Virginia Beach Roofer Reviews

Posted: September 25th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

At SB Roofing we take our jobs seriously. We take pride in pleasing our customers and we understand the how important both roof repairs and new roofs are to your home and the investment of your hard earned money that is involved. That is why we use the best materials, work in a timely manner, and respond to your phone calls.

Hear what another of our satisfied clients had to say:

1. How would you rate our service? Excellent

2. How would you rate the quality of our work? Excellent

3. How would rate the value of SB Roofing (quality vs. pricing)? Excellent

4. How likely would you be to refer SB Roofing to a friend or family member? Definitely

"I interviewed over 6 roofing companies. SB Roofing was my last. I was impressed with the honesty, knowledge and compassion Scott presented. I called Scott to set up a time to get an estimate and he came that day. I do not know how he is able to do all he does, but he made time for us. Any questions were answered or he would get the answer. Clean up was better than what we expected. Follow up was above and beyond. It was very refreshing to have a person treat us with respect and kindness and take care of our home as though it were his own or his crew's. The crew was very friendly and respectful. The crew and Scott took into consideration any inconvenience of our neighbors too.

I would recommend SB Roofing to anyone. Pricing was a bonus. Our roof looks wonderful and we have noticed the change in temperature in our attic for the good. We are very thankful SB Roofing was available to put a new roof on our home.

Contact SB Roofing for your roofing quote.

Make Your Home Easier to Sell With a New Roof

Posted: September 20th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

The real estate market is heating up, but it is still a buyers market. You can make your home more enticing to potential home buyers by taking care of roof repairs or getting a new roof.

If you are putting your home on the market, consider the buyer. While buyers have their choice of homes, remove some tasks from their “to-do” list in order to make your home more economical and enticing.
Inevitably, if put your home on the market with a damaged roof or a roof that needs to be replaced, you will end up losing money in the end.  You home will sit on the market for longer, you will pay for your home longer, and you will end up reducing the asking price.
Even regular roof inspections will make your home easier to sell.  Showing buyers that you have a well maintained and regularly inspected roof gives you home added value.

For roof repairs, a new roof or a roof inspection in order to sell your home, contact SB Roofing.

Tips for a Successful Roof Renovation

Posted: September 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

As the years go on and people grow older, so does your home. The changing of seasons and the weather that comes along with it can take a toll on your home, leaving its appearance less than desirable.
Your roof is one of the first things that people will see. If your roof is in need of repair, don't ignore the problem. Aside from adding beauty and curb appeal, the roof protects your home. It faces both everyday weather as well as the extreme climates. Keeping your roof up to date and maintained can save you from dealing with other problems inside your home later on.

As you begin your roof renovation, take the time to think about some of the decisions that come with putting new shingles on your roof, such as the method of installation and type of shingle. Your new roof should be appealing and durable for many years to come.

When making decisions on installing new shingles, don't just think about who you would like to do the job; think about how. Will you choose to install the new shingles over the old, known as overlaying, or strip all the old shingles off the roof before laying down new ones? Whichever you decide, make certain the shingle manufacturer's application instructions are followed to ensure you have a properly installed roof.

If your roof is beyond repair and you need a roof replacement, then consider removing your old shingles. Make sure you have made any necessary repairs to the roof deck underneath the old shingles and underlayment before the new roofing materials are installed.

Maybe you are just looking for a quick roof fix to add some new color to your house or repair some minor problems. If so, overlaying may be the best option. Overlaying takes away the time of ripping off the existing shingles, the hassle of finding a place to put them after they have been removed, and will save some money along the way as well. Leaving the existing shingles also creates a double layer of protection for your roof. Just remember that proper installation, according to the shingle manufacturer's application instructions, is very important.

After deciding which method of roof installation is best for you, it is now time to decide the kind of shingle you will choose. Asphalt shingles are the most common form of roofing shingle used today in the United States. Unlike wood shake, slate, metal and tile shingles; asphalt shingles are a practical choice for most residential uses and relatively inexpensive.

Replacing your old roof is an excellent way to improve the condition and appearance of your home. Don't be the house on the block that needs some work, improve your home with a new roof and be the center of attention at the next block party.

Metal Roofs Withstand High Winds Better than Asphalt Shingles

Posted: August 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

The hurricane in the Gulf may have you thinking about your roof. If it is time for a roof replacement, you should know that metal roofs weather hurricanes better than asphalt shingles. This makes them have a better ROI than asphalt roofs too.

Metal roofs have been subjected to 90 psf uplift testing. That is very high wind. So, in heavy winds and hurricanes, metal roofs will fare better than asphalt. And their wind resistance does not diminish over time; they are just as trustworthy when they are old as they are when they are newly installed. Not so with shingles.

The cost of metal roofing is higher initially than shingles, but over time you will save money on maintenance and repairs. Why? Because metal roofs last the lifetime of your home. Asphalt shingles need to be replaced every 10 to 20 years.
For more information on metal roofs, contact SB Roofing.

Roof Inspections and Maintenance Help Uphold Materials Warranties

Posted: August 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Your roof protects you and your home from the weather.

If your roof is properly installed and maintained, most roofs last for many years; however, no matter what, at some point your roof will need to be replaced.

What do we mean by roof maintenance? Of course, you should schedule annual roof inspections.

You need to keep your roofs valleys and gutters free of leaves and debris. Debris can cause water to wick under the shingles and cause damage to the structure of your roof and home.

Clogged rain gutters can cause water to flow back under the shingles on the eaves and cause damage. Also, ensuring that your attic is properly insulated and vented is the best way to preserve your roof.

When choosing a shingle color, in warmer climates often a lighter color is best because heat can break down roofing materials faster. Lighter roofing materials get less hot.

There have been recent cases where homeowners have challenged shingle manufacturers on their warranties because they have shingles that were supposed to last 25 years, deteriorating to the point where part or all of the roof needs to be replaced as early as 10 years.*

In these scenarios, the manufacturer will try to determine whether the shingles were installed properly, that sufficient ventilation/insulation was present and regular maintenance was performed, before honoring any warranty claim.

Please be sure you maintain your roof properly and have regular roof inspections. This will go far in showing shingle manufacturers that your roof was properly cared for. For information on roof inspections, contact SB Roofing.

*from IFPress