D.I.Y. Roof Repair vs Professional Roof Repair

The cost of a roof replacement can be overwhelming. It can be very tempting to try and tackle your roof repairs yourself, but trust me roofing is one home improvement best left to a trained professional. Roofing is a very dangerous job and proper knowledge of product installation is necessary to ensure long term durability. Your best course of action is to contact a local roofing contractor.

What if you overlook steps in the installation that are necessary to the performance of your new roof, thereby sacrificing it’s durability and exposing your home’s roof decking and interior to water damage. The decision to re-roof your home yourself could prove to be more expensive in the long run than hiring a qualified roofer. If you are still considering tackling this project yourself, take these DIY factors into consideration so you know what’s involved with installing a new roof:

  • Tarping siding and landscaping to protect work zone
  • Tear off of existing asphalt roofing shingles
  • Replacement of any roof decking if necessary
  • Removal of all job related debris( which is often thousand of pounds)
  • Carrying all roofing materials up on the roof for installation
  • Proper installation of waterproofing underlayments
  • Proper installation of new roofing shingles to adhere to manufacturers warranty
  • Adequate roofing and soffit ventilation to ensure a long life for your new roof deck and shingles

Roofing is not as simple as painting walls or replacing a kitchen. It is a grueling, labor intensive job that if performed improperly will ultimately lead to more damage and even more costs. While there are several home improvements you can do yourself, roofing is not one of them. Call a factory trained and certified roofing professional to ensure long term protection.

The professionals at Ron Ferris and Son Roofing have been helping Rochester homeowners replace their roofs since 1979! Call us today @ (585)288 -0895 and see how easy getting a new roof can be.

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Certified Roofers In Rochester NY

Siding Contractor Rochester NYWhen you have a new roof installed by a certified roofing company, you can expect to deal with a company and employees who have furthered their education and credentials as a Rochester NY roofing company. They are usually factory trained and certified allowing them to provide extended warranties and giving homeowners the peace of mind that expert applicators are at work.

When considering certified roofers in Rochester NY, remember that not all certified roofing companies or warranties are the same. You need to make sure yourcertified roofer has current liability insurance and workman’s compensation for roofing. Ask for credentials, references, and photos of recently completed work.

While asphalt roofing shingle warranties are often considered standard, there can be significant differences in warranty coverage’s between manufacturers of similar roofing shingles. Perhaps, the most important difference is that some warranties only cover the cost of the materials, not the labor needed to remove the old roofing, or any charges for disposal. Algae resistant warranties, “gleocapsa magma”, or dark stains produced by algae growth have begun leaving dark streaks and staining your roof. Make sure you look for shingle manufacturers with an algae-resistant coverage in their warranty.

Please remember most importantly if you want a good roof from a certified contractor with a quality lifetime warranty, you must be willing to pay for quality. Sure, there will always be a cheaper price, but you will probably find improper installation, poor quality materials, improperly insured workers and limited or no warranty.

At Ron Ferris and Son we have been a Rochester NY roofing company since 1979. We are factory trained and certified by CertainTeed to sell Integrity Roofing Systems and 50 year non-prorated lifetime warranty’s. This warranty includes materials and labor of new roof, tear off of old roof, and disposal fees. It also includes their “streak fighter” 10-year algae resistance warranty.

Keep in mind that like anything else all manufacturers certifications programs are not the same. You may want to steer clear of brands like GAF who require their contractors to pay a fee to get “certified” or have quotes to meet warranties “sold.”

At Ron Ferris and Son, every employee and owner have been through a comprehensive training and testing (including on-site) course. We did not pay a fee for them! The cost of your lifetime warranty is already built into the cost of your new roofing system. There is never an extra fee for your 50 year non-prorated, transferable warranty, or the need to pay for a higher level of warranty to properly protect you. CertainTeed does not care if we sell 1 or 1000 lifetime warranties, they care about having their products installed by roofing specialists who have been properly trained and tested by them. Call the professionals today at 585-750-6757 or request afree estimate online and we will assess the best option to suit your specific roofing needs!