Replacing your roof is a challenge that most homeowners rarely face. Thanks to product innovations and manufacturing improvements, many of us will only replace our home’s roof once. Even so, it remains one of the most important investments you’ll make in your home.
Today, homeowners have more roofing choices than ever before — and it can be overwhelming when you begin to consider all the options. With a large showroom full of traditional and innovative roofing products, Roofwerks will work closely with you to sort through the options, consider what factors are most important to you, and find the right product to match your style and meet your budget.
After reviewing these issues, Roofwerks will show you a variety of roofing options to help you narrow your choices. Asphalt shingles remain the most popular roof covering in the United States. While architectural or dimensional shingles have dominated the market in recent years, asphalt shingles have evolved to replicate some of most desirable natural roof products, including slate, tile, and wood shake. Metal, tile, and synthetic products have also gained popularity as homeowners recognize the value of roofs with longer lifecycles.
Selecting what type of roof covering you want is an important first step, but there are many other details to consider. The roofing system at your home includes many elements that work together to protect your home, including the roof decking, flashing, and ventilation.
Roofwerks will carefully evaluate your current home and make sure that your entire roofing system is appropriately designed. For example, you don’t want to install a tile roof with a 75 year lifespan on an underlayment that is designed to last only 20 years.
Our team will walk you through issues such as:
You can trust the residential roofing professionals at Roofwerks to guide you on installing the best roof system for your home. Our associates are uniquely qualified to educate you on these issues for your home and will take the time to make sure you make the best roofing choice for your home.
Roofwerks is a full service residential roofing contractor located in North Carolina. We work with homeowners in Raleigh, Cary, Durham and the surrounding area to repair and maintain roofs, replace roofs, install ventilation systems, install and repair gutters, and install skylights. Whatever your roof needs, Roofwerks is here to help.
Learn more about a few of our experienced residential roofing team members, or view the entire Roofwerks team.
Yes, we are fully insured with General Liability, Workman’s Compensation, Automobile Liability, and Excess Liability specifically for roofing. Many companies that offer roofing services carry less expensive insurance policies for other trades even though they are doing roof work. (i.e., gutters or masonry) A homeowner or business owner can be at extreme risk if an accident occurs, and the contractor is performing work that is not covered by the appropriate insurance. Customers should request an insurance certificate directly from the insured’s insurance company to ensure there is appropriate coverage in force. Several years ago, Roofwerks took over a large project because the previous company was not properly insured. The parking brake on a work vehicle was not engaged and the vehicle rolled downhill into a garage. The homeowner was on the hook for tens of thousands of dollars to repair the damage.
This is a tricky question because of all the different products available. Asphalt shingles, the most common roofing material will likely last 25 years in our NC climate. It is important that you hire a qualified company such as Roofwerks who can expertly install a high-quality roof system. All the different components of the roof such as underlayment, flashings, and ventilation are critical to getting the most life out of your roof. Since Roofwerks is accredited by all the major manufacturers we are able to offer enhanced warranties that your run of the mill company can’t offer.
Re-roofing can be an unsettling process if you have never gone through the process previously. At Roofwerks we prepare you well ahead of the start of the job with a check list of items that will make the job much more comfortable for you and safe. This list addresses household items to protect and how Roofwerks will work during the job to protect you and your household during the roofing process. The main thing to expect is loud noise and thoughts of a war zone. But choosing a contractor like Roofwerks that is there to protect your property and your safety will make you at ease and glad you trusted us with the undertaking.
The price of a new roof system varies widely, depending on such things as the materials selected, type of home or building, and the labor involved. Call us today and we can schedule a free no obligation inspection and estimate of your property.
This depends on whether your roof has been damaged by an act of nature. Hail, high winds, or a fallen tree can all cause damage to your roof that will likely be covered by insurance. If you have experienced an event that causes damage you should contact your insurance company to start the claims process. Beware of the many companies that claim to get you a free roof. These storm chasers are often unethical and likely in violation of North Carolina insurance guidelines. Many come from out of state, hire subcontract labor, and leave the area as soon as the storm work dries up. It is almost impossible to find them when a problem develops. Roofwerks is local and established and can help you navigate any insurance claim.
Unfortunately, the most obvious way to determine if a roof system has problems is after leaking or other serious damage occurs. If you are concerned about the performance of your roofing system call us we can do a detailed inspection of your roof. Our inspection can uncover cracked, warped or missing shingles; loose seams and deteriorated flashings; excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters and other visible signs of roof system problems. (Tip: Indoor signs to look for are cracked paint, discolored sheetrock or peeling tape on sheetrock as signs of water intrusion.)
Yes, North Carolina building code allows for two layers of shingles. We do not recommend this practice because there is no way to find if there are existing leaks that are occurring in the roof system without removing the old shingles and felt paper. The other advantage is having one layer of roofing avoids complications in selling a home when it comes to inspections and concerns about the cost of two layers of roofing needing to be removed.
Not necessarily. Leaks can result form something simple such as flashings that come loose or a section of the roof system being damaged. We are fortunate in North Carolina to have all 4 seasons of weather sometimes all in one week. The rapid change in weather can put stress on seams and flashing and open leaks on roofs that can be solved by our repair department and not require a total replacement.
Metal roofing has a higher up-front cost than other options such as asphalt shingles. However, once you evaluate the life cycle cost of the roof, metal can be less expensive than asphalt shingles. Metal will last substantially longer than asphalt shingles that will likely have to be replaced multiple times in order to match the longevity of metal roofing. It is important to choose a contractor such as Roofwerks that has proven experience in specialty roofing. All metal roofs are not created equal. There are different metals, gauges or thicknesses, attachment methods, and styles of metal roofing. Certain metals perform better than others depending upon the application. Visit our roofing showroom to evaluate the many options available in metal roofing.
Roofwerks was contacted because customer was frustrated with reoccurring leaks. We performed a through inspection and determined that the existing synthetic tile roof was failing and need of replacement. This project posed many challenges such as multiple copper dormers, elaborate chimney caps, failed stucco siding, and a gazebo that could only be accessed from the water.
Roofwerks 9198522660 5413 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606My experience with Roofwerks from start to finish was amazing. This was a stressful situation for me being that I’ve never had to replace a roof before but Shane Donavant helped me tremendously. He worked with me from estimating costs to literally being the last person on my property cleaning up after the installation the following day. The crew that installed my roof worked efficiently and I couldn’t be more pleased with the way it all turned out. My roof looks perfect now and within 24hrs have gotten several compliments from nearby neighbors. If you’re shopping around for a new roof, look no further, go with Roofwerks, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks again Shane, you’ve made some really happy customers! 5 stars! Dallas Frentz
Roofwerks 9198522660 5413 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606I was impressed from the initial contact to the end. Roofwerks and Shane Donavant were amazing. They provided a quote quickly, kept us informed throughout the process, did what they said they would do in the time they said it would take and the quality workmanship was superior. Even sent photos and updates daily as the work progressed. Shane was a magnificent ambassador for Roofwerks. We could not have been happier. Roof replacement was something we were apprehensive about before we started calling for estimates. However, as soon as I spoke with Roofwerks I knew we found the company we needed. Abundant thanks to all at Roofwerks especially Shane! #madeourlifeeasier Dawn Marsh
Roofwerks 9198522660 5413 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606Fred of Roofwerks presented a cordial, professional demeanor. Polite and knowledgeable. Patiently helped us evaluate the options and choose a new roofing. Fred's crew was outstanding - timely, efficient. Excellent work. Cleaned up the work area. Very pleased with the job. Dwight Huffman
Roofwerks 9198522660 5413 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606Professional and prompt service. Scheduled appointments easily, office staff was friendly and helpful. They made the replacement process simple and customer friendly. Constant communication before, during and after the service. Highly recommended. Jennifer Day
Roofwerks 9198522660 5413 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606Shane and the crew at Roofwerks were up front about the process and pricing, punctual, and installed a great looking roof for a really great value. Joe Ovies
Roofwerks 9198522660 5413 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606Shane and the guys did a great job! Roof and skylights were done in two days. Some people at work told me to get a second estimate - but I knew I didn't have to. When I saw the work Roofwerks did on a home across town (saw their sign) I was sold. And I'm glad I did. Thanks!!! Kevin Key
Roofwerks 9198522660 5413 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606Great experience with a roof replacement. I worked with Fred from start to finish and everything was perfect. Very professional and our new roof looks great. I have worked with Roofwerks with my business and my home and they will always be my first call for any future needs. Max Houseworth
Roofwerks 9198522660 5413 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606We chose Roofwerks because of the quality of their work, reasonable price, and their responsiveness. Shane kept us up to date with every aspect of our project. There were no surprises. Roof installers took their time to make sure the job was done right. These guys take pride in their work and have no high pressure sales tactics. Steven White
Roofwerks 9198522660 5413 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606Local and top-notch! Roofwerks did our roof replacement and we are extremely happy. Our consultant (Wes) was awesome. Transparent from start to finish. Went the extra mile to take care of my property, and did great job cleaning up afterwards. Highly recommend! Trevor Black
Roofwerks 9198522660 5413 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606We needed our entire roof replaced due to storm damage, and Roofwerks did a wonderful job. Our entire experience with this company was easy and pleasant from beginning to end. Shane provided our quote and walked us through every step of the process. The day of the install, he texted pictures and updates as the crew was working. Shane went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience with Roofwerks. Our new roof looks amazing! They use high quality materials, offer reasonable pricing, and are very professional, efficient, and friendly. I would highly recommend this company. Thanks for everything! Taylor Maylott