Roof Repair and Replacement
Take a moment to consider just how important roofs are to everyday life. They keep us sheltered from the elements of nature, give us privacy, and can be a source of beauty. Every house, store, building, or structure requires a roof. So how does one maintain a healthy roof?
Keeping your roof well maintained starts with a partnership with Ridgeline Exteriors. Our team of experts has repaired, replaced, and maintained roofs all over Athens, GA, using professional techniques and friendly services.
We love getting to know the residents of Athens, GA, so give us a call at (706) 310-4201 when you need expert roofing in Athens GA.
Believe it or not, roofs don’t last forever. In fact, they usually last for about 20 years and will subsequently need replacing. When you need a new roof, contact the team at Ridgeline Exteriors. We’ll help you decide which type of roofing is best for your home and your budget, and install the roof in minimal time. Even if you’re not sure that you need a roof replacement, call our experts out to take a look! We’ll give you an honest answer that you can trust.
Here are a few signs that will let you know if you need a new roof:
- Shingles have curled edges
- Cracked Shingles
- Type of shingles
- Neighbors are getting new roofs
- Missing granules or granules in the gutter
- Missing shingles
- Chimney flashing
- Light coming through in attic
- Dark Stains and Streaks
Sometimes these signs don’t actually mean you should replace your entire roof. There is a good chance all you need is a simple fix that a professional can do for you. Call Ridgeline Exterior to come an assess your needs, and provide you with the best solutions for your roof!
It’s important to check for leaking roofs as they can cause significant damage to the structure of your home. Some signs to look out for are buckling/curling shingles, algae and mold, damaged flashing, granules in the gutter, roof rot, and water stains on ceiling. If any of these signs are noticeable, the issue has probably had time to fester and may be larger than you think. Contact Ridgeline Exteriors right away to fix the problem before the damage grows. We’ll fix the problem and assess for ways to prevent it from happening again. Keeping your roof safe and leak-free is our pride.
Deciding which shingles to use for your roof can be a complicated process with the wide variety of options on the market. For help in choosing the best roof shingles, contact Ridgeline Exterior. We’ll walk you through a variety of options that are best for your home and your budget. Then, our team of experts will come and install them quickly and professionally to make the process easy and pain-free for you.
When considering a new roof, you may ask yourself what shingles are the best bang for your buck. Two factors you will want to pay attention to when purchasing new shingles are material and color.
Materials can range from asphalt, clay, slate, wood, metal, and impact resistant shingles, each with their own advantage. Asphalt shingles are the most common because they are easy to install and cost the least.
Shingle colors should depend on a couple factors, including climate, resale value and neighborhood rules. If you live in very sunny, warm areas you may want to consider lighter shingles that reflect more light than absorb. The opposite is true for colder climates, where dark shingles are good absorbers of light and heat. You will also want to consider the style of your shingles and whether they will increase the value of your home. This will depend on the type of home, but generally more neutral colored shingles are safest. It’s almost important to see how your house fits in with surrounding houses, and if your neighborhood association has any rules concerning house aesthetics.
One astounding fact has helped increase the popularity of metal roofs and that fact is that a metal roof can last for 40-70 years. This is more than double a traditional roof’s life, which means the purchase of one metal roof could essentially cost the same as two to three traditional roofs.
Another good thing about metal roofs is that they are good for the environment! The metal can be produced from recycled materials and can be installed over the current roof, reducing the material sent to the landfill. If you decide to replace your traditional roof with a metal one, plywood will be installed underneath the metal to reduce noise. Metal roofs can also come in a variety of designs including wood, slate, tile and standing seam vertical panels, to name a few.
If you’re considering a metal roof for your Athens, GA home, talk to the experts at Ridgeline Exteriors! We’ll help you understand the best options for your home, and we’ll install your new metal roof without disturbing your family. Our workmanship is guaranteed for 5 years and we stand behind our promise of quality work. Contact us today to set up an appointment!
Whether you’re looking to update the appearance of your business or need help fixing damages, it’s important to know how to proceed safely and efficiently. Contact the experts at Ridgeline Exteriors to speak with a professional about the best roofing option for your business in Athens GA! Commercial Roofing in Athens GA is our specialty, and we love being able to help businesses upgrade the appearance of their building while keeping everything inside safe.
The most popular roofing systems for commercial entities are single ply, modified bitumen, and elastomeric coating. They each have their advantages: singly ply is cheaper and can reduce energy costs, bitumen is more durable and elastomeric coatings are a mix of both.
To see what type of roof makes the most sense for your business, consult a professional at Ridgeline Exterior!
Why are there streaks on my roof?
Streaks on your roof generally appear after about 5 years and in areas that receive less sunlight. The streaks are caused by algae that absorb moisture sitting on your roof. Fortunately, this problem is strictly an aesthetic one and will not affect the life or quality of your roof.
Do I need to completely replace my roof if it has leaks?
Leaks do not necessarily mean you should replace your roof entirely. You may need to replace whichever loose flashings are causing the leak, unless you have major irreversible roof damage that would require a complete overhaul.
How will I know when it’s time to replace my roof?
Roofs have a lifespan of about 20 years give or take, and may last even longer if you take good care of it. Some tell-all signs that your roof needs to be replaced are leaks or other water damage and curled or broken shingles. Call an expert if you are experiencing these problems!
Can I do roofing repair work myself?
The short answer is no. Roofing should not be considered a DIY sort of task since there are safety risks involved. Professional roofers must abide by OSHA safety procedures, as the number one cause of death for construction is from falling off of roofs. As an untrained roofer, you have a better chance of damaging your roof when attempting to repair it. However, looking for damaged shingles, cleaning gutters, and spending time searching for leaks in your attic are all great ways to take care of your roof yourself.
Ridgeline Exteriors’ team of residential roofing experts are able to help you with a wide variety of residential roofing projects from free roof inspections, roof repairs, roof leak detection, roof leak repairs, roof maintenance, roof ventilation and full roof replacements. We work with you closely throughout the entire project to help understand the problem and determine how we can fulfill the need on schedule and on budget. We’ll work with you to choose shingles and styling and to ensure that your roof is properly installed to protect your home for years to come.
Call us today at (706) 310-4201 to learn more about our services and to set up an appointment!