TYPES OF ROOFING:
“Tear-off” roof (also known as strip and felt)
A “tear-off” is when all of the old shingles and underlayment from your roof are stripped off and hauled away. By having a “tear-off” done, it allows Ferguson to inspect for damage on the roof deck, valleys, eaves, as well as to properly replace all flashings. New underlayment, including ice and water shield at problem areas, are then applied under your new shingles. This creates a better long-term investment for you, the home owner.
A “re-roof” is when the existing layer of shingles are left and new shingles are applied over the existing layer. Re-roofing is only an option if you have a single existing layer because the weight of a third layer can cause long term damage and is against building code. While a re-roof might be slightly less expensive, you don’t have the advantage of inspecting the condition of the roof deck or any other areas for damage or areas of concern.
Flat Roof, Modified Bitumen
Modified bitumen roofing is an asphalt-based solution designed for buildings with low-slope or “flat” roof structures. The “rolled” roofing application allows for less seams and a better surface to handle slow water shedding and snow loads. Be wary of other types of rolled asphalt roofing, as many are cheaper and not nearly as long lasting as modified bitumen.
As homeowners are looking for more long-lasting roofing solutions and the country focuses on “greener” options to reduce our dependence on crude oil, metal roofs are becoming increasingly more popular.
Just as the old saying goes, “You are what you eat,”… in roofing, our motto is “You are what you use.” At Ferguson Roofing, we pride ourselves on using only the highest-grade materials and products to provide our customers with the best value possible. By building long-standing relationships with many manufacturers, we keep our ear to the ground to know what exciting new products are coming out. Over the years, we have acquired vast product knowledge.
While we have solutions available for everyone’s budget, Ferguson is working toward using more “Green” products. We have incorporated many new and exciting materials into our arsenal of products for the exterior of your home. Call today to schedule your in-home consultation and receive a free estimate on a large array of top-notch materials.
For a virtual introduction to our Residential Roofing Program: