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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how to keep your roof cool in summer

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

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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 or Repair

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 Winds Hit 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 face a big enough challenge…

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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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Roof Types & Styles: The Best Roofing Materials for Your California Home

By | Roof Types

If you’re planning a new roofing project for your California home, you may be wondering which roof types and styles are best. In this article, we’re going to take a deep-dive into your options, eliminating confusion and helping you to choose the roof that’s right for you.  Which Roof Types And Styles Are Best?  No single roof type is best in all conditions. The roof you choose depends very much on your circumstances. A couple of things to consider before selecting a roof product: What type of product is currently on your roof? If you have an asphalt shingle roof or a wood shake roof, you will need to install a product that is less than 6 lbs per sq. ft.  If you have a standard weight tile, you can install almost any product because the structure was designed to handle the load of 10 lbs per sq ft. What…

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Can Tree Branches Damage a Roof

Can Tree Branches Damage a Roof?

By | Roof Maintenance, Roof Repair

Whether you have just moved into a new property or have been living in a property for a long period of time and are concerned about low-hanging tree branches, it’s important to know the risks that they carry for your roof. A low-hanging branch can easily harm your roof, regardless of whether it is a heavy or a light branch (light branches can expose the roof to rain and elements just as much as heavy branches can). Not only can it wear down the shingles and scrape the tiles, but it can also cause clogged gutters because of the leaves that fall off them. By scraping against the roof shingles, it can easily strip off the layers of asphalt which damages the integrity of the roof. Also, if leaves begin to become clogged in the gutters, a number of issues can arise. From leaks to mold and a deterioration of…

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Convert Your Lattice Patio Cover to a Solid Roof Deck

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Lattice patio covers have been a popular addition to many backyards in Ventura County, offering an extension to the interior living space. The near-perfect Southern California weather makes a lattice patio cover perfect because it provides partial shade, while still allowing the sunshine to peer through. But what about those days when it’s too warm outside, or maybe it’s raining or windy? The good news is there’s a way to convert your existing lattice patio cover to a solid roof deck using most of the existing materials. When it’s done, you will enjoy a comfortable space outdoors, rain or shine. Before You Begin Prior to starting your project, take notice of your current patio cover components. You should be able to use most of the frame portion, including the wood ledger (attached to the exterior of the house) and the rafters, which extend outward resting on the beam and posts. …

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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.