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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 Mansfield roofing companies. 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.

Roofing Company Mansfield Ohio

120 Sturges Ave Suite 8
Mansfield, Ohio 44903
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 Mansfield roofing company, 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 sh

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 installation, gutter installation and windows. Our roofing services includes shingles, metal roofing, slate roofing, rubber and flat roofs. Contact us today for a free roof estimate. (419) 709-7223.

Roofing Company Mansfield Ohio

120 Sturges Ave Suite 8
Mansfield, Ohio 44903
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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Storm / Wind Damage roof repair top rated roofing company

Simple Garage Roof Repair Becomes Free Roof Installation

Recently a customer called us for a routine free roof inspection on his garage roof in Mansfield, Ohio. He discovered a leak and contacted us to handle this basic roof repair. He had looked us up online and researched our company and the types of work we did. He was especially interested in the quality of work we did. We were pleased he trusted us to handle the work for him. 

Proven Roof Inspection Process

When one of our highly trained roofers inspected his garage roof he discovered that the garage had severe storm damage. Also, because our roofers are trained to be very thorough, he inspected the roof of the man’s home as well. It is very fortunate that our roofer followed our normal roof inspection process because the roof on the home had even worse storm damage than the garage! 

We advised this customer of his various options and recommended a course of action that would serve the best interests of the homeowner. He contacted his insurance and provided them with our estimate and photographic evidence and the insurance company agreed that this was a possible claim. The insurance company wanted to meet the homeowner at the residence to verify all of the damages. The homeowner invited us to join to be certain all of the damages were pointed out from the inspection report. The insurance company verified the severe storm damage and the homeowner qualified for two new roofs. Both the garage and the home!

Use Only Top Rated Roofing Companies

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New Roof Replacement, Vinyl Siding and gutters

This story demonstrates what our roofers at Absolute Assurance Restorations deal with practically every day. What appears to be a simple roof leak to the homeowner, even to other “local roofers”, our roofers end up uncovering severe storm damage because of our proven storm damage inspection process. This simple call for a roof repair turned into a new roof for a garage and home and it was all paid for by insurance. And yes, ALL of our roofers are trained to follow this process on every roof inspection. We don’t miss any damage and we always recognize legitimate storm damage. 

Here is another recent example of our storm damage inspection process uncovering damage that qualified for new roof paid for by insurance. 

If you have a roof leak or visible damage from the ground always take the necessary steps to restore your home to its proper condition. At Absolute Assurance Restorations we pride ourselves on providing the best roofing services in the entire region. We follow all standards put forth by the Ohio Revised Code and we use the highest quality materials. In other words, your home will be installed by licensed and certified installers and the quality of shingles (or slate roofing, metal roofing, rubber, etc.) we use are not available to the average retail shoppers. 

In addition to roofing, we also offer siding contractor, skylight contractor and windows installation services. We are among the top rated roofing companies in Mansfield, Ohio. Contact us for a free estimate by calling (419) 709-7223.

Roofing Company Mansfield Ohio

120 Sturges Ave Suite 8
Mansfield, Ohio 44903
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.

Roofing Company Mansfield Ohio

120 Sturges Ave Suite 8
Mansfield, Ohio 44903
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 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 underlayments 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 of a roof replacement, contact Absolute Assurance Restorations LLC. We provide roof replacement services, siding installation, windows installation and skylights installation. Contact us for a free estimate. Call (419) 709-7223.

Roofing Company Mansfield Ohio

120 Sturges Ave Suite 8
Mansfield, Ohio 44903
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