From your basic 3-tab shingle to designer architecturals, Wood shingles to Composite, Synthetic and Metal roofing, Our professional installers are on top of things.
We have a generation of experience with all types of roof. If your roof needs to be replaced, you can rest assured that you'll get the highest possible quality of both materials and workmanship!
Standing Seam Copper, Aluminum, Steel, Corrugated metal, bay windows, porches, We can make your house outstanding.
Metal roofing materials have come a long way. There was a time when a metal roof would give your home a decidedly "industrial" look, but today that's no longer true. A metal roof can be made to look like almost any other type of roofing material while offering greater longevity.
We won’t try to sell you a roof you don’t need. Our qualified repairmen will diagnose your roof issues and do our best to resolve them.
There are all kinds of signs that there might be a problem with your roof. Don't wait to see if it gets worse. Roof leaks do not heal themselves. They may not drip with every rain or appear to change much but once a leak shows up it continues to let water into your roof whether you can see it or not. That water is slowly rotting the plywood and rafters, allowing mold to form in attic and wall spaces, encouraging insect infestations and attracting animals like raccoons to take up residence in your home rent free.
Please call to set up an appointment so that we can determine what the problem is and can get it fixed before more damage is caused. Time is money in these cases. Getting a leak fixed early will prevent bigger problems and expenses down the road.
A roof leak does not always mean that you need a new roof. If your roof is less than 10 years old, it will rarely need to be redone. I promise you that I will not try to sell you a roof that still has 5 or more years of life left if it can be repaired with confidence.
A good roof should last 20 to 30 years. There are sometimes problems with materials but most of the problems that I see are the result of improper, inferior installation techniques. It is disturbingly common, especially in new tract housing, where cheap materials and installers are the norm.
There are many ways to install a roof and the average homeowner is not going to recognize a good job from a bad one.
There are also proper and improper ways to repair a roof. Beware of roofers with a bucket of tar in their hands. Roof tar can make a good temporary fix but will seldom hold up for more than a few years and will usually begin to be a problem after a year. Roof tar will dry up and shrink and allow water to get trapped in the roof system and cause shingles to prematurely fail.
We will repair your roof properly so that after you have fixed the drywall from the last repair you won't have to worry about the leak showing up again and putting you back where you started.
Roof repairs can be very difficult to diagnose. Often there will be multiple problems, some of which are not always evident. We will try to determine what the problems are and will take care of the obvious problems first. We try our best to fix the problem the first time but as we are not the ones who installed it we cannot always be sure of finding every mistake on our first attempt. I will always respond if you have to call us again. I will not give up and leave you hanging.
We can replace your old existing skylights or add a new skylight or sun tunnel to bring light into a dark room or hallway and brighten your day!
A skylight is a special type of window built into the roof of a house in order to allow natural light to come into the house directly. Nearly everyone likes skylights. They let in light and warmth, provide a convenient place to hang indoor plants, and simply brighten up an entire room.
Aside from providing natural day light, skylights can also help in minimizing heating, cooling, and lighting costs. A skylight may be installed for artistic purposes, or as part of a general heating strategy. Skylights are also designed in a variety of shapes and made from many different materials.
Properly installed, roof skylights can add a touch of class to even a rather drab kitchen, bathroom or other room in your house. However, old and leaking, or incorrectly installed roof skylights are a never-ending nightmare that will have you swearing never to have another skylight in your house.
We can assist you in choosing the most appropriate materials and design for your roof, in accordance with your climate, so that your skylights will be both energy efficient and a lovely addition to your home.
Proper ventilation is necessary to help prevent mold growth in attics, reduce cooling costs, prevent ice dam issues and extend the life of the shingles.
Attic ventilation is an important part of the roof system. Proper attic ventilation extends the life of a roof and reduces problems because it minimizes the temperature differential between the attic and the air outside. Proper ventilation will remove moisture and heat from the attic. Trapped heat and moisture can raise energy costs, cause ice dams, and damage roof system components as well as structural and personal items located inside the attic where temperatures can easily reach 150℉ (65℃). Condensation that forms inside attics can be caused by the use of washing machines, dish washers, bath tubs, showers, and tumble driers unless these items are properly ventilated through the roof. In some cases the condensation can be bad enough to be mistaken for a roof leak. This is usually a winter time occurrence when the moist air in the attic can condensate on the plywood and actually form frost. Repeated years of this will damage the plywood.
Ventilation of the home attic is important for many reasons. During the summer, excess heat that builds up in the attic during the day results in high energy costs for cooling.
Also, moisture produced within the home may move into the attic if ceiling vapor barriers are not used. If this moisture is not exhausted from the attic it can condense and cause insulation and construction materials to deteriorate. Thus, temperature and moisture control are the major reasons for providing attic ventilation.
There are many types of attic vents available today. There are static vents, power vents, ridge vents, turbine vents, soffit / cornice vents, gable vents, starter vents, and cupola vents. These all come in a wide variety of sizes, styles and shapes. Some will ventilate better than others depending on the roof configuration, attic size, climate, etc.
Attic Ventilation is a process of air intake and output. The flow of air is critical to promote good ventilation.
Below are just a few of the commonly used ventilation systems used by G. Klemm Roofing, Co.
Ridgevent - Installed at the peaks of the roof, this product allows for added efficiency at the highest point in the attic where hot air tends to become trapped. Ridgevent is popular because it is barely visible after installation, removes the hot, trapped air in the highest attic areas, has no moving parts, and gives the ridges of the roof a unique look.
There are numerous brands and styles of ridgevent on the market. A lot of them do not work very well and some actually allow moisture to enter the attic in high wind situations. The ridgevent we use is ShingleVent II made by Airvent. (see www.airvent.com for more information)
Power ventilation can be accomplished in two ways. In homes not mechanically cooled (air conditioned) the temperature can be controlled to some extent by the use of attic fans. These fans are usually ceiling mounted in a central hallway so that outside air is pulled through open windows and exhausted through the attic. Sufficient outlets must be installed in the attic to exhaust the air without creating high pressures against which the fan must operate. Air conditioned homes can use power attic ventilators by installing an exhaust fan through the roof or in the gable. Inlets for the ventilating air should be at the soffit, or the opposite gable, when no roof overhang exists.
Power ventilators have the advantage of providing good ventilation even when there is no wind. They also provide limited attic temperature control when installed in conjunction with a thermostat.
When it comes to ventilation, more is always better. Choices are many in ventilation. Dormer vents are another way to go. They are simple and can be installed out of sight at the rear of the building.
Proper roof ventilation in your new roof may be the difference between a successful, long-lived roof or a complete failure in a very short period of time. Considering the high cost of re-roofing the average home, a few hundred dollars for additional ventilation should be considered a very wise investment indeed.
Call G. Klemm Roofing, Co. to see if your roof ventilation is sufficient.