About Our Roofing & Remodeling Company
Our commitment : To bring You the Best Price, The Best Shingle, and The Best Possible Job.
A-1 Roofing is different from most roofing companies. We show you the difference in the quality of shingles, how each part of the job goes on, and the many ways we can supply you with a roof that meats your needs and looks great when installed.
Our main business is roofing. However we are experts in all phases of construction. Other specialties are as follows:
- Spouting or Gutters
- Gutter Guards: 3 styles available that really and truly work.
- Kitchens : Custom or Standard
- Baths : Custom or Standard
- Any type of Remodeling
If you have a project and are not sure what you need, just call, and if we can’t or don’t do it, we will refer you to an expert that you can trust.
The Lowest Price is NOT ALWAYS the Best Price!
In today’s market, there is a BIG difference in shingles and their wear ability. Some of the recent roofs that we have been replacing are as new as only 3 years old. Not only was the homeowner sold an inferior shingle, the roof were not installed properly. When most of these roofers are called, back for repairs, they are out of bushiness. The average lifespan of today’s average, or less than average, roofing company is only 3.3 years, according to the Roofing Contactors Association as of 3 / 7 / 2009.
There are a multitude of systems that need to be implemented in order to install a roof, and just to be in business, in general. It is more than reading a set of installation instructions and be able to pound nails with a hammer. Accessories are as, if not, more important as the shingles them selves. A lot of so called roofers don’t know, or care about what they are putting on your house, they just want the money. We really care, and that is why we have been in this since 1976. We feel, that Your house is more important than ours and we show it each time we install a roof. Just ask our clients. In all likelihood we have done a neighbor or friend already with over 10, 000 jobs under our belt, we have already proven we will be here, just in case you need us again.
A Leaky Roof Can Cost A Lot more than the Roof Itself!
There is nothing worse than having to replace ceilings, walls, and damage to floors because the roof wasn’t done properly, or was wore out ,and caught you off guard, when a FREE roof inspection , may have prevented the whole scenario. No one should have to redo their roof every 5 to 7 years. If you choose a good shingle, and a truly reputable company, like A-1, you can avoid many of the headaches and problems your neighbors are going through.
Data tabulated from the roofing contractors association indicated that some 20 year guaranteed shingles were failing in as little as 6 months, and continuing to fail up to 12 years. The average failures are cited at about 5 years. Specific failures reported include blow-offs, buckling, loss of granules, curling, splitting, cracking, and seal down problems.Some of these happen because of greedy roofers that buy what are referred to as 2NDâ€™s or inferior material, and sell to the unwary homeowner at full price.
Because, of the so called labor warranty, that they give, and NO one seems to be able to see a copy, of what this elusive warranty does. These companies have a little disclaimer in there so called warranty, that if you are able to view it, that simply states that if they have to come to your house for any reason that they will charge and you, and you are obligated to pay them a minimum of $250.00 whether they do any thing or not, just for showing up.
Under normal expectations. Economy grade materials can be expected to perform reasonably well over some 7 to 10 years.
Middle-of-the-road-grades of materials will probably not begin to show evidence of deterioration until about 14 to 15 years . . .and maybe 20 if you are real lucky. Most, Better grade roofing lines should have a life expectancy of 30 years or more, unless the home experiences exceptionally extreme whether conditions, or the materials are installed improperly, or are used inappropriately.
A homeowner considering the purchase of roofing materials either for do-it-yourself application, or for use by a contractor, should keep one point in mind. The labor portion of the re-roofing cost remains just about the same whether good or poor quality materials are used. The company you do business with is just as important as the shingle you choose.
With over 46 years in the roofing business we know shingles, and which are the best for your home! All roofing is NOT the Same, and if you do not use the right accessories your roof will not last either. Sortaâ€™ like putting Low test gas in a High test car.
There are a lot of things an experienced roofer can do to give you a tighter sealed roof. We know how important it is to protect the wood on your roof. After we tear your roof off, we are going to replace any bad wood. Then we are going to install rubber ice protection on all your eve edges with a super glue type product that is at least 10 times stronger than the strongest super glue you have ever used. Next, we will install new felt material that is coated on both sides to take 3 layers and compress into one.
Unlike most other companies that use the cheap paper that only is coated on one side and usually is thinner. All edges will be covered with our triple electroplated aluminum edges with a 17 degree kick, to keep all the water away from the edges, so that it will not cross siphon, back into your wood, so that it will keep the wood from dry rotting.
This will keep the water directed directly into your gutters and keep the water from seeping into your fascia and rotting that wood also. You will need the rubber ice guard in the valleys to stop any back wash of water into your valleys were then majority of leaks in homes occur. Another group of areas we cover with ice guard are around chimneys, along all roof seams, and on any low pitched areas.
Unlike some roofing companies that charge full price and only give you a partial job, we also like to use starter shingles, up the rake edges ( incline areas) and all eve edges ( gutter areas) to give the added protection for true double coverage throughout the entire application, that is really needed in our Ohio winters. We also use polymer based rubber boots, on all soil pipes and stacks that allow the material stay more flexible longer and less likely to crack, unlike the cheap boots that are bought at the big box stores.
Flashing is a must on all chimneys along with counter flashing for the ultimate seal. The aluminumâ€™s made from the same process as the super drip edge material we use with a 100 year guarantee, just like humans need to breathe, so do homes. Ours is a low profile ridge vent system, so that it lets the heat out, but nothing bad, back in, such as little critters that want free room and board, bees, wasps, hornets, etc. Ourâ€™s is made with a special mixture that they cannot stand, and baffles to only let the air out, and not back in.
All of the tear off material goes directly into our own dump trucks, as we do not use unsightly dumpsters, so that NO MESS is ever left behind. We have huge oversized magnets for smaller nails that cannot be seen and other small metal pieces.
A-1 Roofing serves all of Stark County, Summit, Wayne, Carroll, Tuscarawas. Cities that we work in primarily are Massillon, Canton, North Canton, East Canton, Hartville, Brewster, Beach City, Dalton, Orrville, Akron, Barberton, Alliance, Salem, North Lawrence, to name a few.
We DO NOT USE SUB CONTRACTORS.
We are fully insured and have workers comp on all our employees. Ask us about the ramifications to you the home owner, if you are not covered?
We always do the job right the first time, so you will never have to worry again, about your home.
Remember you have a full 100% lifetime GUARANTEE — NOT A PRO RATED WARRANTY
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