Cuyahoga Falls Residential Roofing
The crowning glory of your home and also the first line of defense against the weather, ensuring you have a roof that both looks good and performs well in the face of rain and hail is key to the structural integrity and value of your property. Once small weaknesses appear in a roof the elements will conspire to work on that weakness and open it up which means that wind and water get into your roof with undesired results. So installing, repairing, maintaining and inspecting roofs is vital to protecting your home and your investment. Different types of roofing can be expected to last for different amounts of time. Steel roofing will last the lifetime of the building, other materials can be expected to need replacement every twenty years or so. If you're not sure how old your roof is, or what condition it's in then call us in for an inspection.
We perform roofing inspections for a variety of reasons. The first is when a potential buyer is looking at a property and wants a due diligence inspection to ensure that the current roof isn't hiding problems that will be expensive further down the line. Then we do incident inspections where bad weather, or insurance requirements mean that the property owner needs to be sure of what damage has happened to a roof. More happily we also do maintenance inspections where a regular check up will reveal any potential problems that can be sorted out long before they get expensive. Talk to us today about arranging your inspection or annual maintenance program.
We take care of the hard element of the roof that actually faces off the wind, rain, and sun but as roofing pros we also make sure that this is backed up by the right kind of underlay. Underlay helps waterproof your roof even against issues like ice dams and localized leaks and commonly comes in two main types; felt and fiberglass. We'll be happy to explain which is best for you and how it should be installed.
There are a number of metals that make for great roofs. Steel roofs in particular are like a suit of armor for your roof and modern steel roofing materials don't look the way you think. Steel can be recycled and some of the products on offer now include steel shingles that are designed to look just like mottled slate. That means a beautiful and value-enhancing roof that will last for as long as the building it covers and look stunning.
There are two main types of shingle commonly used – strip shingles and dimensional shingles. Strip shingles are the more common form with a single layer and while typically made of asphalt they are made to look like slate. Most of the roofs you think are slate are actually asphalt if you get close enough. Of course since the usual way of seeing a roof is from street level only your roofer will know if your shingles are slate or not.