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Metal Roofing Costs Vs. Asphalt Shingles Cost

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (6)

The is a debate that many homeowners as well ads roofing companies come across from time to time. Heres some informtion that can hopefully help you make decision the next time you decide to replace your roof. 

One of the main reasons for the high cost of metal roofs in the cost of installation. Properly installing a metal roof is a highly involved process that requires special skills, experience and equipment. Unlike traditional roofing, the installation of a metal roof must be measured precise and accurately, since a metal roof is not simply nailed to the roof deck. To install a metal roof, it takes about 3x longer than installing an asphalt roof, and the process must be carried out with proper technical , care and patience. 

Interlocking Steel Shingles: Materials price is around $350 per roof square (100 sq. feet) including trim. The base installation price is around $750 per roof square, without the roof tear-off.

 

Stone Coated Steel: Stone Coated Steel Roofing products are available in a variety of styles such as Tile, Slate, Shake, and Shingle. Prices range from $350-425 per roof square including trim. The installation base price starts at around $1,000 (based on: newenglandmetalroof.com/research-metal-roofing-prices.html).

 

Galvalume Steel – A slight improvement from G-90 steel, galvalume offers better quality coating, and hence longer lasting protection against corrosion. – It is for this reason, most standing seam panels are manufactured from galvalume steel.

 

Standing Seam: Prices start at around $450 per per roof square for materials, and $1,000 for materials plus installation, without a roof tear-off.

Aluminum is a step up in quality from steel, providing more long-lasting protection compared to steel roofing.

 

Aluminum Shingles: This is one of the most popular types of metal roofs installed. Materials prices range between $375.00 – $550.00 per roof square including the trim. Installation starts at around $900 for a basic roof, without a tear-off.

 

Standing Seam: Prices start at around $500 for materials and $1,100 for installation, without the old roof tear-off.

 

Copper

 

Copper is a superior quality metal and comes with a very high price tag. You can expect to pay around $900.00 – $1450.00 per square just for the material alone plus the cost of installation, which may be significant if you choose to go with copper standing seam panels requiring soldering together 16oz, or 20oz copper pans.


As We Welcome Fall Let Us Find Ways To Care for Our Roofs

Posted on October 8, 2015 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

We are entering a brand new season. The leaves will begin to change, the weather gets cooler and crisp, and we all get a bit more cheery. 

Now a new season brings change, it brings something new, a beginning. 

As we start a new season let's start by taking care of our roofs and fixing what needs to be fixed. A few great ways to care for your roof during the fall time is one to inspect your roof. Having a roof inspection at least twice a year is the best way to ensure that it will last longer. 

Once you have inspected your roof, clean all the debree as this can weigh on your roof, search for any nail pops or lifted shingles, as well as cracks or holes in the shingles. Once that is completed go ahead and fix the small repairs and your roof will be in perfect shape for the colder months to come.


Of course you can do all this yourself  or you can sign up for our maintenance program which entails us visiting your roof twice a year, inspecting the roof,  fixing the small repairs, and ensuring that your roof remains strong and in good shape throughout the year. 

Why are Roof Inspections so important

Posted on October 1, 2015 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (1)

They are very important because inspections evaluate the overall health and function of your roof. During an inspection a field technician will check for potential leaks, cracks, nail pops, shingle lifts, and algae. This is crucial as this can catch damage to your roof before it becomes to severe. This in the end will save you money and ensure that your roof will remain strong and healthy. It is recommened to have a roof inspection at least twice a year. If you have a regualr inspection of your roof especially after major storms, hail, heavy winds, then any damage to your roof can be spotted and taken care of immediately, Remember your roof is your homes first line of defense against the elements. 

5 Major Consequences of a Roof Leak

Posted on September 17, 2015 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

1. Ceiling and Attic 

The initial dangers of a roof leak are damage to the attic area and the items that might be stored there. If the leak is not over an attic then it will damage the interior ceiling. Affected ceiling paint will darken and ceiling plaster may bubble and expand. The leaking water also will damage paint and plaster on nearby walls. You can also expect damage on ceiling fans and chandeliers. 

2. Interior Mold and MIldew 

Mold can spread throughout the home’s structure, to the HVAC system and then to the rest of the house through the vents where it can invade carpets, furniture and even clothing. Black mold is the most common type resulting from the constant water leaking through. Toxic black mold growth is rare, but even non-toxic black mold attacks wood framing, ceiling tiles, and wall and floor coverings. Mold is difficult to get rid of, and it is rather costly and at times dangerous to your health. 

3. Health Dangers from Mold

Mold spores continue to be produced once it's present and will lead to allergic reactions, asthmatic symptoms, and more serious health problems.

4. Fire Hazard 

If your electrical wiring is present in an attic or ceiling, a leaky roof could pose a fire threat from shorted wires.

5. Higher Utility Bill and Waste 

Your cellulose or fiberglass insulation becomes saturated and it takes a long time for it to dry out. If a roof leak repair is put off for a long time, and water is constantly pouring through, then it will ruin the insulation significantly and your home will lose hot and cool air, resulting in higher utility bills. 


 

 

24/7 Emergency Response

Posted on September 1, 2015 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Here at Coat of Arms Roofing we provide 24/7 emergemcy response. That is that during a storm and rain if you have water leaking through we will go and place an emergency and temporary cover up. This is very risky especially during the rain so the steepness of your roof has to be assed before we can go and provide the cover up. 

We provide this service because we believe that our customers deserve the very best from us. If you are ever in need and there is just water seeping thorugh a leak give us a call and we will be there for you. 

Coat of Arms roofing the roofing company you can trust. 

We will always be there for our customers

Posted on August 20, 2015 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

 This is an emergency temporary cover up that was placed by one of our techicians in the rain to prevent water from seeping through their damaged shingles. We provide 24/hr response and we truly stand by it; We are the roofing comapny you can trust. 

Reasons Why Shingles Curl

Posted on August 10, 2015 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

1. Excessive Heat: The extreme temperatures can bubble the asphalt around the granules which get looses and begins to age prematurely. In essence the extreme heat begins to attack the shingles.

2. Attic Ventilation: The ventilation below the shingle, especially in the spots where the attic insulation actually touches the roof, cannot cool off as the sun is beating down on the shingle. Always check your ventilation system as this can lead to serious problems as the heat progresses.

3. Starter Strip: If only the bottom row of shingles are curling up before any others right on the edge of the roof, then the technician put on the first layer incorrectly. Always be careful who you permit to do work on your roof. Look for knowledge ,quality. and experience.

Picture of cheap labor

Posted on August 3, 2015 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

This picture should serve as a warning to everyone who has ever been tempted to find cheap labor. Yes it sounds amazing finding someone/company to do the work you need done for a very small price. We jump so quickly that we forget to ask why is it so cheap. Very cheap labor means cheap material and usually a sloppy clean-up. The picture displays different colored shingles throughout the entire roof. Not only is this an eye sore it is also extremely un-professional. Always be careful when receiving bids. Always make sure they have experience, high quality material and labor, warranties.

 

Common Roofing Problems

Posted on July 22, 2015 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Common Roofing Problems:

1. Sun - can cause materials to deteriorate over time.

2. Rain - water can get underneath shingles and roof structures which in turn can cause the material to rot.

3.Moss and Algae - Moss can grow on moist shingles and shakes. Once it grows, moss holds even more moisture to a roof system's surface, causing rot.

4. Shingle Deterioration - When shingles are old and worn out, they curl, split and lose their waterproofing effectiveness. This in return causes more damage to spread and weakens the roof systems.

5. Flashing Deterioration - Without good, tight flashings around chimneys, vents, skylights and wall/roof junctions, water can enter a home or building and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation and electrical systems.

*** This is why we provide maintenance plans, so that we can catch early detection of damage and in the long run save you some money*****

Consequences of Clogged Gutters

Posted on July 20, 2015 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Problem #1: If water begins standing inside a gutter, it may overflow the inner edge and begin seeping into the fascia boards of the house. Then when the gutters finally do fall, you’ll have to replace both your fascia boards and your gutters.

 

Problem #2: Leaves, twigs, and other debris that sit in a gutter for a long time can lead to the development of moss or algae. This, in turn, can damage shingles, fascia boards, and other places where wood is present.

 

 

Problem #3 Any area where standing water accumulates is a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and other nagging insects. An abundance of debris will attract squatting rodents and other critters which may eventually decide to explore the interior of your home.

 

Problem #4: When the water standing in your gutters freezes due to cold weather, it expands the gaps between your shingles and your roof. Then, when it thaws, there’s a convenient gap for water to flow into the home’s interior and damage walls and ceilings

 

Problem #5: If runoff water starts pooling on your driveway, it can create pits or sags in certain spots (which may eventually turn into cracks). These areas can cause everything from trips and falls to stress (or damage) to your cars.

 

Problem #6: This is by far the most costly side effect of clogged gutters. A consistent stream of water flowing down to the sides of your home can cause the foundation to buckle, crack, or shift – and it won’t be easy to repair.

 


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