Although you may only rarely face the need for a roof replacement, it is important to see that it is done right when the time comes. A high-quality roof will give you peace-of-mind for years to come, and it can increase the value and curb appeal of your home.
Reasons for Roof Replacements
Consider the following scenarios when a full roof replacement might be the best choice.
Your roof performed admirably for many years, but now there are signs of aging. Numerous shingles are cupped or curling. Brittle shingles have been broken off in high winds. Some flashings are bent or cracked. Too many granules have come off the shingles, leaving them exposed to the elements. Although leaks have not yet appeared, your roof inspector says it’s only a matter of time. In this scenario, a roof replacement is often the most cost-effective choice.
You purchase a home with a 10-year-old roof, and you expect it to perform well for many years yet. However, a leak appears, and a close examination by a certified roof inspector reveals numerous deficiencies in the original installation, and you face the prospect of expensive repairs. In such a scenario, an investment in a new roof might be the better choice.
Your roof is covered with multiple layers of shingles, and there’s evidence that the sheathing and framing are not holding up well under the weight. A Nor’easter dumping heavy, wet snow on your roof might even cause a collapse. Since today’s local codes allow a maximum of two layers of shingles, it is necessary to strip off the old roofing materials down to the sheathing. Once the integrity of the sheathing is confirmed, experienced technicians replace the underlayment, shingles, and flashing.
Whatever the reason for major roof work, trust a certified roof inspector to properly diagnose the situation.
Tips for a Successful Roof Replacement
When it is time for a roof replacement, do your due diligence to identify a reputable local roofer certified by a major roofing manufacturer. Once you locate such a residential roofing contractor in Passaic County, consider these three tips:
1. Invest in quality
As you might imagine, not all roof replacements are the same. They may look similar despite major differences from one to another. One might feature budget materials installed by an inexperienced crew offering a minimal warranty. Another might feature top-of-the-line materials installed under the supervision of a factory-certified roofing contractor authorized to offer substantial warranties on both materials and workmanship.
It’s easy to see how the latter gives you peace-of-mind. When the wind howls in the midst of a blizzard, or wind gusts accompany a summer thunderstorm, you’ll know your family and possessions are well-protected.
Should you eventually decide to sell your Passaic County home, prospective buyers will recognize the value of your high-quality roof.
2. Go for a new look & save energy
If you haven’t dealt with a roof replacement for some time, you’ll be excited by the new products now available from your factory-certified residential roofing contractor in Passaic County. Enhance the curb appeal of your home with a new, contemporary color or a dramatic three-dimensional look. Depending on the pitch of your roof, as much as 40 percent of your home’s curb appeal is represented by your roof.
For example, Timberline HD shingles deliver impressive depth and dimension. Proprietary colors and an enhanced shadow effect deliver a distinctive look.
Consider more environmentally friendly roofing products that can also save energy. There are now Energy Star-certified shingles with more reflective granules. For example, Timberline Cool Series shingles may reduce energy costs by lowering attic temperatures, particularly on warm, sunny days.
During your roof replacement, improvements in roof ventilation, insulation, and air sealing may also reduce energy usage. Invest in a new roof and you’ll simultaneously enjoy improved aesthetics, environmental enhancements and increased protection of your substantial real estate investment.
3. Get the best warranty possible
Unfortunately, the features of some roof warranties are overstated. When homeowners with minimal warranties face a problem, they may find that they have to pay thousands of dollars out-of-pocket.
First, distinguish between contractor and manufacturer warranties. A factory warranty backed by a solid, reputable roofing manufacturer is your best choice. Should the need ever arise, you want to be highly confident that a major company will be there to honor the warranty.
Examples of top warranties in the business are the Gold Pledge and Silver Pledge warranties from GAF, the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. These warranties cover both materials and workmanship for many years.
Contact CRS Today
CRS has built a solid reputation completing quality roof replacements that withstand the test of time. From our humble beginnings in the late 1970s, we have grown to become one of the best residential roofing contractors in Passaic County and across northern New Jersey.
Please contact us today to discover why much of our business still comes from referrals. We’d welcome the opportunity to earn your business. Schedule a visit with our certified roof inspector, and will put together a no-obligation estimate for your consideration.