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Top Four Commercial Roofing Materials

By Aaliyah Arthur

Commercial Roofing

Commercial Roofing

The success of any business is not only dependent on the quality of services or products offered, but also on the condition and safety of the premises, one of the best ways to enhance the status of commercial buildings is to invest in quality roofing.

EPDM Material

EPDM is versatile and durable. Though expensive, it is relatively easier to install, repair, and maintain than most conventional materials, and it has a superior ability to resist hail, thermal shock, and ultraviolet rays. The sheets have a width of up to 50 feet.

Thermoplastic Material

Thermoplastic Material, or TOP, is one of the fastest growing sheltering systems in the world today. It has a cutting edge in the market because it can withstand both high and low temperatures. It is also important to note that this material is resistant to ozone, ultraviolet light, and chemical exposure, making it an ideal choice for chemical companies. A TOP roof can last for more than two decades if well maintained.

Photovoltaic Solar Panels – Commercial Roofing

The high-energy cost is pushing homeowners and businesses to come up with alternative ways of reducing their expenditure on energy. Photovoltaic solar panel roofing systems are one popular solution.  Though expensive, this type of roof will substantially reduce a business’ operating costs by conserving energy and promoting environmental wellness.

Green Commercial Roofing

Just like photovoltaic solar panels, green shelter systems help to save energy and curtail the effects of global warming and climate change. They are made up of a water resistant membrane that is then covered with soil and vegetation. Green roofing creates an urban heat island effect that absorbs solar energy. These are the four core systems that entrepreneurs can use to protect their building from water damage.

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GAF Roofing Shingles

By Steven Briesemeister

GAF Roofing

GAF Roofing

GAF Materials, creators of GAF roof shingles, was founded in 1886 and has grown to be North America’s largest commercial and residential roofing manufacturer after approaching $2 billion in sales. Among the many recognitions that GAF roofing shingles have received include three straight years as being selected for Life Magazine’s “Dream House.” Among the recognitions given by Home Builders include #1 in shingle and ridge vent quality, #1 for innovation for shingles and ridge ventilation and #1 shingle brand used. There are many brands of GAF roof shingles to choose from.

Grand Timberline GAF Roofing Shingles

Grand Timberline GAF roofing shingles are offered at a fraction of the cost of regular wood shakes. They are 33% thicker and up to 50% larger, feature highly contrasted color blends, which results in a dimensional look. Their super heavyweight construction provides for ultimate durability while the custom specified, Micro Weave core provides excellent protection. These shingles feature a Class A fire and wind rating from Underwriters Laboratories. Algae protection combined with a lifetime limited transferable warranty round out the features of these shingles.

Camelot GAF Roof Shingles

They feature super heavyweight PLUS construction, which features up to a 60% increase in thickness compared with many other premium asphalt shingles. They also feature the Micro Weave core for added protection, Class A fire and wind ratings from Underwriters Laboratories and Algae protection. A special double row of Dura Grip adhesive secures each shingle and it warranted to withstand winds up to 110mph.

Sentinel GAF Roof Shingles

These are the basic GAF shingles, which currently protect over one million homes throughout the nation. They feature a strong Micro Weave core for durability and Dura Grip adhesive to secure each shingle. The Sentinel shingles offer a 20 year limited transferable warranty.

Royal Sovereign GAF Roof Shingles

These shingles are among the most preferred fiberglass strip shingle in their class. Features include an extra-strong Micro Weave core for durability and a 25 year limited transferable warranty. These shingles can be installed over an existing roof and they feature Dura Grip adhesive seals for each shingle.

Marquis WeatherMax GAF Roof Shingles

These popular 3-tab shingles provide all-weather performance. Their super heavyweight design and Micro Weave core assist the shingles to resist tearing while protecting against harsh winter weather temperatures. These shingles are said to withstand winds up to 80mph and feature a Class A fire and wind rating.

Jumbo Royal Sovereign GAF Roof Shingles

These shingles combine 3-tab design with an extra large design. A special row of Dura Grip adhesive seals will help the shingles to withstand winds up to a warranted 110 mph. They feature a Class A fire and wind rating and a 25 year limited transferable warranty.

Grand Slate GAF Roof Shingles

These shingles combine the authentic look of slate with a lifetime limited warranty, they feature extra thick tabs at a fraction of the cost of expensive slate, their super heavyweight PLUS construction allows for ultimate durability while their high performance Micro Weave core provides protection. A Class A fire rating and algae protection are among the benefits of the GrandSlate shingles, which also feature a double row of Dura Grip adhesive seals and the ability to withstand warranted 110 mph winds.

Slateline GAF Roof Shingles

These extra large shingles feature a 110 mph limited wind warranty and have the appearance of slate. Their Class A fire and wind rating combined with their heavyweight design round out the specs on these affordable alternatives to authentic slate shingles.

Timberline 30 GAF Roof Shingles

These fiberglass asphalt shingles feature a Shadow Accent effect with Dura Grip adhesive seals, a 30 year limited transferable warranty is also available.

Timberline Select 40 GAF Roof Shingles

The Timberline Select 40 shingles feature the Shadow Accent effect and a classic wood shake appearance. A heavyweight design with Micro Weave core and a Class A fire and wind rating round out the features.

Timberline Ultra GAF Roof Shingles

These are the premiere shingles in the Timberline Series, They have a Class A fire and wind rating with a super heavyweight design and Dura Grip adhesive seals, which help these shingles hold up against a warranted 110 mph wind.

Grand Sequoia GAF Roof Shingles

These patented, extra large shingles feature a Class A fire and wind rating with a super heavyweight design. A Micro Weave core and algae protection round out the features.

Country Mansion GAF Roof Shingles

A lifetime limited warranty combine with a distinctive appearance and versatile color palette in Country Mansion shingles. Their super heavyweight PLUS construction, Micro Weave core and Class A fire and wind rating are among the other benefits to this product. Algae protection and double row of Dura Grip on each shingle round out it’s features.

Grand Canyon GAF Roof Shingles

A subtle shadow effect compliment the sophisticated design of Grand Canyon shingles. The shingle tabs are 20% thicker and have a super heavyweight PLUS design, natural color palette and high performance. They have a Class A fire and wind rating, Dura Grip adhesive seals on each shingle and a lifetime limited warranty.

Country Estates GAF Roof Shingles

A lifetime limited warranty, strikingly bold design, subtle color palette and super heavyweight PLUS construction are just a few of the benefits to Country Estates shingles. Rounding out the features are a Micro Weave core, Class A fire and wind rating and algae protection with double rows of Dura Grip adhesive seals on each shingle.

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Roofing Supplies – What Supplies Are Needed For a Roof?

By Chokyi Ooi



The term “roofing supplies” covers a wide range of materials and items needed for roof construction and maintenance. This includes not only shingles but molding, lumber, pipes and vents, roofing cements, ladders and all the necessary tools, even roofing nails. Starting at the top, let’s consider the roofing material. This is considered the roof proper and includes wood shingles, ceramic tiles, asbestos shingles, metal roofing sheets and tiles, rubber roofing sheets and shingles, and more. Location is a prime concern when selecting material. So that the roof will stand up to the local elements and issues that impact it.

Lumber is used in a roof primarily as the support structure or frame. This generally consists of a triangular truss and a lattice of beams. The frame serves as the base which is laid over the top. Lumber is used for other elements including the cornice, part of the frame that hangs over the wall, the fascia, or underside of the cornice, the eave, beam ends of the wood frame that allow water to drip away from the roof, and the soffit, or underside of the eave.

Pipes and vents protrude from the roof. They help the house breathe, and are also the escape routes for smoke from a fireplace or cooking hood, as well as for hot air from the attic. The bottoms of pipes and vents are commonly sealed with a boot. Or metal strip, including a lead based or plastic sealant. They have one way shields sealed with rubber so that the air or smoke can escape, but water doesn’t flow into the pipe or vent.

Roofing Tools For Up To The Roof

Roofing tools include the ladder to climb up to the roof. As well as others used for maintenance, installation and removal. These include simple items such as a broom and bucket to hold waste shingles, a slater’s hammer complete with a hammer as well as an ax and blade, a slate cutter to cut through shingles, seaming pliers to grasp shingles, and a hip runner to install the ridge cap, the portion of the roof on top of seams.

When it comes to roofing nails, they must be long enough to extend through the shingles. And go further to about 3/8 inch below the underside of the shingle. Anything that interferes with the nails biting into the wood might cause the nail to spring out of the shingle. And eventually the loss of shingles. This includes shingles with ridges, some under shingle materials, and of course nails that are too short. A good roofer can drive a roofing nail with one solid hit. A homeowner doing it themselves will find that they can drive the nails with one hit after only a few minutes. Roofing supplies aren’t as simple as they first seem. But with a little planning, you’ll have everything needed for a quality roof.

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Commercial Flat Roofing Options – Ballasted, PVC, TPO, and EPDM Roofing

By Christy Maraone

TPO Roofing

TPO Roofing

When you own a commercial building, it is important that your roofing system protects your product/merchandise as well as your employees and patrons. Commercial flat roofing is a cost-efficient roof shape and affords building owners many additional options including solar, garden or green, and outdoor recreational use. Maintenance and repairs are much safer and easier than with a steep roof application. These options comes in a variety of applications including single-ply applications such as EPDM, TPO, and PVC as well as built-up, modified, or hot liquid applied.

EPDM Roofing

One of the more popular commercial applications is EPDM roofing. EPDM systems are very lightweight and easy to install. They are extremely effective at waterproofing a roof structure and the systems last for many years with little to no maintenance. If maintenance is required, the application can easily be patched for damages due to punctures or tears. The application is also very flexible and can be installed on virtually any type of roof regardless of shape or design.

TPO Roofing

This type of roofing system provides many benefits in a commercial flat roofing application. TPO systems provide minimal shrinkage for watertight confidence you can count on. The application is ideal for both new construction and reroofing/restoration projects. The material is lightweight yet highly resistant to tears, punctures, and wind uplift.

PVC Roofing

A PVC roofing membrane is another popular option for commercial flat roof projects and provides many benefits. These roofing systems are flexible and made to eliminate seams and joints. Thus minimizing the potential for leaks down the road. The installation process is quick and simple. The material itself is extremely durable and has high resistance to tears and punctures.

There are many great options for your commercial flat roofing project and there are many commercial roofing contractors that can help meet your needs. Ideally, you want to find a roofing contractor that understands your needs and can assist you with everything from the design phase, to installation and ongoing maintenance and repair. There are many benefits to the mentioned varieties of commercial flat roofing above. And it is always best co consult a professional to determine which is right for your building and your budget.

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5 Major Questions to Ask a Roofer Before Hiring

 By Evane Go



By asking these questions, you can be sure that the roofer you hire is one of the most trusted in your local area and will therefore give you quality roofing replacement.

Q1: Do you have a license?

Most of the states in the US require that roofers are licensed. But take note, however, that each of the 50 states has different licensing regulations. So what should you do? Take time to research about the licensing requirements in your locality. If your state requires that roofers or contractors must be licensed in order to deal with clients, then only go for those license holders. That way you are assured of the state’s protection whenever something goes wrong in the future. Also, see to it that their license are up to date. Check the approval and expiration date.

Q2: Do you insure your roofers?

In the past, those contractors who have 3 or less roofers are not required to get a worker’s compensation and liability insurance. But things have changed and this is now a must under the law. However, there are still roofing contractors and part-time roofers who are not heeding this requirement. And, obviously, the reason is because insurances can be expensive, an additional burden on them. So they take chances. But the real problem occurs when they work on a roofing project and they get injured or the contractor’s roofers are injured. Without the proper insurance, you can be held liable to pay the medical bills of the injured roofer. So another expense on your part. So always check if the roofer is not just licensed but also insured.

Q3: Do you have a general liability insurance?

This time, you need to look for the roofer’s general liability coverage. This insures your property while they are working on it. For example, one of the contractor’s roofers accidentally put your house on fire after their welding equipment was left unattended. If this happens, you cannot demand from the company to actually pay for the loss because they do not have the general liability insurance. Instead, you have to shoulder everything to regain what you’ve lost in the fire. To avoid this, do not just trust what the contractor says. Exert due effort to check their insurance document. Once you know who the insurance provider is, call the company to validate the information.

Q4: Do you take the old roofs out?

There are roofing contractors who will try to ask your approval to just check the old roof by plain view, using their own eyes, claiming that this can help them save money. And then if everything looks fine to them, they will just put shingles over the old ones. This is wrong. The truth of the matter is, the old shingles must be pulled out in order to see if it has damaged areas or rotten parts. If the damaged parts are not detected, you can have more problems and spending in the future.

Q5: Do you put drip edge in your installation?

The drip edge gives way to runoff waters, instead of flowing into the gutters. Thus, this protects the roof’s wood and fascia. If this piece of metal is not installed, you can expect water damage problems soon. Significantly, some roofers do not include edge metal placements in their roofing process. So you better ask the contractor first if they do install this or not.

Aside from checking out the contractor’s background in your local area, you’d also need to know their roofing processes and whether or not they are insured and licensed. Also, see to it that their roofers have compensation and liability insurance. With all of these in positive vibe, your contractor can be your great choice.

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The Difference Between Asphalt Shingles and a Composition Roof

 By Joseph Vann Hamby Sr.

roof shingles

roof shingles

Back in 1989 when I installed my first asphalt shingle there was many changes in the roofing manufacture sector. The end result was down-sizing the weight to accommodate a more flexible shingle. At that time there were other shingles on the market known as Standard strip asphalt composition shingles. Or Architectural shingles called Timberline or heavy weight shingles known as random tab. And three tabs or standard were becoming composition shingles.

Owens Corning helped innovate this process. Since they are the largest fiberglass manufacture in America today.

Many of the other roof shingles manufactures by fiberglass mats from Owens Corning. This was told to me directly from Owens Corning as a result of a factory tour on the anatomy of the shingle required by Owens Corning Certification. Most of the old asphalt shingles have been torn off and they are in land fills now in the US.

Fiberglass Composition Roof Shingles

The new fiberglass composition roof shingles are the norm in today’s society. I know this because I am a Professional Contractor, not somebody hoping I am right in marketing, although marketing takes precedence more than any other thing for any business model.

These composition asphalt shingles have fire ratings, wind resistance warranties. And failure warranty’s based on the fiber glass mat and asphalt fiberglass thickness, granules and algae resistant ratios. The asphalt composition is lighter, more flexible and durable than the old asphalt shingle in1989 and previous years.

GAF Elk happens to be largest asphalt roofing manufacturer in the USA and has any brands in the asphalt roofing shingle world. Owens Corning and CertainTeed have a multitude of designer, architectural and standard strip roofing products. The same can hold true with Atlas and Tamco of which all manufacture asphalt composition roofing shingles in the United States today.

Roofing Materials

GAF/Elk carries the strongest warranties on their roofing materials for their Certified and Master Elite Roofing Contractors. I welcome any and all comments from CARE (Center for Advancement for Roofing Excellence) and the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association of America (ARMA)as well as any National Roofing Contractors Association of America (NRCA), members of affiliates to correct my definition on the difference between asphalt roofing shingles and asphalt composition roofing shingles.

There are roofing shingles that I have seen come and go, such as the masonite shingle. Which is a composite material that requires flashing between each joint to seal it off, also concrete tiles which I would consider composite since it does not have the slate or clay tile attributes. Known as concrete tiles.

At any rate it is up to you to decide what type of roof you would like to put on your home, every shingle manufacturer in the USA is an asphalt composition roofing shingle, all Asphalt fiberglass composition shingles come with a 20 year to lifetime warranty and anything in between.

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The Top 8 Must Have Qualities of Reliable Roofing Companies

By Evane Go

roofing companies

roofing companies

Although, generally, a great roofing is able to maintain its look and efficacy between 10 years, it does fade out later on. In some cases, you will see bubbles on top, warps, and cracks. And if you don’t mind, the cracks and breaks will lead to leakage, which can cost more to repair. Of course, the level of repair needed depends on the type of damage. If the damage is too bad that it is not feasible to improve or refurbish, then you’d need to buy a whole new roofing. That being said, it is very important to ask help from the expert roofers around your area. But how do you know they are the best fit for you?

Here are the main qualities or factors to check.

1. Licensed

If you want to guarantee a high level of professionalism, demand an RBC (residential building contractor) license from your provider. This is a basic requirement for businesses who directly transact building construction services with homeowners. Most home improvement businesses already have this, but there are those who specialize in roofing only and such is declared in their permits as a special skill area. If there are other expanses that you will be renovating in the future, consider an all-around licensed supplier.

2. Insured

Some suppliers offer promotional offers like free insurance if you pay the contract in lump sum. When talking about insurance, make sure you ask about who the insurer is and also do a research on this company’s reputation and background. Usually, the contract is a package deal (meaning it comes with the policy) but if you’re doubtful about it, ask about how you can go and look for your own insurer.

Also read about the coverage and be attentive to details. One common problem is when the policy does not say that they will exactly match your original materials in case you make a claim. Or, if there is a hole somewhere, will they repair it? They are obligated to restore the property to its original state before the damage.

3. Expert Workers

If there is a policy about KYC or know your customer, then it is equally important to know your contractor! Most companies would not mind showing prospective clients the profiles of their employees to showcase their experiences and projects that they have worked on in the past. If there’s an opportunity for you to get to talk to the workers personally, then take that chance so that you can personally tell them your preferences and they can, likewise, inform you how they operate.

4. Customer Rating

Testimonial articles are reliable sources of information too, as long as these write-ups are legitimate. Do not only read testimonials on the company’s website because there’s a chance these are solicited or paid advertisements. Look for blogs and forums that tackle renovations, repair, and anything related to house assembly or remodeling, so you can find that perfect roofing company.

5. BBB Accreditation

BBB stands for Better Business Bureau.
This accreditation committee ensures that companies meet standards that enable the business owners to resolve customer complaints and after sales requests. Businesses pay fees for BBB to constantly and consistently monitor and call out non-compliance to policies and guidelines. This official approval from the BBB is not mandatory but will come in handy in case the finished product does not meet the consumers’ standards or if there are conflicts after the work has been completed.

6. GAF Certification

GAF stands for General Aniline & Film.
It is the biggest manufacturer of construction supplies in Northern America. It used to be focused on manufacturing roofing goods for residences and commercial establishments, but now it has also ventured into other home improvement industries. Having a contractor who is GAF certified guarantees that the provisions used for your house are of high-quality, durable, and have passed compliance and quality tests.

7. Free Estimate

Who doesn’t want freebies? We all do, quotations included! We, as consumers, need to know the scope of work needed to accomplish our requirements. Along with the costs associated with it. This most importantly helps us keep our expenses within the budget we set and we can also use these quotations to compare contract prices and potentially negotiate or haggle deals with different companies. Included in the free estimate, aside from scope of work. Is the BOM or bill of materials, plus other incidental costs on permits, draft approvals, and the likes.

8. Years in Business

Experience is the best teacher and if you want to get your money’s worth. Go sign a contract with the provider with the most exposure to this craft. Aside from different scenarios they might have encountered before. Their knowledge and confidence on the subject matter gives you much relief that your roofing will not be experimental nor a practice session.


5 Basic Types of Roofing Materials

By Leo Eigenberg

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roofing materials

When it comes to renovating the home and replacing the roof tiles, there are plenty of choices for the homeowner. While the different roofing materials will have no problem in keeping the rain out, the cost and long-term durability of each of the tiles can vary drastically. Here are a few of the most popular types of roofing materials:

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles (also referred to as composite shingles) are one of the most common types to renovate the roof. This is an all-purpose type of tile and practical for most homes. They are long-lasting and can even come with a warranty that lasts for 30 years or more. They are easy to install and easily sourced should a few need replacing in the future.

Rolled Roofing

The rolled roofing is a practical and cost-effective choice for the outbuilding or similar structures. Also, it can be used on the low-slope roofs on residential homes. This is one of the quickest methods to give long-term roofing, but isn’t the most attractive to look at. Rolled roofing comes in rolls of nearly 100 sq ft and is very effective at stopping the rain from getting through.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is no longer limited to warehouses. This type of roofing can look incredibly stylish even on large mansions. It is a fire-resistant material and isn’t attractive to any of the wood-boring insects that attack the home, such as carpenter ants or termites. It isn’t the easiest roofing material to install and can be quite expensive. But, it is seen as an eco-friendly option to use on the roof.

Slate Shingles

Slate shingles are made of real stone and one of the most attractive choices to remodel the home. Plus, this material is relatively easy to quarry and is easily cut into thin sheets. A slate roof is best left to the qualified installer because it is quite difficult and time-consuming to work with.

Green Roof

A green roof is a perfect option for those seeking the more unorthodox or unique type of roofing. This type of roof is first installed with several layers of a waterproof membrane with the green material added later, a green roof is appreciated for its ability to grow plants, absorb rainwater, provide thermal insulation and put oxygen back in the air.


How To Hire A Roofers?



What kind of models you want to apply to your roof? Roofers can make it up for you, some thing more modest or modern, it’s okey. Sometime a major investment that takes a thousands dollar is a new roof, the portion of the bill to spend for the materials is only small amount of money, but the high skilled roofers labour that carry out your project is something you have to put into concern, since it’ll drain your balance

That’s why , in order to protect your investment and make sure the job is done well, opting a roofers with a lifetime experience is a must. For your informations a roofers can start their business with small amount of capital that only requires a ladder, pick up and a few basic tools to start.

How To Find A Roofers

Get a recommendation from your friends or neighbours since a testimoni really matters, at least two prospect you should gather. The roofers don’t remain that long if they do a bad work and yield a unsatisfying result. That such an accident could be avoided by make sure roofers to choose have been doing business for at least 6 years. Check the availability and start your work, roofers usually booked till next year. So it’s better not to wasting your time.

Obtain a references and the names, don’t hesitate to drop any contractor off that’s not good enough to you. A recent jobs need to be driven by a simple inspection. Verify which the space between individual singhle tabs, popular as water gaps, march laser straight when they alternate shingle row. Make sure that shingle should be trimmed in a clean line along the vale where they can overlap the vale flashing . At the end of the roof shingles have also to be properly trimmed, so they straight with the roof edge.

If the roof stand up to analysis, get the references directly and ask them these questions:

  • Wil you use these roofers again?
  • The roof the leaked? If yes, did the roofers answer promptly, is he polite? Did he charge you with an addtional fees?
  • The job came in on budget? If not, how much he overshoot budget?
  • Was there any nails that around driveway? Cuz it will make a tire flat, were there any flowers got demage? It’s often to happen and roofers wouldn’t responsible for that.

Don’t forget to look their appearance once roofers come by, examine the situation, deal with the price, if he’s not clean enough to have a lunch with you. I don’t think he deserves to work for your house, it’s better to set your expectation. Find out who’s the best to fix your roof

What To Search For In Quality Roofers

If you like what your neighbour’s roof looks like, it’s time to call the roofers who did that. But don’t forget that they should carry an insurance coverage for the workers. And then estimate which has to be free. Since roofing is a shortime jobs, split the total due into 2 payment, one of third budget should be placed for the material and remainder, when the job is done and meets your satisfaction.there will be nothing wrong to insist a warranty that covers leakroof, flashing demage, and any other related defects.

Two or three years of warranty is preferable, but one year of warranty is a minimum requirement, it has to go into contract, it’s included, what kind of shingle should be used, be better to request the best one that can last longer. 20 to 30 years  is usually back by shingles manufactur for their product.

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Some others qualities check would also aid you to make sure a leak proof job for ten years.

  1. When you try to re roofing,the easiest way is to replace the valley and eave flashing. And then a pipe boot or roof jack subtituted to direct away water where gas vent or pipes protrude. Let chimney flashing alone if it’s in good form, otherwise call the roofer
  2. Now, the proper attic ventilation need to be ensured, Hvac contractor or the roofers should be able to check it. In summer an attic could reach heat up to 130 fahrenheit that come from poor airflow. Moist interior air could condense on the underneath of the sheathing, rott it. You probably desire ridge and soffit vent installed to blow a cool air into the attic, alleviat both problems.

If you are suspicious to some of the ply wood decking underneath the shingle is rotted.

  1. Just give a little bit grant, lets say 150$ for allowance in the contract to replace it. Firmly say, if you notice that there’s a charge above this nominal. You should definitely take it, but if the decking is in a good shape, you can retrieve your money back
  2. Don’t forget to ask the roofers how they will protect the flowers and bushes from damage during the working process. Make it clear the boundaries which part that roofer should make it right.
  3. During the process there will be a nail and other sharps material scattered on the floor or drive way. It can cause a tire flat and your foot swelled. Ask how they dispose those things, make sure they are responsible for that thing as well. Or it should be a thick plywood on the driveway to protect the path.


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10 Tips To Choose Roofing Contractors

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Roofing Contractors

In many times households have a problem when there’s a leak in the roof and the rain comes off the house. Or the roof needs to be replaced with something new. And it needs to be fixed, means that you need roofing contractors to deal with that issue.

And the real problem is choosing the right roofing contractors isn’t easy task, you can’t just call the company that’s shown in the brochure, some of them could worsen your situation since not all of them have an experience if the damage is severe.

That’s why today. I’m going to give you some tips help you find roofing contractors that meet your needs and help you get your task done. The good roofing contractors these criteria to be qualified to be trusted and reputable.

How to Choose Roofing Contractors?

Here are the 10 tips you need to choosing roofing contractors:

  1. Prioritize local roofing contractors

    It would be less risky if you choose them from your local community since you know them better, they will respect you more. Other advantages you could get is that they know the rules of your neighborhood or norm around you, so it won’t mess the work up, and the relationship between roofing contractors with a local citizen is tight, so they can collaborate.

  2. Manufacturer designation is a must

    Manufacturer designation is considered as an award to those have done satisfying work, since the roofing contractors have to pass a minimum requirement to be certified( even though some of them have a stricter requirement than the others). By allowing only 2% of roofing contractors per market, it’s what GAF enforces to the top designation to be acknowledged as a master elite contractors. Master elite only focuses on the territory they are specialized on and Master Elit contractor can’t use these top designation in another place.

  3. Do some research at better business bureau rating

    After a storm or any bad weather arrived, a bunch of roofing contractors would definitely give you an offer. But be careful, don’t be too hurry to make a decision, it’s better for you to look up on BBB rating, never compromise the companies who are not on the list, and if they are, make sure they got a good score. Since the company should have a satisfying work, to keep on the list.

  4. Get an additional warranty

    A contractor’s workmanship needs to be in the warranty. But not all the roofing contractors offer that, in case it gets damaged later. If the contractor repairs the roof incorrectly, you don’t have to worry to fix it, maybe after 6 -12 months the damage will show up, and if the insurance won’t pay it, you may end up with regret, because you have to pay their own mistake.

  5. Safety needs to be concerned

    Contractors without safety program and well training are the worst will you get, cuz their credibility is questioning, that’s why GAF endorses a national training organization, it’s called ‘’CARE’’ which has done training for professional around two hundred an thousand person. GAF is recommended roofing contractors to deal with your problem.

  6. Check for the license and insurance is a must

    A copy of their insurance should be provided by roofing contractors that have a credibility handle various work. It must cover all domain such as subcontractors and the employees who work. Since the roofing contractors don’t possess a good insurance. You may end up with a court and hire another lawyer. If the employees wounded during the work.
    License for the contractor is necessary for most of the states, but there are always some contractors work independently with self-assessment that they are great, but actually not, that’s why you need to be careful. Always make sure they provide the copy of license if you live in the state that the license is needed

  7. Deductible

The homeowner should be responsible to pay the deductible, otherwise, it could danger you instead. Roofing contractors that promise you to fix all the damage without additional paying for the insurance is probably a scam. It’s your responsibility, and the company shouldn’t make any inflation of the result and exaggerate could cover all the deductible.

  1. Handle your claim

I suggest you handle your own claim since it’s not actually the task of roofing contractors. Those companies who claim to be able to handle the claim is actually lies. Since it’s illegal for the contractors to represent the homeowner in the court. And it won’t give you the best result.

  1. Don’t ever be controlled by the pressure

Before the insurance company gives you an estimation of the damage soon. Don’t ever be tempted to sign a contract even the contractors insist you do that. Many contractors say that they can handle all the damage and for whatever the insurance company settles upon the damage. But you should ensure that the insurance company isn’t reckless to examine all the damage in every corner.

  1. Beware of your material choice

Contractors definitely have to offer a different option for the material. If they don’t, it’s actually not working for your interest. The resale value will be affected by the design, color and the materials that have been installed. If your interest is a new roof. It’s better for you to play with unique design new color with high-quality materials which fit your taste. GAF will recommend you for the right color and design for your house.

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