Atlanta Roofing Services by Atlanta Roofing Guide

Home owners in the Atlanta area are often subject to the whims of nature. Heavy winds, storms, hurricanes, and even tornadoes can cause serious damage to local homes. If you’ve suffered environmental damage to your roof, it is vital that you seek out Atlanta roofing services as soon as you can to patch up damage that might have occurred. Your roof protects you from rain, the cold, the heat, and keeps your support structures in good working order.

A good roofing contractor will be able to help you repair or replace a roof in just a few days, depending on the extent of the damage. Atlanta roofing specialists are used to dealing with the local weather issues and have the experience required to get the job done right. Not every company is created equal, however; some businesses offering roofing services are general “handymen” who dabble in all types of manual labor. It is best to find a company that works primarily with roofs to ensure the most reliable work.

Quality roofers will know more than just how to replace shingles and waterproof a roof: they’ll understand all the ins and outs of Atlanta roofing. The most knowledgeable will be able to assist clients in finding the styles and patterns they’re looking for in their roofs and know wholesalers to help make sure they get the best price. Be sure to take the time to ask questions of your roofer and see what types of services they will be able to provide for you.

A roof repair or replacement may be covered under your insurance policy. Home insurance for residences in southern cities like Atlanta often have previsions for wind and hail damage. Before choosing a roofing company, speak with Atlanta Roofing Guide: they may be able to help you get the work done at no out-of-pocket cost.

In addition to causing uncomfortable living conditions, leaks and holes in a roof can cause structural damage, mold damage, and water damage. If you suspect there’s anything wrong with your roof, seek out experienced Atlanta roofing services. By having them check it out, you could save yourself thousands of dollars in future repairs down the road.

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Call: Bill Jordan
(770)-406-7949

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION for Anyone Ready to Do an Atlanta Roofing Project

IMPORTANT INFORMATION for anyone ready to do a roofing project.

Decking

Decking, which is the sheathing under the roof, is commonly made of plywood or O.S.B. oriented strand board.  Water leaking through a roof may cause the decking to rot.  Because nails hammered into rotten decking will not hold, the rotten decking must be replaced before the new shingles can be installed.  The decking is replaced when the old roof is taken off.  Therefore, a common industry practice is to give a firm estimate on the tear-off/replacement roof, and a firm estimate for each piece of decking which may need to be replaced.

Reroofing

Putting a new roof over an existing roof is a legitimate practice, provided the correct materials are used, all the decking is in good shape, and the truss and house structure can handle the additional weight.  However, tearing off the old roof is the only way to ensure the decking is in good shape.  Since shingles are made of oil, the bottom dry layer of shingles will draw the oil out of the new layer of shingles over time.  This will make the new roof dry out sooner.

Ventilation

Attic ventilation is extremly important to a roofs life.  In the summer, attic temperatures rise dramatically.  Circulating air minimizes the temperature rise.  In the winter, circulating air helps prevent mold and mildew growth by minimizing attic humidity.  The best ventilation system is the ridge vent soffit vent system.  Cooler air enters the attic through the soffit vents.  The heated air then exits throught the ridge vent at the attics highest point.  The ridge vent is preferred by most roofers and shingle manufactuers because they are more efficient and cost effective over power vents, turbines and turtle back vents.

Roof Life

The roofs life is determined by many factors such as proper roof ventilation, proper roof installation, shingle life, and the flashing.  Routine maintenance such as debris removal from the roof and in the valleys, and gutter cleaning are very important.

Clean Up

We use a roll off dumpster because it is  very convienient and it will be picked up  after completion of the job. 

Toeboards

Toeboards are temporary 2×4 boards roofers will stand on while working on steep pitched roofs.  They are not used on shallow pitch roofs.  The nails are put through the shingles in order to hold the boards while working.  If the holes are not properly sealed they will leak.  We do not use toeboards except in tearing the roof off.  We do not put holes in the new shingles.  We normally use a cushion or if steep enough roofing jacks.

Other Information

We nail all our shingles with a coated galvenized roofing nail.  All shingles are layed and nailed to meet the specified patterns for the manufactuers warranty.

A 1 inch nail is used on 25 year 3 tab shingles and 11/4 nail used for 30 year architectural shingle.

We do not use tar to seal roof penetrations, due to the fact it cracks over time.  We use an excellent product called NP-1.

Please Check For Insurance!

Call the company who carries the policy.  Alot of companies will say they have the insurance, but unfortunately they may not.   Roofers insurance is extremely expensive.  Most companies choose not to carry the proper insurance, which would make the homeowner responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur.

Please take into consideration when comparing quotes the items listed above, the type products the companies will use, their labor leak warranties, and if a company is based out of town who will come fix a leak in a few years.

Atlanta Roofing Guide wants you to be informed before you enter into a contract to repair or replace your roof.

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File Your Insurance Claim

File Your Property Claim

If you need to file your property claim you can do it online by clicking on the links that corresponds with your insurance company or contact by corresponding phone number. We will work with ALL insurance companies, not just the companies that are listed here. For more information, please contact us today.

AAA – 800-222-7623

AARP – 800-805-9918

Acuity – 800-242-7666

ALFA Insurance – 800-964-2532

AIG Insurance – 877-366-8423

Allmerica – 800-628-0250  (Handled by The Hanover Insurance Group)

Allied Mutual Insurance – 800-282-9445

Allstate Insurance – 800-386-6126 

Amco Insurance – 800-282-9445

American Casualty – 800-437-8854

American Economy Insurance – 888-557-5010 

American Employers Insurance – 800-284-6730

American Family Mutual Insurance – 800-374-1111

American First – 877-263-7890

American Home Assurance – 800-562-2208

American International Insurance – 800-562-2208 

American Reliable- 800-245-1505

ANPAC – 800-333-2960

Anthem Casualty Insurance – 800-537-5568

Arbella Mutual Insurance – 800-972–5348

Arkwright Mutual Insurance – 781-890-9300

Assurance Specialty- 800-326-2845

Atlanta Casualty – 877-447-8930

Atlanta Mutual Insurance – 800-945-7461

Atlantic Mutual – 800-945-7461

AutoClub of Southern California Insurance Exchange – 800-67-CLAIM

Auto-Owners Insurance – 517-323-1365

Balboa Insurance- 888-768-2096

Berkshire Mutual Insurance – 800-892-8877

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate- 800-488-2930

Birmingham Fire Insurance of PA – 877-366-8423

Buckeye Union Insurance – 312-822-5000

California State Auto Assn Insurance – 800-922-8228

California Casualty- 800-346-6840

Camden Fire Insurance – 888-421-2111

Chubb – 800-CLAIMS-0 

Cigna Property & Casualty – 215-761-1000

Cincinnati Insurance – 513-870-2739

Citizens Insurance of America – 800-628-0250 (Handled by The Hanover Insurance Group)

CAN – 877-262-2727

Colonial Penn Insurance – 800-523-4040 

Colorado Casualty – 888-298-3778

Commerce & Industry Insurance – 877-366-8423

Commerce Insurance – 800-221-1605

Commerice Union Insurance – 508-549-9147

Continental Casualty – 312-322-5000  (Handled by CNA)

Continental Insurance – 312-822-5000

Coregis Insurance – 800-CLAIMS-0

Country Companies Insurance – 800-846-0100

CUMIS Insurance Society Inc. – 800-637-2676

Dairyland Insurance – 715-346-9200 (Handled by Sentry)

Deerbrook Insurance – 800-253-6611

Encompass – 800-588-7400

Explorer Insurance – 858-350-2400

Farm Bureau -800-226-6383

Farm Bureau Missouri -877-322-5246

Farmers Alliance -800-362-1075

Farmers Insurance Group – 800-435-7764

Fidelity National – 800-220-1351

Fidelity & Deposit Company – 800-854-6011  (Handled by Zurich)

Fire Insurance Exchange – 838-516-5656 (Handled by Farmers Insurance Group)

Fireman’s Fund – 888-347-3428

Firemens Insurance Company – 312-822-5000 

Foremost Insurance – 800-527-3907

Fortune Insurance – 800-933-8585

GEICO Indemnity – 800-841-3000

General Accident Insurance – 888-421-2111

General Insurance Company of America – 206-545-5641 (Handled by SAFECO)

Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance – 912-474-8411 

Government Employees Insurance – 800-841-3000

Grange Mutual Casualty – 800-445-3030

Great American Insurance – 800-724-7722

Great West Casualty – 800-228-8040

Guide One -888-748-4326

Hanover Insurance – 508-855-8000 (Handled by The Hanover Insurance Group)

Harleysville Insurance – 800-892-8877

Hartford -877-805-9918

Hartford Accident & Indemnity – 800-243-5860

Hartford Casualty Insurance – 800-243-5860

Hardford Fire Insurance – 800-243-5860

Homesite Insurance – 800-466-3748

Horace Mann Insurance – 800-999-1030
 
IDS – 888-404-5365

Insurance Company of North America – 215-761-1000

Insurance Company of the State of PA – 800-CLAIMS-0

Integon National Insurance – 800-468-3466

Interinsurance Exchange Auto Club South – 714-850-5111

Interstate -913-371-1083

John Deer Insurance – 800-635-3377

Kansas Farm Bureau- 800-226-6383

Kemper Auto and Home Insurance – 888-216-6066

Kemper Insurance – 800-353-6737

Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance – (270) 358-3178

Lexington Insurance – 877-366-8423

Liberty Insurance – 800-526-1547

Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance – 800-526-1547

Liberty Mutual Insurance – 800-526-1547

Lititz Mutual -800-626-4751

Lumbermens Mutual Casualty – 800-353-6737

Marysville Mutual -785-562-2379

Medical Liability Insurance – 212-576-9850

Metlife – 800-854-6011

Metropolitan Property & Casualty – 800-854-6011  (Handled by Metlife)

Mid-Century Insurance – 888-516-5656 (Handled by Farmers Insurance Group)

Motors Insurance – 313-556-4632

National Fire Insurance of Hartford – 312-822-5000

National Indemnity – 402-566-3000 

National Union Fire Insurance – 800-562-2208

Nationwide Mutual Insurance – 800-421-3535

New Hampshire Insurance – 877-366-8423

New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance – 609-883-1300

New York Casualty Insurance – 800-892-8877 (Handled by Harleysville)

North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance – 919-782-1705

North River Insurance – 508-549-9147

Northern Assurance Company of America – 617-725-7033

Occidental Fire & Casualty Insurance – 800-525-7486

Ohio Casualty Insurance – 513-867-3000

Oklahoma Farmers Union Mutual Insurance – 800-364-1511

Old Republican -800-972-5985

Omni Insurance -800-727-6661

OneBeacon – 877-248-4968 

Pacific Employers Insurance – 215-761-1000

Phoenix Insurance – 800-252-1633

Preferred Risk Mutual Insurance – 515-267-5299

Progressive Casualty Insurance – 800-274-4499

Progressive Northern Insurance – 800-274-4499

Progressive Northwestern Insurance – 800-274-4499

Progressive Specialty Insurance – 800-274-4499

Protection Mutual Insurance – 847-825-4474 (Handled by CNA)

Reilly Insurance- 816-531-4321
 
Reliance Insurance – 215-761-1000
 
Republic Underwriters Insurance – 214-559-1270

Rockingham Mutual Insurance – 800-662-5246

Royal Insurance Company of North America – 800-867-6925

Safeco Insurance Company of America – 800-332-3226

Scottsdale Insurance – 480-948-0505

Selective Insurance Company of America – 973-948-2900

Sentry Insurance & Mutual – 715-346-9200

Shelter Insurance – 800-SHELTER

Southern United Fire Insurance – 800-851-9476

Standard Fire Insurance – 800-252-4633

State Farm Fire & Casualty – 800-732-5246 

State Farm Indemnity – 800-732-5246

State Farm Lloyds – 800-732-5246 

State Farm Mutual Automotive Insurance – 800-732-5246

Travelers – 800-252-4633 
 
Trinity Universal Insurance – 800-232-4633

Twentieth Century Insurance – 800-211-7263

United Property & Casualty – 800-861-4370

United Services Automobile Association – 800-531-8722

United States Fire Insurance – 800-690-5520

USAA Casualty Insurance – 800-531-8222

Utica Mutual Insurance – 800-965-1914

Vanguard Fire and Casualty – 866-928-4310

Vesta Fire Insurance – 800-444-3928

Western Mutual – 800-927-2142

Westfield Insurance – 800-443-3311 

Worcester Insurance – 800-892-8677  (Handled by Harleysville

Zenith Insurance – 800-440-5020

Zurich – 800-987-3373
 

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What to Look for When Hiring Atlanta Roofing Specialists

Atlanta Roofing Specialists

 

Atlanta roofing specialists run the gamut of companies that have been in business for decades to individuals who offer their services to homeowners around the city. Before you blindly hire someone to repair or replace your roof, you want to know what questions to ask.

Atlanta roofing is a booming business each year – so there’s a lot of competition for your business. You first have to do some preliminary research to see what kind of roof you may want, and at what slant.

When you replace a roof, it’s a pricey investment so you want materials and craftsmanship that will last a lifetime (or for at least the next 20 years). Good Atlanta roofing companies will be able to provide proof of their expertise.

Before you even let anyone come out to give you an estimate, find out what types of roofs they have experience with – is it jus shingles or have they done metal, slate or other specialty roofs?

Before you hire an Atlanta roofing contractor, ask for references. And then do your homework and really check up on them. Ask tough questions. You want to know what you’re paying for in terms of warranties, guarantees, and tasks. For example, did they clean up the property when they finished the other customer’s roof replacement?

You can do more than just pick up the Yellow Pages to find a qualified Atlanta roofing specialist these days. Now, you can go online and read real consumer reviews – and people will be brutally honest about what they did (and didn’t) like. You can also find recommendations from neighbors and friends or through a local lumber or hardware store like Home Depot or Lowes.

Ask how long they’ve been in the Atlanta roofing repair business. If they’re new, you might want to look for someone more experienced. Look for someone who’s been doing this for a while. They should have plenty of references by that point.

If they’re busy, that can be both a good and bad thing. It’s good because it means they’re an in-demand group of Atlanta roofing specialists. But it also means you may have to wait for the repair or replacement work that you need done.

Ask other Atlanta roofing customers if they would rehire the contractor. Find out if the roof stood up to wear and tear, and if the roofers came in under or over budget. Never pre-pay for your roofing. You should only pay in full once the job is done and you’ve been deemed a happy customer.

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Ask Your Atlanta Roofing Contractor What Materials He Recommends

Atlanta Roofing Contractor

Before you hire an Atlanta roofing contractor, ask him what type of materials he feels most comfortable working with – and evaluate the pros and cons of all types of roofs. You can get some basic information here, but it’s important to make sure your roofing job suits your personal budget and needs.

Asphalt shingles are perhaps the most common material used in basic Atlanta roofing repair jobs. Homeowners need to replace a few worn out shingles whenever there’s a storm and hail hits or they get worn down to where water leaks inside the home. They’re the cheapest material to work with and many are very durable, too – lasting upwards of 30 years.

Another material the Atlanta roofing company may use is wood shingles (or shakes). These are very popular now and they last anywhere from 30 to 50 years. An extra perk is the added insulation they offer to the homeowner. They are more expensive, though – so make sure they’re within your budget.

Some Atlanta roofing specialists like to promote the use of metal roofing materials, such as steel, copper or aluminum. You can get ones that actually look like a form of wood and they come in a wide array of colors. They’re extra durable (over 50 years for some) and perform well in areas that endure hurricanes and other storms.

One trend that’s been growing is the request for Atlanta roofing companies to install tile roofing material on a home. These are made of concrete or clay and fit well with a Mediterranean or Spanish look, and they are pricey. They’re a perfect fit for homeowners who live in areas where fires are an issue because they’re not flammable but they are fragile, so don’t use in hail prone areas.

More and more of the Atlanta roofing contractor professionals are gaining experience with slate roofs now. They offer a beautiful appeal aesthetically to the home, are fireproof, and last a lifetime.

But they’re going to cut into your budget quite a bit. You definitely want to make sure the contractor has ample experience installing this type of roof before you hand over a job to just anyone.

Atlanta roofing repair jobs run the gamut between small shingle replacements and entire roof replacements. Find someone with experience in the materials you want to work with and don’t let them strong-arm you into using a lesser material just because that’s what they’re familiar with.

Hire the best Atlanta Roofing Contractor by contacting us today.

 

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What Some Atlanta Roofing Companies Hope You Don’t Know

Atlanta Roofing Companies

There are many Atlanta roofing companies and you have to sort through a bunch of questions and promises to find out which ones will go the extra mile for you and do a good job. Here are some things they don’t want you to know – so arm yourself with knowledge and you’ll have a better overall experience.

The first thing some Atlanta roofing businesses don’t want you to know is that many of them have very similar names. You don’t want to hear a commercial for Triple A Roofing and then hire AAA Roofing thinking they’re one in the same, when technically the names are different. Double check to make sure you’re hiring who you think you’re hiring.

A few unethical Atlanta roofing specialists hope you aren’t aware of the fact that you shouldn’t be paying a penny until the job is done and you’ve approved of it. If someone asks you for money upfront (even for materials), beware.

It’s okay (and even smart) to get several competing bids. A good Atlanta roofing contractor won’t be offended if you tell them you’re getting a few bids. Each one should provide detailed estimates.

You can’t go off price alone, though – someone may not provide the craftsmanship that a more expensive company provides, and quality counts. Your bid should include what happens with customer satisfaction, what dates (weather related delays excluded) the job will be started and finished, and how the payment will be handled.

It’s been discovered that Atlanta roofing companies sometimes quote you a price on one set of materials, and then secretly use a cheaper version. Double check to ensure that you’re getting the materials you’ve paid for.

Not every Atlanta roofing company knows how to do both residential and commercial roofing jobs. Depending on which type of service you need, make sure they’ve done that type of job and ask for references so you can call (and even drive by to check) the workmanship.

With some Atlanta roofing repair jobs, a warranty can be deemed null and void. Make sure you read the fine print – so that you know what could happen with your project. Ask to see the insurance – and then call to find out if those Atlanta roofing companies have active insurance (and not just a card that expired long ago). And double check with the Better Business Bureau to see if they’re in good standing. If not, try to find someone who is.

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A Consumer’s Guide to Atlanta Roofing

Atlanta Roofing

Atlanta RoofingA homeowner living in Georgia may have different reasons for looking up Atlanta roofing information than his or her neighbors. Some people know it’s time for a new roof, so they plan ahead. Others call an Atlanta roofing contractor when a leak springs and it’s during the rainy season.

The main thing you want to be careful about is that you hire someone reputable for your Atlanta roofing repair job. There have been many unsuspecting individuals or couples who had their hard earned money taken for a roofing job that was either never completed or never started.

The true Atlanta roofing specialists will always have references that you can check. Don’t just ask for a list of previous customers. Actually call and verify that the jobs were completed professionally and within budget.

You also want to make sure that the roofing company is insured (call to verify that their card is an active account). You want them to be insured because if they aren’t, and they damage your home, you might have to pay for even more repairs.

And check to make sure that they have a stellar record with the Better Business Bureau. If they get nervous about you asking the tough questions in the beginning, then it might be a warning sign that they aren’t the right roofing company for you.

There are many scams you have to be aware of when it comes to Atlanta roofing projects. For example, the contractor might sell you one thing and then go and use cheaper materials than what you paid for. Always inspect everything to make sure you get your money’s worth.

When it comes to cost, you need to get a firm estimate for the project before you sign on with any Atlanta roofing companies. Ask for every detail to be spelled out – because you don’t want any hidden costs creeping up at the end of the project that blindside you.

The details should also include what the company’s policies are about warranties for not only the materials, but the workmanship of the roofing repair or replacement job, as well. And get a timeframe for when they plan to complete the job.

Choose some Atlanta roofing specialists who can help you decide which is the best roofing material for your home and that will suit your budget. Some roofing materials have perks that go with them.

For example, you might be able to get a $1,500 tax credit depending on what type of roof repair or replacement you have done. Tax credits are being given to homes that work to enhance their energy efficiency.

Any good Atlanta roofing contractor will be able to tell you if your roof is repairable or if it’s in need of a complete replacement. If the roof is less than 15 years old, chances are good that they might be able to stave off a complete replacement for awhile longer. But if it’s badly beaten from the weather, a repair job may not be enough.

When you start searching around to get quotes from Atlanta roofing specialists, see if there’s any way they can cut costs for you. For example, many roofers will allow you to handle the clean up of the debris yourself – it saves them time, and saves you money!

The Atlanta roofing companies competing for your business will all schedule a free price quote session where they come out, inspect the current roof, measure and give you a firm bid.

You want all of the specifications to be the exact same for all of your bids. In other words, don’t let them offer bids for different materials – tell them what you want and then get bids. Do your homework beforehand. That way you can glance at cost and see who beats the competition.

Find out if the new roof (if that’s what you’re having done) is going to completely replace the old roof, or if it’s just going to be placed over the old roof. Some companies charge more to remove the old roof.

You have to nail down the details of roof removal with your workers, too. Some will toss the old shingles down and leave piles of debris on your property. Others will gather up debris but not gather the dozens of nails that fall into your yard. You want all of this spelled out in the contract before work begins.

If you’ve decided to have an Atlanta roofing company work on your rooftop, see if they have experience with whatever materials you’re working with. Some have experience with common materials like shingles, but aren’t familiar with slate, for example.

If the Atlanta roofing company you’re in talks with needs you to pay for roofing materials up front, be wary. Don’t hand over a blank check. Instead, buy the roofing materials yourself and have them on hand to be used when the roofers arrive to begin work.

Most reputable companies won’t ask for a down payment or deposit because they have plenty of work to be able to buy their own materials. If they need money ahead of time, it could be because they don’t have enough work (and experience) or it’s a scam.

Tell the roofing company representative that full payment will be made once the roof inspector of your choosing has approved the work that they did. Not all Atlanta roofing companies are up to date with specific licenses or certificates, so you have to be very careful and do your due diligence beforehand.

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Main Causes of Atlanta Roofing Problems

Factors That Affect Roofs

• Sun delivers a combination of ultraviolet rays and heat can prematurely age a roof.

• Snow or ice that melts and refreezes (called ice damming) pushes up the roofing material and causes leaks. Ice damming can be a temporary problem that ends when the thaw is complete. Excessive amounts can damage the roof and roof structure.

• Rain is normally kept at bay by a roof. But when rain or moisture gets underneath roofing, damage can occur.

• Wind can remove any roof in the most extreme occurrence. However even minimal amounts can weaken a poorly installed roof by letting dirt and moisture get underneath.

• Moisture from condensation underneath a roof not only harms the roof and sheathing, but also can cause problems inside of the house.

• Trees provide shade to help cool a house. They also provide leaves and limbs that can fall or scrub against the roof.

• Algae and moss get a foothold on moist surfaces. Excessive growth can retain moisture and cause eventual weakening of the roofing material.

Other Causes of Roof Problems

• Improper Installation
• Improper Design
• Lack of Maintenance
• Flashing Failures

Each of these major causes of roof damage can be minimized by regular and careful inspection for early and minor roofing problems. Immediate attention to any flaws or damages with competent repairs can help you avoid major damage to your roof and prevent the need for early and costly roof replacement.

Having a roof that leaks is a very common problem of many homeowners, especially if you live in an area that sees a lot of rain. When your roof leaks there are a lot of problems that can happen such as mold and mildew stains, damaged foundations, and water stains on the ceiling, just to name a few.

Because of this it is important for you to have the knowledge of how to find the leaks in your roof. When you do discover a leak in the roof you should not panic but simply know that it is time to fix the leaky roof.

A leak can actually be a good sign as it will force you to check the leak and it is a good idea at this time to look over the entire roof to see if there are any other leaks or problems. Fixing a leak in your roof is not very expensive and it does not take a lot of time.

To experience the absolute best Atlanta roofing company who stands behind their work with a 100% Complete Job Satisfaction GUARANTEE…

Contact Atlanta Roofing Guide today.

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Pros and Cons of Different Atlanta Roofing Types

When Atlanta roofing contractors start talking about roofing problems, the first thing we need to know about is the types of roofs prevailing in the market and the pros and cons of each roof type.

Roofing is constantly exposed to the elements, structural shifting, and stresses as well as chemicals in the atmosphere. All of these things take their toll on your roof. Aging occur on all roofs, wear and tear stemming from neglect, abuse, contamination, and accident can result in expensive repairs or premature failure of the roofing system, if not detected and repaired promptly.

A regular roofing inspection program will help detect minor problems before they become big ones, avoiding interruptions of work going on inside the building, and most importantly, protecting the owner’s investment and adding many years to the life of a roof.

Atlanta Roofing Types

Wood Roofing:

There are two types. Shingles are cut to a specific size and smooth finished. Shakes are irregular and rough-textured. Wood gives a natural look to a home. It also requires more maintenance to protect it from the elements.

Metal Roofing:

Metal roofs have returned from the olden days to become a popular roofing option. Once limited to low-slope structures, standing seam steel roofs can now be used on steeper roofs as well. Metal is durable, practically maintenance-free, heat reflective and non-flammable. Installed in sheets, a metal roof will actually dissipate a lightning strike rather than conduct it.

Built-up Roofing:

Built-up roofs are installed on flat or very low-sloping structures. They consist of alternating layers of felt or fiberglass treated with asphalt. These layers are topped with asphalt (tar) or aggregate. Built-up roofs are more common in commercial buildings.

Tile and Slate Roofing:

These are two of the oldest roofing materials around. They are long-lasting and durable. Their weight requires a reinforced roof structure that can support them. Both can be quite expensive and neither is easy to install.

Slate Roofing is a very expensive choice, but it’s very beautiful and distinct. Many Colonial and French homes look very appealing with this style of roofing materials. Slate roof materials are heavy, as you can imagine, and will need additional structural support.

Atlanta Roofing Guide can help you decide which type of roofing is best for you and help you get any and all of the insurance money that you deserve to pay for your new roof, very often with NO out of pocket expense to you.

Call Atlanta Roofing Guide today…

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Roofing Terminology

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Absorption: The act or process of retaining foreign particles such as gas or liquid without transmission of these particles.
Active: Will corrode in the presence of moisture or a “noble” metal.
Adhere: The clinging of one surface to another; either molecularly or otherwise.
Adhesion: The state of adhering
Alligatoring: The cracking of the surfacing bitumen on a built-up roof, producing a pattern of cracks that resemble an alligator?s hide.
Ambient Temperature: The temperature of the air.
Anodic: When two metals are connected in an electrolyte, they will form a galvanic cell, with the higher metal in the galvanic series being the anode. The anodic will oxidize and produce an electrical current which protects the cathode from corrosion.
Application Rate: The rate at which a material is applied per unit area.

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