One of East Fork Roofing's upgrade offerings on all replacement proposals is the option of ridge on rakes. Not all roofing companies in Reno, NV offer this service, but the purpose of this post is to help aid you in the decision of whether or not you want this upgrade for your roofing project.

Upgrading to ridge on rakes adds additional wind protection. That is because each ridge rake piece is nailed to the roof as well as the wood on the rake (which is called the fascia). This does not change the wind warranty provided (130 mph), but will provide added protection. Most customers feel the 130 mph wind warranty is sufficient, which is why adding ridge tends to mostly an aesthetic decision.

Here is a home without ridge on the rakes:

a roof without ridge on rakes

As you can see the roof has a sleek and clean appearance and still has great wind protection.

Here is a home that has ridge on the rakes:

a roof with ridge on rakes

The added ridge pieces brings additional beauty and additional wind protection to the home. One last thing to consider is that ridge on the rakes can create a more complicated experience when the home needs to be painted.


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So, what do you think? Is ridge on the rakes for your home or do you prefer the more traditional look of a home without it? Regardless of what you decide, East Fork Roofing is one of the few roofing companies in Reno, NV that does both!

You may have heard of the Better Business Bureau (a/k/a BBB), but do you understand its purpose and the grading criteria they use to determine accreditation?

And even more importantly, how can they help consumers only do business with reputable companies?

Long before the internet...long before websites for consumer reviews like Angie’s List or Yelp...the BBB "has helped people find and recommend businesses, brands, and charities they trust."

BBB Accreditation in Reno

The BBB accreditation system has offered consumers the confidence to deal with businesses for more than 100 years...that's why accreditation by BBB in Reno is desired by those businesses who strive to always deliver the best in quality and service for the Reno community.

The rating system of BBB is designed to be fair to both businesses and consumers and considers the following factors in its ratings.:

Each factor is allotted a certain range of scores, with the total score based on a 100 point scale. The scores are then graded; a business must achieve 97 to 100 total points to receive the A+ rating.


At East Fork Roofing, we understand the importance of trust when contacting a new business.

That's why we'd like to share that when you reach out to us, you're dealing with a business that's received an A+ rating from the BBB - the gold standard in consumer and marketplace trust. We are a top choice among other roofing companies in Reno, NV. 

It's the best way we can show you just how important your trust and ultimately your complete satisfaction is to us.

Finally, we’re also thankful when consumers who review our Reno roofing business leave feedback with the BBB - good or bad - as it helps us to see where we’re doing great and where we can improve.

Recently Reno, NV came in second place as “The Windiest City in the U.S. in 2016” according to the research and consulting firm CoreLogic. To arm your roof with the best defenses against Reno’s gusts it is highly recommended that you choose to go with licensed Reno roofing contractors as well as shingles that come with the appropriate wind warranty.

East Fork Roofing was started in the mid 90’s by roofing contractor Clay Davis, who resides in the Carson City area. He has been servicing Reno/Carson throughout that time and knows a thing or two about installing roofs in a high wind area. He taught his son, Mike, these principles from a young age and now Mike owns and operates East Fork Roofing, LLC out of Sparks, NV.

As far as shingles go, the first order of business is to avoid 3-tab shingles if you live in a high wind area. These shingles are flat and only have a wind warranty up to 60 mph. This photo illustrates the 3-tab shingles:


3-tab shingles residential roofing

And here is what it looks like when they blow off:

3-tab shingles residential roofing

East Fork Roofing for the past 15-20 years, has been using a stronger “dimensional shingle.” These sturdier shingles can withstand winds up to 130 mph. Protection up to 60 mph just isn’t enough when you take into consideration that according to the RGJ, Reno saw wind speeds up to 90 mph last year. Here you can see the superior shingles:

3-tab shingles residential roofing

East Fork Roofing LLC uses roofing products from Malarkey and Certainteed, both of which carry wind warranties up to 130 mph. They also come with manufacturing warranties should there be any defects. If you wanted even more protection there is also an option from Malarkey for a heavyweight shingle that resists winds up to 140 mph. Lastly, East Fork installs your shingles correctly with the right type, spacing and amount of nails so that your shingles have less of a chance of blowing away in the first place. EFR also covers their workmanship with a generous 5-year service warranty.


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So, if you have 3-tab shingles and/or are missing shingles, call East Fork Roofing LLC today for a free Reno roofing replacement quote at 775-671-5028. (Clay's contractor’s license is now under the name “Clay Davis” and the number is # 0058079, while East Fork Roofing LLC’s number is #0081744.)

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