A huge hail storm hits Chicago 21 years into your 25–year warrantied roof. But your roofing company thought it would be a good idea to save $50 by using cheaper off-brand fasteners, so the manufacturer denies your warranty claim. Seriously? Yes.
Unfortunately, we see this happen all too often. Don’t get fooled by a roofing contractor who’s trying to save a buck to underbid a contract. Lang Home Exteriors installs roofing systems that use all of the required components from the manufacturer so that your new roof receives the longest non-prorated Warranty possible.
What Is A Roofing System?
A Roofing System is a specific family of roofing products required by your area’s building code or by the manufacturer (usually both) for a properly installed roof that qualifies for the manufacturer’s warranty. Some materials can be substituted for other quality brands while others are an absolute must in order to have your roof warrantied. Smart homeowners know by now that they get what they pay for, and an underbid contract with cheap materials is no exception. When we install a new roof, while we love spending time with you, we don’t want to be fixing your leaks a year later! Or 20 years later for that matter! The right Ice & Water Shield can make all the difference for your home and your savings account a decade down the road.
We proudly & professionally install roofing systems from Owens Corning, Malarkey, GAF, Certainteed and Da Vinci and cedar shake.
Let’s break down each section of the roof so you know how to interpret each part of a proposal for a new roof.
Since the installation of your home’s last roof, some of the decking lumber that makes up the structure of the roof may have become weakened or rotted. We replace any rotted or warped lumber as needed, and don’t take any shortcuts. This ensures your roof is built on a frame with structural integrity and will last much longer.