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In a civilized society, everyone wants and needs a “roof over his head”! It makes perfect sense that one of the most important areas of your home or business is the roof. Actually, it is probably the MOST important! Considering that your roof is out of your eyesight on a daily basis, minor damage is sometimes overlooked. It might take a major event, such as a violent storm or maybe just a heavy rainstorm to turn your attention to your roof. Of course, if you notice discoloration on the walls or ceiling or water leaking into the house, it then becomes obvious roofing problems are on the horizon. Rather than waiting for that scenario to happen, it would be prudent of you to conduct a regular check for existing or potential roof problems. Don’t wait until the roof starts leaking! Climbing onto the roof on your own may not be feasible and may even be unsafe. You can use binoculars to aid you while you look for out of sight abnormalities from the ground and you can visually notice things such as: sagging, cracked, curled or misshapen shingles. Also, if your gutters are filled with a lot of asphalt granules, that’s a sign that the shingles may be breaking down. These are some of the ways for you to determine if your roof is in need of replacement or at the very least, repair. The age of the roof is also a clue as to whether your house might be a candidate for a new look. Of course, instead of relying on yourself, the better option would be to hire an established, experienced professional roofing company to conduct a more thorough inspection.
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That is where our company can step in and determine what, if any, damage has occurred and offer suggestions as to what would be the best solution to get the roof in acceptable condition. We will check for cracks on the shingles, the flashing around the chimney, and the rubber boots around the vents. If there any skylights, we will also examine them for any irregularities. Prompt attention to even minor damage prolongs the life of your roof and could increase the value of your home.
Unfortunately, there are times when the damage is all too obvious. For instance, with a devastating weather occurrence, such as high winds, flood like rainstorms, tornadoes and those wretched seasonal hurricanes, you may experience losing some shingles/tiles from the roof or even worse, you might look up to see no roof at all. Blustering winds often rip into those shingles/tiles and destroy with no mercy. The impact of trees, branches and limbs falling on top of the house or crashing through the roof allows rain to pour right inside turning your home into a soggy mess. Water damage is detrimental to both the home and your belongings. Water soaked ceilings and walls fall apart and everything crumbles into a pile of disgusting debris. Another cause of ruin is when a fire breaks out, turning everything, including the roof, into ashes and dust.
The aftermath of these events turns into chaos. Once all the clean up has been accomplished, you are facing the dilemma of covering the home with a new roof. That’s what our company does best and we promise after our crew finishes the work, you will be left with a top notch, solid quality roof. We stand by our work so, if, for any reason, you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us. Your questions will be answered honestly and with courtesy. The next logical step is to schedule inspection dates on a regular basis. Our office personnel will be happy to set that up for you.
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Our Services Include:
-Fascia and Soffit
-Rotted Wood Replacement
-Wind Mitigation Inspections
Emergencies include but are not limited to:
-Torn off shingles/roof decking due to high winds
-Improper installation practices
-Flashing failures around chimneys and vent stacks
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How it’s made: Roofs
Components are made up of:
-Ceiling joists (they act as ties for the rafters)
-Deck or sheathing (flat panels laid on top of the beams)
-Eave (the lower edge of a roof which serve to keep water away from the walls)
-Fascia (this caps the edges of the rafters)
-Flashing (thin pieces of waterproof material installed in the roof joints as around the chimney, for example)
-Gutters (attached to the roof edge to divert water from rain away from the building)
-Rafters (sloped beams running from the ridge board to the eaves to support the deck)
-Ridge board (horizontal beam at the top of the roof. The rafters are attached to the beam)
-Tar paper or roof felt (layered under the covering for the purpose of waterproofing)
-The final step is the roof covering which is an insulating and waterproof layer installed on top of the deck.
There are different types of materials used for the covering, such as asphalt shingles, slate shingles, laminated shingles, wood shingles, metal panels and tiles. Our roofing experts can guide you in your choice of cover. They will advise you of the best selection for your particular house because not every roofing material can be used on every roof. Flat roofs need a surface different from a steeper pitched roof. Slate and tile tend to be very heavy so the structure of your house might not be adequate enough to bear the load. Asphalt shingles are the most common as they are one of the least expensive materials and are available in different colors. They are commonly used on sloped surfaces and single houses. Asphalt is also one of the easiest to install and comes in different thicknesses and textures. These types of shingles can be treated to guard against mildew and mold.
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There are various types of roof styles and our company is qualified to work with all of them. Here are a few:
-Flat roof (popular with commercial buildings)
-Gable roof (looks like an upside down V. The gable is not recommended for high wind areas)
-Hip roof (common residential style but more difficult to put up due to a more complicated truss and rafter structure)
-Gambrel roof (mostly used on barns but can be used in residential construction. In the residential case, there is a benefit of extra space allowing for attic storage)
-A-frame roof (popularly used for churches and houses)
-Mansard roof (a French design more difficult to construct)
-Shed roof (a flat roof with more pitch used for house additions)
-Butterfly roof (very rarely used because it is very ineffective when it comes to water drainage)
Two more roofing options are BUR (built up roofing) and single-ply. Built-up roofing uses multiple layers of tar and gravel which forms a watertight seal over the roof. Single-ply is made up of plastic membrane sheets which are rolled out over the surface of the roof. They are then welded together creating a permanent, watertight covering stopping leaks from occurring.
-Excellent waterproofing protection
-Gravel can be used as a surfacing material making it more durable against every day wear and tear
-It consists of numerous plys for protection in the event outer layers are damaged
-Consistent product quality (made in a factory and are designed to meet strict quality controls)
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-It takes longer to install and emits hazardous vapor and fumes while being installed
-It emits hazardous vapors and fumes while being installed
-It costs more to install
-Only one layer
-If it tears or punctures, it could ruin the whole structure
We understand that with all the various styles and materials offered it can be a little overwhelming. As trained professionals in the roofing game, we are prepared to guide and assist our customers in making the best choices for their individual circumstances.
Storms aren’t always the villains in wreaking havoc on your roof. Just normal wear and tear, along with age, eventually cause deterioration in one way or the other. So, once again, we want to impress upon you the importance of regular checkups and maintenance. If a complete new roof isn’t necessary, let us replace those single shingles or tiles that are out of kilter. If your roof can be repaired in a viable manner, we can and will take that course of action, with your consent. No job is too big or too small. If the flashing, chimney, gutters, eaves or underlying wood need to be replaced, not a problem! The soffit (wood or metal panel on the underside of the roof’s overhang) and the fascia (board that runs vertically along the roof line) suffer water damage over a period of time and animals (birds, squirrels, and even mice) tend to nest in the soffit and soft spots caused by rotted wood. Let our company crew get rid of those unwanted critters and tear down and replace the deteriorated parts. Additionally, we offer the installation and repair of gutters and downspouts, which are important to the drainage of rain water and prevent the buildup of same.
While in the process of removing the existing roof, our hard working crew will proceed in a cautious and safe manner, taking care to protect your property from harm. These conscientious professionals will make a point of tidying up the surrounding property, collecting any and all debris and hauling it off the premises. We will offer an upfront and honest opinion for your consideration.
Prompt on the spot service will be provided in emergency situations….severe storm damage causing loss of part of the roof or the the entire structure. In high volume emergency situations (tornado or hurricane damage) we can protect your openings with heavy tarps that are waterproof until we can get to your roof replacement.
Call Greater American Roofing at +1 502-286-3737 we look forward to doing business with you!