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We feel your roofing pain – count on us for roof repairs, new roofs, and emergency roofing services

Our roofing services

At Gunner, we deliver exceptional roofing contractor services. Whether you need to repair a leaky or damaged roof or install a new roof, we will get the job done efficiently, professionally, and confidently, from “can I help you?” to “enjoy your new roof!”

We grew up here in the tri-state area. We are well aware of what our unique weather can do to our homes and to disrupt our lives. Winter storms, tornadoes, and sudden snow squalls can cause hail damage, wind damage, or harm from falling trees and other debris or structures. If you find yourself in need of emergency roofing services, we will be there for emergency tarping and to guide you through submitting a claim through insurance.

And Gunner’s expertise is recognized by industry-standard roofing manufacturer GAF. We’re a GAF Master Elite® Residential Roofing Contractor (a stringent certification reached by only 3 percent of roofers). The elite standards include a 99 percent customer satisfaction rate from GAF surveys, and our ever-growing body of work from countless local referrals also backs that up!

In short, Gunner is a dependable roofing contractor that can cover any roofing problem you might have.

Roofing materials

Gunner roofing specialists will install a beautiful, long-lasting new roof for you, or repair one that has leak issues. We provide service all around Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey, and customer satisfaction is our top priority. Whether you prefer an asphalt, metal, flat, tile, or wood roof, count on our experts for the best solution for your roof installation.

 

Detail of asphalt roof on home

GAF asphalt shingles

As North America’s top-selling shingle, GAF asphalt sets the standard for color durability, fire resistance, and wind resistance through a multilayer system of protection. As mentioned above, Gunner is a GAF certified installer, and we recommend these shingles for any roofing project.

 

Detail of Brava roof on home

Brava roofing tiles

Brava roofing tiles are sharp-looking shingles made from recycled materials and feature an array of styles and colors, including convincing looks of cedar, slate, and Spanish tiles. They are lightweight and easy to install, and also provide quality protection against wind, hail, and fire.

 

Detail of cedar roof on home

Cedar shingles

Cedar shingles are a popular roofing choice, given their natural wood beauty and durability that most other roofing materials can’t match. Cedar shingles make an excellent choice for homes in climates of high humidity or insect activity, but be aware that you’ll pay a premium for them.

 

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Copper

Copper roofs have a long lifespan and require little maintenance, making them a great choice for those who want a beautiful roof that will last for years to come. Copper roofs can be expensive, so they are often reserved for showcasing unique architectural features of a home.

 

Detail of metal roof on home

Metal

Metal roofs have a few distinct advantages, namely in terms of being the longest-lasting of any roofing materials and for fire resistance and energy efficiency.

 

Detail of slate roof on home

Slate

Slate tile roofs are made of naturally occurring stone and are some of the most long-lasting and most durable roofing materials available. Natural slate tiles are fire and mold resistant and very energy efficient.

Detail of EPDM flat roof

Flat/EPDM

If you have a flat roof, your best choice for practical and budget-friendly protection is using EPDM, which is a membrane-based roofing type composed of recycled rubber and other materials. It’s lightweight, versatile, and fire resistant. It can be prone to damage, though.

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FAQs

There’s no easy answer, as no two roofing jobs are alike. A new roof can cost anywhere from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands, depending on the size and scope of the project. Factors that will affect the cost include the materials used, the complexity of the roof itself and installation, and any necessary repairs needed to the underlying structure.

A roof can last anywhere from 15 to 50 years, depending on the type of roofing material, quality of installation, and exposure to the elements. Metal roofs and tile roofs tend to last longer, but we recommend asphalt shingles for their affordability, durability, and popular aesthetic appeal. Regular maintenance and minor repairs will also help extend the life of a roof.

Flashing is a material (usually metal) used to seal the joints between different parts of the roof as well as around openings like vents and chimneys. Properly installed flashing helps prevent water leaks and premature roof failure.

It depends on the cause. If the leak is due to a covered peril like wind or hail, then your insurance should cover it. If the leak is because of neglect or poor maintenance, however, you will likely have to pay for repairs out of pocket.

Measure the width and length of each section (also called a plane) of the roof. Because every roof is different, sections might not be uniform; some planes might be triangles or trapezoids, so all sides must be measured. To calculate square footage of each section:

  • Square/rectangle – length x width
  • Triangle – base x side, then divide sum in half
  • Trapezoid – add top and bottom length together x length of one side, then divide sum in half
  • Total roof square footage – sum of all sections

But we can recommend an easier (and much less risky and tedious) method: Use our amazing estimator tool!

We sought certification as a GAF Master Elite Residential Roofing Contractor for a reason, and that’s because we believe GAF asphalt shingles are the best bet for a combination of durability and affordability. But whether you want an asphalt, metal, flat, tile, or wood roof, we will do a professional job to your satisfaction. Count on it.

Not often. Sometimes it’s possible to view the condition of the plywood from the attic. But that’s a limited inspection. For instance, there could be mold on the top side of the plywood or it could be delaminated. The only way to make a complete assessment is after removing the old roof. You can choose to have the deck replaced in your initial quote or append the cost if issues, like rot, are found. The project manager will provide your best course of action.

Technically, of course, you can. But after working on thousands of roofs over so many years, we have concluded that “shingling over” is like putting a bandage on a broken leg. Our mission is to do things the correct way so our clients have a secure roof that they can trust for years. The only way to assure that is to start fresh.

To maintain our standard of quality, we do not offer single-section replacements. This can be another “bandage on a broken leg” approach, since one part of the roof would be newer than the undetermined integrity of the rest, as well as aesthetic issues to consider like matching the shingle style and color. That said, we do work a section at a time when installing a complete roof.

Before you have your roof replaced, contact your solar company to have them temporarily remove the panels. After they’re removed, we’ll install your new roof. When we’re finished, your company can reinstall the panels. By the way, if you decide to go solar after we’ve replaced your roof, the roof warranty is not affected.

Your closing project package should be delivered about two to four weeks after the final payment is received. This will include any warranties and additional information about your new roof.

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