Archive for August, 2012

CertainTeed Symphony Slate Series: Composite Slate Shingles

Friday, August 31st, 2012

CertainTeed has done it again. This time, the brand trusted by builders and remodelers across America has created a composite slate shingle that almost perfectly mimics the aesthetically pleasing stone, but at a far cheaper price.

“It looks exactly like slate at a fraction of the cost,” said David Garner, owner of Garner Roofing.

The CertainTeed Symphony Slate Series has achieved the ideal blend of nature and technology with composite shingles, hips, and ridge accessories.

Benefits of the CertainTeed Symphony Slate Series

    1. Energy Efficient: Symphony shingles are ENERGY STAR® qualified.
    2. Color Selection: Between Symphony’s three color choices, Colonial Gray, Evergreen, and Capital Blend, homeowners are sure to find the perfect option to give their home an unrivaled curb appeal.
    3. Lightweight: Symphony’s composite slate is much lighter than real slate, making it easier to install.
    4. Durability: Symphony has excellent weathering capabilities, ensuring your roof looks great for a long time.
    5. Fade Resistant: Symphony boasts a U.V. fade resistant surface technology for superior color stability.
    6. Shatter Resistant: Unlike slate, Symphony composite slate remains shatter resistant.
    7. Fire Resistant: Symphony has a UL Class A fire resistance rating (with approved underlayment).
    8. Added Flair: Symphony’s line of hip and ridge accessories give roofs an extra bit of flair.
    9. CertainTeed’s 50-Year Limited Warranty: You can be assured your roof will perform for generations to come.

 

If you have any questions about CertainTeed Symphony Slate Series, 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.

Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and Hang out with us on Google+!

The Benefits of VELUX Skylights :: Home Improvement Tips from Garner Roofing

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Because homes are built closer and closer together today, it is often difficult to balance sufficient levels of privacy with the desire for natural light. With both being important, what are homeowners to do?

The Solutions: Skylights!

In fact, 65% of homebuyers request skylights in rooms like the bathroom and bedroom, rooms where privacy and light are of the utmost importance. But not just any skylight will do, you need a VELUX skylight, the world’s most trusted brand of roof windows and skylights.

Benefits of VELUX Skylights

  1. Privacy: VELUX skylights provide homes with the natural light they need without sacrificing privacy!
  2. Natural Light: VELUX skylights help to brighten rooms while also reducing glare and transforming living areas into more open, safer spaces.
  3. Ventilation: An electric VELUX skylight draws warm air out, providing a cooling effect and fresh air throughout the house.
  4. Cost Effective: VELUX skylights naturally reduce emissions and the need for electric lights, which will help you save money on your monthly energy bills.
  5. No Leaks: VELUX’s patented flashing kits eliminate any chance of leaking.

 

VELUX Skylights and Garner Roofing

Garner Roofing’s factory trained and certified roof mechanics can install, repair or replace a wide range of skylights and roof windows, including VELUX. Contact a representative for a free estimate.

Let the outside in with skylights!

If you have any questions about VELUX Skylights, 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.

Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and Hang out with us on Google+!

Gutter Protection Systems: The Forgotten Roof Feature

Friday, August 17th, 2012

When you think about your roof, what comes to mind? I am guessing that the first thing that pops into almost everyone’s mind is shingles, then maybe chimneys, followed by flashing. What I am guessing many of you have neglected to consider are your gutters.

Believe it or not, your gutters play an integral role in the functionality and protection of your roof. If your gutters are clogged they cannot do their job, putting your roof in jeopardy. And with Fall right around the corner, NOW is the perfect time to consider a Gutter Protection System, like gutter guards and gutter covers.

Selecting the Right Gutter Protection System

  1. Mesh Gutter Guards: Made from stainless steel mesh, these gutter guards claim to keep everything out, including sand. Mesh gutter guards slide under the roof shingles and fastens to the front lip of your gutter.
  2. Bottle Brush Gutter Guards: Resembling a large, flexible bottle brush, these gutter guards are cheap, yet affective. These gutter guards are inserted into your gutters and act as a barrier to block leaves and other debris.
  3. Reverse Curve Gutter Guards: Keep your gutters clear of debris by channeling rainwater around the nose-forward panel and through a small, 3/8-inch horizontal slit. This keeps debris out while letting rainwater in.
  4. Nylon Gutter Guards: These gutter guards are made of 3/4-inch thick industrial strength nylon that fits into the gutter without attaching to the shingles. These work by not allowing debris to accumulate in the gutter yet allowing water to flow through.
  5. Foam Type Gutter Guards: A polyurethane plastic gutter guard that fits into the gutter and blocks debris.
  6. Non-Gutter Covers: Replace your conventional gutters with ¾-inch-wide aluminum louvers. With the appearance of an open Venetian blind, these contraptions work by breaking up heavy sheet of water into small drops and then deflecting them away from the house where they fall harmlessly to the ground in a two- to three-foot band.

If you have any questions about Gutter Protection Systems, Gutter Guards, Gutter Covers, 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.

Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and Hang out with us on Google+!

Asphalt Shingle Roofing – You Don’t Have To Go White to Go Green

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

With CertainTeed’s Landmark Solaris Collection, you no longer have settle for white shingles to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Solaris’ innovative, cutting-edge technology defies logic by producing a colored asphalt shingle that reflects solar energy.

Benefits of Solaris Asphalt Shingles

  • Cost Effective: Using cool roofing technology, like Solaris, has been recognized as one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways of lowering energy consumption!
  • Increased Reflectivity: Landmark Solaris achieves 40% solar reflectivity, 60% more reflective than a standard solar reflective roof surface.
  • Energy Saving Potential: Solaris’ increased reflectivity potentially doubles your energy savings.
  • Durability: Solaris roofing is more durable than traditional shingles, reducing “thermal shock,” the expansion and contraction of exterior building materials.
  • Variety of Colors: CertainTeed’s palette of rich, authentic colors makes it an easy choice for eco-friendly living.
  • Energy Efficiency: Landmark Solaris shingles are ENERGY STAR® qualified roof products that meet both solar reflectance and thermal emissivity requirements.
  • Save you Money: Less heat at the surface of the roof translates into less opportunity for heat to transfer into the structure below, reducing home cooling cost.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Solaris shingles may qualify for credits/points in LEED®, NAHB® and other “green” programs.
  • Warranty: Lifetime limited transferable warranty – residential. 50-year limited transferable warranty – group-owned or commercial.

 

The Landmark Solaris Collection forms a barrier between your roof and the sun!

If you have any questions about Energy Efficient Asphalt Shingles, 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.

Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and Hang out with us on Google+!


Fiber Cement Siding: The Best Home Improvement Value Money Can Buy

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Few home improvements deliver the impact and value of new siding, especially CertainTeed Fiber Cement Siding. Don’t believe us? Just look at the facts.

The Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding

  • Curb Appeal: Fiber cement siding will not only make you home more aesthetically appealing, but it will also help make your home more marketable if you ever decide to sell. According to Realtors, homes that lack curb appeal are frequently considered drive-bys; prospects don’t even get out of the car to see what’s inside.
  • Return on Investment (ROI): For 6 years in a row, fiber cement siding has posted the highest return on investment for home improvement projects, 78%.
  • Durable: Fiber cement siding is a sustainable solution with protection for your home that will not warp or rot, and is resistant to UV rays.
  • Better than Wood: Fiber cement siding comes in realistic textures and profiles, including deep, authentic wood grains. Plus, it has the added protection of being non-combustible for a safer alternative to wood.
  • Environmentally Friendly: CertainTeed’s proprietary formula incorporates recycled content and a water and energy conservation process that makes it a truly green choice.
  • And more!

For homeowners looking to make a long-lasting impact on curb appeal and the bottom line, there’s no better choice than fiber cement siding!

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 Fiber Cement 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.

Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and Hang out with us on Google+!