What’s the best way to keep my roof in good condition?
To protect your roof and keep it in good condition, make sure that all lightning bolts, roof penetrations, and valleys such as vents, pipes, and chimneys are checked annually to make sure they are in good working order. You also need to make sure that the gutters are always clean to keep the water flowing. Our materials protect your home the way a roof should be, and we have environmentally friendly roof systems for various types of property. The integrated roof system of Weather Stopper offers excellent protection against weather, pests and dirt. And because we only offer the best quality materials, customers don’t risk choosing an inferior product.
How do I know when it is the right time to replace or repair my roof?
Most shingle roofs will last around 20-25 years. The lifespan depends on the type of clapboard installed and whether the old roof was removed down to the original wooden deck before installation. If you notice that your shingles are puckered or discolored, and there are granules of shingle at the bottom of your downspouts, it may be time to consider repairs. We believe the customer knows best and we will provide expert advice to ensure that your roof system meets your needs. And we’ll help you find a simple and affordable payment plan that fits your budget.
Why are there dark spots on my roof, which is only five to ten years old?
The cause of the black spots are blue-green algae. This happens in wooded areas where there is a lot of moisture and no sunlight. The only thing that can fix this problem is to choose a shingle made from zinc and copper. Most shingle manufacturers only guarantee their shingles for 10 years against this algae, however some offer a 15 to 25 year guarantee.
What should I look out for in an umbrella contract and what can I expect?
First and foremost, hire a company with a proven track record that provides workers’ compensation insurance to its employees. Second, make sure they are certified installers at the clapboard manufacturer. GAF & Certainteed offers extended warranties for Labor & Mateial for 25 years. This means that if the roof leaks due to poor workmanship or faulty materials, you are 100% covered by GAF or Certainteed. A roof is a long-term investment and you need to choose wisely. You may get a cheaper price for a Tommy pick-up truck, but it is unlikely to be available if you have problems after it is installed.
Make sure you understand the pronunciation of the contract. Does it include clapboard removal? You need to consider things like underpayment and ice and water shield. Is there an advance clause for replacing wooden roofs? These are important considerations for any umbrella replacement contract. Although we have completed many very large commercial projects, the heart of our business lies with our private customers. We have a long history of trustworthy service and we never accept deposits for work. The invoice will only be sent after completion and when we have ensured that the customer is completely satisfied.
How do I know if I can trust my contractor?
You should make sure that your roofer is licensed by the state and your municipality. It is also important that the roofer has proper employee and liability insurance and is a certified installer of the manufacturer’s products. For example, the GAF Golden Pledge Limited Warranty can only be granted by certified Master Elite installers. Our employees are factory certified by Certainteed and GAF to ensure proper installation. We have been operating in Montgomery, Delaware and Chester Counties for more than 20 years and have been fully liable and insured. This gives your installation full protection with $ 5 million liability insurance. A full, non-pro rata 25-year labor and material guarantee, supported by GAF or Certainteed, applies to all work.
Jim Miller Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc.
Serves the western suburbs of Philadelphia, Delaware, and New Jersey.