What Can I Expect During Roof Replacement

What Can I Expect During Roof Replacement

A roof replacement project is a significant event. Just imagining your home with no roof can be stressful. So, how does this unfold without being terribly disruptive and uncomfortable?

Good Planning

All projects benefit from good planning. An inspection of the roof and supporting areas of the home are a vital part of that plan. Our seasoned roofing specialists know all the elements of a successful roof replacement project and will communicate the process to you. We want to answer any of your questions, let you know the general flow of events, and with good communication, make the process as seamless as possible.

Prep & Protection

To provide protection of your property, the exterior of the home is cleared of breakables and landscape covered if necessary. Prior to starting the project, a checklist is provided to protect against any potential damage along with the upcoming progress payment schedule. Scheduling of the roof tear off and material deliveries are confirmed. Permits are pulled and everything is lined up so that your project runs as smooth as possible.

Removing the Old Roof

The first step to a full replacement is the removal of the old roof. We will begin with the removal of the old roofing material and conduct a thorough inspection of the wood decking. Damaged wood is replaced to prepare a solid structure for the new roof.

Installation of New Roofing Materials

The new roofing materials that you have chosen are installed including underlayment, drip edges, diverters, flashing, ventilation, starters, etc. The installation process typically takes 2-3 days depending on the size of the project, materials and whether new sheathing, gutters, etc. are included in the scope of the work.

Disposal of Construction Debris

We provide for full removal and disposal of all roofing debris and material. We utilize trailers and mobile equipment so that no dumpster is left in your driveway.

Completion

We provide proper permits for every project, warranty paperwork and handle the scheduling of all inspections unless the homeowner uses another contractor to do so.

We want your new roof to be an exciting renovation for your home and as painless as possible. Our quality workmanship, careful planning, and good communications will keep the project on track and the disruption minimal.  We hope you will allow us the opportunity to assist on your next roof project!

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

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

916.292.9548

How to Know When it is Time to Repair or Replace Your Roof

How to Know When it is Time to Repair or Replace Your Roof

Roof replacement is a major expense and one best done with a bit of planning. Whether you are inside warm and cozy on a winter day or chillin’ in the air conditioning on a toasty summer evening, we rarely think about the roof over our head.

There are times when a roof replacement is obvious (leaking badly) and other times when it is nearing end-of-life but with stealth. Here are a few signs to look for and a strong encouragement not to make that call on your own, but rather have a roof inspection done by an honest roofing company.

The Age of the Roof

If your roof is over 20 years old, it is time to give it a regular checkup. As the roof ages it weakens due to wind, rain, sun, and debris which cause the material to degrade. Do a little background check to find out when your roof last saw a professional. If you cannot determine this and your home is over 20 years old, give us a call. It may be time to start that planning process.

Shingle Damage

If you can see visible damage in your shingles, don’t procrastinate. This can be the first signs that your roof needs some quick attention. You may see cracked, chipped, or curled shingles. The curling can often be a sign of water damage; water damage to your roof that has not made it to the inside of your house…yet. Once shingles start to curl, they need to be individually replaced at a minimum, or possibly an entire roof replacement is imminent.

Cracked shingles may be the result of storm damage. High winds and pounding rain can take a toll on a less than new roof. In many cases, this can just be a few shingles that need replacing, but if the problem is extensive and your roof is getting on in age, a replacement might be more cost effective in the long run.

Shingle Granules in Your Gutters

The granules in your shingles are part of its composition which help to block the roof’s surface from sun damage. If you find these granules are falling off and collecting in your gutters, this can signal a major problem in the making. If your roof is new, it may just be excess that has fallen off during installation. If your roof is older, it may mean the surface is deteriorating and it is time to plan for that new roof.

The Leaky Roof

If your roof is leaking, it is time to take action. A leaking roof can affect the ceilings, walls, floors, and everything in between. The worst part about a leaky roof is the mold and mildew that can grow in the moist areas, leading to health and safety issues in your home. If your roof is already leaking, give Harlan Quality Roofing a call for a free inspection and honest advice.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

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

916.292.9548

Malarkey Roofing – Welcome to Our Team

Malarkey Roofing – Welcome to Our Team

We are proud to welcome Malarkey Roofing as a key partner to our residential roofing product selection. They manufacture and deliver some of the most innovative roofing technology and products available for a variety of residential applications, are Family built just like us, and have a reputation for top notch quality and performance so important our team here at Harlan Quality Roofing.

They offer a number of roofing product lines including innovative NEX® Polymer Modified asphalt technology and Smog Reducing shingle Tech. We carry the following lines:

  • Laminated Architectural Shingles
    • Ecoasis™ NEX® Shingle Line- featuring solar reflective granules integrated into your standard shingle colors built with sustainable NEX® asphalt and Smog Reducing Technology
    • Vista® Shingle Line – featuring durable NEX® asphalt and optional security against algae staining
    • Highlander® NEX® Shingle Line and Smog Reducing Tech
    • Windsor® Designer Shingles with durable NEX® asphalt
    • Legacy® Shingle Line – featuring durable NEX® asphalt

Here at Harlan Quality Roofing we look forward to helping you with your roofing project. In welcoming Malarkey Roofing products to our line up, we now offer even more choices in high quality roofing products to complement your home.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

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

916.292.9548

Composition Shingle Roofs

Composition Shingle Roofs

Composition shingles create a durable, long-lasting layer of protection that guards your home against everything Mother Nature can throw at them. Most options are composed of either a fiberglass or cellulose mat and blended with asphalt and mineral granules. Commonly referred to as asphalt shingles, properly installed composition shingle roofs will provide reliable protection for 20-25 years.

There are many benefits to using composition shingles on your California home. For starters, they will maintain their shape and color for years to come. They also offer reliable moisture protection and are engineered to resist mold and algae growth. When the rains start to fall, the water rolls right off, leaving nothing for mold and algae to feed upon. Finally, the formulas used in the manufacture of composition shingles are crafted to resist the sun’s beating rays. This means the shingle won’t fade or wither over time.

These benefits add up to real value for your home. Composition shingles can add to the home’s curb appeal and resale value. They also help reduce monthly heating and cooling bills while creating a durable layer of protection that can help prevent water damage to our home’s attic and interior spaces.

We use composition shingles manufactured by CertainTeed, Owens Corning, & GAF. These well-respected companies manufacture products that feature the strength, durability, and protection our clients desire. We’re proud to recommend them to our clients in Sacramento and surrounding areas.

Contact Harlan Roofing at (916) 292-9548 to discuss the composition shingle roofs we install for homeowners in the area. Our roofing contractors in Sacramento are happy to answer your questions and help you choose the right roof for your home.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

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

916.292.9548

Warning Signs Your Roof Needs Replacing

Warning Signs Your Roof Needs Replacing

What are the Warning Signs Your Roof Needs Replacing?

The roof is one of the most critical elements of any home, but few people ever pay much attention to it until damage occurs. While it may be out of sight most of the time, it should never be out of mind. Ignoring the roof can allow minor issues to progress to major problems.

Roof Damage to Investigate

The following are common types of roof damage that homeowners should watch for and promptly address. Often, your roof will display multiple problems that can include:

  • Missing shingles
  • Water stains on interior ceilings or walls
  • Granules or sand in the gutters or on the driveway
  • Exposed nail heads
  • Thermal cracking in the surface
  • Shingles that curl, crack, or blister
  • Sagging or deflection
  • Missing or damaged flashing
  • Visible light coming into the attic
  • Visible dry rot
  • Moss growth
  • Increased energy bills

Whether you have a new roof or an old roof, these are warning signs you don’t want to ignore. While most Sacramento roofs are built to last up to 20-30 years, if the last roof was placed over an existing layer of shingles, you can expect it to last for 20 years or less. As the roof ages, it will lose its ability to protect your home from the elements. But age is just a guideline; poor construction or workmanship techniques, the use of substandard materials, lack of proper attic ventilation or weather damage can cause these problems to appear on roofs that are just a few years old. Thus, it is wise not to ignore these signs because delaying a roof replacement could jeopardize the home’s value, structural integrity and your family’s health and safety.

We encourage you to contact Harlan Roofing at 918-292-9548 for a free no-obligation estimate and to learn more about the flexible financing options our roofing company in Sacramento offers. It’s our pleasure to help keep a sturdy, dry, and durable roof over your head.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

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

916.292.9548