You know that saying, “Nothing lasts forever.” It’s applicable in pretty much every inch of life, including your home.
Now, house roofs and their shingles can last for a long time, but like the saying goes, not forever. Homeowners know that over time things are going to break or wear out and need to be replaced. Most people cross their fingers and hope for small issues rather than having to call in a roofing contractor for a bigger home renovation project, like replacing all the shingles on the house.
But every once in a while, something big will pop up. One day you’re pulling out of your driveway and notice your roof and shingles just aren’t what they used to be. Such was the case for our client in today’s blog post, a homeowner in Blauvelt, New York. Blauvelt is a hamlet in Rockland County, on the west side of the Hudson River about 25 miles or so from New York City.
For our Blauvelt client, his roof was reaching its maximum age, there were some areas that appeared to be sagging, the shingles worn, and the gutters were barely hanging on. All signs it was time to contact a roofing company for a little home improvement, like a roof replacement including new shingles and rehanging the gutters.
After getting Gunner Roofing info from one of his neighbors, he gave us a call. After our usual thorough review of the house (including sizing up the roof deck and shingles) and a consultation, we got started.
This was a pretty standard roof replacement. A lot of the plywood base was worn and soft, therefore it needed to be replaced. You can’t have a good roof installation and replace shingles without a good foundation.
As we’ve talked about in previous blog posts, different states have different plywood requirements for construction, like a roof installation. It’s really important as a roofing company (and siding company!) to be up to date on all of the latest building requirements. Since this house was in New York, the state required five-eighth-inch CDX grade plywood.
Here’s some basic information about plywood in general and CDX grade plywood in particular. Plywood technically is a manufactured material composed of thin layers of wood glued together at different angles to form a sheet. Because of its strength and relative low cost, plywood is a mainstay for a roofing contractor or other construction businesses.
There are more than a dozen ways to grade plywood, with CDX grade plywood being an unfinished variety that is a great choice when the look is not important or the wood might be covered. The “C/D” in CDX grade plywood just means the piece has appearance flaws and is not finely sanded. CDX grade plywood is perfect for construction of a roof deck or subfloor, where the plywood serves as a foundation for other attachments, like hardware or shingles.
In addition to the roof replacement, our Blauvelt client opted to have his gutters replaced as part of the home improvement job.
The client went with GAF asphalt roof shingles in the color charcoal. Something worth mentioning is that Gunner Roofing has the honor of being one of the select few GAF master elite companies. Only 3% of roofing companies make it to master elite level. Because of this, we are able to offer the GAF Golden Pledge warranty, GAF’s best warranty, to our clients. This is due in part because GAF knows our company standards. They know that if we are doing a roof installation, we are going to do it correctly.
Now, back to the warranty. You may be wondering what the GAF Golden Pledge warranty is.
The GAF Golden Pledge warranty covers every inch of the entire roofing system. At its foundation, this warranty protects against 100% of material defects for up to 50 years. It also covers workmanship defects for up to 25 years. It protects against strong winds up to 130 mph. There is also extra coverage against manufacturing defects during the early period after the new roof install.
With this GAF Golden Pledge warranty, you won’t have to worry about surprise costs coming up. If there is an issue with your roof, all you need to do is contact GAF within 30 days of discovery. The only requirements: You will need proof of roof installation and homeownership. Here at Gunner Roofing, we are always happy to help, so if you ever need additional information or questions answered, we can do that for you as well.
As we all know in this modern age, people are moving in and out of their homes frequently. One of the greatest things about this warranty is that it is even transferable one time if you sell your home, making it an attractive selling point for potential buyers.
As you can see, a GAF asphalt roof is a worthy investment and the best way to cover all your bases. The vast majority of people will never have an issue with that roof and shingles. But things happen. Why not go with a roofing company that will have you and your shingles covered for years?
For this particular roof replacement project, everything went smoothly. The roof was a decent size. Regardless, we were able to get the charcoal GAF asphalt roof shingles and gutters replaced in one day.
The homeowner was beyond impressed both with Gunner Roofing’s craftsmanship and how quickly we were able to get everything done on this home renovation project. Our entire team was able to make this charcoal asphalt shingle roof replacement and gutters job as quick and easy for the homeowner as possible.
Here at Gunner Roofing, we know a home renovation can be stressful. They can be disruptive to your life, expensive, and time-consuming. One of the best compliments we receive day in and day out is that we are such an easy company to work with. As a customer-first roofing contractor, we make sure to take care of all the details with your home improvement so you can get back to your normal life as quickly as possible.
Materials used (manufacturer): GAF
Materials used (type): Asphalt
Materials used (color): Charcoal
Project Cost: $10,000
Time to Complete: Three days