Allentown Roofing Contractor
New Roof Installations in Allentown, Bethlehem, Macungie, Easton
Although we are an Allentown Roofing Contractor specializing in Roof Leak Diagnoses and Roof Repair, we are fully equipped
to handle any Residential Roof Installations of any type or size. Whether it be Sloped Roofs with Asphalt Shingles, Slate, Cedar Shake Roofing Systems, Flat Roofs with EPDM, Torch-down or Roll Roofing Systems, we can help.
Signs You Need a New Roof
Most Shingle Roofs have four stages of deterioration.
1.) – Granule Loss
Granules are the stone surface on the asphalt shingles. This granule surface protects the shingle from UV rays, without this protective surface the shingle will become very dry and brittle. As your shingles age, you will notice bare spots and discolored areas appear where the granule surface is wearing thin.
2.) – Curling Shingles
When your shingles loose enough Granules and are left unprotected for extended periods of time the shingle will become so dry that it will begin to curl. Curling is most commonly seen with 3-tab Shingles.
3.) – Breaking Shingles
As your shingles pass well into the curling stage, in time the shingles will begin to break. The reasons for the breaking are:
Now that the shingle does not lay flat on the roof, wind can easily blow under the voids created by the curling. Snow and Rain can also break the shingles in this condition. The weight of the snow or the pounding of the rain will try to bend the curled shingle flat.The shingle is so dry it is no longer pliable and will break rather then bend.
4.) – Excessive Shingle Loss
As your roof nears the end of its life span, the majority of the shingles will have broken off and nearly all of the shingles will be curled. At this point the shingles are so dry and so brittle Roof Repair is near impossible because the simple act of walking on the roof, shingles will crumble under your feet. For every 1 shingles repaired, the contractor will have broken 3 in the process. This is the time you absolutely need to replace your Roofing Shingles.
What Options Do I Have When Faced With Replacing My Roof?
Before you commit to a Full Roof Installation, allow us (or your preferred Roofing Contractor) come to your home to determine the condition of your Roof. If you have already determined without question that you need a New Roof, you have a couple choices:
Re-Cover or Overlay
Using this method your Roofing Contractor will not remove the existing layer of shingles on your roof. Instead the contractor will apply a new layer of shingles over the existing old layer of shingles.
The advantages to this method of roofing are that you will save money on the cost of labor, disposal and materials.
The disadvantages of using the Re-Cover/Overlay method are that your Roofing Contractor will not be able to identify flashing and roof deck problems as easily. Another thing to keep in mind is that this method is only allowed by Code if the existing shingles are no more then one layer thick.
Tear-Off or Re-Roof
When using this method your Roofing Contractor will remove the existing layer/s of shingles down to the bare roof deck. When using most Roofing Contractors, this includes removing shingles, felt paper, drip edge and old flashing, everything is replaced using new materials.
The biggest advantage using this method is that all the old materials in the roofing system are replaced with new. Your Roofing Contractor will easily spot problem areas, if there are any.
The only disadvantage is the extra cost. You must take into account the amount of work involved in removing the existing roofing system, the cost of disposal and materials.
I Don’t Have Asphalt Shingles, Do You Install Other Types Of Roofing Systems?
Yes. Adept Roofing is proficient in the installation of a variety of roofing systems such as;
Epdm Rubber Roofs
Asphalt Roll Roofing
TorchDown Roll Roofing
Of all the Allentown Roofing Contractors Contractors, why choose Adept Roofing?
One of the most common causes of headaches and frustrations when dealing with a contractor is simply poor communication between the home owner and the contractor. We try very hard to open clear lines of communication and keep them open before, during and after your roofing project is complete.
When you call Adept Roofing, we will respond to your inquiry and get you answers within a timely manner? During the initial consultation, we will never pressure you into making a decision. We will offer you all options to suite your budget and your long term needs. Our proposals are extremely detailed, listing all work we will do and all materials that will be used.
During the roofing process, we will keep you informed of our progress and alert you of any problems or delays that may arise. We often take pictures during the entire process. You may not be able to be at home while your roof is being installed, these pictures are taken as a photographic record to show our clients our progress and to show that you are getting exactly what you paid for.
We warranty all our new roofs for 10 years and install all roofing systems to manufactures specs to ensure the manufactures warranty is valid.