Tips For Finding The Best Roofing Contractor For Your Home

At StormForce, we understand that a new roof is a big investment in your home. With today’s new technology in roofing materials and even with changes in the building code you can expect a new roof to last a lot longer than your old roof.

In addition, we provide outstanding warranties for our customers. We have a manufacturer’s limited 20 year warranty, a manufacturer’s limited 30 year warranty and a limited lifetime warranty to provide you with extra protection to the level you need.

With all that being said, we still understand it is important to work with a company, and a roofing crew, you can trust. To help you to with choosing the best roofing contractor for you home we suggest focusing in on the following key factors.

Name Recognition

After major storms in Florida, or even throughout the rainy season, you will typically get a lot of information on roofing contractor services working in your neighborhood. Many of these companies have no experience in this area and are simply here to cash in on the number of roof replacements through insurance claims.

It is important to choose a local contractor for your roofing project. Not only will this provide you with the best advice and information on roofing choices in this area, but you will be working with a company in business in your community.

Experience and Product Knowledge

At StormForce we provide a full roof replacement system, we don’t just patch up the problem. By carefully repairing and replacing seven different components of the roof we literally provide you with a new roof.

This is very different than other companies who may cut corners by simply shingling over a damaged roof deck or failing to bring your roof up to code.

Everything in Writing

When you talk to the roofing contractor StormForce assigns to your project, you will get all the information you need in a written contract. In the event that something unforeseen is discovered, we will immediately discuss the issue with you and go forward based on your approval, but not before.

Our goal at StormForce is to provide our customers with the professional, high-quality services they expect from a top roofing contractor. We would also be happy to provide you with information to contact our past customers, giving you the chance to talk directly with them about their experience.

Telltale Signs You Need To Start Planning For Roof Replacement

The roof of your home plays a very important role in the overall life of your home. A roof that is leaking or poorly maintained is going to cause issues with water getting under the roof and causing problems in the interior of the home. In a best case scenario you will have water marks and minor problems, but with worse case issues you may find serious problems with mold and structural damage.

When to Replace

The reality is that every roof, no matter what material, will one day need to be replaced. Today’s roofs and shingles are much more durable than those of even a decade ago, but at some time roof replacement is something you will need to consider.

There are some simple things to look for which you can see from the ground to help you recognize when you need to seriously start to consider a roof replacement. Of course, obvious damage after a storm is often the biggest and most obvious sign, but there may be indicators even before this you can easily see.

Signs of Problems

From the outside of your home the signs of aging or deterioration of your roof can include:

  • Lifted, curled or raised shingles or patches of shingles. For tile roofs look for cracked, chipped or broken tiles.
  • Missing shingles, typically associated with heavy wind or rain.
  • Small granules from the shingles around the downspouts, in the gutters or on the ground below the edge of the roof. This is most easily noted right after heavy rain.
  • Signs of discoloration or streaking down the roof, particularly from the areas around vents and chimney flashing.

If you go up into the attic, you may also be able to notice some or all of the following:

  • Water spots or marks on the roof area or down lower around the points where the roof meets the exterior walls.
  • Moisture or mold on the roof or along the areas where the roof and walls meet inside the attic.
  • The smell of mildew or sour air in the attic area.
  • Wet or moist insulation in this area.

In some extreme cases where there have been ongoing water leaks, you may be able to see holes in the roof or areas where the wood is rotting.

If you aren’t sure if you need a roof replacement, just give us a call. We can come out and complete a free roof inspection, providing you with the information you need to determine if the time is right to consider a new roof.

3 Reasons To Choose Our Roofing Company

If you need a new roof on your home or commercial business due to storm damage or simply just age, choosing the right company for the project is a very important first step. At Storm Force, we often hear stories about some of the less than positive experiences our clients have had from roofing companies in the past.

Our goal, as one of the most recognized and recommended roofing company in Jacksonville, is to turn around those negative impressions and leave every one of our clients completely satisfied with the job we have done. While this may seem like a big order, we have the background, the experience, and the expertise to make sure our roofing company promises become your reality.

A Local Business

One of the reasons we can boast about being a top roofing company in this area is because we are based right here in Jacksonville. We all call Northeast Florida our home, and we have a very personal understanding of the types of storms and weather conditions your roof will have to withstand.

As a local business, we also work to support other local businesses. We buy only the top products from local suppliers, ensuring the materials we use on your roofing project are simply the best available.

Our Professional Associations

We believe the best way we can do a great job for our customers is to be a part of associations and obtain the credentialing we need to be true professionals in our field. Our roofing company is recognized as an Owens Corning Preferred Contractor, a GAF Certified Weather Stopper Roofing Contractor, and we are members of the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association.

We pride ourselves in being members of the Southside Business Men’s Club as well as an Accredited Better Business Bureau Member. We are committed to the highest standards in customer service and satisfaction, and this is something we take very seriously with each project.

Roofing Type Selection

We also believe our extensive roofing selection, suitable for a low slope or a steep slope roof, gives our roofing company the edge over the competition. We can work with you to create the look for your roof that want. We are also able to make recommendations for the best possible roofing materials for a long-lasting, durable roof for years to come.

Our goal is to not just provide you with a top roof, but also make the entire experience one you will look back on positively. To learn more about our services, give us a call or send us an email today.