Monthly Archives: February 2016

Roofing Myths Debunked

1When it comes to protecting your home, the roof is the first line of defense. It’s your homes protection again sunlight, wind, rain, snow and ice. Unfortunately, however, unlike regular maintenance to the rest of your home, your roof isn’t afforded the same treatment. It’s often not thought about until there is a problem, like a leak. As you know, at that point the damage is done and major repairs, which can be costly, or a completely new roof, are required.

If you’re lucky, you may only need to replace a roof once or twice in your lifetime.  But the decision you make about the type and quality of those roofs has enormous impact on your homes structure as well as heating/air conditioning costs. Making poor decisions on such an important protective barrier can lead to moisture problems, either inside walls or above ceilings, and structural damage.

Before making such an important decision, here are some myths about roofing you should understand.

  1. Myth: Your roof does not need an annual inspection.
    Fact: It’s a good idea to survey the state of your roof annually, if not more frequently.
  2. Myth: You’ll save money by fixing problem areas after the damage is already done.
    Fact: You will save money by taking care of repairs before the roof leaks.
  3. Myth: Damaged shingled roofs can be fixed by covering the existing layer with new shingles.
    Fact: That method does not work! In fact, it will only create further damages in the future.
  4. Myth: Attic insulation saves energy and helps roof performance.
    Fact: Adding more than the required insulation can block ventilation openings at the soffits and eaves and might trap moisture, leading to mold issues.

Tip: Take good care of your roof and fix any issues before they become major problems. Contact your Jacksonville roofing company, A Crown Roofing, for all of your residential roofing needs.

Superior Quality with GAF Roofing

1When only the best roofing materials in the industry will do for your home, GAF roofing system is what you seek. While many reputable companies provide quality roofing products, GAF roofing shingles are some of the best available in the industry, hands down.

GAF is the biggest manufacturer of both residential and commercial roofing in America. Founded in 1886, GAF provides roofing that is affordable, well-made and safe.

If you’re considering a GAR roofing system, first you should know that while the cost isn’t exorbitant, they are not inexpensive either. Quality materials that will withstand the elements and conditions your roof does require well-made shingles. GAF roofing systems don’t skimp on quality in order to be the cheapest option. If you’re bargain shopping for the cheapest price, a GAF roofing system won’t be included in those quotes.

Quality is important when it comes to residential roofing, and you are paying for quality when you purchase GAF roofing shingles. When you choose a low roofing cost over quality, you end up losing money in the long run when you need to repair shingles or replace the entire roof. Roof repair can be expensive, especially when low-quality shingles begin to leak and damage the interior of your home.

Interested in GAF roofing system Jacksonville, FL? Call us today and we’ll gladly come out and give you a quote and show you the many style options and price ranges available. Also keep in mind, GAF roofing shingles come with a lifetime warranty and non-prorated coverage for the first 10 years.