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8 Tips for Evaluating Damage after an Ice Storm

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Blog, Commercial Roofing, Residential Roofing | 0 comments

8 Tips for Evaluating Damage after an Ice Storm

With all the severe winter weather we have been experiencing in the Southeast lately, we wanted to share with you some quick tips for evaluating the damage to your home or business, and some steps to take after the storm. Avoid injury first and foremost! Do not get on the roof, or work beneath a roof that has a large amount of snow, especially on a ladder, as the snow could avalanche or you could be hit by falling icicles. If your home has sustained structural damage from falling trees, limbs or heavy snow, be extremely careful if you choose...

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Tips for Selecting a Reputable Roofing Contractor

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Blog, Commercial Roofing, Residential Roofing | 0 comments

Tips for Selecting a Reputable Roofing Contractor

For most homeowners, their house is their largest investment by far. So when it is time to make a major roofing upgrade or replacement, careful attention should be paid to evaluating potential contractors to ensure a professional job results. This means ruling out the typical “handyman” who may claim to be able to complete the job for less money than a roofing company. No matter how high the quality of the roofing material you choose, improper installation will cause major problems in the long run and the expense of fixing the problems will...

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Warning: Richard Roberts’ Roofing Scam has come to Statesboro, GA

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in American Roofing News | 0 comments

Warning: Richard Roberts’ Roofing Scam has come to Statesboro, GA

It has come to our attention that individuals are posing as representatives of American Roofing & Vinyl Siding, using fake business cards. The principal person involved uses several names, including Richard Roberts and Richard Coyle. There are numerous websites listing complaints of poor work and leaving jobs unfinished. Some known photos are shown below. If you are having work done by someone representing themselves as an owner or employee of American Roofing & Vinyl Siding please contact us immediately. Do not sign contracts or...

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7 Tips for Evaluating Roof Shingle Damage from Wind or Hail

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

7 Tips for Evaluating Roof Shingle Damage from Wind or Hail

The Southeastern United States is sometimes subject to high wind velocities, often associated with severe thunderstorms, tropical storms and hurricanes. In those cases damage may occur to your roof that may or may not be visible. Many shingles carry a wind-resistance rating of 60 miles per hour, but laboratory tests don’t always correspond to actual events. Wind damage is caused by negative air pressure providing uplifting forces around the perimeter of the roof and on flashing. It may take more than one high-wind event to create visible...

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Case Study: Commercial Roof for St. Bernadette Catholic Church

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Blog, Case Study, Commercial Roofing | 0 comments

Case Study: Commercial Roof for St. Bernadette Catholic Church

St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Fuquay Varina, NC is a rather large church facility with a congregation of approximately 2,500.  It has been in existence since the dedication of the first building in 1990.  Over the years, the facility and congregation have grown together. Today, there is a very large sanctuary hall, where mass is held multiple times each week, a fellowship hall area (the original church building), and a “Learning Center” which houses the church offices and meeting and classrooms. It is located on a somewhat main artery...

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Sheathing Benefits Extend Beyond Your Roof

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Blog, Commercial Roofing, Residential Roofing | 0 comments

Sheathing Benefits Extend Beyond Your Roof

Many people think of sheathing as a base for nailing roofing shingles. However, when installed properly, it adds considerably to the structural integrity of the framing as it ties the trusses securely together. Consequently, it is extremely important to have professionals install the sheathing and select the proper material and fasteners. In coastal areas subject to hurricanes, sheathing loss is a common structural failure because of the extreme uplift wind forces and may be due to insufficient fastening, especially at roof corners, edges and...

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Middle Georgia Diversified Industries in Soperton,GA

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in American Roofing News, Blog, Case Study, Commercial Roofing | 0 comments

Middle Georgia Diversified Industries in Soperton,GA

We are extremely excited about the job we started in August for Easter Seals North Georgia. They are getting a new commercial roof for the Middle Georgia Diversified Industries Soperton, GA. We are sharing these photos from the construction. We will continue to add to this gallery as the job progresses, and we will try to add a new case study when the job is completed. American Roofing is proud to partner with Easter Seals. They have been “helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for...

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Case Study: Exterior Renovation in Savannah, GA

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in Blog, Case Study | 0 comments

Case Study: Exterior Renovation in Savannah, GA

This is a great case study of a home improvement project by American Roofing. This home is located on Wilmington Island in beautiful Savannah, GA. We will refer to the homeowner’s as Mr. and Mrs. Jones to protect their identity. Mr. and Mrs. Jones have a history of home improvement projects with disastrous results. In the past, their experience with contractors was one of always paying upfront and never seeing the project completed, much less to their satisfaction. The Jones’ home had an existing Louisiana-Pacific Inner-Seal Siding. This...

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Factors to Consider When Installing Skylights

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Commercial Roofing, Residential Roofing | 0 comments

Factors to Consider When Installing Skylights

As the name implies, a skylight is a covered, transparent opening (i.e., a window) in a roof that allows natural light from the sun to illuminate evenly an interior space in your house while allowing privacy. They are very useful for brightening dark hallways, bathrooms, kitchens and even closets and can make such rooms appear larger. They are often used in large family rooms with cathedral ceilings. In addition to the warm light provided, they also reduce electricity bills by obviating the need for turning on room lights in the daytime. On a...

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How does flashing protect my roof from potential leaks?

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

How does flashing protect my roof from potential leaks?

If you go outside and look closely at your roof, you likely will see several different sections of your roof joining one another at angles. These intersecting planes form a V shape and, since the slope is downward, in heavy rain a good deal of water flows along the bottom of the V. This is all by design, since gravity is used to control and direct the water. To keep this water out of the interior of the house, something is needed to act as a waterproof carrier so that water does not flow under the roof shingles and into the interior of the...

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