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What to Know About Your Roof Before a Professional Roof Inspection at Home

By | Roof Replacement, Roofing

If you are like most homeowners, you probably don’t think about your roof until there is a problem. And by then, it may be too late. A professional roof inspection can help you identify any potential problems with your roof before they become costly and difficult to repair. The following blog will discuss what you should know about your roof before an inspection. 1) The First Thing You Should Know About Your Home Roof Is Its Age The average lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof is 25-30 years. For tile, it is the underlayment that should last 25-30 years, with the actual tile lasting up to 50 years. If your roof is approaching or has exceeded the estimated lifespan, it is more likely to have issues, and a professional inspector will be able to uncover them. If you are unsure of the age of your roof, you can ask your…

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Differences between Synthetic vs. Felt Roofing Underlayment Materials

By | Roof Replacement, Roofing

If you’re thinking of installing a new roof, one of the first things to ask when working with a contractor is what type of underlayment they will be installing. You may be wondering, “What is underlayment, and why is it important?” Underlayment is the waterproofing material or membrane installed underneath your shingle or tile roof. There are two types of materials used today–felt and synthetic underlayment. Felt underlayment is made up of cellulose, polyester, bitumen, and asphalt. Felt is available in two thicknesses: fifteen-pound and thirty-pound. Thirty-pound felt is thicker and stiffer than fifteen-pound, so thirty-pound is more resistant to damage during installation and can protect the roof longer if exposed to outside elements like wind, rain, or snow. Synthetic underlayment is typically made from woven or spun polyethylene or polypropylene, and it comes in a variety of different thicknesses to suit your needs. These usually weigh less than traditional…

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Process of a Residential Roof Installation Services

By | Roof Replacement

If you’re looking to replace your residential roof or installing a roof on a new construction home project, one of the first things to understand is how the process works. The fact is that of all the home updates and repairs, having a new roof installed is one of the most vital. Without a well-designed and securely fitted roof, your property could end up damaged, from insulation to water-logged drywall to damaged furnishings or flooring- that’s why having a quality roof installed is so crucial. The question is: how can you determine if the roof you’re having installed by your roofing contractor is of good quality? The best step that you can take is to understand what goes into a residential roofing installation project. Here’s a general overview of what you should know about the process of installing a new roof at home What is the home roofing installation process? …

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What are the Most Common Roof Problems in California Heat?

By | Roof Repair, Roof Replacement

Different areas of the country present different types of problems for our homes and roofs. In California, there are unique problems that are especially relevant under the Californian Sky. Here are some of the most popular problems you will see happening to the roofs of California homes. Sun’s Rays/Heat Strong ultraviolet (UV) rays deteriorate asphalt shingles over time causing blistering or buckling. Once this happens, the waterproofing material underneath is exposed to the elements and if not detected, the rain will eventually come through, causing a leak or leaks. The summer months in California can reach 90+ degrees Color deterioration of the asphalt shingle or tile. It doesn’t matter what your roof is made out of, eventually the sun will strip the color out of it. Keeping the color in roof tiles looking fresh isn’t the only issue as it can be a sign that there are other issues. It…

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Roofing During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Should I Get Roofing Services During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

By | Roof Repair, Roof Replacement

As you may have learned, DIY (Do it Yourself) has been very popular during COVID-19 lockdowns and the pandemic. People are doing what they can to work on their homes and build something to keep their minds and hands busy. While the pandemic has cut off some services that we use day to day to keep our homes running smoothly, that doesn’t mean the home improvement industry has come to a screeching halt. Even during the height of the pandemic and even right now, demand for roofing services has been immense. Many contractors are busier than they’ve ever been before, including Greatway Roofing. Customers are shifting their spending habits from things they can’t purchase (such as vacations), to things they can, like home improvements. It’s this structural change in how people are doing business that’s changing how the entire industry is operating. All this activity is a good thing. You…

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Roof Repair vs. Replacement: What is the Right Solution for You?

By | Roof Repair, Roof Replacement

If you have been experiencing issues with your roof, you may be wondering if it’s time for a roof repair or a roof replacement. Knowing which one is the right choice can be hard but there are a few things you should consider before making your decision, such as how old your roof is, how long you are planning on staying in your current home, and whether you have the budget for a full replacement or enough for repairs. In this post, we are going to discuss the points mentioned and help you decide the big question, roof repair vs roof replacement? How old is the roof? How old the roof is will help determine if it needs fixing or replacing completely. If you have no idea how old the roof is, there are a few ways you can find out. You can check with the previous owners if they…

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