Because we are Platinum Preferred Contractors with Owens Corning we are able to offer LIFETIME WARRANTIES that are backed by the manufacturer that cover Labor, Materials, and Workmanship. The fact that Owens Corning is willing to guarantee our workmanship for life means that you can trust us to do a great job on your roof.
WHY CHOOSE ELBERT TO INSTALL YOUR ROOF?Because if you have ELBERT install your roof, you have the ability to never have to worry about your roof for the rest of your life!
Our sales team trains three days a week to make sure you are getting the correct advice for your home. We are committed to providing you with expert advice from people you can trust. We truly enjoy what we do and are honored to be trusted to make improvements on your biggest investment, your home. We understand that your roof is one of the most important parts of your home, and you can trust us to do a good job. You shouldn’t trust just anyone with your roofing job, improper installation can lead to much bigger problems down the road such as leaks, mold, wood rot, drywall damage and other costly repairs. Call us today for a free inspection to protect your home.
By using Owens Corning shingles, you can be sure that you’ve got an excellent shingle on your roof. Many of our competitors offer free upgrades to low quality shingles because they are cheap. Don’t let anyone put a low quality shingle on your roof, check out Consumer Reports for reviews. You can trust that we will install quality products on your home!
Why do we need to look in your attic? Although it is often overlooked, your attic ventilation has a big impact on the life of your roof. 9 out of 10 attics in the United States are not properly ventilated. That means that your shingles can be exposed to extreme temperatures that can cause them to curl and age prematurely. Another reason we like to get in your attic is to make sure your bathroom exhaust fans are properly installed. Most bath fans aren’t properly installed and that hot moist air can lead to mold in your attic.
Proper roof ventilation and a properly insulated attic help keep your home energy efficient. To understand why they both work together, we must first understand why a home may be inefficient when it comes to the amount of energy it uses. Your energy bill can tell you a lot about how efficient your home is. Talk to your neighbors and friends and see if your energy bills are higher than theirs. How do your homes compare? The heating/cooling elements of your home only turn on and run when the temperature of the home is not equal to the display on the thermostat. The more often the furnace or air conditioner has to run, the higher your energy bill becomes. When your home is fully insulated and properly ventilated, the energy bill is at a minimal level.
Temperature Differences: Attic and Roof ContributionsAnother sign that your attic needs more insulation or your roof needs to be better ventilated is the temperature in your home. Is the second story of your home warmer than the first? This is caused by the sun beating down on the roof all day long. Without proper ventilation and insulation, the warmth from the sun enters your home and battles with your heating and cooling system, ultimately winning the battle of the second floor. Your first floor may seem colder than your thermostat reads, or the second floor may seem like a boiler room. The reverse happens in the winter months, when snow covers the roof and makes the attic colder than the rest of the home. Taking measures to properly insulate your attic and vent your roof can significantly reduce the temperature difference between the first and second floors of your home.
Roof VentilationWhen the roof is properly ventilated, it allows air to flow naturally into the attic, and back out again. It also prevents excess heat and moisture to accumulate in the attic, which would lead to the need for a new roof earlier than planned if contained in the attic for extended periods of time. Having a properly ventilated roof allows your home to breathe. When the excessive temperatures are released from the home instead of into the living areas of your home, it keeps the temperature of the home at a stable level throughout the house. This reduces the need for your heating/cooling system to be used, in turn reducing the energy your home needs to function.
A ventilated roof will also help keep rotting and warping of siding as well as mildew, drywall damage, and peeling paint both inside and out. It also keeps moisture from being trapped in structural wood, insulation, and shingles.
LIFETIME PROTECTION ON FLASHING AVAILABLE
Flashing is one of the most important parts of the roof system. Since we are Integra Certified Dealers of Quality Edge flashing products, we are able to give our customers a lifetime warranty on flashing. Most leaks are due to failures with flashing or improper installation of flashing. Because of our extensive training with flashing details we are able to provide our customers with lifetime protection on their flashings.