Advantages of Working with a Roofer Offering Financing Options

Advantages of Working with a Roofer Offering Financing Options

While the roof over our heads is the most important feature of your home with respect to keeping you safe from the elements, it is often something we overlook. Then, without warning, we are faced with the need to replace our roof and the cost is not in the budget.

We always recommend doing regular roof inspections, both personally and professionally, but we know that homeowners get busy and often forget to keep up on the maintenance checks.

Partner with the Right Roofing Company

Regardless of why you need a roof replacement, or how soon it must be completed, knowing that your roofing company can help finance the work is a relief. A good roofing contractor will work with a financing partner to help you manage the cost of a major roof repair or full replacement.

An important point about working through your roofing company for financing is that they can often obtain special interest rates or options because of volume lending. Here are some of the financing options that may be available to you for your next roofing expense:

  • No upfront payment or the ability to decide how much partial payment you choose and finance the rest
  • Easy payment options
  • Lower minimum monthly payments
  • Low interest rates
  • Quick credit approval
  • No prepayment penalties

Save cash for emergencies and consider financing your new roof. Harlan roofing offers great financing through Hearth. Call or contact us with any questions and let us ease your concerns over the purchase of a new roof!

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916.292.9548

 

 

Preparing Your Roof for Spring

Preparing Your Roof for Spring

The temperatures in Northern California are gently climbing. Daffodils, crocuses, and tulips are breaking ground. As we approach spring, it’s time to inspect your roof to be sure the winter wind and rain did not damage your roof. It is also important to get your roof and gutters free of leaves and debris.

One simple way to inspect your roof is a visual ground inspection. Walk the perimeter of your home to view as many of the facets of your roof as possible. If you have a pair of binoculars, this is a great way of getting a close up look without climbing onto the roof itself.

Some homes are built on a hillside or with an architecture that does not allow for all roof surfaces to be seen from the ground. In that case, a climb onto to the roof to inspect may be necessary. If climbing onto the roof is not something you are comfortable doing, then call a trusted roofing company to do the inspection for you.

Roof Inspection Checklist

Whether you or your roofing company performs the inspection, here are a few recommendations for a successful annual inspection that we recommend at Harlan Roofing:

  • Visually inspect all roof surfaces.
  • Remove any debris. Leaves can easily be removed with a leaf blower.
  • Check your roof for damage. Look for missing shingles, damaged shingles, or shingles that are buckling.
  • Check your flashing. Torn or missing flashing need immediate attention.
  • Check your attic. Walk around the attic and look for signs of water or light intrusion. Check for signs of mold.
  • Check your gutter and downspouts to be sure they are all intact and clear. Properly moving water away from the roof is important and loose or dangling gutters can pull shingles or flashing loose over time.

Reach Out To Our Team for Quality Roofing Services

Taking care of your roof is just as important as maintaining your car. So much is as stake when it is neglected. If you need assistance with a roof inspection, give us a call or use our online contact form. There have been a lot of homes damaged this winter due to high winds and rain. Getting your home inspected, and repaired if necessary, can save you money and extend the life of your roof.

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548

How Sacramento Winter Weather Affects Your Roof

How Sacramento Winter Weather Affects Your Roof

How Sacramento Winter Weather Affects Your Roof

While Sacramento homes are unlikely to see snow piled up, there still are winter weather conditions that can have an adverse effect on the integrity of your roof. Our winters are primarily wind and rain, with an occasional drop below freezing.

Water Damage

Winter in Sacramento is our rainy season. After many months of hot, dry weather the winter rains are a welcome. They help replace our depleted water supply, fill our lakes and rivers, and turn our landscapes green again. California has been in a severe drought and the heavy rains we are seeing this year are causing issues for many homeowners. Heavy rains, especially when coupled with strong wind, can accumulate and get under your shingles.  Water that enters your home this way can leave unsightly stains on ceiling and walls, damage electrical wiring, and cause mold to grow inside your home.

As a homeowner, your best defense against water damage is regular inspection of the integrity of your roof as well as regular cleaning and maintenance of your roof and gutters. Another important aspect of your roof is ventilation. Be sure your roof has adequate ventilation to prevent moisture from being trapped.

Wind Damage

We already spoke of the wind/rain combo which can be particularly damaging to your roof. Wind alone can cause damage by lifting and loosening shingles. During our dry season, we may not even realize that damage has occurred until the winter rains set in. Another very good reason for having your roof inspected after a particularly strong windstorm.

Wind damage can also undermine the integrity of those beautiful trees surrounding your Sacramento home. Many trees have been stressed with the drought situation in California. When the wind sways these trees, heavy limbs may split off or even the whole tree could topple, and your home and roof may be in the fall zone.

Roof Repair

Roof damage can occur in any season, but the winter months can be particularly hard on your roof. If you can, walk around your home and do your own visual inspection after a storm. You should be able to detect if you have sustained damage.

Use binoculars if you have them. Look for piles of leaves, growth, or debris. Look for curled, buckled, torn, or missing shingles. Clean your gutters or have them professionally cleaned. The cost of maintenance is far less than the cost of roof repair.

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548

Asphalt Shingles – the Most Durable Roofing Material

Asphalt Shingles – the Most Durable Roofing Material

Asphalt Shingles – the Most Durable Roofing Material

As homeowners, we do not spend a lot of time contemplating our roof. In fact, as we drive up to our home, we notice the front facing aspect of the home, we notice the landscaping, but we don’t really appreciate the roof considering its enormous job of shielding our home and all our belongings.

However, when it is time for a replacement, homeowners do appreciate the importance of their roof and want the best roofing system that will withstand the elements and last a long time.

What is the Most Durable Roofing Material?

Asphalt shingles are not only the most common roofing materials, but today they have been engineered to be one of the most durable roofing materials available.

Asphalt shingles are the most highly favored roofing choices as they are cost-effective without compromising on protection and durability. There are many grades of asphalt shingles.

Asphalt shingles come in a range of value from traditional to designer and luxury options, as well as a wide variety of colors. By choosing a higher quality shingle, you get the benefits of seeing the performance and warranties increase. Many of the higher-grade asphalt shingles are created with polymers that seal and protect against wind uplift, shingle damage, and moisture penetration.

If you live on a very wooded property, you may want a shingle that is algae resistant as your roof may not see the sun and may need some help resisting algae growth. If you live in an area that is subject to hailstorms or falling tree debris, an impact resistant option is a good plan. Perhaps you’re interested in a cool roof, where your shingles are created from a special blend of surface granule that reflects much of the solar heat, reducing roof temperature as well as minimizing transfer of that heat into your living space.

Get Asphalt Shingles & Roofing Services

Whatever your needs, we have the asphalt shingle for you. Our offerings include professional installation, workmanship, and material warranties. Harlan Quality Roofing, serving the greater Sacramento and Roseville areas.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548

Advantages of Installing Asphalt Shingles | Harlan Quality Roofing

Advantages of Installing Asphalt Shingles | Harlan Quality Roofing

Advantages of Installing Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the number one choice for roofing in the Sacramento area for good reason. They offer versatility, weather resistance and much more. When it comes time to replace your roof, it’s worthwhile to consider the benefits of asphalt shingles for your home.

After all, the roof may be the most important part of your home, as far as function goes. Neither metal nor concrete tiles match asphalt roofing for its overall combination of beauty, durability, and longevity. Asphalt shingles also require less maintenance than metal and concrete. If your roof is deteriorating, everything beneath it is at risk.

Here’s a helpful guide as to why you should choose Asphalt Shingles over other materials for your new roof.

Versatility: Asphalt shingles can cover many different angles, shapes, and forms. That means that they work with almost any type of roof, from cross hipped to Dutch gable. No matter how large or complicated your roof is, you can trust that asphalt shingles will cover it all seamlessly.

Variety of Design: Asphalt shingles are available in a range of rich architectural styles. 3-tab shingles are traditional and work with many home styles. Dimensional and premium shingles are also available in multiple styles. In fact, some mimic the look of other roofing materials, like slate and cedar shakes. This way, you can get the design advantages of these materials without their drawbacks. Asphalt shingles are also available in a huge range of colors, while other roofing materials just don’t offer as many choices.

Performance: With a proven track record in Sacramento, asphalt shingles have shown long life expectancy, fewer leak issues, and durability that other materials do not have.

Fire Protection:  Some asphalt shingles feature the highest fire rating, Class A. When installed as part of a complete roof system, they offer superior protection against penetration and spread of fire in the case of external fire hazards.

Value: Perhaps the top advantage of asphalt shingles over other roofing materials is that they still offer high performance for a lower cost. Asphalt shingles are the most cost-effective roofing materials upfront, and they still last long enough to provide the most value over the long term.

Those who need more weather, fire, or wind resistance can find those features in performance shingles, without incurring too much extra cost. In the long run, metal roofing, slate roofing, shake roofing and other roofing options just don’t offer the same value for the cost of asphalt roofing.

Why Harlan Quality Roofing?

When it comes time to replace your roof, you can be assured that the asphalt shingles installed on your home will be the highest quality, with industry leading warranties, and most importantly, installed by experienced and certified roofers.

We invite you to check out some of the quality products we offer, such as CertainTeed Roofing Products and see why asphalt roofing installed by Harlan Quality Roofing makes sense. Visit our site or contact us to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548