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7 Tips for a Trouble-Free Roof Replacement Installation

Having a new roof installed can be a time-consuming and expensive process. Most homeowners don't really know what they're in for when they have to pay for a new roof. That's why you could probably use these seven tips for your next roof replacement installation in Johns Creek. Get Several Estimates Before you sign a contract with a roofer, you should get at least 3 estimates for your roof replacement. It doesn't cost anything to get an estimate, although you will have to spend a little bit of time talking to each roofing professional. The roofer will take a look at your roof, ask you about your preferences, and send you a quote as soon as they can work up the price estimate.Having more than one quote will help you understand how roof prices are calculated. If there are glaring differences between the estimates, you should ask the roofer to explain them to you. Additionally, you should always ask for your quote in writing. Tear Off or Roof Over? It's usually cheaper to roof over an existing roof than to tear it down and replace it properly. Unfortunately, roofing over is not always the best choice. You can only do it once, because otherwise the roof will get too heavy for your house to support it. But even doing it once may not be a good idea because roofing over could reduce the life of your new shingles due to heat and moisture buildup. Repair the Damage Underneath Before your roofer adds the new roof, he or she should evaluate the wood underneath. If the wood underneath is faulty, damaged, or rotted, then it needs to be replaced before the new roof is installed. This is an area where shortcuts can really backfire, so this isn't the area to cut costs. Talk about Ventilation The right roof will improve the ventilation inside of your attic. Proper ventilation in your roof ensures that your attic doesn't build up excessive moisture. It can also help regulate the temperature in your home as long as you have proper insulation in your attic. Research Your Contractor It's very important to thoroughly research the contractor before you hire them to work on your roof. The roofer should be properly licensed and offer a full warranty on their labor. If you do a little bit of research, you'll…

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Best Time for Roof Replacement is Fall
Fulll Roof Replacement, March 2019

Best Time for Roof Replacement is Fall

If you are looking into getting a roof replaced, there are many reasons to hold off until the autumn months to get the job done. Here are just a few of those key reasons that you should wait until the fall to get your roof replacement taken care of. You Will Save Money As with any other industry, there is definitely an off-season for roof replacements. Late fall and all winter is the off-season for roofing companies, when you will be most likely to get a better deal on the work since the demand won’t be as high for roof replacements. Winter is not a great time to do it for two reasons. First, you want to make sure that your roof is in good shape before the winter months come in with all the harsh weather often involved with them. Second, the winter time brings with it more safety hazards for roofing companies and their personnel. This makes autumn a great time to replace or install a new roof. You Will Experience Less Stress and Frustration When the roofing contractor is not going through their busy season and trying to take care of you and all the other roofs that need to get done, you will have less stress and frustration with the process overall as well. They will be able to take more time for you, really assess the situation and the best materials for your particular project, and really do a thorough job. This is not to say that in other months the roofer is likely to do sloppy work, but the autumn is a better time generally to hire a roofer who is less busy and therefore less stressed due to a heavy workload. As a bonus, working with a roofing contractor who is less stressed and frustrated about all the work they are trying to do simultaneously means you have a better relationship with your roofer and may just have a higher quality job done because of that alone. You Will Have a Higher Quality Roof Replacement Ultimately, working with a residential roof company in Suwanee in the off-season may mean the quality of the roof installation will be better as well. You may have the benefit of having more skilled professionals who are only working on your roof instead of yours in addition to a…

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The Characteristics of a Great Roof Replacement
The nail gun is used to attach shingles to the roof.

The Characteristics of a Great Roof Replacement

A roof is an investment. Like other parts of the home, it requires maintenance to keep its structural integrity. But every 20 to 30 years, depending upon the type of materials used in the roof’s construction, a repair or replacement is required. Quality roof replacement materials in Suwanee are important to the overall longevity of the roof because the roof must withstand an array of weather conditions. In Georgia, it’s not snow and sub-zero temperatures that test a roof’s ability to withstand Mother Nature’s wrath; it’s hot, humid weather and lots of rain. Where there is humidity and warm temperatures, there is a threat of mold or mildew if adequate ventilation is not present. A great roof should enhance the architecture of the home and provide years of service. Here are our suggestions for choosing a durable, attractive roof that not only protects, but adds value to a home. Quality Roof Coverings Not all roof coverings are equal in longevity or cost. Some are more affordable than others, and some are more tolerant of hot and humid weather. From asphalt to wood shake, slate, and metal, there is a wide variety of roof materials to choose from, in an array of colors or styles that work well in the Georgia climate. The most common shingle used, asphalt, has evolved over the years and is now available in an architectural style that offers a three-dimensional appearance that works well with steep roof planes and gables. An experienced contractor will make suggestions as to the best type of roof for your home, and offer a roof replacement estimate for the cost of the job.   Good Ventilation Not only does good roof ventilation remove heat from the attic in warmer months; it dilutes and removes moist air that collects in the attic during the winter months. A humid climate like what is found in Suwannee and across Georgia, accompanied by a lack of ventilation, can lead to a buildup of moisture and heat in an attic that can damage and deteriorate roofing materials, shortening the life of a roof. Hire Reputable Contractors Every year, fraudulent and crooked roof contractors make their way across the country, scamming customers who think they are getting a good deal on a cheap roof. These homeowners are left with a shoddy roof that must be replaced, and they lose the hard-earned dollars doled out…

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Clear Summer Skies for Residential Roofing

When summer rolls around, people think about going to the beach, having a barbeque, or their upcoming vacations. The smart ones also think about having their roofs serviced. Whether it is a simple maintenance check, calling someone out to look at a possible leak, or getting the roof replaced, there are some very good reasons to look at summer as a great time to get your roof fixed. At Accent Roofing Service - The Leaksmith in Suwanee, GA, we fix roofs all year round, but here are some distinct advantages that summer has over the other seasons when it comes to roof repair. Check out these reasons for getting your roof done during the summer months. Daylight Lasts Longer Longer daylight hours means that more work can get done. When it comes to residential roof replacement, the more that a team can work on a house during the day, the more gets done. It's logical. With the summer sun providing the appropriate light, the job gets done seemingly more quickly and still well. The work hours may be the same, but the work days will be smaller in number. Summers Are Drier Typically speaking, summers are drier than other months. With fewer days or hours lost due to rainfall, summer provides more work hours for the job. So while the job may take the same number of hours in summer or winter, the additional work hours provided by more light and less precipitation helps the job seemingly get completed faster. Fun in the Sun There's a reason why people like to be outside in the summer, and it isn't just because it is warm. The sun is a natural supplier of endorphins. These are the feel-good chemicals that are released during exercise and when a person is engaged in something meaningful. Some scientists believe that people happier people do better work. Employees are happy any time of the year, but the sun gives them an extra boost that translates into a job well done. Is Summer Better?  For a residential roofing contractor, summer is a great time to work. Of course, every contractor needs to make sure to take proper safety precautions so that your job gets done on time and without any problems. But you want to make sure that your roof is done right. For that, it doesn't depend on what season the…

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Tips to Protect Your Roof from Storm Damage

Homeowners trust that their roof will protect them from a storm, but how can they be sure that their roof is protected during the storm? As an experienced roof repair company, here are 4 tips that we recommend to ensure that their roof will hold out during storms throughout the year. Schedule Annual Inspections One of the most important things that homeowners can do to protect their roof and prevent the need for costly repairs is to schedule annual inspections. Call in a professional to inspect the roof. When we do this for customers, we make sure that all shingles and rafters are secure and in good condition. If we find any warped or split shingles, or other issues with the shingles or other parts of the roof, we can repair them in order to ensure that they are properly protecting the home when a storm comes. Install a Lightning Rod It's uncommon, but not unheard of, for lightning to strike homes, causing severe damage to the homes' roofs. In order to prevent such damage, homeowners can install a lightning rod. Lightning rods are made to absorb the electricity of the lightning so it won't damage the home. Trim Tree Branches One of the biggest problems during storms is caused by trees falling on roofs. Homeowners that have large trees close to their homes get great shade to keep their utility bills low in the summer, but they are also susceptible to damage in storms. To prevent such damage, keep their trees trimmed and away from the roof. If there are any dead branches that are prone to falling, they should have these removed right away. Clear Gutters Clogged gutters lead to flooding on the roof, causing extensive water damage to the roof and home. In order to prevent this from happening, clean the gutters on a regular basis. Using gloves, homeowners should clear out debris, then run a hose through the gutters and downspouts to make sure that water can flow through them unimpeded. They can also install covers to prevent debris from getting into the gutters and clogging them. Roofs that are in great condition withstand storms better; however, roofs that are damaged are more likely to require roof repaair after the storm. Instead, take the necessary measures to keep the roof in great condition. Make sure that all the components are in…

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