When is It Too Cold to Install a Roof?
The short answer is it depends on what type of roofing material you want to install. Unlike asphalt roofing, metal and polymer roofs can be installed in temperatures below 40° without compromising quality or voiding manufacturer warranties. Asphalt roofs on the other hand, should be installed in warmer temperatures above 40° whenever possible. In any…Read More
My Roof Has Storm Damage. Do I Need 3 Bids for My Insurance Claim or Must I Use My Carrier’s Preferred Contractor?
The short answer is NO! This article will explain how obtaining multiple bids or using a “preferred contractor” only helps insurance companies underpay claims. Follow the Money With most homeowner insurance policies (ACV policies being the exception), your insurance company is responsible for paying the entire cost of repairing or replacing your roof after you…Read More
What are Composite Polymer Roofing Products?
Polymer or composite roofing materials are synthetic products that are manufactured from various plastics and resins to look nearly identical to stone slate, wood shake, wood shingle, or clay tile products. Synthetic products are generally cast from molds or 3D images of real natural materials. These imitation products are available in a large variety of…Read More
What to Expect During Your Roof Inspection & Estimate Appointment
The expert Roofing Specialists at Roofing Force have been trained to provide customers with an outstanding experience. One of our highly trained Roofing Specialists will arrive at your inspection and estimate meeting ready to answer your questions and explain how we can take care of your roofing or storm damage problems. He will, if possible, obtain…Read More
Impact Resistant Class 4 Roofing Materials – Why Some Are Better than Others
What is the Most Durable Roofing Material? A “Class 4 Impact Resistance”, is the highest level of durability that is offered by the Underwriters Laboratories in their industry standardized impact resistance test (UL 2218). However, just because a roofing shingle has a Class 4 rating, it does not mean that it is the best or…Read More
What are the 5 Main Styles of Residential Roofing Systems?
When deciding to re-roof or build a new home, you may be inclined to begin your roofing research by exploring different roofing materials. However, because modern roofing materials come in a variety of styles, it may be better to explore the kind of look you like best and then decide on what kind of material…Read More
What is Stone Coated Steel Roofing?
Stone coated metal roofing is a steel core product that is manufactured to look like regular asphalt shingles, wood shakes or clay/tile products. Manufacturers start with 26-gauge galvanized steel panels that are pre-primed with an acrylic film or epoxy. Then a poured on acrylic basecoat is applied. Next, the panels are embedded with stone chips.…Read More