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Roofing And Gutter Repair & Maintenance

Maybe you’ve noticed some broken shingles on your roof, or you’ve recently had a problem with leaks dripping from the ceiling. The elements can do a number on even the best of roofs, and the day may come when you need a roof replacement. While installing a new roof is a complex project that’s not recommended for a typical DIYer, it is handy to know how to replace a roof when you’re hiring a local roofing contractor to do the job for you. Here’s what to expect, from start to finish.

Why Do I Need a Roof Replacement?

Roofs can last 20 to 50 years or longer depending on the material and how well you maintain it, but they experience a lot of wear and tear over their lifespan. From high winds and flying twigs to leaf and snow buildup, the elements can lead to broken shingles, warping, leaks, or mold growth. Roofs keep you and your family safe, but only if they are in good condition. Otherwise, they can cause costly leaks or, in extreme cases, are at risk of collapse.

How Much Does It Cost to Install a New Roof?

A new roof or a roof replacement costs an average of $9,000, or around $5,700 to $12,300. About 40% of the total cost goes toward materials. This is a dangerous job that requires a lot of advanced skills, so you’ll be paying about 60% of the project total for labor. Each roofing square, which is about 100 square feet, costs $150 to $1,500 just for the materials.

Signs It’s Time for a Roof Replacement

There are several signs it’s time for a roof replacement to keep an eye out for, especially if you have a roof over 20 years old. Here are some key symptoms of a roof that needs to be replaced:

  • The roof’s life expectancy is coming to an end.
  • You notice damage, like broken or warped shingles or cracked roof tiles.
  • The roof is sagging or feels bouncy to the touch.
  • The roof’s flashing, which protects against water leaks, is damaged.
  • You have leaks or can see sunlight through the attic ceiling.

Gutter Repair & Replacement

When To Replace Your Gutters

We are often asked, “when is the right time to replace gutters?” Many of our local customers in Passaic County, Morris County, Bergen County, will often ask us this question.

The first sign that it is time to replace the gutters is when they are looking old, sagging or severely discolored or damaged. Another sign is when the gutter system is leaking water or when it is out of pitch, meeting the gutters are draining incorrectly. When this time comes call our gutter replacement contractors at 973-513-5475 and we will come out for no charge and evaluate it.

Common Types Of Gutter Installations We Do

As a gutter cleaning repair and installation company, some of the more common types of gutter installations / repairs that we encounter are:

Downspout extensions. Extend downspouts away from foundation to allow water to drain away from the house and basement. This is an effective way to prevent and stop basement water leaks.

Rehang gutters. This refers to gutters that have become loose and dislodged from the fascia board. We install hidden hangers and it works much better than nails because it adheres correctly to the fascia borders. Remember, fewer gutter seams means fewer leaks!

Leaking gutter miters. Miters are corner pieces where two sections of gutter come together. Leaking in this area is a very common problem. The best solution is to remove existing miter and replace it with a new one along with a Spotless five-year guarantee on defects in workmanship.

Drip edge. Drip edges are aluminum flashing that extends the bridge for rainwater to be extended into the gutter. This is a common solution to a difficult problem of water going behind the gutter.

Whether natural elements have damaged your gutters and you need a full gutter replacement, or you looking for light gutter leak repairs, our professionals offer solutions that will help.