Causes of Roof Leaks in California

The Most Common Causes of Roof Leaks in California

By | Roof Repair

No matter the size of your home, the last thing that you want, especially during the holidays, is a roof leak. Not only do you not want to have to deal with emptying and replacing drip buckets constantly, but having to worry about what the weather is going to do next should never be such a big cause of stress and concern. Your roof is a vital part of your home’s structure, and it is there to protect the entire house. When it is doing its job, you will seldom have to think about it. However, when there’s even a small leak, it can cause you considerable stress and worry. But what are the most common causes of roof leaks in Southern California? In this article, we’ll explore the answer to that question. Whether your roof is brand new or is twenty years old, the following still applies. Your Roof…

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Roof Insurance Claim

Roof Insurance Claim: What To Expect if You Need to File One

By | Roof Maintenance

There is no denying that your roof is one of the most important features of your home’s exterior. Without your roof, your property would be exposed to the elements and your home could face serious damage. That is why it is essential that your roof remains intact and is well-maintained. Nobody likes to think about the worst happening to their roof. But sometimes things happen, which can cause considerable damage. When something severe happens to your roof that’s when you hope you have proper insurance coverage. But when it comes to making a claim, what should you expect from your insurance company? In this article, we’ll take a look at what you can expect if you need to file a roof insurance claim. Filing A Roof Insurance Claim: What Are You Covered For? If your roof damage is caused by wind, hail, or fire, then you should be covered by…

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What You Should Expect from a Ventura County Roofing Warranty

By | Roofing Contractor, Roofing Warranty

The vast majority of roofing contractors in Southern California–and the broader United States, for that matter–offer some sort of warranty on the work that they perform. The idea here is to build trust. When you hire a professional roofing contractor, you pay them a fee for the work performed. And in exchange, you expect them to carry out work to a reasonable standard. If they don’t or an issue arises within a reasonable amount of time, then they should return at your request to finish the work. After all, you’ve paid them to do a job and they should do it well. But there’s a problem: the vast majority of roofing companies only offer three- to five-year warranties—not ones that last for the roof’s lifetime. But what happens when there is not a significant amount of rain within that time period? Homeowners who experience issues with their roof outside of…

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Protect Your Roof In Ventura County For Fire Season

How to Protect Your Roof In Ventura County For Fire Season

By | Roof Maintenance

Fire season can be a scary time for those living in California. As we’ve seen, wildfires can rage for weeks on end, causing untold destruction as they tear through fields, woodlands, and neighborhoods, and thousands of people are impacted by this each year in Ventura County alone. Your roof is one of the most vulnerable parts of your home when it comes to fires, especially if the rest of the structure is made covered with stucco or stone. Protecting your roof during fire season can be easier than you might expect, and this makes it well worth spending the time to get this sorted out before the fires start to blaze. Here are some simple tips to help you protect your roof. Cleaning Flammable debris often aids the spread of wildfires, making it easier for it to make it to your home. You should do what you can to make…

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Six Questions to Ask Your Ventura County Roofing Contractor Before Signing a Contract

By | Roofing Contractor

Replacing your roof is an investment, but if you choose your roofing contractor wisely, your roof will protect your home for many years to come.  You want to be sure that you’re using an experienced, trustworthy contractor.  Before you select a roofing contractor in Ventura County or Los Angeles County, it’s imperative to know the answers to these six questions you should be asking before you sign a contract. #1 What factors can change the price of the job?  If you’ve been given a quote, but then find yourself looking at a bill with a couple of extra digits on it, you might feel a bit blindsided. Ask your roofing contractor to outline all potential costs in the estimate, including any additional charges that might arise once the work has started. For example, they may find wood rot and need to replace plywood. #2 Can I see your insurance and…

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5 Tips on How to Keep Your Roof Cool in Summer

By | Roof Maintenance

The summer is upon us, and while many people focus on keeping themselves cool, they neglect to keep their roof cool in the summer months. It might not be something you’ve thought of before, but if your roof is kept cool, your home’s interior will be substantially cooler. A roof that is too hot is never a good thing, and in fact, the surface temperature on a black roof can be more than 50 degrees Fahrenheit above the air temperature, which can put your roof’s temperature over 150 degrees! That means the heat absorbed by a traditional shingle or tile roof raises the temperature inside the house, making you very hot, not to mention, potentially increasing your energy usage with fans or air conditioning. Keeping your roof cool can reduce the use of air conditioning and put more money back in your wallet. There are several ways to keep your…

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Selecting a Roofing Contractor. It’s More than Just Price

By | Roofing Contractor

When searching for a roofing contractor in California, you deserve to find the very best deal on the market. But while every homeowner and entrepreneur seeks the best service at the best price, you must remember that ‘cheap’ doesn’t necessarily equate to ‘value’. Before you select a roofing contractor in Ventura County or Los Angeles County, it’s imperative to know what to look for in a professional roofer. Here’s all you need to know. Reliability Placing trust in a roofing contractor is a big deal. Therefore, you need to know that your chosen roofer will provide a reliable service that produces the very best outcome for your property and budget. After all, the fact of the matter is that you probably need a speedy and suitable solution to correct your roofing issues. Therefore, you want confidence knowing your chosen roofing specialist boasts the following qualities: A local presence and an…

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Hanging Christmas Lights

7 Safety Tips For Hanging Christmas Lights on Your Roof

By | Uncategorized

The festive season is once again upon us as we approach December. As such, it’s time to bring out those Christmas lights (or purchase new ones!) and hang them around the house. When it comes to hanging Christmas lights on your roof or the exterior of your house, it’s always important to think about your own safety first and your property’s safety second. This is especially true if you’re going to be climbing on to the roof of your home. To help you out, we’ve put together 7 safety tips for hanging Christmas lights on your roof. Don’t screw in or nail light strings into the roof Sounds obvious, but you don’t want to be damaging your roof by penetrating the roof membrane with nails, screws or staples.  Once removed, these penetrations can cause more long-term issues than you might realize. Test your lights before hanging them up on the…

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Wind Damage To Roof: How to Prepare

By | Roof Repair

We’re now in that time of year when Southern California braces itself for the Santa Ana winds. Is your roof prepped and ready to weather the “storm”? Preventing wind damage to your roof should be a priority. Wind can get in underneath damaged sections of your roof and rip shingles and tile from your property, sometimes causing catastrophic damage and hefty repair bills. Preventing this nightmare scenario from unfolding requires taking action now. You need to prep your roof so that you’re ready for the worst that the weather might throw at you over the coming months. Get Your Roof Repaired BEFORE the Next Heavy Wind Storm Hits and Causes More Damage While your partially damaged roof might have fared just fine throughout the calm summer, things will change dramatically as we head deeper into fall. Winds along the Pacific whip up and travel inland, putting roofs at risk. Roofs…

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How To Ensure Your Contractor is Licensed, Bonded and Insured

By | Roofing Contractors

At the tail end of last year, some of the worst ever wildfires hit Ventura County and Malibu, causing more than $1.6 billion worth of damage. Since the catastrophe, there has been frenzied rebuilding as people try to restore their homes and get on with their lives.  During times like these, however, unscrupulous contractors can move in, offering cut-price services to desperate people who want to rebuild and get on. Unfortunately, many of these “contractors” providing these roofing services are doing so unethically. They often come from out of state and don’t have the necessary licenses to work safely in California.  As a licensed roofing contractor, we always strongly advise that you do not choose a roofing contractor who isn’t licensed, bonded, and insured. Homeowners who use an unbonded, unlicensed or uninsured roofing contractors put themselves at risk. As the owner of the property, you could be liable for any…

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GREATWAY ROOFING

COVID-19 Update:

We recognize that these are challenging times, filled with a high degree of uncertainty. In response, we wanted to let you know we have taken the steps to ensure the ability to inspect your roof, complete an estimate, and do our job while protecting you and our employees! In an effort to continue providing exceptional service for our customers we are still maintaining regular office hours as we have been deemed an essential business.

Our office hours are 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Our main goal is to ensure the health of our customers, team and community members by following the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, as well as our local health agency’s advice. In addition to the CDC guidelines, our team is taking the following precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

Implementing a “No-Handshake Policy” for all employees. Our team encourages
customers to follow suit and maintain social distancing.

Cleaning and disinfectant products are readily available to all team members.

Wearing a mask and booties whenever a team member has to enter a
residence or business to identify roof issues.

Using phone and email to communicate with customers.

Utilizing aerial reports for roof measurements, as needed.

To keep up to date on news and resources, you can visit www.coronavirus.gov.