The small, mountainous town of Blue Ridge is home to less than 1,500 people, most of whom own their own houses. Steeped in history, it is a favorite spot for retired folk, though the public schools for kids are above average and new businesses are opening up daily. Houses are varied, but like the rest of the US, asphalt shingles are widespread and very common as your Georgia roofing contractor will confirm.
Choosing Asphalt Shingles for Roof Replacement
If the roof of your house was constructed with shingles, the type and quality used determines their lifespan. For instance, CertainTeed, the premier manufacturer of asphalt shingles manufactures:
- Good value-priced products that have a warranty on material defects of up to 10 years but should last for 20 to 30 years, depending on the product. There is no warranty on workmanship.
- Better systems that offer warranties on material defects of 20 for three-tab shingles and 50 years for dimensional and premium products. There is a two-year warranty on workmanship.
- Best systems that have the same material defects warranties as better systems, but a 25-year warranty on workmanship.
All warranties cover 110 mph winds, and warranties are transferable. Of course, warranties don’t cover storm damage, but they are nevertheless invaluable and provide peace of mind.
Just remember that if the installation is not done correctly, this could break a warranty. For this reason, it is essential to use a reputable roofing contractor.
If you need a roof replacement, you don’t have to choose the same type of roof covering currently on your roof. Depending on the existing covering, you might be able to have new asphalt shingles affixed over the existing ones. Be sure to discuss the pros and cons of all possible products with your roofer before making a decision.
Blue Ridge Roofing Contractor for Storm Damage and Insurance Claims
In addition to events like theft and vandalism or burst pipes, homeowners’ insurance policies usually cover weather damage due to wind, hail, snow, water damage from rain, as well as fire. Flooding isn’t generally covered unless you have national flood insurance from FloodSmart.Gov.
If your roof is damaged, you are going to need a roofing contractor who handles storm damage and insurance claims, and who will undertake reliable roof repair or, if the damage is really bad, roof replacement. If the roof of your house is damaged in a storm, you might also need a roofer for gutter repair.
Force Field Roofing offers quality services in Blue Ridge, including those relating to roof repair, roof replacement, and gutter repair. We are a Master Shingle Applicator for CertainTeed and a CertainTeed shingle technology specialist.
We also specialize in storm damage and insurance claims. Call us for a free roof estimate any time.