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Gaby Roofing Roof Replacement FAQ

Looking to get a new roof for your property?

We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to provide you with the information you need. Discover answers about
our roofing services, materials, pricing, processes and more.

How can you tell if you need a roof replacement?

When deciding if a roof replacement is needed, Homeowners must look out for numerous warning signs, which include; leaks, missing shingles, curled shingles, mold, alligator skin erosion, internal water damage, dents, and bald spots, all of which are all good indicators you may need a new roof or should have your roof checked. An owner should also be aware of the amount of roof layers currently on roof. This may decide whether you need to rip old roof for a new roof or can install a new roof over the existing roof.  If your roof is new and you are experiencing these problems, call the company who installed the roof to find answers. Gaby Roofing offers manufacturers warranty along with our own company warranty. Call today for your new roof replacement or roof repair.

How do you pick a roofing contractor?

After a big storm, as you can depend on a leak from a bad roof, you can also depend on a fly-by-night roofers coming out of the woodwork to sell you on a new roof. These roofers will show up at your door with a van or truck and promise you the world. Don’t fall for these tricks. It’s always best to choose an established, local, trustworthy company to perform roofing work. This will ensure you know who to turn to if you encounter problems. Read online reviews, ask for recommendations, and do research before choosing a company. It’s also a good idea to find a company with a strong warranty to guarantee the work. A solid warranty and good reviews is the mark of a good company; Gaby Roofing is that company. We offer 10 year warranties on our flat roofs and lifetime warranties on a shingle roof., Our client testimonials can be found on our google company listing.  We proudly serve North New Jersey including; Hoboken Roofing, Union City Roofing, Jersey City Roofing, North Bergen Roofing, West New York Roofing, Bayonne Roofing, Clifton Roofing. Contact Us Today.

Is Gaby Roofing Licensed and Insured?

YES! Gaby Roofing is licensed and insured for work on residential and commercial roofs in NJ. We have been in the roofing industry for 20+ years. It is important to pick a trustworthy roofer as every new roof should come with a warranty handled by the contractor of your choice. 

Who Submits the Application for a Municipality Construction Permit?

At Gaby Roofing, we understand the importance of proper permit compliance for construction projects. That's why we take the responsibility of obtaining necessary permits from the respective municipalities on behalf of our clients. With our expertise and experience, we navigate the permit process efficiently, ensuring that your roofing project adheres to all local regulations and codes. We take pride in our strong relationships with various towns and municipalities, which enable us to streamline the permit acquisition process and deliver a hassle-free experience for our clients

Does Gaby Roofing have customer references?

YES! Please refer to our google listings where we boast a long history of customer satisfaction in both residential and commercial roofs. We currently hold a 5 star rating and always strive for our clients complete satisfaction in providing them with a safe, stable, and strong ROOF.

How can you extend the life of your roof?

All roofing materials will eventually deteriorate and erode with time, especially in Jersey with harsh sun in the summer and extreme weather conditions in the winter. However, you can absolutely extend the life of your roof with proper maintenance. The mistake most homeowners make is to ignore small repairs as needed. A missing shingle takes little time and cost to fix; but ignoring that missing shingle may allow water to seep in, debris to accumulate and pry other shingles loose, or damage to affect the underlayment. It is also important that the roof be installed proficiently in the first place, be sure to call Gaby Roofing for any roofing needs. 

Is damaged or worn out flashing an issue to should be concerned about?

A roof’s flashing is important because it’s the only barrier between the openings and joints of the roof protecting them from the outside water and moisture; in other words, a roof without a properly installed flashing system (or a damaged one) is extremely susceptible to exposing a home to mold damage, as water can travel through and underneath openings in the roof if they are not appropriately sealed and protected. If you worry about the condition of the flashing on your roof, again it’s best to call 201-638-8556

My roof has an active leak, what should I do before my roofing specialist arrives?

The point at which the water is leaking into the interior of your home is not necessarily where the leak originated. Water travels down the beams and trusses until it finds a weakened spot from which a leak ends up. if the leak is active and running it is plausible to poke a hole at the wettest spot of the leak and place a water bucket under the active leak. Another temporary measure if possible would be covering the roofs weak spot with a tarp. These are of course temporary measures until figuring out a long term safe solution with your roofing specialist to fix the roof as a leak is usually the first signs of a roof that has lived past its age. 

Will getting a new roof increase the value of your home?

Yes, in most cases, a new roof can increase the value of your home. A well-maintained, good-looking roof is one of the most important factors in determining the value of a home, as it protects the structure of the building and adds to its aesthetic appeal. Additionally, new roofs are often made with more durable and energy-efficient materials, which can lower a homeowner's energy costs and add to the overall value of the home. However, the extent to which a new roof increases the value of a home will vary depending on factors such as the cost of the new roof, the type of roofing materials used, the location of the home, and the current real estate market. 

What is torch down roofing?

Torch down roofing, also known as modified bitumen roofing, is a type of roofing material that is made from asphalt and rubber modifiers that create a durable and long-lasting membrane. Here are some reasons why torch down roofing may be a good choice for your house:

  1. Durability: Torch down roofing is highly durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions, including strong winds and heavy rain. It is also resistant to punctures and tears, making it a good choice for areas with falling branches or other debris.

  2. Low maintenance: Torch down roofing requires very little maintenance once it is installed, making it a convenient and cost-effective option.

  3. Waterproof: Torch down roofing creates a waterproof barrier that is effective in preventing water leaks and damage to your home or business. This is particularly important for areas that are prone to heavy rainfall or snow. Both very prevalent in New Jersey.

  4. Energy efficiency: Torch down roofing is available in different colors, some of which are designed to reflect the sun's rays and reduce heat absorption. This can help to keep your home cooler and reduce your energy bills.


Overall, torch down roofing is a good choice for homeowners looking for a durable, low-maintenance, and waterproof roofing material that can withstand harsh weather conditions and help to keep their home comfortable and energy-efficient. Choose New Jersey's Best Roofing Company today and call 201-638-8556 and speak to DAMIAN. 

Flat roofing Vs Shingle roofing?

The choice between a shingle roof and a flat roof largely depends on the specific needs of your building and your personal preferences. Here are some factors to consider when making your decision:

  1. Building design: Flat roofs are typically used on modern or contemporary buildings, while shingle roofs are more commonly seen on traditional or historic structures. Your building's design and architecture should influence your decision.

  2. Maintenance: Flat roofs typically require more maintenance than shingle roofs, as they are more prone to leaks and other issues. Shingle roofs require less maintenance but may need to be replaced more often.

  3. Cost: The cost of installation for flat roofs and shingle roofs can vary depending on the materials used, the size of the roof, and the complexity of the installation. In general, flat roofs may be less expensive to install.

  4. Energy efficiency: Flat roofs are more energy efficient, as they allow for the installation of a green roof or solar panels, which can help to reduce energy costs.

Ultimately, the choice between a shingle roof and a flat roof will depend on your specific needs and preferences. It is important to consult with a professional roofing contractor to determine which option is best for your building. 

Can a flat roof withstand heavy rain and snow accumulation?

Yes, flat roofs are adept at handling harsh weather conditions, including substantial rain and snowfall. They are designed with a subtle slope to facilitate efficient water drainage, thus preventing any accumulation of water. In terms of snow, these roofs are structurally reinforced to bear the weight of snow accumulation safely. The robust design ensures that they remain secure and intact under heavy snow loads. At Gaby Roofing, we conduct thorough inspections of your roof's structural integrity when we undertake a roofing job or perform a specific inspection. This ensures that your roof maintains its strength and reliability, offering peace of mind and a durable roofing solution that withstands various weather conditions.

If you have any other questions do not hesitate to call our roofing specialist at 201-638-8556.

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