thing that can fix this problem is to choose a clapboard made of zinc and copper. Most shingles manufacturers only warrant their shingles against these algae for 10 years, but some offer a 15 to 25 year warranty.
What should I look for and expect in a roofing contract?
First and foremost, hire a company with a proven track record that offers workers compensation insurance to its employees. Second, make sure they are certified installers with the clapboard manufacturer. GAF & Certainteed offer extended warranties on Labor & Material for 25 years. This means that if the roof leaks due to poor workmanship or defective materials, you are 100% covered by GAF or Certainteed. A roof is a long-term investment and you should choose wisely. You may get a lower price from a “Pick-up Truck Tommy”, but they’re unlikely to be around if you run into problems after installation.
Make sure you understand the verbiage of the contract. Is Shingles Removal Included? You have to consider things like subfloor and ice and water shield. Is there a clause for replacing wooden roofs included in advance? These are the key considerations for any roof replacement contract. While we have completed many very large commercial projects, the heart of our business is with our residential customers. We have a history of reliable service and we never accept down payments for work. The invoice will only be sent after completion and when we have ensured that the customer is completely satisfied.
How do I know if I can trust my contractor?
You should make sure that your roofing contractor is licensed by the state and your local municipality. It is also important that the roofer has appropriate employee and liability insurance and is a certified installer of the manufacturer’s products. For example, the GAF Golden Pledge Limited Warranty can only be given by Certified Master Elite Installers. Our employees are factory certified by Certaintete and GAF, ensuring correct installation. Serving Montgomery, Delaware and Chester counties for over 20 years, we are fully affiliated and insured, giving your facility complete protection with $5 million liability coverage. All work is covered by a full, non-prorated 25 year labor and materials warranty backed by GAF or Certainteed.
Jim Miller Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc.
Serving the western suburbs of Philadelphia, Delaware and New Jersey.