Top Tips for Finding a Trusted Roofer

Top Tips for Finding a Trusted Roofer

Your roofing is an important, if not overlooked, asset of your home. However, roofing is a dangerous job, so it is important that the whole project runs smoothly. Finding a trusted roofer is a big part of the success of your repair or replacement.

The biggest challenge faced by homeowners is to find the right company for the job. Search the internet for Sacramento roofer and you will find there are plenty of results. But who do you trust? How do you make the right choice? What should the evaluation criteria be?

Below we share our top tips for finding the trusted roofer to help you with your roofing needs:

Roofing Recommendations

Some of the best recommendations are word of mouth. Local friends, family members and neighbors can steer you in a positive direction. There is a very high chance that if a roofer worked on your sister’s house in a neighboring area, or your close neighbor just had their roof replaced and they are super happy, then you will be too. Don’t miss the opportunity to ask locals for a reliable contact.

Roofing Review

If you are new to your area and just establishing yourself, perhaps the recommendations are coming up short. The next useful place to find reliable roofing companies is through online reviews. Reputable roofers are happy to share their success stories and so are their customers. Look online an find a roofer who has great reviews and customer testimonials.


Before you hire a roofing contractor, check credentials. How long have they been in business, what is their BBB rating, and are they properly licensed and insured are all questions you should ask. A quality roofing company will display this information on their website or be happy to supply when asked.

Ask Questions

Roof repair, and especially roof replacement is expensive. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and feel comfortable about everything related to your roofing project. Having the answers will help you feel confident about your decision and can help set your expectations about the job ahead.

We hope these tips help you to find a trusted roofing company that goes above and beyond in customer satisfaction and quality. If you are in the Sacramento area, we invite you to check out our work, our reviews, and our wonderful testimonials. We will help you feel comfortable about our delivery and give you the quality service you are looking for!

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Did Your Roofer Do a Good Job?

Did Your Roofer Do a Good Job?

One of the most expensive aspects of home maintenance is the roof. It is also the most critical components of the home. Its integrity is important to your comfort and its appearance is integral to the beauty of your home. Maybe a poorly repaired roof won’t look bad, but when the winds and rains of Sacramento winters descend, will you be dry and comfortable? How do you know, when the weather is nice, that your roofer did a good job?

Roofing Underlayment

Quality underlayment is an important barrier in the protection layers that comprise your overall roofing system. Make sure the underlayment is part of the overall project and that the underlayment is being installed as your roof installation progresses. If your roofer is not using underlayment, water leaks are likely to occur. The new synthetic underlayment is now up to 40% stronger than older felt-paper underlayment and will not break down as easily. This important component is not to be overlooked.

Roof Appearance

Let’s continue our inspection with the overall roof appearance. Are the shingles uniform throughout? A sagging roofline or shingles that are uneven are a red flag that you have been the victim of a sub-standard roofing job.

Roof Flashing

We cannot stress enough the importance of flashing. A good roofer will use plenty of flashing around leak-prone areas such as pipes, vents, or chimneys. Some roof protrusions require both step flashing and counterflashing to be fully effective. Flashing shortcuts include roof cement or caulks which will work well for a while but will not last long term.

About Harlan Roofing

Discover what a quality roofing job means from the first phone call for an estimate. Harlan Roofing will show you what a job well-done is like. Call us when quality and superior workmanship are your measure of success.

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3 Signs You Need Roof Repairs from Harlan Quality Roofing

3 Signs You Need Roof Repairs from Harlan Quality Roofing

3 Signs You Need Roof Repairs

Your roof is the most critical part of your home, yet most often we never appreciate just how important it is to the safety and comfort of the interior. When was the last time you cleaned debris from your roof, looked for any damage, and examined the integrity of the shingles and flashing?

The experts at Harlan Roofing are here to help, offering 3 top signs that roof repairs are needed. Read on or call us for a roof inspection.

Missing Or Damaged Shingles

This may seem obvious, but you may not be able to see all facets of your roof from below and for elderly homeowners, climbing a ladder may not be a great idea. We recommend that you walk around your yard and see as much of the roof as possible. Use binoculars, if you have them, to see a closer view of the shingles, the flashing, the gutters, and the downspouts. Look for uniformity in layout and color. Look for any that might be cracked, broken, or completely missing.

Discoloration In The Attic Or Ceiling

If you see discoloration on the ceiling or in the attic, it is a likely sign that water is making its way into your home, especially if that discoloration is growing over time. Swelling and sagging are also key indicators that the roof needs some attention. Take a flashlight with you into your attic and examine all the interior roof surfaces that you are able to see. If any appear darkened or swelled with moisture, it is time to take immediate action. Left unchecked, these will only get worse, create unhealthy mold, and lead to larger repair costs.

Mossy Or Moldy Shingles

Many homes in California will grow a bit of mold during the winter rainy season. Those moldy spots soon disappear as the hot, dry weather returns. Moss and mold on your roof indicate that moisture is being trapped where it is not wanted. Left unchecked these mossy areas allow water to seep under your shingles. Keeping your roof free of all growth and debris are high recommended for optimal roof maintenance.

If you need assistance with a roof inspection, give us a call. Roof repairs done early are almost always less expensive than those that have gone unnoticed or unattended. Let us help you keep that most important part of your home healthy and safe.

Does a New Roof Increase Your Home Value?

Does a New Roof Increase Your Home Value?

Does a New Roof Increase Your Home Value?

A new roof is generally a sound investment in your home, whether you are planning to enjoy that new roof for many years or planning to sell in the near future. Very few remodeling or home improvements offer 100% return on investment, but most professionals agree that a new roof will increase the sale value of your home at an ROI of about 60% of the cost of the roof replacement.

Here are a few factors to consider before you simply reroof your home with the expectation of a higher resale value.

The Condition of Your Existing Roof

Keeping your roof maintained is an important part of being a homeowner. A home that displays a shabby, worn roof or has even minor signs of a leak will be very make buyer very reluctant to consider your home.

However, if your roof is less than 10 years old and in relatively good condition, a new roof may not offer a significant ROI. It is always a good idea to look at the situation from the buyer’s perspective. Would you be willing to pay $30K more for the home with a new roof or would you be comfortable purchasing a home with a well-cared for roof that is projected to last?

There is always the middle ground. If you have a roof that still has significant life, have it repaired rather than replaced. Most repairs are significantly less than a roof replacement and will give you and the new owner a sense of security that the roof is in good condition and will last for years to come.

Market Conditions

There is no doubt that a realtor would value a new roof as an effective selling tool, but the age of your existing roof and the market conditions may not always make this the right choice. As the price of homes fluctuate and the interest rates change, we recommend that you have your roof evaluated as well as consult with an experienced real estate agent to get advice about reroofing or repair if you intend to sell your home. That new roof will certainly give the home a face lift, especially if quality shingles are purchased. In addition, it will show the buyers that your home was well-maintained and give them a sense of security in their potential investment.

Top Signs Your Roof Needs Repair or Replacing

Top Signs Your Roof Needs Repair or Replacing

The condition of your roof can have an impact on the overall value of your home. When faced with making the decision between replacing your roof and making a few simple repairs, you will want to contact a roofing company that has the experience and expertise to give you sound advice. Only after a thorough professional roof inspection will you be able to make an informed decision on which path makes sense for you. Here are the major factors that will help you make that decision:

1. Water Spots on the Ceiling

One of the biggest indicators of how severe a roof problem may be is if the ceilings inside your home are showing any kind of damage. Water spots and stains can indicate leaks from many different areas. If leaks are left unattended, they can lead to mold or other problems.  This could be a major problem that need replacing or could be a simple repair.

2. Weather Conditions

Know what type of weather the roof is constantly being exposed to. This can also provide your roofing contractor an idea as to what condition the roof is really in. Extreme high temperatures and heavy rains in the Sacramento area can take their toll on an asphalt shingle roof. It is important to address any repairs before any disaster happens.

3. Increased Maintenance Costs

There is no problem in a temporary repair of your roof until you encounter a bigger issue. However, when patching causes it to start to look like a checkerboard, then it’s time to replace. Additionally, if the cost of maintaining the roof is beginning to exceed the cost of replacing the roof, a roofing contractor may recommend foregoing future repairs and opting to install an entirely new roof.

4. Roof Aging Problems

A typical roof lasts for 15-50 years depending on the selection of material quality. Confirming the remaining life of your roof should be through an inspection report by a qualified roofing contractor. A professional contractor can also determine the longevity of a roof by its current condition and how well it has held up over time.

5. Shingles Curling and Buckling

Another indication that you may require a new roof is when the shingles have started curling or buckling. Analyze the slopes of your home that receive direct sunlight and look out for signs of curling shingles and their missing granules. This can provide information on whether shingles have exceeded their life expectancy. Rain and wind can also cause curling of shingles.

These are the top signs you should pay attention to before deciding on replacing or repairing your home roof. Contact Harlan Quality Roofing to get a thorough inspection and an honest evaluation of the recommended course of action that makes sense for you.


Harlan Quality Roofing

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