ROOFING AND SIDING FAQ

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.                 

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. 

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