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Roof Replacement

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No matter what the quality of your current roof, the reality is roof replacement will become necessary if you want to properly protect your home and contents. The good news is that roof replacement projects deliver significant return on investment.

Choosing roof replacement services isn’t a purchase decision made lightly. There are many considerations to learn and understand before investing in a full roof replacement.

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Warning Signs You Need A New Roof

Repair or replace? That is the question that homeowners often face when it comes to roofing problems. While repairs can extend the life of your roof, they’ll only take you so far. Eventually, your roof will need to be replaced. The challenge is identifying when that is for your home. Waiting for an emergency to strike to invest in a roof replacement is a surefire way to overpay and rush your decisions. 

There are a few common warning signs, and it’s likely you’ll experience more than one. Maybe there are some granules in the gutters, the flashing is showing signs of wear, and you’re coming up on 15 years with the same roof—in that case, a full roof replacement may be your best option. Keep an eye out for the key warning signs below as you weigh your options to replace or repair your roof.

It’s Getting Old:

If you have records of when the existing roof was installed, you can get a good idea of how long it should last. If your asphalt roof is over 15 years old, you can bet it’s time to start thinking about a roof replacement. However, the expected lifespan of materials alone isn’t enough. Variations in maintenance, ventilation, and other factors can impact lifespan, so it’s important not to lock into a specific number of years.

Damage to the Shingles:

It’s important to inspect your roof after serious, inclement weather. Hail, high winds, snow fall, and downed trees can damage the shingles on your roof, leading to cracks and leaks. On a small scale, repairs can keep moisture out. But if there’s extensive damage, you may need to invest in a roof replacement.

Moss and Algae:

Moss and algae buildup on your roof can be more than just a cosmetic problem—it can point to a serious moisture issue. If you notice moss or algae building up on your roof, be sure to contact a licensed roofer to fully inspect the problem. Most importantly, don’t try to power wash the growth off—you’ll do more damage to the roof.

Spread of Granules:

If you have an asphalt roof, the shingles are coated in granules to protect against damage from the sun. When the granules wear off, shingles take too much heat from the sun and can start to bubble/crack. Finding granules in your gutters or scattered on the roof can be a sign that it’s time for a replacement. Keep in mind that a brand-new roof will have loose granules. This is more applicable for mid-life roofs.

The Deck Is Damaged:

Roofing isn’t all about shingles. The deck of plywood and/or substrate that keep your roof intact is also important. If you see plywood sagging or showing signs of water damage, it is time to replace your roof.

Energy Bills on the Rise:

There are many factors that impact a home’s energy efficiency. Your roof plays an important role. If energy bills are rising unexpectedly and you can’t find another cause, the roof may be contributing to the problem.

Flashing Wear and Tear:

Another aspect of your roof you should play close attention to are the flashings around vents, chimneys and other penetrations on the roof.  These materials can break down over time, leaving your home vulnerable to the elements.

Choosing the Right Company for a Roof Replacement

When you’ve selected your materials, reviewed warranties, and collected price estimates from contractors, it’s time to decide who will carry out your project. For many homeowners, this is the most difficult part of the process—how can you tell the good contractors from the bad? Choosing a roof replacement contractor is all about trust. Which contractor is going to go above and beyond to provide transparency and take the time to walk you through the entire process to ensure you understand. 

The more detail you receive in a contractor’s roof replacement proposal, the better. When a contractor can provide specific details about your current roofing system and a proposal for a roof replacement in a package that’s easy for the homeowner to understand, you’ll know it’s worth considering. Too many contractors will get by with low-cost estimates and win new business based on price alone. That may work for some homeowners, but the best option for your home’s value and protection is to go with the most trustworthy contractor.

There is always someone who will do the project for cheaper. Put your roof replacement in hands you can trust.

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A high-quality metal roof will likely be the last roof you'll ever need. They are resistant to cracking, shrinking and eroding, metal roofing systems and severe weather.  But it isn't just the dependability; it's the low life cycle cost.

There's a lot more to consider than price when it comes to metal roofing.  Residential metal roofs are lightweight and available in a wide variety of colors, manufactured to look like wood shake, slate, shingles or clay tiles. Metal can be coated with any color pigment or textured to resemble wood grain or the chiseled look of slate.The arrangement of the sheets on the roof can be customized and stylized using vertical slats, offset rows, small tiles, or large sheets to suit the look and preference of the homeowner.

Energy Efficiency Metal Roof Benefits

As reported by the Cool Metal Roofing Coalition and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, installation of reflective metal roofing can save your home up to 40% in summer cooling energy costs while metal roofs can reduce urban air temperatures by as much as 12 ° F. Combined, these benefits mean less money out of your wallet, less dependence on energy resources and less general air pollution in your neighborhood and across the nation.

Metal Roof Installation

Most homeowners don't realize metal roofing can actually cost as little or less than asphalt roofing because asphalt roofing will be replaced 2 - 4 times as more often than metal roofing.  It's not only the initial cost of asphalt roofing materials but also the cost of asphalt roof repairs and re-installation man hours to compare to the typical "once-a-lifetime" metal roofing installation.

Metal Roofing ROI

Standing-seam metal roofing has a 85.9%  rate of cost recouped in the national average with up to 95.5% for homes in the Eastern states, a full 1 and 6% resale value gain over homes roofed with asphalt. And with the added safety and age you gain with metal roofing and installation job costs that reach only one half of that of cosmetic room remodeling averages or even one eighth of that of a master suite addition, you hardly deny the sense in upgrading.

Environmental Benefits of Metal Roofing

In some states, metal roofing reduces the cost of insurance. People concerned about environmental impact also prefer this type of roofing because it can be constructed from a high percentage of recycled material.  It is also 100% recyclable when ultimately removed as part of building renovation or demolition.Other roofing materials are routinely removed and disposed of by the ton in a landfill, but metal roofing can be recycled by its entirety. Metal roofs typically have a minimum of 25% recycled content.  This level of recycled content allows metal roofing to be routinely included on listing for "green" and recycled content products.

The aftermath of a storm and damage is stressful enough. Make it simple by working with someone you can trust.

Storm Damage Repair

Patriot Home Contracting, LLC is the expert when it comes to storm damage repair and restoration. We offer complete turn-key services to help you recover quickly from storm and hail damage.  From repairing hail damaged roofs, broken windows and damaged siding, Patriot Home Contracting, LLC experts will have your home as good as new in no time.

Storm Damage Restoration

Hit Hard by Hail & Bad Weather?

Property damage caused by severe weather can be devastating to your family or business, and repairing it can be a complex undertaking. To get storm damage repair completed quickly and safely, you need a restoration service company that specializes in bringing your home back to its pre-loss condition. Patriot Home Contracting, LLC and Restoration has served homeowners nationwide for over 10 years and is ready to serve you.  Patriot Home Contracting, LLC provides specialized roofing and restoration services to bring your property back to normal with minimal interruption.

We can handle any damage due to severe weather, including:

  • Hurricanes
  • Thunderstorms
  • Lightning strikes
  • Tornadoes and high winds
  • Hail and ice storms
  • Freezing weather and ice dams

If your property has experienced damage from a storm, call the experts at Patriot. We'll work with your insurance company and help ensure your damage is covered. We can also help with filing paperwork to keep your costs down. Don’t let a storm damage your property value!

If your gutters are failing you, now is the time to hire Patriot Home Contracting, LLC. as your gutter installation contractor.  Patriot Home Contracting, LLC will strive to provide superior installation and one day service on most homes.

Patriot Home Contracting, LLC offers 5" and 6" custom made seamless gutters in 24 standard colors and 10 custom colors; and Leaf Relief gutter protection.

Proper Drainage Starts with Efficient Gutters

Gutters not only move rainwater away from your home, they also protect your shrubs and keep your head protected from rolling water as you walk below.  Eye-catching gutters give your home curb appeal Our seamless aluminum gutters are rust free and virtually maintenance free. The baked finish is warrantied against peeling or cracking by the manufacturer.

Gutter Inspection

A representative from Patriot Home Contracting, LLC will come to your home, assess the exterior, and recommend the best system to protect your home. There are many factors that determine the best system for your protection. Simply ask one of our knowledgeable representatives to help you better understand the different systems and how they function.

Gutter Replacements and Installation

We we are the PREMIER  company to call for gutter replacement and installation work. Our team can give you the following:

    •  guard and cover installation
    •  screens
    •  full systems
    •  seamless systems
    •  many color choices
    •  to your home

Call now for free gutter estimates! 513-469-7663

Vinyl Siding is one of the best ways to make your home more comfortable and save money on utility costs. You can quickly improve energy efficiency by installing insulation. But insulating the wall cavities and ceilings of your home isn’t always enough. Heat can escape through the wall studs and other framing, wasting energy and money through a phenomenon known as the “thermal bridging” effect. By cladding the exterior of your home with insulated siding, however, you can further reduce heat loss and improve your home’s curb appeal. Choosing insulated siding certified through the VSI Product Certification Program will not only increase your home’s energy efficiency, but give you confidence that your home’s exterior will maintain its beauty and durability over time.

Why Vinyl Siding?  Peace of Mind.

Vinyl and other polymeric siding, including insulated siding, are each certified and independently verified to meet or exceed unique quality standards and performance characteristics. This is your assurance that the product you choose will help protect your home:

  • In extreme weather events (all certified vinyl siding is tested to withstand winds of 110 mph, and most achieve a wind rating higher than that) including climate change — vinyl siding will withstand the hottest summers and sub-zero winters

  • Against color fade, because certified products come with another level of assurance when certified for color retention (and there are hundreds to choose from)

  • Against rot and decay, because polymer-based sidings do not absorb water and their rain screening design does not trap water behind the siding — whereas fiber-based products may disintegrate over time when moisture penetrates the plank

  • By making it more energy efficient when you choose insulated siding, because it blankets your home in continuous insulation which fight heat loss through the framing lumber

Why is vinyl siding still the #1 exterior cladding in the U.S. and Canada? Because it’s more than durable, it’s reliable. And that’s why vinyl siding manufacturers back their products with straight-forward warranties — most offer a lifetime warranty for the original owner and typically carry a prorated warranty of at least 50 years to subsequent owners.

Take a look at today’s vinyl siding to see how beautiful, versatile and prolific these polymer-based exterior building products are — from siding and soffit, to trim and door surrounds, even architectural accents like pediments and molding. You too will appreciate why vinyl siding is best choice in exterior cladding.

Vinyl Siding Durability

Deftly withstanding winds of 110 mph (and most achieve a wind rating higher than that), and resisting the weathering effects of heat, cold, and moisture, properly installed certified vinyl siding will retain its great looks, guaranteed. Vinyl siding manufacturers generally offer a lifetime warranty for the original home owner and typically carry a prorated warranty of at least 50 years to subsequent owners. Now imagine, you get all this protection without ever needing to paint, stain, caulk or re-paint!

Energy Efficient Vinyl Siding

Insulated siding can improve a home’s energy efficiency. Most exterior walls have insulation in between the wall studs, but allow significant energy loss through the studs themselves. Wall studs, both wood and metal, are poor insulators — when they come in contact with the exterior cladding, they allow heat to pass through them (which is called a thermal bridge). Because these studs represent up to 25 percent of the wall surface of an average home, it’s like having an entire exterior wall with no insulation at all.

Insulated siding improves energy efficiency by reducing thermal bridging — like a blanket, it is continuous insulation over the studs, which helps homes stay cool in summer and warm in winter. Insulated siding is also available as a single course and in several deep reveals for exceptional aesthetics. Its rigid foam insulation is laminated or permanently attached to the panel.

Vinyl Siding Value

For all the beauty and durability vinyl siding delivers, what homeowners often appreciate most is its low total installed cost — lower than all other exterior cladding — which is backed by most manufacturers with a lifetime warranty. It’s also inexpensive to maintain because it never needs painting, caulking, or re-pointing; periodic cleaning requires nothing more than a soapy sponge and water.

Vinyl and insulated siding consistently rank among the highest returns on investment for remodeling projects.

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