According to the roofing experts, fall has been deemed the best time to conduct roof replacements. Fall presents many benefits that aren’t found in the other seasons. These include mild temperatures, more predictable weather, and less moisture. With the harsh winter months just around the corner—make sure your roof is ready to endure the heavy moisture!
For starters, the mild weather takes a lot of stress and strain off of the roofers who are replacing your roof. They can work more efficiently without worrying about heat exhaustion and other heat-related concerns.
Fall is usually a drier time as well—especially in the Northern Nevada climate. Less moisture and consistent mild weather make it much easier to schedule your roof replacement without having to constantly check the weather for any rogue storms coming out of the Sierra Mountains.
In regards to the technical aspects of roof replacements, the cooler weather will help the shingles also stay at a reasonable temperature for installation. When it is too hot, the shingles soften, making them difficult to work with. The weather is also warm enough to properly seal the shingles quickly after the roof is complete.
Lastly, with winter looming around the corner, it’s smart to ensure that your roof will make it through the unpredictable Northern Nevada winters. Even small issues can be amplified causing structural damage, trigger leaks, and other moisture-related problems. The last thing you want is to wake up on Christmas morning with a leaky roof!
If you’re concerned about your roof being too old or having issues, there are some telltale signs that your roof may need replacing or some serious improvements.
You can check yourself by looking for obvious signs of deterioration or faultiness. Look out for things like missing shingles, peeling, buckling, lifting, or shininess of the shingles.
If you’re still unsure about the conditions of your roof, here at East Fork Roofing we offer a sophisticated quoting process that we conduct on each of our projects. With solely aerial imaging, we can get a replacement estimate back to you in 5 business days or less.
Along with our aerial imaging processing, we also conduct a risk and scenario analysis. This will generate a proposal of total costs and any anticipated scenarios we could encounter along the way.
After our proposal, we are there with you every step of the way from the planning and initial removal all the way to the cleanup and final inspections. Contact us today to get started on your new roof before winter is upon us!
The days are getting longer and the snow is starting to melt as springtime approaches in Northern Nevada. The harsh winter months may have caused some damage to your roof, so now is the perfect time to see how it held up and make some improvements. This blog will offer some insight into prepping your roof for Spring, and East Fork Roofing is here for all your Reno roofing needs!
To start off, if possible, get up on your roof and see if there’s any visible damage. If it is not safe, most damage can be noticed from the ground. You’ll want to look out for broken or missing shingles, protrusions, significant shingle granules in the gutters or on the ground or anything else that looks unusual. A quick inspection can give you an idea of what you need to fix, and you can take care of those small issues before they become complicated and expensive.
During your inspection, you might notice some debris on the roof. A buildup of debris can cause damage and block water flow in your gutters as the Spring rain comes. Make sure your gutters are clear and remove all the tree limbs, leaves and nests. Blocked up gutters can cause stagnant water which can bring more damage and a greater possibility of mold.
Another important aspect to your home is the ventilation. Moisture levels will rise in the Spring making ventilation much more important. Proper ventilation requires intake vents (usually soffit vents) and exhaust vents (the ones you see near the top of the roof). This helps ensure air is flowing through the attic and not blocking in heat and moisture. Check the intake vents, and make sure they are clear from debris. If you have an older home, keep in mind that you may need more exhaust vents than are currently on your roof. (To see a video about how ventilation works, click here.)
In the event where you do have a roofing problem, you’ll want to make sure you have all your insurance policies and warranties at the ready. If you’re not sure about your insurance or warranties it’s a good time to review them with an agent to ensure you have quality protection in case you do have a problem.
Here at East Fork Roofing, we take pride in being one of the most trusted roofing companies in Reno, NV. After you’ve done your inspection of the roof, and you notice problems or are unsure, feel free to contact us for any questions. We have an advanced estimation system that uses satellite imagery without the need for a site visit. We generate a proposal of what it would cost for a basic roof replacement and send it to your email. After acceptance of the quote, we start the planning, roof tear-off, installation, clean up, and finally the final inspection to ensure the integrity of our work.
We aim for fast and accurate roof replacement quotes to solve your Reno roofing issues quickly. Our local team has been Reno residents for over 30 years now, and we take pride in our reputation for quality work, honesty, and integrity. Head over to our contact page if you have any questions or want to learn more!
In today's tech-savvy world, you can find DIY videos for just about anything, including roof repairs and roof replacements. However, watching videos on YouTube won't give you all of the information you need to complete a project as big as replacing your home's roof. When it comes to a task of this magnitude, it's best to leave the heavy lifting to a professional Reno roofing company. So, instead of putting yourself and your family at risk by attempting to fix your own roof, take a look below to see why it's worth it to hire a qualified roofing contractor.
Roofing can be a dangerous job, even for professional roofers. "Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry..." (OSHA, 7). You put yourself at great risk of injury, or even death when you try to tackle a project of this nature. Luckily, professional roofing contractors are trained and experienced in working on top roofs and are familiar with proper safety protocols. Fall protection (the use of harnesses, ropes, etc.) is ladder safety is essential to roof safety. It is also vital to have the proper tools and know how to handle them. By hiring a Reno roofing company, you not only save time and money; but you experience peace of mind as well.
A lot of the time people take on DIY projects to save money. However, it may actually cost you more to replace or repair your roof yourself. Unless you already have all the necessary and proper tools and equipment to do a roofing job, then you'll have to spend an abundance of money to get these items. Look up basic tools like compressors or nails guns and you will see how quickly it adds up. You'll also be responsible for purchasing all of your own roofing materials, permits, and back-up materials and tools that are needed to complete the project. And if something does go wrong, because roofing can be unpredictable if you're not a licensed contractor, you may find yourself paying more money to have mistakes properly fixed.
Hiring a Reno roofing company may seem expensive at first, but it's actually much more cost-effective than if you decided to do the job yourself.
If this is your first attempt at a roof replacement project, chances are you'll be working at it for a while. If you succeed, you might save a little bit of money, but you'll have spent a lot of precious time doing so. tearing off an existing roof is a lot of manual labor not many people are prepared for and installing the roof is hard on your back and knees. Don't forget to factor in recovery time for those aches and pains. Also, if you make a major mistake, you'll either have to work longer to repair the problem or you'll likely have to call a professional to fix it. Instead of wasting valuable time, and money, call a Reno roofing company first. A professional contractor has the experience and skill to get the job done more quickly and efficiently, which saves you both time and money.
It takes a certain level of skill and experience to properly install a new roof or make roof repairs. For example, if you come across a problem such as faulty equipment, a professional roofer will be more capable of dealing with such an issue. Also, the quality of work will prove to be much better as well. Practice makes perfect, and if you haven't worked on a roof before, it may not be as functional or sturdy as it needs to be. Roofing is not just nailing shingles to wood, it is ensuring the pipes, chimneys and walls are properly sealed. Not to mention knowing how to install shingles in a valley to ensure it is watertight. Your roof is what protects the interior of your home. When it comes to something as serious as your home's roof, you should use the most qualified and experienced professionals available.
You may be equipped at home with an extensive tool collection, but that doesn't mean they're right for the job. Roofers use specific tools and equipment to replace roofs that you may not have laying around at home. This means you'll either have to buy the proper tools which can be expensive for one-time use, or you'll be unprepared and ill-equipped to complete the project. Fortunately, hiring a professional roofing contractor will ensure the quality of tools and products used on your roof. Rather than struggling with improper tools or overspending on tools to get your roof done, leave it to the professionals at East Fork Roofing.
Using a professional roofing contractor or roofing company will help you avoid a lot of unnecessary expenses and risks. If you're in need of a quality Reno roofing company, check out East Fork Roofing. We specialize in roof replacements and mobile home roofing for the Northern Nevada areas such as Reno, Sparks, Carson City. We're also BBB accredited and properly licensed so you can trust that we'll provide you with the best roofing services possible. Connect with us today to get started on your new roof!
Since 2005, East Fork Roofing has been Northern Nevada’s roof replacement specialist serving the community with quality service. As a family owned and operated roofing company in Reno NV, we take pride in our work and strive to keep a reputation of quality, honesty, and integrity. In addition to our strong company values, East Fork Roofing is a roofing company that offers a number of features that set us apart from other roofing companies in Reno, NV.
Our roof replacement process begins with a unique proposal designed to provide a highly-detailed quote, in as little as 72 hours, without the hassle of having to meet with us for a site visit. Unlike other roofing Reno contractors, who require a site visit to be able to quote the project, East Fork Roofing has a sophisticated estimating system that allows us to quote the roof replacement before visiting the site. We have developed a thorough, multi-step proposal process that is customized to each customer, yet still time efficient.
The first step of our process is to measure every aspect of the roof using specialized aerial-imagery software. In addition to recording these measurements, we also conduct a risk and scenario analysis. Based on a combination of this data, East Fork Roofing company Reno, NV is able to generate a roof replacement proposal which outlines the base cost and pricing for specific scenarios that may apply to your individual project.
Once the proposal has been accepted by the customer and down payment has been made, the next step is to conduct a “planning inspection.” East Fork Roofing will send out the foreman who will be responsible for executing the project and they will perform this inspection. The experienced foreman will complete an in-depth analysis and determine if any of the proposed scenarios apply. In addition, the foreman will plan the details of the execution of the project including a project safety plan, property protection plan, building code evaluation, and trash removal plan. Most other Reno roofing contractors do not create this plan until the day of execution or just fly by the seat of their pants.
The next step is the plan review by our scheduler, together with the project manager. This second pair of eyes is key in ensuring customer satisfaction.
The final step in this process is a review of the plan with the customer. We believe this is the most important part, which many of our competitors leave out. Our customers really appreciate this step of the process because it allows them to know, in detail, how we plan to execute the proposed project, seek clarification and give input. These last two steps are what excites our customers most because most tradespeople do not communicate details.
There is one last step, which is not actually part of the proposal process, but is key to the difference we represent. At the end of the project, the same Foreman who completed the planning inspection, completes a quality inspection. This is completed to ensure the project was executed as agreed. We call this our closed-loop quality process.
East Fork Roofing offers financing in the form of traditional interest loans. We prefer to use an outside finance company because they are financing experts and your financing remains private between you and the finance company. Most of our Reno roofing competitors either don’t offer financing or offer gimmicky financing.
Why do we only offer traditional interest financing? The short answer is that it does not add hidden costs to the project in the form of dealer fees.
In order to better understand the answer, we need to understand how financing including gimmicky (hidden cost) financing works.
Traditional interest financing looks like a loan with a fixed term, a fixed interest rate, and a fixed monthly payment. There are no surprises. There are also no dealer fees, meaning that there is no cost to us to offer them to you.
Gimmicky financing looks like 1 year same as cash or 0% interest or other offers that sound good at face value. The key to identifying gimmicky financing is the sleight of hand used to distract you away from the total price difference. Sometimes these types of finance programs actually save you money. Most of the time they do not. Here is how it works: Finance companies make money on interest. By offering, for example, a 0% interest for a year loan, the amount of money that a finance company makes would be reduced if they did not recover the money somewhere else. They recover the money for this reduction in interest rate by charging it back to the contractor in a reduction in the amount that they pay the contractor when the loan is finalized. This is done at a premium, meaning that the cost charged back to the contractor is higher than the amount saved to the customer by offering the loan. To offer this type of loan, the roofer has to either absorb the cost or build those costs into the price offered. These added costs are typically hidden by offering you more roof than you need in the form of unnecessary upgraded underlayments, warranties that will never be needed or used, or roofs that last longer than you will live.
The biggest reason why we don’t offer this type of financing is because we have not found a way to offer them without having high-pressure salespeople on our staff.
At East Fork Roofing, we understand that replacing a roof is an investment and requires serious consideration in terms of choosing the right company for the job. When searching for a roofing company in Reno and Northern Nevada areas, most people don’t get just one quote. Many people shop for different quotes and don’t want to get locked into a contract before they are sure. Because some of our competitors can take up to 30 days or longer to quote a roof and availability of project dates changes daily, waiting for 2 or 3 other quotes, puts the customer at a significant disadvantage to reserving the best date at the best price. To allow customers to commit with confidence, East Fork Roofing company in Reno offers free cancellation on all our projects.
With our free cancellation policy, each customer is able to receive a quote, book a project date, and then have the option to cancel within 10 days of the start date. Our goal is customer satisfaction, and this policy enables customers to reserve a date without feeling locked in and cancel the project for any reason. We always want to make sure East Fork Roofing is the right fit for your Reno roofing project, budget, and schedule.
Per NRS 624.331, the legal minimum for all licensed contractors to guarantee workmanship is 4 years. If any issues occur and are not resolved by a licensed contractor, the law provides a method by which you may file a complaint to have the Nevada State Contractors Board review the matter. Many of our competitors are guided only by this statute that binds them. East Fork Roofing Reno gives you more.
Along with East Fork Roofing’s 5-year workmanship guarantee, we also register the shingle warranty with the manufacturer on your behalf.
Another factor that sets East Fork Roofing apart from our competitors is our licensure in mobile home roof replacements. Nevada law requires a special license for any contractor to be authorized to do any work on a manufactured or mobile home. We are licensed by the state of Nevada Manufactured Housing Division to service mobile homes.
Also, most mobile homes have roofs which are lower slope than standard homes. For this reason, most mobile home roofs are actually more expensive than standard home roofs because they require specialized materials and methods to protect against the higher likelihood of leaking. Also, mobile homes are not permitted to have a second layer of roofing installed due to weight restrictions inherent in manufactured homes.
If the shingles on your house or mobile home are buckling, peeling, or lifting, get in touch with roofing companies in Reno NV. Contact East Fork Roofing, Reno’s roof replacement specialists, to get started today and get on your way to a new, long-lasting roof.