ROOFING AND SIDING FAQ
Is Gaby Roofing Licensed and Insured?
YES! Gaby Roofing is licensed and insured for work on residential and commercial roofs in NJ.
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 roof replacement.
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. Our client testimonials can be found on our google company listing.
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.
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:
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.
Low maintenance: Torch down roofing requires very little maintenance once it is installed, making it a convenient and cost-effective option.
Waterproof: Torch down roofing creates a waterproof barrier that is effective in preventing water leaks and damage to your home. This is particularly important for areas that are prone to heavy rainfall or snow.
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.
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:
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 may influence your decision.
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.
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.
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 roofer to determine which option is best for your building. Call Gaby Roofing at 201-638-8556
Why pick GABY ROOFING?
1.) Safety: Installing or repairing a roof can be a dangerous task. A trusted roofing company, such as GABY ROOFING, which has been installing roofs for 20+ years will have the experience and equipment necessary to complete the job safely and efficiently.
2.) Quality workmanship: A trusted roofer will have the skills and knowledge necessary to complete the job to a high standard. This will help to ensure that your roof is leak-free and will last for many years.
3.) Warranty: A trusted roofer will typically offer a warranty on their workmanship. Try to get a warranty under a written agreement. Gaby Roofing offers warranty of 10 years on our flat roof FIRESTONE torch system and 30 year warranty on our shingle system.
4.) Cost savings: Hiring a trusted roofer like Gaby Roofing may cost more upfront, but it will save you money in the long run by avoiding the need for costly repairs or replacements due to shoddy workmanship. Our roofing professionals have been trained by industry leading professionals.
5.) Peace of mind: Hiring a trusted roofer will give you peace of mind knowing that your roof is in good hands and that the job will be completed to a high standard.
It is important to choose a trusted roofer, not just based on the lowest price, but based on their reputation, experience, and the quality of their workmanship. Please refer to our google listings to view our client testimonials.