Maintaining Your Metal Roof

Metal roofs are a popular choice among homeowners due to their low maintenance and long life span. However, low maintenance does not mean they require no upkeep. Gulf Western Roofing and Sheet Metal is giving you some helpful maintenance tips to ensure that your metal roof provides you with the protection you demand of it.

  1. Hire an experienced roofing contractor.

Before we provide any further tips, we want to share how incredibly dangerous roof maintenance is, meaning that doing it yourself is not recommended. An experienced roofer will have the necessary experience and safety gear to complete the job correctly without disaster.

  1. Have your roof inspected.

Calling a roofing technician to inspect your roof regularly will help spot leaks and other signs of deterioration before they become costly. Not to mention, it is always best to have your roof inspected before and after a storm. An inspection beforehand will allow you to have potential problems solved before they become a greater threat. An inspection after the storm can address any areas where the weather has weakened the roof’s protective measures.

  1. Trim your tree branches.

Tree limbs that overhang your home can cause structural damage to your roof as well as the exterior of your home. Tree limbs also tend to drop moist leaves, twigs, etc. onto your roof, which can cause the metal to corrode and leak. Gulf Western Roofing recommends having a regular tree trimming routine or service to avoid the damages caused by overhanging branches.

  1. Clean your gutters.

Leaves and debris have a tendency to build up in your gutters and downspouts. When not cleaned out, this debris prevents water from flowing freely and can cause damages to your metal roof. Cleaning your gutters regularly will help prevent build up.

  1. Have your metal roof periodically cleaned.

Again, working on a metal roof can be dangerous and the risks involved are not worth the end result. Working with a professional roofing service to have your metal roof cleaned will ensure that the roof is cleaned correctly without stripping the coating or causing other damages to the roof. Depending on the conditions around your home, metal roofing cleaning can be done every 3-5 years.

Maintaining your roof can be a dangerous and daunting task. To avoid the risks and the hassle, we recommend calling a local professional to maintain your roof. Gulf Western Roofing offers a Roof Assurance Maintenance Program with bi-annual inspections at a reasonable cost. We are locally owned and operated, doing business in Florida since 1999. In over 18 years of business we have learned that roof maintenance is a smart investment in prolonging the life of your roof.

Go Green This Spring!

It’s time to go green in Spring 2017!

This year, reduce cooling costs and protect surfaces from moisture, mold, and mildew with the combination of Energy Protect™ and CrystalShield™.

Apply Energy Protect to your walls, ceilings, or attic to serve as an insulating, mold resistant coating. Customers using Energy Protect report saving between 20%-40% on their heating and cooling energy costs. Energy Protect does more than insulate in a clear thin film, it is also mold, moisture, and UV resistant. Use on walls (interior or exterior), ceilings, ductwork, skylights, attics and more. The coating can be used over nearly any building surface type, including wood, brick, painted walls, drywall, concrete, and stucco.

CrystalShield™ cool roof coating is not just a reflective roof coating; it is an actual thermal barrier. Like other true insulators, it reduces heat conduction directly. Thus, it works both in the summer and the winter to lower energy costs. Another big cost saving benefit is that you have a cleaner roof. CrystalShield is naturally hydrophobic which means it acts as a mold-free roof coating to ensure no matter what type of roof you have, it’s a cleaner roof for up to 10-years or more. No more roof cleaner to hire every 1-2 years, which can mean roof or landscaping damage.

Together, these coatings act as an invisible thermal barrier for your home while providing the following benefits:

  • Energy savings
  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Prolonged roof life
  • Clear finish that maintains the look of your home and roof
  • Mold and moisture resistant
  • Protection from harmful UV rays
  • Easy application
  • Cost effective with long-term savings

As an added advantage, these coatings are non-toxic, water-based green products. Unlike most coatings, these environmentally friendly coatings have low VOC’s which means your family, pets, and landscaping are all protected from harmful toxins.

Gulf Western Roofing is fully trained in the application of these products. The simple process includes cleaning your roof and/or home and protecting it with the thermal coating.

Contact us today for a free estimate!

Recognizing Hail Damage

During a hailstorm, your roof is vulnerable to damage and future repairs. Just how much damage depends on multiple factors including wind, size and density of the hail, and the type of roof covering.

The direction and speed of the wind can vary greatly during a hailstorm. Changes in the wind conditions can affect the severity of hail impacts. Wind damage alone can compromise a roof over time. If you have wind damage, you may spot areas of missing shingles but it is important to keep in mind that not all damage is visible from the ground.

The size of the hailstones have a large effect on the amount of damage. In a strong storm, hailstones can be greater than 1” in diameter which can cause severe damage. However, even hail that is less than 1” in diameter can be damaging when combined with strong winds. Hail damage is often easier to spot when it has been caused by hail that is 1-2” in diameter.

Certain building materials will absorb hail impacts differently. For example, hail damage to aluminum siding, gutters, or asphalt shingles will appear as a dent or a ding, whereas hail damage to vinyl siding or wood shakes will cause the materials to crack. It should also be noted that older roofs, or roofs that are not carefully maintained, are more susceptible to greater damages.

Unfortunately, hail damage can be hard to spot. There are other types of damage to shingles that can be mistaken for hail damage. Collateral damage such as dents on the metal caps, siding, and AC units can help identify hail damage and determine the size of the hailstones.

The most common hail damage is not obvious to the untrained eye but will shorten the life of your roof. If a recent hail storm hit your area and you are concerned about the condition of your roof, it is always best to call a professional roofing contractor. After any severe storm there will be fly-by-night roofers that will do the work quickly before fleeing town. Always be sure to hire a local and licensed professional with the proper certifications and proof of insurance.

The experts at Gulf Western Roofing are trained to recognize hail damage and we’ll be able to tell you whether or not the damage was severe enough to compromise your roof. At Gulf Western Roofing, we’re in this for the life of your roof. We’ve been around for over 18 years and we’ll be around for 18+ more!

The History of Gulf Western Roofing

Joseph K. Lamb, Jr., the CEO and Founder of Gulf Western Roofing, grew up with contracting in his blood. His father was the president of a very large building contractor on Florida’s booming east coast, and almost from the start, Joe Lamb was groomed to one day head up his own construction operation.

Joe was born in Washington DC.  As shown in the photo above, his uncle, Richard Lamb, and his father, Joseph Lamb Sr., entered the roofing business installing shingles, gutters, and flat deck hot asphalt applications on residential jobs in 1962. At the age of 8, Joe’s family moved to Davie, Florida, when his uncle and father purchased R&J Roofing. At the young age of 13, Joe started gaining experience in the roofing industry. Working under his father and uncle, Joe pressure-cleaned and repaired tile roofs, set tile, carried hot asphalt, did dry-ins and metals, and even helped haul pea rock in the dump trucks.

Joe attended Tulane University before transferring to the University of Florida to study Construction Management. He became a licensed roofing contractor in the 1980’s, then went on to acquire his building contractors license in the 1990’s. 

And so his learning wasn’t all from books, Joe also worked in both the office and the field. He spent time as everything from a laborer to a job foreman; from an estimator to an accountant; and from a salesman to a manager. Joe credits this all-around, hands-on experience with giving him a somewhat unique perspective on the industry, and the people who work inside it.

Joseph Lamb Sr. and Richard Lamb ran R&J Roofing until 1982, at which time Joseph Lamb Sr. formed R&J Roofing of Palm Beach, Inc.,  and moved the operation to Boca Raton. During this time, Joe was assigned as a project manager for the largest asphalt shingle project in the United States, The Bluffs in Jupiter, FL, a project by Burg and Divosta. R&J Roofing of Palm Beach started growing rapidly, eventually becoming R&J Roofing of Florida in 1993 and expanding to Naples, FL.

It was during visits to the Naples office and the surrounding area that Joe began thinking of striking out on his own. Captivated by the beauty and laid-back lifestyle of Southwest Florida, and looking for both a change and a new course for his young family, Joe made the decision to break from his father’s company and relocate to Naples, where he could start a new company entirely of his own.

 In 1999, Gulf Western Roofing was formed. The company began with a single client, a one-room office, and a lone computer, all inside a very small office in a Naples industrial park. Over time, word spread that there was a new contractor in town who had a different approach, and a better one. New clients were acquired, and that meant that new employees had to be hired, as Joe could no longer stretch himself thin enough to do all the management, accounting, and janitorial work on his own. One employee became two, two became four, and four became too many for the small office. Gulf Western Roofing now resides just off Bonita Beach Rd. and we have even added a second location in Orlando, Florida.

Throughout the years, Gulf Western Roofing has developed a sense of community by participating in many local charities including the Blessings in a Backpack program, Meals on Wheels, The Children’s Network of SWFL, and multiple charitable golf tournaments. They have also provided no-cost roofs for a local veteran in Southwest Florida, and a children’s ranch in Central Florida. In 2009 and 2010, Joe was also the business manager for Knox Academy, a private special education school in Bonita Springs.  

Aside from its community involvement, Gulf Western Roofing sets itself apart from its competitors by taking great pride in the roofs they install. They have maintained a high level of quality and integrity in their work for over 17 years, and have a well-known willingness to stand behind every single one of their roofs. At the same time, the company has also developed unmatched financial strength and stability.

In 2008, Gulf Western Roofing proved its financial strength by keeping its doors open during the deep recession, and even avoided undergoing massive layoffs and cutbacks. Anyone who is involved with, or even pays attention to Florida’s construction industry, has been witness to a bumpy ride over the past decade. From the heady construction boom of the early part of the century to the global financial recession, things have been anything but settled. Because of this, the roofing industry saw many once-major players stumble and fall by the wayside, but Gulf Western Roofing withstood the storm. In fact, many of the company’s current managers have weathered the boom and the recession right alongside Joe, celebrating over ten years with the company.

In founding Gulf Western Roofing, Joe has made it both his mission and the company’s to become the most respected roofing contractor in the area. By any measure, Gulf Western Roofing has been very successful in meeting that goal. 

A Great Warranty for a Great Roof System

Selecting the right manufacturer is a big decision when choosing a shingle roof. When helping homeowners make this decision, Rodney Porr reminds them, “good roofs aren’t cheap and cheap roofs aren’t good.” Rodney, who has 30+ years of experience in the roofing industry and currently works as a Central Florida estimator for Gulf Western Roofing, says he prefers to look out for the best interest of the homeowner. He finds that customers continuously select the GAF Weather Stopper® System Plus Ltd. Warranty shingle due to the peace of mind they have knowing that they are backed by the manufacturer, a certified installer, and the Good Housekeeping seal.

So what exactly is it that makes GAF the manufacturer of choice for so many Florida homeowners?

For starters, GAF is American made and owned. In fact, they are North America’s oldest and largest roofing manufacturer. Their Timberline HD shingles are manufactured in Tampa, Florida, making them specifically engineered for the Florida climate.

But what makes the GAF System Plus warranty so desirable and trusted?

Typically, other manufacturers offer a 10-year shingle-only warranty for manufacturing defects. GAF’s System Plus Warranty, on the other hand, covers the entire roof system for 50 years.

To add to the desire, the 50-year warranty is transferable for 15 years at no charge to you. Which means, we would highly suggest having the GAF Weather Stopper System installed even if you’re not planning to stay in the home for the life of the warranty. Having such a trusted roof warranty in place can only add to the value of your home and create a great selling point for you. In this case, spending a few extra hundred could end up earning you a few extra thousand.

Not to mention, every single component of the GAF’s Weather Stopper System has earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal. Products earn the Good Housekeeping Seal after passing a strict review and evaluation by scientists, engineers, and technicians at the Good Housekeeping Institute. For over 100 years, The Good Housekeeping Institute has sifted through the confusing clutter of claims for you to find out which products perform as promised.

Moreover, GAF’s Weather Stopper System is only available for installation through a GAF certified installer. As a GAF Certified Installer, Gulf Western Roofing has pledged to ensure that each customer receives the best and safest choice in roofing. We are authorized to provide you with the peace of mind that comes with the Weather Stopper System Plus Warranty.

To recap, GAF’s System Plus Warranty, available through a GAF certified installer, covers 100% of material defects on architectural shingles for 50 years and 100% of installation labor costs for the lifetime of the roof. System Plus typically has the contractor providing 100% workmanship coverage for 2 years and also covers misapplication of certain flashings for that same 2 year period. Tear-off costs are also covered if the original issue was a material defect.

When it’s time for your next roof, give the honest and reputable professionals at Gulf Western Roofing a call. We’ve stood behind our work for 18 years and we’ll continue to do so for 18+ more!

Animals in the Attic

Rats, squirrels, and birds, oh my! Are you housing unwanted guests like these on your roof or in your attic. Critters are becoming notorious for making huge messes when they break into homes through the roof. These animals can cause expensive damages to your roof as well as your insulation and/or electrical wires.

Soffits are a common entry point for these animals because they can be easily chewed through or torn open to gain access to the attic. Animals can also tear off shingles and continuously chew or scratch until they get through. Other entry points that animals tend to use are gutter lines, vents, fans, and chimneys.

It is important to keep gutters and chimneys well maintained in order to keep the animals out. Signs of animal intruders include chew marks, damaged electrical wires, unexplained scratching noises, animal droppings, and nests or nesting materials.

Dealing with these critters sooner rather than later can protect your roof from serious damage. Their point of entry can leave your roof and attic exposed to the elements, and even other animals or bugs.

If you’ve recently recognized any signs of animal intrusion, give the professionals at Gulf Western Roofing a call to repair the damages that they have left behind. We will be sure to seal all of the entryways to prevent these unwanted houseguests from reappearing.

Importance of Attic Ventilation

To ventilate or not to ventilate? That certainly is the question amongst researchers.

Attic ventilation is a heavily debated topic. In the last several decades, building codes have demanded increased attic insulation yet there are still skeptics who say the benefits are overrated. The lack of agreement lies mostly in the fact that climates vary immensely, making it hard to find a solution that fits all areas.

What we do know is that in Florida’s extreme climate, the heat trapped in an unventilated attic may lead to temperatures above 150 degrees Fahrenheit. This heat could:

  • Radiate into your living area, which will reduce energy efficiency and make the living situation very uncomfortable.
  • Prematurely age your roof and cause damages to your sheathing and other roofing materials.
  • Cause a build up of moisture, which would lead to rot, mildew, and mold.

In addition to protecting your roof and increasing energy efficiency, proper ventilation will eliminate mold and mildew, saving you from major health problems down the road.

So what are your options?

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Turbine Vents- A turbine vent will spin with the breeze. As soon as it starts to spin, it vacuums air out of your attic. The faster it spins, the more air it exhausts.

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Ridge Vents– A ridge vent runs the entire length of the roof peak, blending into the roofline for a more attractive appearance while allowing heat and condensation to escape.

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Static Roof Vents– Static roof vents are roof vents that are stationary. Because there are no moving parts, a static vent undergoes less wear and tear and can last the life of a roof.

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Intake Vents- Intake vents provide continuous intake airflow at the roof’s edge and provide proper intake ventilation for homes with little or no overhang.

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Standard Power Vents– Power-assisted roof vents work even in still air and ensure vigorous ventilation. It should be noted however that these do run off electricity, so the energy savings may not outweigh the energy costs.

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Solar Power Vents- Solar-powered roof vents have zero operating costs. Some are eligible for tax incentives and utility rebates. However, some complain that solar-powered roof vents may not work properly when it’s cloudy, and that these types of vents don’t pull enough air.

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Gable Vents- Gable vents are usually installed on the exterior wall of your attic in order to create proper air circulation during extreme climate conditions.

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Soffit Vents- Soffit vents are intake vents installed in the eaves to draw in cool air from the outside. Soffit vents are never installed without other types of vents installed at a higher location to draw air and moisture out of the attic.

Whichever ventilation method you chose it is important to have balance between the intake and exhaust in order to create a consistent flow of cool, dry air through your attic. To help ensure the air flows smoothly and efficiently, the amount of intake should always match or exceed the amount of exhaust.

A properly installed ventilation system from Gulf Western Roofing can extend the life of your roof. Save energy, save money, protect your house, and protect the health of your family today with proper rooftop ventilation.

Understanding Roof Warranties

Understanding Roof Warranties

Just about everything on the market comes with a warranty these days. Limited lifetime warranty, extended warranty, system warranty: what does it all mean? And do we really need a warranty for everything? What we can tell you is that having a roof warranty in place is one of the best things you can do to protect your home from a worst-case scenario.

Just what exactly is a roof warranty and how much protection can you expect from it? Unfortunately some warranties are not even worth the paper they’re printed on. This is why fully understanding your roof warranty can help in avoiding surprises later on down the road. You can always talk to a trusted roofing contractor to determine the pros and cons of each warranty. But, you should also consider doing a bit of research on your own. Start by asking yourself the following questions:

What type of roof warranty am I getting? 

Contractor Warranty vs. Manufacturer Warranty

  • Simply put, contractor warranties cover workmanship but not materials.
  • Manufacturer warranties typically only cover the materials but there are instances where the warranty may cover the entire system.

Material-Only Warranty vs. Labor-Only Warranty vs. System Warranty

  • A roofing material only warranty is offered at a lower cost but only protects you against defects in the roofing materials, which cause the materials to fail before they should. These warranties do not include any coverage for accessories or installation errors.
  • In contrast, a labor-only warranty will only cover the labor needed to repair a roof defect and does not cover the cost of materials. It is important to note that this is not the same as a workmanship warranty, meaning repairs needed for installation errors may not be covered.
  • As its name suggests, a full system warranty typically covers the full system, including the material, manufacturer approved flashings, and accessories. A full system warranty should cover the full cost, including labor, of any leak repairs not included in the exclusions.

Labor Warranty vs. Roof Workmanship Warranty

  • Labor warranties cover the cost to repair a defective roof but do not cover the cost of repairs associated with installation failures.
  • A roof workmanship warranty will cover the costs related to installation failures. This type of warranty is more likely to be offered by roofing contractors who are willing to stand behind their work.

NDL vs. Pro-Rated

  • A NDL, or “No Dollar Limit” warranty, guarantees that the manufacturer will cover any costs associated with repairing the roof leak.
  • A pro-rated warranty loses value over the life of the roof system. For example, you may purchase a 20-year pro-rated warranty that offers NDL coverage for 10 years. By year 13, you may only be covered for 40%. Keeping in mind that the cost of roofing materials is more likely to increase, you now have to pay a portion of the repair costs with a higher material cost. A pro-rated warranty will cost a bit less upfront but may end up costing more in the long run.

What is not covered in a typical roof warranty?

You may be surprised to learn what you are and are not covered for. This is why it is important to always read the fine print and exclusions. What is covered will depend on the warranty that you have received. Below are a few exclusions typically found in roof warranties.

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Ponding/Standing Water

Warranties that exclude ponding water usually exclude any issues caused by the ponding water such as roof leaks or damage to the area.

 

 

Consequential Damages Most warranties do not cover consequential or interior damages caused by roof leaks.

 

 

Consequential Damages

Most warranties do not cover consequential or interior damages caused by roof leaks.

 

 

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Acts of God

High winds, hail, tornados, floods, fires, etc. are typically not covered. However, there are instances where extra wind and hail coverage can be added.

 

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Improper Roof Repair

If your contractor is using improper repair materials or methods, your manufacturer warranty may be voided and the cost to fix the improper repairs will not be covered.

 

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Unauthorized Alterations or Repairs

Before installing a new rooftop unit, make sure you talk to your manufacturer and ensure that you are using a manufacturer authorized roofer in order to avoid voiding your warranty.

 

Also keep in mind that most manufacturers’ warranties will be void if the homeowner cannot prove that they have periodically maintained their roof. Most warranties require, or at least recommend, regular roof inspections.

 

As you can see, roof warranty coverage can vary greatly. Seldom will you find two roof warranties that are completely identical. Make your final decision based on what fits into your budget, what is most valuable long term, and what is most important for you. Above all, be sure to ask questions, read the fine print, and understand what it is you’re covered and not covered for.

Common Roof Problems

There are almost an infinite number of things that could go wrong with your roof. While most of those situations are extreme cases, roofing issues are more likely to intensify when homeowners do not know what to look for. As a homeowner, the best thing you can do is educate yourself on some of the most common problems. Starting here will help to avoid the worst headaches and the most costly damages.

Common Roof Problem #1: Not Having a Proper Maintenance Plan

When you purchase a car you are expected to have regular oil changes, tire rotations, and maintenance check ups in order to keep the vehicle running smoothly. Unlike your car, your roof basically sits out of sight and most likely out of mind until something goes wrong. Yet, similar to your car, your roof requires regular maintenance in order to prolong its life.

It’s always recommended to have a professional roofer take a look at your roof at least once a year, but in the mean time there are certain signs that you can be on the lookout for, especially after a storm. Ponding water, damaged shingles or tiles, peeling paint on soffit and roof overhangs, discoloration, sagging ceilings, and mold are all signs of damage that can be seen without necessarily having to get on your roof.

To prevent these damages, or to catch them before things become costly, it is best to put a regular maintenance plan into place. Regular gutter cleaning seems like the most tedious chore, but is highly necessary in order to allow your drainage system to act as a safeguard against excess moisture. Gulf Western Roofing also has a Roof Assurance Maintenance Program, which provides three levels of protection that can easily fit within your yearly budget. At the very least, you will receive bi-annual inspections of your roof, which can help bring any problem areas to your attention before they become a disaster. Click here for more information on our RAMP and the importance of roof maintenance. 

Common Roof Problem #2: Weather Damage

Florida’s roofs have an especially hard climate to deal with. Our blazing sun, frequent tropical downpours, hurricane winds, extreme humidity, and even recurring hailstorms certainly can cause damages to your roof and leave you vulnerable to leaks and moisture over time.

If a tree falls on your roof during a storm, then you’ll obviously have some damages. But not all weather damage is that obvious. In fact, high winds alone can cause severe damages to your roof that will often require an emergency repair. Not to mention, Florida’s extreme sunlight exposes our roofs to UV radiation, which can degrade roofing materials over time and lead to more repairs and replacements.

Most storm damages can be prevented with proper inspections and preparations. The most important thing to do is assess damages by having your roof inspected right after a storm. Most home insurance policies may not cover you if too much time has elapsed but more importantly, finding and repairing the damages sooner rather than later will save you money and headaches in the long run. Just be sure to avoid fly-by-night roofers or storm chasers, as they are notorious for taking advantage of vulnerable homeowners. Click here for more information on storm chasers and how you can avoid them.

Common Roof Problem #3: Poor Roof Installation

Occasionally, a roof may leak, sag, or collapse due to a structural deficiency. For instance, a careless roofer or contractor may remove an important structural component designed to support the roof system. Unfortunately, there are a lot of contractors in the business that do not deserve the trust that you have in their “expertise.”

When taking on a roofing project, there are a few things you can do to avoid being stuck with a careless contractor. For starters, do some research; ask around, check out online reviews, and make sure that the contractor you are interested in is properly licensed and insured. Once you’ve selected, a few top choices, it is always a good idea to collect at least three bids. Remember to avoid choosing the lowest bid because you will quickly find out that you get what you pay for. Click here for more tips on choosing the right roofing contractor.

Simply knowing what to look for can go a long way in helping homeowners avoid roofing disasters. In 2017, make it your resolution to keep an eye on your roof and give it the proper care and maintenance that it deserves.

Should you notice anything questionable, you can trust that Gulf Western Roofing will always provide quality customer service with honesty and integrity. We are a locally owned and operated company, building our trusted reputation in the state of Florida for over 17 years. We’re in this for the life of your roof.

Avoid Roofing Scams

Every line of business has its scammers. These scammers create horror stories that set a bad name for nearly every other company in that industry. The home improvement industry and roofing in particular are notorious for putting unsuspecting homeowners out of thousands of dollars or leaving the homeowner’s with costly damages. Understanding the signs of a roofing scammer can benefit homeowners and the roofing industry as a whole.

Severely Overcharging or Undercharging

It’s always a good idea to collect more than one quote when it is time for a roof repair or replacement. This will allow you to spot the average cost. A quote that is outlandishly high should be cause for concern, especially when your contractor cannot explain what the costs are associated with in the proposal. On the other hand, you should also be wary of any deals that seem “too good to be true.” If a roofing quote is far too low, then the contractor is probably cutting corners to save a few pennies. When it comes to roofing, you want to make sure that the job is being done “by the books” in order to meet the building codes and avoid costly issues down the line.

Unnecessary Repairs

All too often we come across homeowners who have been told by scammers that they need a costly repair or roof replacement, yet our own inspection proves that their roof was actually in prime working condition. We’ve also heard of unscrupulous roofers who purposefully cause damages to the roof during an inspection in order to sell a repair. Unfortunately unnecessary repairs aren’t as easy to spot as pricing scams, which is also a good reason to have multiple certified and reputable contractors take a look at your roof. Keep in mind that it’s always a good idea to have your roof inspected at least once a year by a roofing contractor that you trust. Doing so can help you keep tabs on the condition of your roof.

Shoddy Work

Some roofing scammers will offer you a reasonable quote, find a legitimate need for repairs, and seemingly “repair” the roof. Yet, instead of remedying the actual issue, they’ll just camouflage it. Yes, your roof will look great, but it will probably perform as bad as before, if not worse. For this reason, most scams involving shoddy work can go undiscovered for months and then once you realize what has happened, the roofer that completed the inadequate repair is long gone. This is why it’s always important to check the reviews and accreditations of your roofer in addition to verifying that they are a long-standing, local company.

At Gulf Western Roofing, we have always prided ourselves on our honesty and integrity. In addition to being licensed and insured, Gulf Western Roofing is locally owned and operated, doing business for over 17 years. We are also NRCA and FRSA affiliated and Better Business Bureau accredited. We’re in this for the life of your roof.