Archive for June, 2012

The Top 10 Reasons to Choose Garner Roofing and CertainTeed Siding

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Few home improvements deliver the impact and value of new vinyl siding. It transforms an old dated home into a beautiful place to live that your neighbors will envy. It also adds significant resale value and increases energy efficiency. But with so many siding companies out there, how do you choose the one that best suits your needs?

Well, that’s easy. CertainTeed Vinyl and Polymer Siding offers many benefits over the competition.

The Top 10 Reasons to CertainTeed Siding

  1. CertainTeed was Rated #1 by Building Professionals: For the past 15 years, CertainTeed has been the preferred siding choice for architects, designers, builders, contractors, and other home improvement professionals.
  2. CertainTeed offers a Wide Variety of Colors and Styles: CertainTeed’s wide range of styles and vast array of colors make the siding a no brainer for homeowners. Plus, all CertainTeed vinyl siding products are covered with PermaColor™ Lifetime Fade Protection and are certified through the Vinyl Siding Institute’s Certification Program.
  3. CertainTeed Leads the Way in Polymer “Cedar” Shingle Siding: If the look of traditional vinyl siding isn’t for you, don’t worry. CertainTeed offers two beautiful polymer siding options, including CEDAR IMPRESSIONS® & NORTHWOODS®, which are designed to look just like cedar.
  4. CedarBoards™ Insulated Siding: Not only will this insulated siding improve the energy efficiency of your home, it is also a sustainable green product, containing 60% recycled content (the highest recycled content of any vinyl siding product on the market).
  5. Monogram® 46: Monogram is the standard to which other sidings are compared, offering performance features, including the patented STUDfinder™ Installation System, RigidForm™ rolled-over nail hem, and self-aligning CertiLock™, and much more!
  6. Patented STUDfinder™ Installation System: STUDfinder is designed for fast, accurate, and secure installation, featuring an integral installation guide on every panel. STUDfinder is featured on all traditional CertainTeed sidings and has tested up to 25% faster to install than ordinary vinyl siding.
  7. CertainTeed Decorative Trim: Unlike its competitors, CertainTeed offers a wide range of decorative trim options to give your siding that unique finishing touch.
  8. Providing Contractors with the Support they need: CertainTeed offers the 5-Star Contractor, VSI Certified Installer, MasterCraftsman, and Award of Excellence programs, designed to provide contractors with the tools they need to successfully differentiate themselves from competition.
  9.  CertainTeed’s Building Solutions® Program: Through educational and marketing support programs, CertainTeed’s Building Solutions program is designed to help home improvement professionals simplify product decisions and enhance the quality of their projects.

Over 100 Years of Excellence: Founded in 1904, CertainTeed is one of the nation’s largest and most respected building products manufacturers.

If you have any questions about CertainTeed Siding or if you are interested in scheduling a free roofing consultation / siding consultation, please contact Garner Roofing by calling 410-753-2322 or visit GarnerRoof.com today!

Garner Roofing Company, LLC is a Maryland Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Contractor offering Residential and Commercial Roofing, Siding, and Gutter Replacement services to Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford County, and Northern Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Garner Roofing is also a Certified ShingleMaster Company through Certainteed. You can verify our credentials by visiting the Certainteed website.

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Choosing the Right Siding :: Home Improvement Tips from Garner Roofing

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

When inclement weather strikes, your home’s exterior takes a beating. And without the right siding, your home could suffer significant damage.

Siding is your home’s first line of defense against the elements. Because of this, you need siding that is built to withstand the toughest storms and everyday impacts and keep on performing.

Choosing the Right Siding

Siding is available in a wide range of types and styles, including:

  1.  Cedar Shakes: Cedar shakes give you the durability you need with a rustic look that is unmatched in the industry.
  2.  Fiber Cement Siding: If strength and durability are at the top of your list, than fiber cement siding may be your best option.
  3.  Vinyl Siding: Vinyl siding is among the most popular siding in America for good reason. Vinyl siding combines outstanding performance with unsurpassed style and aesthetic appeal.
  4.   And More!

Benefits of Siding

  • The right siding protects your home from the elements, high winds, and debris.
  • The right siding seals your home from moisture.
  • The right siding adds significant resale value to your home.
  • Not only should your siding be durable, but it also needs to be aesthetically pleasing. You only get once chance to make a great first impression and your siding plays a major role in the curb appeal of your home.
  • The right siding will help improve the energy efficiency of your home.
  • The right siding can transform an old dated home into a beautiful place to live that your neighbors will envy.

Interested in New Siding?

If you have any questions about choosing the right siding, call Garner Roofing today to schedule a free siding consultation, which will include:

  1. Arrival – Our representative will arrive, greet you in a friendly way, and briefly discuss the purpose of the estimate.
  2. Exterior Inspection – An exterior inspection and measurement is usually performed. In some cases we will confirm measurements already taken before the appointment using our aerial measuring technology. Photographs will be taken as needed.
  3. Proposal Generation – A professional full color proposal will usually be generated and printed on the spot using our mobile office equipped truck.
  4. Proposal Review – We will review the details of the proposal with you and answer questions. We will also view product samples if you choose.

Professional Siding Services from Garner Roofing

In just a few days Garner Roofing’s factory trained installers will bring your home back to life. Our siding services include:

  • Siding Installation
  • Siding Repair
  • Siding Replacement
  • Insulated Siding

If you have any questions about Choosing the Right Siding or if you are interested in scheduling a free roofing consultation / siding consultation, please contact Garner Roofing by calling 410-753-2322 or visit GarnerRoof.com today!

Garner Roofing Company, LLC is a Maryland Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Contractor offering Residential and Commercial Roofing, Siding, and Gutter Replacement services to Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford County, and Northern Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Garner Roofing is also a Certified ShingleMaster Company through Certainteed. You can verify our credentials by visiting the Certainteed website.

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Roofing – The Importance of Attic Ventilation

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Proper attic ventilation allows a continuous flow of outside air through your attic by balancing air intake (at your eaves or soffits) and air exhaust (at or near your roof ridge) according to specific formula. This is beneficial for many reasons but specific to roofing it serves the following purposes:

Prevents Moisture- Excessive moisture weakens and ultimately rots the wood members that support your roof. Over time this leads to structural failure. It also causes mold which everyone knows is a serious health problem.

Prevents Excessive Heat- Excessive heat in your attic literally bakes the shingles and other roof components causing them to age and fail prematurely.

Warranty Compliance- Another extremely important fact to know about proper roof/attic ventilation is that it is a warranty requirement of all the major shingle manufacturers. Despite this knowledge it is estimated that 9 out of 10 homes in North America do not have proper attic ventilation. Unfortunately, these homeowners will find out the hard way that they have no warranty should a problem arise.

Address Attic Ventilation with a Roofing Consultation from Garner Roofing

Garner Roofing’s certified roofing consultants have the experience to evaluate your roof ventilation to insure it is adequate for warranty compliance and maximum roof life. If your roof requires supplemental ventilation we offer a variety of cost effective products for all roof types and home styles.

If you have any questions about Proper Roof Ventilation or if you are interested in scheduling a free roofing consultation, please contact Garner Roofing by calling 410-753-2322 or visit GarnerRoof.com today!

Garner Roofing Company, LLC is a Maryland Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Contractor offering Residential and Commercial Roofing, Siding, and Gutter Replacement services to Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford County, and Northern Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Garner Roofing is also a Certified ShingleMaster Company through Certainteed. You can verify our credentials by visiting the Certainteed website.

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Roof Remodeling 101: Other Factors to Consider

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Last week, in our first installment of Roof Remodeling 101, we covered how to find both the right roofing contractor and the highest quality roofing products. This week, we are going to address the next step in the remodeling process, including obtaining permits, re-roofing, debris disposal, roof ventilation, and shingle underlayment.

  1. Obtaining a Permit: While it is not always necessary to obtain a permit before starting a roofing project, certain local ordinances actually require them. So find out what is required in your area and then discuss your options with your roofing contractor. In most situations, your roofing contractor will handle all permitting issues.
  2. Re-Roofing Options: With re-roofing, you have two options. You can tear off the existing roof before applying the new roof – known as a tear off – or you can lay the new shingles over the existing roof – known as a lay over. In order to determine what option makes the most sense for you, your roof, and your budget, discuss your choices with your roofing contractor.
  3. Debris Disposal: With a tear off, who is responsible for the cleanup and disposal of your old shingles? Your contractor should take care of everything, but be sure to check that the contract states this clearly.
  4. Roof Ventilation: Proper roof ventilation will help reduce attic heat buildup, reduce attic moisture and condensation, prevent weather infiltration, and prevent ice dams. In fact, one of the primary reasons for premature roof failure is improper roof/ attic ventilation.
  5. Shingle Underlayment: Some local building codes and UL standards require that a shingle underlayment be installed. Most home improvement companies do not comply with these requirements and by not doing so they void your roof warranty the day it is installed. That is just one of the many reasons to trust your roof to a professional roofing contractor, like Garner Roofing!

Choosing Garner Roofing Gives You Peace of Mind

Our goal is to deliver a good experience to every customer. We accomplish this by being professional in every aspect of our service process and by delivering what we promise. Garner Roofing representatives and installers are factory trained and ShingleMaster Certified. We will inspect your roof and provide options based solely on your needs.

If you have any questions about what you have just read or if you are interested in scheduling a free roofing consultation, please contact Garner Roofing by calling 410-753-2322 or visit GarnerRoof.com today!

Garner Roofing Company, LLC is a Maryland Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Contractor offering Residential and Commercial Roofing, Siding, and Gutter Replacement services to Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Harford County, and Northern Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Garner Roofing is also a Certified ShingleMaster Company through Certainteed. You can verify our credentials by visiting the Certainteed website.

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