Installing a new roof on your home is one of the most significant investments you can make in terms of time, energy, and your hard-earned money. It is one of the first things most people notice when they look at your home and at a glance it speaks to the condition and value of your home. That being said, finding a trusted Central Florida roofing contractor for your new roof or roof repair project should be a careful, well-informed decision. We want you to be confident you’ve come to the right place.
We use only the highest quality products which carry industry-leading warranties such as Atlas, GAF, CertainTeed, and TAMKO®. Our team is certified as installers for all of the major roofing product manufacturers.
Licensed and insured, we take pride in providing roof replacement and repair solutions that last! As an industry leader, we are constantly learning and adapting to provide our customers with the newest, modern methods for roof replacements and other home improvement needs.
Your roofing security matters to us! And we go the extra mile to prove it! Collaborating with some of the leading manufacturers in the country, our team has implemented some exclusive features and services for the added “roofing peace of mind” you deserve.
When installing or repairing a new roof, our staff understands that every home is unique and requires a tailored, customized approach. Since a roof is part of a home’s foundation and will only need to be replaced every 15 to 20 years, we treat this service with the utmost care and diligence.
We don’t believe in shortcuts! We believe in doing things right from the beginning! With our expert design services, we not only craft a beautiful roof exterior, but we also ensure a high-quality interior result with our specialized workmanship.
We leave no shingle unturned! Each and every shingle of your new roof will be accompanied by these additional layers for added stability:
Want an even more sleek and modern look? No problem! Our team can also add the following eco-friendly additions to your new roof:
Solatube® Tubular Skylights- Bring the warmth of natural solar light into any room by installing these beautiful and beneficial skylights to your roof. This high-performance tool uses advanced technology to captivate rays of sunlight in a way that can be controlled within the home while also lowering the cost of your electric bill.
Solar Star® Attic Fans- Florida is hot! So, it’s no question that your attic is susceptible to high temperatures and humid air. Protect your attic (and utility bills) from the scorching heat with innovative technology directed at removing excess heat and preventing potential damage to your home.
Aesthetics can enhance or submarine your curb appeal! A roof’s completed design sets the overall tone for the rest of your home’s ambiance. Complement your existing features with customized roofing colors and styles. At The Roof Guys, we install and replace the following (but not limited to) high-quality, trusted brands to offer you the most aesthetically pleasing options for your beautiful home:
We can install any brand of shingle! At the Roof Guys, we provide affordable roofing solutions that stand the test of time! Time for a new roof? Contact us today for a FREE estimate!
The roof includes three layers of protection from the elements. The base layer is made of wooden boards called a roof decking. On top of that is the felt underlayment followed by the actual shingles.
Drip edges, the metal lip on the edge that directs water away from the roof, is replaced every time the roof itself is replaced. Other protective components include:
· Ice and water shields to protect the roof valleys
· Metal roof flashing to protect places like the chimney where shingles sit up against
· Ridge capping which covers the roof’s peaks
A roof replacement may also include swapping for new roof vents or pipe boots. Replacement of these components primarily depends on their past exposure to the elements.
Your roof’s age is a good indicator of whether it needs replacing. If it is more than 20 years old, you should consider making the upgrade.
Aside from age, there are many signs that a replacement is in order. From the inside, you can check your attic for sunlight leaks or wood rot, which are common signs of damage. If you have any water stains on your ceiling, you most likely have a roof leak.
Outside indicators include:
· Broken/damaged shingles
· Loose hardware like roof flashing or drip edges
· Moldy/rotten wood decking or shingles
You may only need minor repairs for these issues, however, if you have multiple problems or concerns, it is most likely that you will need a complete roof repair.
Because gutters cover portions of the roof, they should be removed before the replacement process. Your contractor needs to be able to see any damage around the gutter area, especially since this is where the water pools during a storm.
People will often elect to replace the gutters when they replace the roof, but this is not a necessity in all cases. To replace the roof, workers will need to get under the gutters anyways, so it makes sense to remove that obstacle before the rest of the roof has been replaced. Plus, if the gutters are removed first, you will not risk having them damaged while the new roof is being installed.
The roof should be replaced before siding. It typically makes more sense to replace the roof first because it has a bigger impact on the rest of the house.
An ineffective roof can cause damage to all other areas of the home. From leaks in the ceiling to wood rot on the siding, old roofs create more problems than old siding. If you replace the roof first, you will ensure that it can protect any new siding that gets installed.
Plus, you will have taken a top-down approach to improving the efficiency and safety of your home. This ensures that your home is protected from the brunt of the elements while any other projects are happening.
Roofers should not work in rainy conditions for multiple reasons:
· First, the rain creates a slippery surface that is dangerous to work on.
· Second, water can damage the roofing materials themselves. The wood decking can become wet or warped. This will either lead to uneven shingle installation, or the shingles will not be able to adhere properly. Both result in inefficient roofs that will not last for long.
· Finally, installing a roof during the rain can lead to humid conditions that produce mold growth on the decking.
If a roofer is in the middle of an installment and it starts to rain, they can continue working if the rainfall is light enough not to disrupt work or cause any of the problems mentioned earlier. In most cases, the contractor will end work for the day and schedule a time to come by and finish the project.
Usually, the answer is no—roofers do not technically need to come inside during an inspection. However, if you have a leak or notice water damage on the ceiling, your contractor might be interested in examining it. As a responsible homeowner, you should make sure that your contractor performs a thorough inspection before they decide how to proceed.
Overall, lack of indoor access will not prevent the roofers from getting the work itself done. In fact, during the actual roof replacement, roofers should have no need to enter the home. The project plan should be laid out already and the work is done strictly from the outside.
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