Request a Quote

Request a Quote

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

ROOFING

Expert Roof Replacement

A roof replacement is a big deal for any homeowner, which is why the experts at Roeland Home Improvers are here to make the process as easy as possible. Our roof replacement services will ensure that your home has a durable, sturdy roof that will look great and last for years to come. We offer a wide variety of roofing materials, and we can handle any size project.

All roofs eventually break down and need replacement, no matter the type of material or how well they were maintained. Of course, you don't want to rush into replacement, which is why we conduct thorough roof inspections to determine whether repair or replacement is the best option for your home.

If you think your home needs a roof replacement, give us a call today for a free consultation! We offer free estimates on all our work!

Reasons to get a new roof

All roofs will eventually need replacement, and if you see missing or broken sections of shingles or tiles, leaks or light coming through, damaged flashing, or other problems, roof repairs may not be enough. It is always a good idea to have your roof inspected if it's past warranty or looks worn out, and the experts at Roeland Home Improvers can help you determine the best course of action.

Another common cause for roof replacement is storm damage. Even the most careful homeowners can't do anything about severe weather, and unfortunately many homes are affected by natural events like high winds, hail, and falling trees. If your home has suffered any type of storm damage, we can help! Our roofers can quickly and effectively return your home to normal and keep the inside dry and protected with a durable new roof.

Roofings Img1
Roofings Img 2

Brighten up your home’s appearance

Of course, not every roof replacement has to be inspired by negative causes. Many homeowners elect to replace their roof simply for the aesthetic value, as a new roof can completely change the look of a home. A new roof will increase curb appeal and property value, making it a very beneficial home improvement project.

The right roofing material makes all the difference

There are a wide variety of roofing materials available to homeowners, and each comes with its own benefits. Choosing the right one to match the design of your home and neighborhood while staying within weather restrictions and budget is important.

Our available roofing materials include:

• Asphalt shingles
• Energy efficient shingles

• Composite roofing
• Flat and rubber roofing

Ridge Vents & Roof Ventilation

It's understandable that roof ventilation is often overlooked, as most people are simply worried about their roof keeping their home dry. However, a well-ventilated roof can make life easier for those living beneath it. Proper roof and attic ventilation can lower heating and cooling costs, improve interior comfort, and grant longer life to roof shingles.

In the summertime, a properly ventilated roof allows hot air in the attic to escape, reducing the demand on your air conditioning system. In the winter, ventilation combines with good attic insulation to keep the roof surface cold, so that snow won't melt on the roof surface and then freeze to form ice dams along the eaves.

Roeland Home Improvers installs and repairs ridge vents and other types of roof vents. We are Morris County and Northern New Jersey's expert roofing contractors for roofing solutions that include roof repair, roof replacement and more. Contact us today for a free quote!

Types of roof vents

There are different types of roof vents, and different strategies for achieving effective roof ventilation. Here's a brief overview:

Ridge vents

Installed along the roof peak, ridge vents are probably the most important vents in any "passive" (non-electric) roof ventilation system. Hot air that accumulates inside the attic rises by convection and escapes outside through ridge vents.

As this hot air escapes, fresh outside air is drawn into the attic through soffit vents (see below). On an asphalt shingle roof, ridge vents are usually covered by a layer of shingles. The warmest air in the attic rises naturally to the roof peak and escapes outside through the ridge vents.

Soffit vents

Soffit vents run parallel to the eaves along the soffit. These vents work with ridge and gable vents to promote good roof ventilation.

Installed along the eaves of the roof, these vents are usually in the form of grilles that run the length of each soffit.

By admitting outside air into the attic as warmer air leaves the attic through higher vents, soffit vents play a major role in effective roof ventilation.

Gable-end vents

If attic airflow is insufficient, your roofer may recommend a gable end vent such as the one shown.

Installed near the peak of a gable end, this screened vent can allow hot air to leave the attic or fresh air to enter, depending on prevailing breezes and temperature conditions.

Powered attic ventilators (PAVs)

Sometimes referred to as attic fans, PAVs come in several forms. Some are designed to be mounted on the roof, while others mount in the attic floor or the gable end. All PAVs contain an electrically powered fan (usually controlled by a thermostat) that exhausts hot air from the attic on hot summer days.

A PAV should not be necessary if a roof has properly sized and installed ridge and soffit vents. While a PAV will definitely exhaust hot air from the attic during hot weather, it consumes electricity, and can actually suck cooled air from the living space through leaks in the attic floor. For this reason, many home energy experts recommend passive roof ventilation over active ventilation with a PAV.

Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Asphalt shingles are the most popular roof covering for homes, largely because they are relatively inexpensive, durable, and varied in styles, colors, and textures. Here at Roeland Home Improvers, we carry three-tab shingles and architectural shingles from leading manufacturers to give your home a long-lasting beautiful finish.

To get the longest life out of your asphalt roof, proper installation, maintenance, and repair is necessary. That's why it's important to choose an experienced, professional contractor you can trust. We are your local asphalt roofing expert serving Randolph, Parsippany, Rockaway and many areas of Northern New Jersey. Contact us today for your free estimate on shingle roofing!

Benefits of asphalt shingle roofing

Asphalt1

Low maintenance
When installed properly, asphalt shingles require little maintenance & can be easily repaired if damaged.

Asphalt2

Affordability
The low material cost & long life expectancy of asphalt shingles provide unmatched value.

Asphalt3

Versatility
Asphalt shingles are available in an array of styles & colors to match any home.

Asphalt4

Durable Protection
Most asphalt fiberglass shingles have a Class A fire rating & excellent wind resistance.

Upgrade your home with a durable, energy-saving roof

Whether you're looking for an inexpensive roof covering or stylish high-performance shingles, we offer asphalt shingles to meet your style and budget. Asphalt shingles are available in two varieties: fiberglass (or composite) and organic. Composite shingles are made of a fiberglass base mat with a waterproof asphalt coating that protects against weather damage. The traditional 3-tab asphalt shingle has been around a long time and is the most common roof covering. Architectural, or dimensional, shingles provide value and strength in a genuine wood-shake look.

Many manufacturers have adopted energy-saving technology to reduce the amount of heat absorbed by your roof. We install ENERGY STAR-rated cool roof shingles designed to reflect the sun's rays, reduce the temperature of your roof, and help lower your energy costs.

Wood Rot Repair

Wood rot often comes as an unpleasant surprise. Perhaps you’re having your roof shingles replaced and the roofer announces that the decking, rafters, and/or ridge board is rotted. Or maybe you’re preparing to paint an exterior window sill or trim board and you notice the wood under the old paint is soft. Worse is when you’re in the basement or crawlspace and notice rot in structural beams and joists!

Left untreated, with the right conditions, wood rot can spread and eventually weaken the structure of your home. Of course, a home with significant rot will also lose its resale value, so it’s imperative to take action. Roeland Home Improvers specializes in roof repairs that can help prevent wood rot. We offer expert wood rot repair and roof repair services throughout the Morris County and Northern NJ area. Contact us today for a free repair estimate.

What causes rot anyway?

The fungal spores that cause wood to rot are all around us. Fortunately, they are not always active, and rot damage does not occur overnight. Dry rot is a common type of wood rot in which wood is attacked by fungi. The fungi destroy the parts of the wood that make it strong and firm.

To grow and begin to digest wood, fungal spores need adequate amounts of water and high relative humidity. When the moisture content of the materials with which your home is built is coupled with high relative humidity, the stage is set for rot.

Where to inspect for dry rot & wood rot

Armed with an awl or a small screwdriver, inspect locations where rot often gains a foothold. Use the tool to poke into areas that are suspects (blistered or soft) to see how extensive the rot is. Rot is likely to occur in:

  • Exposed framing in a basement or crawlspace
  • Exterior window sills and door thresholds
  • Exterior window and door casings (trim)
  • The underside of roof decking (if accessible from the attic)
  • Roof framing (if accessible from the attic)
  • Fascia (trim to which gutters are often attached) and rake boards (trim on the gable end of a roof)
Roeland can repair your roof

Most of the strategies for fighting dry rot throughout the house begin with your roof. If your roof is not sound and your gutters are clogged or misaligned, tremendous amounts of water can enter your home and saturate the ground around your foundation (which can also allow water to seep into your home). So, the first rule of home care is to make sure your roof is leak-free and in good repair. As a leading roofing contractor in Morris County and Northern New Jersey, we offer comprehensive roofing services, including a variety of roof repairs to help you maintain your roof's condition.

Roeland Home Improvers also understands that the roof is more than a barrier to rain and snow. It is also where your home exhales! A properly vented roof also expels much of the water vapor that builds up in the home and plays an important role in keeping the moisture content in building materials to safe levels. Vent openings are typically located along the roof’s ridge and soffits at the eaves. These roof vents are usually continuous in order to maintain adequate air flow.

Warm, often humid, air naturally rises up (warm air rises) through the ridge vents and replacement air is drawn in through soffit vents to replace it. Called convection, or the “stack effect,” replacement air may also be drawn from wall cavities that surround the lower levels of your home – and even from your basement. The stack effect normally helps maintain low moisture levels throughout your home.

Looking for an effective solution to wood rot in New Jersey? Reach out to us today to schedule a free roof repair estimate. We are one of New Jersey's finest roofers, maintaining a stellar reputation and providing only the best services and products.

Ice Dam Prevention & Damage Repair

Ice dams can cause interior damage to ceilings, walls, and floors, but the right roofing services can eliminate this worry. An ice dam earns its name by trapping pools of melted water behind the frozen dam created when melted snow re-freezes along the eaves, where the roof is coldest. Water trapped behind an ice dam can flow under roof shingles and leak into the house, damaging walls, floors, and other materials.

Several conditions must exist for ice dam damage to occur. If all these conditions are present, it’s likely that some water will leak into your house. Here at Roeland Home Improvers, we offer solutions to repair damage to your roof caused by ice damming, as well as prevent ice dams from forming on your roof. Prevention is key in keeping ice off your roof and water out of your home.

How do ice dams form?

  • Snow that stays on the roof for more than a few days, combined with freezing temperatures.
  • Warm air from your living space that leaks into the attic, causing snow to melt high on the roof.
  • Missing membrane protection beneath roof shingles along roof eaves.

While you can’t prevent snow from collecting on your roof, there are other things you can do to prevent ice dams from causing water damage to your house. Some homeowners choose to focus on reducing the amount of heat that escapes into the attic, warming the upper part of the roof deck and causing snow to melt evenly.

This type of ice dam prevention typically involves sealing air leaks in the attic floor and other solutions. Adequate attic ventilation is also important to keep the underside of the roof the same temperature as the outside air.

Another way to protect your home from ice dams and the damage associated with them is to make sure that an experienced roofing contractor installs a protective "ice and water" shield along your roof eaves, where the ice dams form.

Many building codes (this may vary by state and town) stipulate that this ice dam membrane protection must extend at least 24 inches inside the heated wall space of a house. However, older houses may not have such protection.

Energy-Efficient Shingle Installation

On a sunny summer day, the temperature in your attic can climb as high as 140 degrees. With so much heat collecting in the confined space of an attic, it’s no wonder that your air conditioning system has to work harder and longer to keep your home comfortable.

Attic insulation can help to slow the movement of heat into your home, but what about the roof shingles that are absorbing all that solar heat? Wouldn’t it be great if they made shingles that could reflect heat instead of absorb it? Hold on – they can!

Energy-efficient shingles installed by the roofing experts at Roeland Home Improvers can help reduce heat in the attic and any heat going into the house, helping to keep your home cooler in the summer and your air conditioning bills lower.

Lower your cooling costs with "cool roof" technology

Quite a bit of scientific research went into the development of asphalt shingles that can help to reduce cooling costs. Building scientists focused their attention on the tiny mineral granules that come in different colors and are fused to the top surface of asphalt shingles. By applying special coatings to the granules, they discovered that they could increase two critical qualities: reflectivity and emissivity.

New cooler granules reflect about 20% of the sun’s energy, compared to standard dark roof granules that reflect just 3%. Higher emissivity also helps granules stay cooler by shedding heat instead of retaining it.

We can install a green roof in a variety of colors

Recognizing the important role that roofing material can play in energy performance, ENERGY STAR® has established performance standards for “cool” roof shingles. To take advantage of cool roof technology, make sure to use ENERGY STAR cool roof shingles. Most major shingle manufacturers have ENERGY STAR shingles available in a variety of colors or tones.

We can install many different types of shingles to meet your needs and budget constraints. If you are interested in upgrading the look of your home while saving energy, you've come to the right place. As a full-service roofing contractor in New Jersey, we have experience installing energy efficient shingles. We’ll help you decide on the roof shingles that will work best for your home. Contact us today to learn more!

Awards and Affiliations