The following are things that may indicate that your roof needs replacing:

  • Missing, cracked or curling shingles
  • Shingle, sheathing or siding decay

If your ceiling has cracked, peeled or has stains, or you have leakage in the attic after heavy rains, it could be related to roof damage that would require a repair. You may, however, have a leak surrounding your skylight or fireplace that would only require proper sealing and/or minor repair. A thorough inspection of your roof would determine whether a repair would be needed or a complete re-roof.

To answer this question many factors need to be considered such as the size, pitch, layers of shingles or if you require new decking. For a commitment-free quote, please contact us.

Depending on the size of your roof, it will take up to 2 days. The time involved is substantially affected by current weather, as well.

  • Once you have selected the shingle type and color we will schedule your products to arrive, no more than 2 days prior to installation.
  • The day your project begins, make arrangements to move vehicles out of the garage and driveway and move onto the street or other alternative location in order to not be blocked.
  • Remove expensive pictures, art, etc. from your walls because they could be knocked off due to vibrations.
  • Our crew will require an electrical outlet. Our project managers will ensure that information is discussed with the home owner prior to the project beginning.
  • You can expect our crew to drive 2-3 vehicles that will be on the jobsite, along with a large debris trailer.
  • Remember that during the re-roof process, your home will be an active construction zone and conditions may seem unfavorable and intimidating. Not to worry, we will ensure your home and your roof will be beautiful once complete.
  • At the end of the re-roof process, gutters will be cleaned, ground will be cleared, landscaping will be left as it once was and magnets will be used throughout your yard, driveway and sidewalks.
  • Your project manager will arrange for final inspection. At this time, any questions or concerns can be brought to them at this time.
  • Your insurance agent should be called to report possible loss or damage that you think would cause you to need a roof inspection due to roof damage.
  • You would then need to call roofing contractor, such as Summit Roofing, as soon as possible.
  • To review the damages and ensure your needs are met, at an agreeable price, your insurance adjuster and your contractor should meet.
  • Your mortgage company should be called to advise them of your claim and inquire about draft endorsements, contractors affidavits and lien releases.
  • Once the project has been reviewed and scheduled, and all parties involved are okay with the terms, the work should begin immediately.
  • Once the project has completed and you’re 100% satisfied with the work, you should expect to pay the balance of your first proceeds, plus your deductible.
  • Upon receipt of the invoice from our office showing the job is complete, you can file for the depreciation amount.
  • Keep all documentation in a safe place and treat it as you would any warranty information.

Exterior Maintenance:

Exterior Maintenance:

  • Gutters are sagging from the weight and debris inside of them
  • Plants are growing inside of your gutters visible from the ground
  • Rainwater spillover from your gutters resembles a waterfall
  • Animals and birds are nesting in your gutters
  • Damaged old gutters or downspouts might cause damage to siding or facia and produce rot.

Facia boards run horizontally under a roof edge. Seams should be lined with the rafters that protect the ends from water damage. It is a common area that can be damaged and may need to be repaired.

Wood on the exterior of the home will likely fall prey to rot at some point. Wood and water are a bad combination. The first tip is to discover the cause of the rotted wood. If it is a lack of paint, stain and sealer then the wood might need to be painted or stained more often. Be sure your gutters are checked because damage to gutters or downspouts might cause damage to any wood surrounding them.

Attic ventilation is very important in the Midwest where the summer humidity and winter dryness is overwhelming. The change in temperature requires a lot of movement in your attic, causing your attic to be susceptible to mold.

Good ventilation is needed and a ridge vent is a good solution to allow warm air to escape. The ridge vent uses mechanical fans, or side opening vents, to draw in cooler, denser air. Soffit vents, or eaves vents, on the underside roof overhang is also an easy way to add ventilation. The soffit vents allow cooler air to enter the attic through the lowest point and are often slotted or meshed to keep critters out. Maintenance to these vents could be required depending on the age of your home in order to reduce pesky animals from living in your attic, or mold to find a climate to grow.