Homeowners need many types of roof repairs in NJ. They range from replacing a few shingles to completing emergency repairs. They also include repairs to roofing components like underlayment and flashing. There’s also re-roofing and roof replacements. 

Whatever your need, you want the peace-of-mind that comes with professional, competent roofing services. Over time, substandard materials or shoddy workmanship prove costly. Every roofing layer must be properly integrated into the overall roof system. This includes key components like the shingles, underlayment, ice/water barrier and flashing. Don’t forget that soffits, eaves, vents and attic insulation are all important parts of your roof system as well.

Things to Look for in a Roof Repair Service

To get first-rate roof work, look for a contractor that is factory certified. Also, look for a roofer that neighbors, friends and others recommend. Check out a contractor’s references, online reviews and online testimonials as well.

Factory certification 

Go with a factory-certified contractor to get a roof repair in NJ done right. One that is completed in accordance with all manufacturer recommendations. 

Leading roofing manufacturers “certify” select roofing companies to install their products. Manufacturers like Owens Corning and GAF have a lot at stake when they warranty roofs for many years. Simply put, they look for installers they can trust. For example, Owens Corning has its Platinum Preferred factory-certification program. Owens Corning’s Platinum Preferred Contractors are among the best in the industry. GAF’s Master Elite Contractors are among America’s top three percent of all roofing companies. Many homeowners find that it’s easier to trust the contractors that the manufacturers trust.

Referrals and references for roof repair in NJ

Neighbors who have successful experiences with local roofing contractors are one referral source. You just need to ask! The same holds true for friends, relatives and co-workers. Find out what they liked about their roofing repair or replacement services.

Take a moment to ask them key questions. Did you receive the quality of service you expected? Did your contractor inspire confidence throughout the process? Was the crew on time? Did they clean up everything before leaving?

As you narrow your list of those that perform roof repairs in NJ, ask for references. An active, local roofing contractor will provide relevant references in your area. A less active roofer may struggle to provide a list, or it may include services performed years ago. An out-of-state roofer may fail to give you recent, relevant references.

Ask the roofers what specific services they performed at each address. Roof replacements, storm repairs, periodic maintenance and gutter services are all possibilities. Some also replace soffits, add attic insulation and perform roof cleaning. 

Online reviews and testimonials

Find out what other homeowners think of the roofers you’re considering. Check out review sites like Google Reviews, Angie’s List and Yelp. You’ll also find customer reviews on manufacturer sites. The Owens Corning and GAF websites are two examples. You can also check out roofing contractors on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website. Check the number of complaints, if any. Determine whether a roofer resolved concerns to the customer’s satisfaction. 

To improve your chances for successful roof work, conduct other due diligence. For example, look at testimonials posted on a roofer’s website. Contractor websites can often give you a sense of how active a given roofer is in the profession. For example, see if they publish new blog posts on a regular basis. Look for evidence that they commit to educating their clients about the many aspects of roofing.

While you’re visiting their website, determine how long they’ve been in business doing roof repair in NJ. Check out their professional credentials as well. 

Design services

The best roofing companies do more than just show up to install new shingles. They understand that client satisfaction hinges on smart design ideas. These are decisions made before the crew ever arrives. The right roofers have important local knowledge as to shingle styles, colors and quality. They know what’s trending in your community. These roofers also understand which products hold up in the face of New Jersey’s weather extremes. They’ll help you understand the value of ice and water barriers, for example. Roof work done right increases your property’s value.

The best roofers are also skilled at getting the most out of a manufacturer’s design tools. Examples include GAF’s Virtual Home Remodeler and DesignEyeQ from Owens Corning. 

As much as 40 percent of the vertical profile of a northern NJ home may be the roof. Look for a roofing company with a team willing to help you make smart design decisions. Update the look of a decades-old roof. Consider a new exterior color scheme. One way or another, take the opportunity to further optimize the curb appeal of your home. 

Contact Us Today

For the very best roof repair in NJ, look to CRS. We’ve been serving our neighbors across northern New Jersey since 1977. Perhaps you’ve seen our trucks in your neighborhood. We complete repairs and replacements using high-quality products from top manufacturers. CRS is an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred contractor. CRS is also a GAF Master Elite contractor. We are rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau.

CRS offers other important services that homeowners need. Siding installation, window replacements and power washing are some examples. CRS also upgrades soffits, roof vents and attic insulation.

We’d welcome the opportunity to learn more about your needs. Please contact us today to ask your questions or to arrange for a complementary quote.

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Dean Logan

About Dean Logan

Since he was 10 years old, Dean has been part of the family roofing business. After graduating from Ramapo College Dean joined CRS to continue his journey in the roofing industry. Today Dean is responsible for handling all aspects of the business with his primary focus on business development.