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Roofing Reviews Project 7: New Roof & Gutters

Getting a new roof installation for the first time can feel overwhelming. However, that stress you may feel can be alleviated when you work with a knowledgeable roofer. For customers of Absolute Assurance Restorations we work diligently with them throughout the process to make for an easy new roof installation experience. 

Roofing Contractors

We respond quickly to our customers when they call. When we arrive we will do a thorough inspection of the entire roof. We will find any roof leaks and storm damage and document it. For example, one of the roofs we inspected had roof damage from storms with lifted up shingles. However, you couldn’t tell from the ground that the shingles were damaged. But there were leaks on the ceilings inside the home, so there was certainly damage somewhere! 

After consulting with the homeowner we got the ball rolling and started the roof replacement process. This particular roof was a full replacement and we also updated the fascia boards and gutters. 

Should you replace your gutters when you get a new roof? You should get them replaced if they are severely worn, rusted, and beat up. It tends to be cheaper to have your roofer do the gutter installation when they are also doing the new roof.

At a minimum, be certain all of your gutters are repaired and functioning properly while the roofers are there installing your new roof, or even if they are there for a roof repair. Our roofers will document any gutter problems when they are inspecting your roof. 

home with new gray siding and new roof done by shelby roofing companies

 

“We were very pleased with the work Absolute Assurance did on our new roof, fascia and gutters. They left no mess behind and that made me very happy. We will definitely be using them for future renovations.”

Sheery E.

“Thank you for giving our company an opportunity to take care of your roofing needs.”

-Jason Jones, Absolute Assurance Restorations

Fascia  & Soffitsexterior of home with gray siding and new roof redone by shelby roofers

During any new roof installation, it is best to get your fascia boards and soffits updated as well, if they need it. Again, it is cheaper for you to have it done while the roofers are there, so talk with your roofer about this.

Most fascia boards need replaced because of old age and weather damage. Having updated fascia boards makes your home look much better and adds to the curb appeal. 

Repairing your soffits is essential and necessary. Soffits prevent moisture buildup inside the rafters of your roof. So never allow your soffits to go unrepaired for too long. 

Siding  Contractors

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We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality service as roofing contractors in Mansfield, Ohio. We can replace any type of roof including shingles, metal roofing, slate roofing and rubber. Also, our siding contractors services are top rated and include both siding repairs and siding installation. 

Lastly, we do gutter installation, windows and skylight installation

Call us for a free roof inspection (419) 709-7223.

Roofers in Mansfield Ohio

1524 W 4th St
Mansfield 44906

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Common Signs of an Aging Roof

Is it time for a new roof? How do you know if your roof is going bad? Are there signs I should be paying attention to? Here are some four typical symptoms you would want to watch for when you are considering having a roof replacement. 

Common Signs of an Aging Roof

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Why does my roof have discoloration on it? 

Many shingles roofs are susceptible to having discoloration on them. This is caused by a type of blue-green algae that can grow on your shingles caused by Gloeocapsa Magma. This type of algae makes your roof look like it is in bad shape. It also can reduce the value of your home because it can really look bad. However, this blue-green algae does not actually harm your roof or affect the lifespan of your roof. So do not concern yourself with a roof repair to fix this. 

Roofing Companies

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Why are my shingles peeling?

After years of exposure to the harsh elements like wind, rain, snow and ice, your shingles may start peeling. When your roof peels it is because some layers are expanding faster than other layers. Consequently, this causes the top layer of your shingle to pull away from the lower layer. When this pulling occurs it looks like the shingles are peeling away. Oftentimes, you may need to start planning for a new roof installation

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Why are my shingles blistering?

Roof blistering can occur due to poor ventilation in your attic. Your roof needs to breathe by having the hot air circulated out of the attic. This is done by having proper ventilation from your soffits and your ridge. When the proper ventilation was either installed incorrectly, blockage occurs, or is simply non-existent, underneath your roof can get too hot and cause your shingles to blister. This will weaken your roof’s effectiveness and reduce its lifespan.   

And it is important to note that slate roofing is the one type of roof that doesn’t blister. 

Why am I losing energy efficiency?

As your roof develops any of these types of issues it can affect your homes energy efficiency. When you have an aging roof, or it has damages, it reduces the insulation effectiveness which increases your home’s energy costs. A poor quality roof may cause your HVAC system to struggle to reach optimal temperatures during the peak winter and summer temperatures, driving up your energy bills. 

Siding Companies Mansfield Ohio

Contact us today for a free estimate. (419) 709-7223.

We are one of the best roofing companies in Mansfield, Ohio. We can repair and replacement any type of aging roof. And we can work on any type of roof. Also, as one of the top rated siding companies, we can repair and replace any type of siding. Lastly, we can do windows and gutters installation, and do any skylight repair. 

Roofers in Mansfield Ohio

1524 W 4th St
Mansfield 44906

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Avoid Roofing in the Rain

When your roof has a leak the immediate urge to have it fixed as soon as possible can be overwhelming. Everyone wants to prevent further leaking and damage inside their home. Having to watch your ceiling and walls get ruined by water and not be able to immediately do anything about it can be unnerving to homeowners.

Avoid Roofing in the Rain

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However, just because it needs to be sealed right away, or at least secured with a tarp, doesn’t mean that you should get up on a roof while it is still raining due to the hazardous conditions caused by the rain. 

Roofing is a dangerous occupation for even highly trained professionals. According to the Department of Labor “roofers” is the third most dangerous occupation in the United States. Because of these dangers most homeowners avoid getting on their roof. Many of them do an internet search and contact the top rated roofers for assistance. Absolute Assurance Restorations is one such company. 

Roofers in Mansfield Ohio

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The typical dangers roofers are faced with when on your roof are only amplified during the rain. That is why it is unsafe for anyone to get onto a roof while it is still raining. The conditions on the roof are more hazardous because the roof is wet and this increases the likelihood for slips and falls.  

Also, any roof repair, or roof installation, done in the rain decreases the chances of the roof being installed or repaired correctly. A roof must be installed during more ideal conditions to guarantee that all parts of the new roofing system were installed correctly. Proper installation is necessary to optimize the life of the roof and to prevent any defects caused by shoddy installation. No one wants a newly installed roof that will fail when you need it the most. 

Quality roofers will secure your roof once the rain stops and conditions improve. If you do-it-yourself, wait until the conditions improve to repair your roof. Either way, damage to your home and hazardous injuries can be minimized by waiting for better conditions. 

Siding Contractors Mansfield Ohio

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Absolute Assurance Restorations are the most trusted roofers in Mansfield Ohio. We can repair and replace any type of roof including, shingles, slate roofing, metal roofing, rubber roofing and flat roofing. Also, as quality siding contractors we can repair and replace any type of siding your home has. Lastly, we can replace windows, gutters and do gutter guard installations, and skylight installation.

Contact us for a free roof estimate. (419) 709-7223.

Roofers in Mansfield Ohio

1524 W 4th St
Mansfield 44906

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How Long Should My Roof Last?

When assessing how long your roof should last, you must take into consideration a few important factors. Firstly, how old is your roof? Secondly, was your roof installed properly? Most importantly, when your roof was installed, what quality of shingles were used?

Roofing Contractors in Mansfield Ohio

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How Old Is Your Roof?

Most shingle roofs will last 20-30 years with minimal maintenance. The sun and harsh weather can really wear down a roof, especially a roof with no shade in the summer and harsh winds hitting it in the winter. In Central Ohio, those winds can be especially harsh adding to the wear and tear of a roof.

Was Your Roof Installed Properly?

Roof installation is hugely important when assessing the lifespan of your roof. Improper installation affects the lifespan of a lot of roofs. From improperly aligned shingles to not using enough nails per shingle, each of these can cause your roof to wear out much quicker, develop leaks, and require excessive costly roof leak repairs along the way.

Oftentimes, homeowners try to purchase the cheapest roof possible, and understandably so. However, cheaper doesn’t mean higher quality, or longer lasting. Cheaper installers are typically using lower quality materials and use less experienced roofers to install the roof.

(On a side note, we have had to rescue a lot of homeowners over the years from improperly installed roofs. Sometimes that cheap roof you have the opportunity to purchase might come with a horror story. And we have seen some pretty awful situations unsuspecting homeowners have had to deal with.)

Roofing Companies in Mansfield Ohio

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Do You Have High Quality Shingles?

In addition, the quality of your shingles can also heavily factor into how long your roof should last. High quality shingles are heavier and more durable. And they can resist much harsher winds than your average shingle sold at your local home improvement store.

Where can you get more durable shingles for your roof? Like I mentioned above, most of the shingles available at your local home improvement store are light-weight shingles and tend to be cheaper quality (you get what you pay for). Consequently, the heavy duty shingles are typically only available through roofing companies who have received training to become certified installers by the shingle manufacturers. In short, using a licensed and certified roofer can really pay off in the long run. Most notably, on all of our roof replacements and installs, we follow the Ohio Revised Code of regulations.

All of these factors added up will tell you how long your roof should last. The better the quality and installation of your roof, plus how old your roof is, will typically determine how long your roof will last. 

Absolute Assurance Restorations has a proven track record for properly installing roofs and providing homeowners with that peace of mind you deserve. We provide you with long-lasting warranties and a workmanship guarantee on all of our work, as demonstrated by our top rated reviews as roofing contractors in Mansfield, Ohio.

Also, as one of the best certified siding companies we install and replace all types of vinyl, wood and aluminum siding. In addition, we provide windows and skylight replacement, and gutter replacement. Lastly, we are certified slate roofers, metal roofing, rubber roofing and flat roofing installers. 

Contact us for a Free Estimate. (419) 709-7223.

Roofers in Mansfield Ohio

1524 W 4th St
Mansfield 44906
Phone: (419) 709-7223

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What Causes Ice Dams?

,We get quite a few calls during the harsh winter weather to remove ice dams from roofs, but how do you prevent ice dams? That is the easiest way to not have to deal with them. And since every winter there is the likelihood that harsh weather will strike our local region, it is best to prevent ice damming with a properly installed roof and insulation. 

What is an Ice Dam? 

An ice dam is a large frozen chunk of ice along the edge of your roof and gutters that has clogged up your normal water drainage system on your roof. And the moment you notice large icicles hanging off the edge of your roof, or gutters, you are likely dealing with an ice dam.

roofers ladder to remove snow and ice because of ice dams

When the ice dam blocks the flow of water from exiting your roof and gutters, it creates a scenario for greater amounts of ice to buildup and flow into the interior of your home. This is because the water that is melting off of your roof is completely blocked from exiting the edge of your roof and gutters. The more the snow melts at the higher elevations of your roof and flows down and refreezes, the greater the ice buildup. 

Some of that water flow will hit the ice dam and buildup around the edges of your roof as ice, and some won’t. Consequently, a lot of that water that doesn’t freeze will begin to seep underneath your shingles and flow into your attic and damage the interior of your home. Thus, the water flow into your home may be extensive and severely damaging. 

Ice dams can ruin the sheathing underneath your shingles, your ceilings, interior walls, and depending on how great the flow of water is, your floors as well. Hence, it can be a nightmare to cleanup, and the cost of a roof repair can be extensive and very inconvenient. 

What Causes Ice Dams?

edge of roof with ice dams

Roof Ventilation

The first thing you want to check for is proper attic ventilation. A roof that doesn’t breathe properly is a roof that gets very hot in the summertime and doesn’t get cold enough in the winter. During the winter, if consistent cold air from the outside is not flowing underneath your roof through the attic vents and soffit vents (installed on the underside of your home’s eaves), the underside of your roof may not stay cold enough. Accordingly, this will cause the snow and ice to melt on your roof and increase the flow of water toward the edges of your roof.  

Attic Insulation

Poor insulation is a likely cause of ice damming. Many homes have insulation that settles over time and  need to have additional insulation blow in. Filling your attic with the proper levels of insulation will prevent heat from escaping your home and prevent the snow from melting off of your roof too quickly. 

A newer home doesn’t necessarily mean that the proper amount of insulation was blown into your attic. You would need to have an inspection of your attic to determine that the proper levels of insulation are there. You can do this personally, or hire a qualified attic insulation company. 

Increasing the levels of insulation in your attic will reduce the likelihood of heat escape from your home. Consequently, this will reduce the likelihood of ice damming occurring, and your home will be more energy efficient. In other words, you will save money on energy bills, and you are more likely to prevent ice dams. 

Absolute Assurance Restorations is one of the top rated roofing company in Mansfield, Ohio. When it comes to your home, search for the best roofing companies Mansfield Ohio. Our list of services is extensive and we are always willing to help you when you need it. We do roof repair and replacement on shingles, slate roofing, metal roofing, rubber roofing and flat roofing. 

We are also one of the top rated siding contractors in the region. And we provide skylight contractors services, windows installations and gutters.

Contact us for a free estimate. (419) 709-7223.

Roofers in Mansfield Ohio

1524 W 4th St
Mansfield 44906
Phone: (419) 709-7223

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Plan Your New Roof With A GAF Master Elite® Roofer

When you need a roof repair, roof replacement or a new roof installation, how do you know who to trust? This can be tricky with so many companies in each region and quite a few opportunists as well. One of the best ways to tell if a roofing company is reputable is by the professional certifications they have earned, notably the GAF Master Elite Roofing certification.

Over the past few years we have seen plenty of horrific situations that opportunistic “local roofers” have put homeowners into because they were either trying to scam them or they had bitten off more than they could chew. Whether installing a roof that wasn’t up to code, causing it to leak, or tearing a roof off and then failing to ever show up again to finish the job. (Yes, these situations really do happen!)

Roofing Certifications by GAF

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Absolute Assurance Restorations, one of the top rated roofing companies Mansfield Ohio, in the region, is certified by GAF, “the leading roofing manufacturer in North America”. This means that we are provided continuous training by GAF and certified by their professionals to guarantee proper installation of your roof. Across the country, certifications are awarded to less than 3% of all roofers. 

In addition to continued training by GAF, a roofing contractor must also adhere to strict standards of customer service. You must be properly licensed and carry workmen’s compensation insurance. Also, you must have a proven reputation demonstrated by outstanding reviews. And you must be registered with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and carry a high rating (A+). 

Benefits of Working With a Master Elite Roofer

A properly installed roof by GAF certified roofers means that we use only the highest quality shingles for your roof. It also means that your roof is installed properly, in accordance with GAF specifications and State of Ohio regulations and any local regulations. 

Lastly, when you work with a Master Elite Roofer you are eligible for the best warranties in the industry. Firstly, a workmanship warranty to cover the installation of your roofing system. Secondly, a materials warranty to protect you against any defects in any your roofing system materials. 

Absolute Assurance Restorations is one of the top rated roofers in the region. We repair and install any type of roof you need including shingles, slate roof repair, metal roofing, rubber and flat roofs. Also, we are one of the top rated vinyl siding contractors in the region. In addition, we install windows and gutters. Contact us for a free roof estimate, (419) 709-7223.  

Roofers in Mansfield Ohio

1524 W 4th St
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
United States (US)
Phone: (419) 709-7223
Secondary phone: (855) 567-7663
Email: jason@aaresto.com

Monday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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When Do You Need New Roof Sheathing?

When you have an undetected leak on your roof for a prolonged period of time you may have to replace your sheathing. This is because vulnerable shingles that appear to be undamaged to the eye, are actually damaged because of severe storms or improper roof installation.

The sheathing under your roof, also referred to as the deck, is the wood support that makes up the base of your roof. It is the sheathing that all of your shingles are nailed to. When your roof shingles are damaged, rain water can make its way underneath your roofing system and get trapped between the shingles and the wood. Once trapped, the water will rot the wood beneath your shingles and your roofing system. Over time, your sheathing will rot and create even easier paths for water to make it into your home.

Damaged Roof Sheathing

The sheathing on your roof is made of oriented strand board (OSB) or plywood. Since they are both wood products, they are susceptible to wood rot. In older homes, long wood boards were used as the decking that your shingles are nailed to. Again, all of these boards are susceptible to wood rot if moisture and rain water makes it way underneath the shingles. Water damaged sheathing can cause additional problems for your home. 

Water Damaged Sheathing

Constant leaking onto your sheathing can occur due to damaged shingles. Lifted up shingles caused by storms and improper installation (like nails going all the way through the shingles) can both cause pathways for water to get underneath your shingles. Oftentimes, when this situation occurs it is not immediately noticeable that your roof is leaking. It could takes months, even years, for damage to be noticeable on the interior of your home. This is especially true if the water is trapped between the sheathing and your shingles. 

Ceiling damage inside your home is an obvious symptom of a roof leak. What isn’t obvious is how long that roof leak has been occurring and the extent of the damage the leak has caused. It is possible that the water finally made its way down to your ceiling because it took some time to rot out your sheathing. Rain water repeatedly making its way underneath your shingles and roofing system, and sitting for prolonged periods (without drying) will rot the sheathing wood.

Molded Sheathing

First, water damaged roof sheathing can lead to mold on the underside of the sheathing wood. When the rain water gets through your shingles and flashing it just sits there. There is no guarantee it will dry out and not cause additional damage, thereby causing mold. Which opens the door for the second problem, prolonged leaks can lead to water getting into the walls of your home, if not immediately repaired, where mold will grow. 

Mold needs to be dealt with immediately. Any roof sheathing with mold on it needs to be replaced as soon as possible. Moldy wood in your home is not safe for you and your family. And until the roof leak is repaired, and sheathing replaced, additional rain water will keep making its way into your home causing further, and more costly damage. 

Sagging Roof

A sagging roof is evidence of damaged sheathing underneath. If you notice from the ground that your roof is sagging, contact a qualified roofing professional immediately. A sagging roof can be dangerous because you don’t know how bad it is or where the weaknesses are. Entire sections of the roof could be completely rotted out. 

Roof Sheathing Installation

Once your roof is diagnosed and any leaks are identified, it is hugely important to hire a qualified roofing company to repair your roof damage properly and bring your home up to code. (Referring to the Ohio Revised Code regulations for roofing installation.) A lot of “preferred contractors” and shoddy roofers don’t install sheathing correctly, or even realize that it needs to be replaced, so be certain you hire roofers you can verify are knowledgeable about the process and the necessary regulations. 

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Roof installation where we had to install new sheathing underneath

Lastly, it is important to always keep in mind you need proper roof installation to avoid any problems with your manufacturer’s warranty. An improperly installed roof may void the warranty. Also, if you have a storm damage claim, your insurance company may deny your claim because your roof was not installed in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code

Absolute Assurance Restorations is one of the top rated roofing companies Mansfield Ohio. We install all types of roofs including shingles, slate roofing, metal roofing, rubber and flat roofs. Also, we install vinyl siding, aluminum siding, windows, gutters and gutter guards. We have Google 5-Star Reviews and Facebook Reviews. 

Contact us for a Free Estimate. (419) 709-7223.

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Roofers in Mansfield Ohio

1524 W 4th St
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
United States (US)
Phone: (419) 709-7223
Secondary phone: (855) 567-7663
Email: jason@aaresto.com

Monday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Why You Need Proper Roof Installation for Storm Damage Claims

When you have storm damage you will need to a choose a roofer who knows how to fight for you. At Absolute Assurance Restorations, a top rated roofers in Mansfield Ohio, our roofers are highly trained and they know how to fight for you to get legitimate storm damage covered.

Oftentimes, an insurance company is motivated to pay to have your roof and siding repaired and move on, regardless of whether some corners need to be cut to cover the costs of the repairs. Many less experienced and shoddy roofers don’t speak up and try to get all of the damaged parts of your home covered. But when an experienced storm damage restoration company is doing the work, we push to be certain ALL damages are covered and that your roof is installed in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code regulations. In other words, when your roof is damaged we don’t cut corners, your roof will be installed correctly and up to code.

Proper Roof Installation

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When a roof is installed, no matter if the homeowner or the insurance company is paying for it, it has to be installed correctly. But why? Aside from the obvious answer, an improper roof installation can cause your insurance company to deny a future storm damage claim. So if a roofer installs your roof and cuts corners any future storm claims can be denied because of the shoddy installation. And yes, an insurance company is within their rights to deny a claim if a roof wasn’t installed properly.

How do I protect myself against a shoddy roof installation?

Roofing Contractor Reviews

First, you can protect yourself from choosing a bad roofing company by always checking their online Facebook and Google reviews. Online reviews can help paint a solid picture of the type of workmanship and follow-up a particular roofing company offers. A lack of reviews or consistently bad reviews may be an indicator that that roofer is not up to the task. 

Roofing Certifications

Second, check if they are a certified roofing company with a shingle manufacturer. For example, we have a Master Elite certification from GAF. This means that we have been trained by GAF to install their roofs properly and in accordance with the local regulations. And when we do a roof replacement, you will know that it is installed correctly and that we stand behind our work and an insurance company will know that it was installed properly upon inspection.

Roofers License and Insurance 

Lastly, check your roofers insurance and licensing credentials. Be certain they carry workman’s compensation insurance in case any on-the-job accidents occur. And check their general licensing to be certain they are locally licensed and have demonstrated a general workmanship quality.

Following these three basic tips will reduce the likelihood you ever experience a future roofing installation disaster. Prevention here is key and keep in mind that many people do not know to follow these basic steps, which opens them up to bad outcomes with their roof. We have witnessed many nightmarish scenarios involving shoddy roofing companies. 

Absolute Assurance Restorations is a top rated Mansfield roofing company. We have multiple locations across the Central Ohio Region. We also offer top rated siding contractors, gutter installation, windows and skylight contractors services. Our roofing services includes shingles, metal roofing, slate roofing, rubber and flat roofs. Lastly, we do all types of commercial roofing services. Contact us today for a free roof estimate. (419) 709-7223.

Roofers in Mansfield Ohio

1524 W 4th St
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
United States (US)
Phone: (419) 709-7223
Secondary phone: (855) 567-7663
Email: jason@aaresto.com

Monday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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3 Must-Know Tips If Your Roof Has Storm Damage

3 Must Know Tips if Your Roof has Storm Damage

The first must-know tip if your roof has storm damage is, you need to know your homeowner’s insurance policy. Very few homeowners have the time to sit around studying their homeowner’s policy. So when you need to find out what type of policy you have and what it specifically covers, it can feel overwhelming. However, your policy reveals what it covers better than any person offering you their opinion.

Verify Your Coverage in Your Actual Policy

Call your insurance company and be certain you write down what they are telling you is covered and then verify on your actual written policy what they told you is true. Knowledge really is power and you should not just take their word for it. Your policy states specifically what it covers and it should be in writing on your actual policy. When you speak to your insurance agent, request that your agent directs you to the proper section so you know what is covered and what responsibilities you have as the homeowner.

Contact Local Roofers for a Free Estimate

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What responsibilities do I have as a homeowner? First of all, you need to take proper action to prevent additional damage to your home. For example, you would contact some reputable roofers near Mansfield, Ohio. You will need them to come to your home and identify the damage and to provide you with a detailed written estimate of all those damage. You will then know if your home needs a roof repair or a roof replacement. Following this must know tip if your roof has storm damage will greatly help move the process along. Certainly, when you have your detailed written estimate to go over with your insurance claims agent, this will put you into a position of knowing what needs repaired.

Have Roofers Cover the Damage to Prevent Additional Roof Repairs

Lastly, a hugely important must know tip if you have storm damage is to have those roofers cover the damaged parts of your roof to prevent further damage. Immediately covering the damaged parts of your roof will reduce the risk of further damage and allow you to fulfill your obligation regarding your insurance policy to prevent any additional damage. Most importantly, when you have your roof covered it will set you on a path to protecting the interior of your home. For example, you will reduce the chances of roof leaks allowing water into the interior walls of the home and causing mold and wood rot. 

At Absolute Assurance Restorations, you can count on us to return your home to its proper condition. We repair and install all types of roofs in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code building regulations. Also, we are a top rated siding company in Mansfield, Ohio. In addition, we can repair or replace your gutters and we are a skylights contractor in Mansfield, Ohio. Call for a free estimate (419) 709-7223.

Roofers in Mansfield Ohio

1524 W 4th St
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
United States (US)
Phone: (419) 709-7223
Secondary phone: (855) 567-7663
Email: jason@aaresto.com

Monday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Ask Your Roofer This Before Signing a Contract

Oftentimes, after major storms, people claiming to be local roofers knocking on your door doesn’t mean that they are local or that they even have an actual office somewhere. The vast majority of reputable roofers have actual physical offices nearby or somewhere in your region. But storm-chasers who lack a physical office may also lack legitimate credentials for you to entrust them with repairing or replacing your roof. Here are some questions you may want to ask your roofer before signing a contract with them.

Ask Your Roofer This Before Signing a Contract

Fly-by-night companies don’t stick around long enough to accept the blame for the damage they cause to homeowners. Many even copy popular sounding local roofing companies names, a huge red flag. However, you can be sure that wherever there is a severe storm, you will find less than reputable fly-by-night roofers.

How Long has the Local Roofer been in Business?

Before signing any agreement with any roofer, do a thorough online background check about the prospective companies. Fortunately, with the internet you can find the answers to many of these questions. Also, you can trace their company histories very quickly to verify how long they have been in business and if they even are a business! Find the answers to some of these questions before agreeing to do anything with any roofer.

Ask Your Roofer This Before Singing Contract

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It is important to verify if the prospective company is a certified roofer. You can do that by not just asking if they are licensed and insured, but you can ask to see their license and insurance information.

Are They a Certified Roofer?

In the state of Ohio a roofing and siding installation company needs to have a general contractors license to operate. Most reputable roofers will provide you with their credentials. For example, they will either physically show you their general contractors license. Also, they should be willing to email it to you if you request it. Also, you need to check their liability insurance and workmen’s compensation insurance. They need to have verifiable proof that they insure themselves against losses (damages to your home) and injuries to their workers. Most importantly, as a homeowner, you need to be protected from reckless and uninsured companies. As an example, most roofing companies will carry north of one million dollars on a general liability insurance policy.

What is the Roofers BBB Rating?

Be certain to check for your roofing company’s Better Business Bureau rating. Almost all reputable roofers are registered and can be found easily online doing a simple search of the BBB website. While many of them might not have actual reviews on the BBB website, check their actual rating. Most importantly, find a roofing company that has an A+ Rating with their residential roofing customers. This means that your preferred roofer has an excellent dispute-resolution policy. Most importantly, they can handle complaints from customers diligently and in a timely manner.

Ask for References

Lastly, ask your roofer for references. It is helpful to know that other customers, just like you, have had a positive and satisfactory experience with your roofer. Oftentimes, it even helps to know that your roofer has successfully handled similar projects. Experience matters, and all roofers are not equal when it comes to experience level. Certainly, this matters most for storm damage jobs involving an insurance claim. 

At Absolute Assurance Restorations, you can count on us to repair or install your roof in accordance with the latest building regulations. Certainly, we follow the strict guidelines that come from the Ohio Revised Code. Our experience and skill level is reflected in our online reviews from our customers. Feel free to contact us, because we are happy to answer any questions you may have about roofing and storm damage claims. We are a top roofer near Mansfield, Ohio. Call us at (419) 709-7223.

Roofers in Mansfield Ohio

1524 W 4th St
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
United States (US)
Phone: (419) 709-7223
Secondary phone: (855) 567-7663
Email: jason@aaresto.com

Monday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

 

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What Types of Shingles Are the Best?

When you need to replace your roof there are a lot of options to choose from  when you need to select your shingles. Which do you choose? Should I focus on price or quality? The most popular shingles people use are 3-tab, 30-year Architectural and the Premium Architectural. Which one you choose to use depends on the overall cost you want to pay, the useful life of the roof you want, and the region of the country you live in. 

Absolute Assurance Restorations is the top rated company for roofing near Mansfield, Ohio. We provide our customers with the roofing knowledge they need to make the best decisions for their situation. 

Asphalt Shingles Roof Installation

3-Tab 

Firstly, the 3-tab is the least expensive kind of roof shingle.  Many landlords install the 3-tab on their rental houses in order to keep their overall rent prices cheaper. As a side note, the 3-tab is more difficult to install because the roofing contractor installing it must be certain that all of the tabs, rows and columns align so you get those straight lines and nice pattern on the roof.

Secondly, the 3-tab has a shorter useful life than the architectural. They tend to last only about 20-25 years. Lastly, if you live in a region with high winds and is likely to have harsh storms, then the 3-tab is not going to be your best option. The 3-tab roughly up to a 60-mph wind resistance, making it the least durable of the asphalt shingles on the market. Typically, people in the more temperate southeast and southwest of the country are more likely to install the 3-tab. 

Architectural 

First of all, architectural shingles cost more to purchase than 3-tabs, due to the higher quality. The extra cost is justified because you will get a longer useful life out of them. Also, they are much more durable than the 3-tabs when considering the weather. They have a slightly greater wind resistance than the 3-tab. They can endure up to 70-mph winds when they are installed properly. 

Premium Architectural Shingles

Premium Architectural Shingles are the most expensive of the three types. However, they provide the maximum protection against the harsh winds. The Midwest and the northeast are hot-spots for this premium roof shingle. Also, these have a useful life of 50 years. On this rare occasion, the most expensive roofing option is typically what shingle is best.

So What Shingles are the Best?

what shingles are best roof with premium architectural shingles

To sum it up, if you aren’t sure what shingles are best, if you live in a high wind region, you should be installing Premium Architectural. If you live in a moderate climate area, you can install the basic 3-tab. If you aren’t sure what type of wind region you live in, contact a local licensed and certified roofing company. Also, you can contact your insurance company and they can possibly help you.

Absolute Assurance Restorations is a roofing company in Central Ohio. Also, our roofing services also include siding installation and windows installation. In addition, we also do skylight installation services. Contact us for a free roof estimate. Call (419) 709-7223.

Roofers in Mansfield Ohio

1524 W 4th St
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
United States (US)
Phone: (419) 709-7223
Secondary phone: (855) 567-7663
Email: jason@aaresto.com

Monday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

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Three Tips To Know for a Roof Replacement

A lot of homeowners install a new roof every single year. First of all, most people know what their roof should look like when it is installed. However, more experienced homeowners are aware of some of those lesser known parts of the roofing system that are absolutely essential to know. When it is time to replace your roof, here are three tips to know for a roof replacement.

Absolute Assurance Restorations are top rated roofers near Mansfield, Ohio. We are happy to share these tips to know for a roof replacement. Always use reputable roofers when doing any roof repair or roof replacement. 

Roofing Contractors

Roofing System – Drip Edge

Your newly installed roof needs to have all parts of the system installed properly for your roof to provide maximum protection to your home. Yes, you have the shingles, ridge vent, valleys and slopes, and gutters. But knowing what is installed underneath the exterior shingles is what makes all the difference. 

Firstly, your preferred roofer needs to install drip edge. Drip edge is the metal strip attached along the edge of your roof. It prevents water from getting underneath your shingles. Consequently, it prevents your decking underneath your shingles from rotting. Water getting underneath your shingles will cause warping and rooting of the wood attached to your home’s rafters.

Roof Decking Boards

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Secondly, before you install your new roof, you must be certain that the decking boards underneath are not warped or rotted. You must replace any damaged decking boards. Without sturdy decking boards your shingles cannot be nailed correctly to your roof. Most importantly, when replacing your decking boards you must be certain they have minimal gaps between them. Consequently, when decking boards aren’t installed correctly, many of the nails used to fasten the shingles won’t be nailed to anything. As a result, this reduces the effectiveness of your roofing system.

Ice Guard and Water Shield

Lastly, due to the harsh winters in Central Ohio, it is must that you install ice guard and water shield underneath your shingles. Installing these two waterproof underlayment’s will safeguard your home from water that gets underneath your shingles when ice damming and heavy winds occur. 

Not installing any of these three important parts of your roofing system can cause any homeowner countless hours of stress. That is why knowing these three tips for a roof replacement are absolutely essential. 

If you are in need top “roofers near me“, contact Absolute Assurance Restorations LLC. Also, we are one of the top siding companies. We provide roof replacement services, slate roof repair, windows installation and skylight installation. Contact us for a free estimate. Call (419) 709-7223.

Roofers in Mansfield Ohio

1524 W 4th St
Mansfield 44906

Monday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday12:00 PM - 5:00 PM