Residential Roofing Solutions
How old is your roof? Are your shingles curling or missing? Is debris building up on your roof? Do you see any dark patches? These are questions you should be asking yourself when evaluating your roof, as they could be signs you need a replacement or new roof installed.
You may not think about it on a daily basis, but day-in and day-out, your roof is doing quite a bit to keep you and your family safe. From protecting you from the outside elements, to keeping the rest of the structure of your home functioning properly, your roof does more for your home than any other fixture.
Before we even consider installing solar on your home, we'll inspect your roof to ensure that it has a minimum of 15 years of service life remaining. If not, we will offer to replace your roof with a new GAF Timberline® roofing system prior to installing your solar panels.
Your Roof is An Integrated System
There's more to a roof than just the shingles. Ensure your home is fully protected and enjoy peace of mind for years to come with the fully integrated GAF Lifetime Roofing System from Green Sun Energy Services.
Your New Timberline® Roofing System
Green Sun Energy Services is a GAF Certified contractor, so we can provide everything that you need to select and install the right roof for your home. Timberline® HD™ Lifetime High Definition® Shingles offer architecturally stylish but practically priced solutions to fit most residential homeowner’s budget —with a Lifetime ltd. warranty. And, after Hurricane Sandy, it’s good to know that these shingles are warranted to withstand winds up to 130 mph.
Timberline HDZ® Shingles
Help improve your home’s resale value with Timberline HDZ® Shingles from GAF. Timberline® High Definition® Shingles with Advanced Protection®Shingle Technology are the #1-selling shingles in North America. Timberline HDZ® Shingles will not only protect your most valuable asset but also beautify your home for years to come.
Timberline HD® Shingles - Shingle Features
Architecturally stylish but practically priced—with a Lifetime ltd. warranty.
Features GAF’s "High Definition" color blends and enhanced shadow effect for a genuine wood-shake look.
Designed with Advanced Protection® technology, which minimizes the use of natural resources while providing superior protection for your home (visit www.gaf.com/aps to learn more).
Helps ensure the beauty of your roof against unsightly blue-green algae. (See Details)
Stays In Place...
Dura Grip™ Adhesive seals each shingle tightly and reduces the risk of shingle blow-off. Shingles warranted to withstand winds up to 130 mph. (See Details)
Peace of Mind...
The GAF System Plus Limited Warranty provides 100% coverage of materials defects for 50 years (including the cost of installation labor).
Signs of a Failing Roof
1. A leak in the attic.
After a strong storm or wind-driven rain, take a look in the attic for signs of leaking. Ice damming can also cause water to enter the house if you don’t have an adequate shingle underlayment or if the flashing (the aluminum or steel used over roof joints, like chimneys and pipes) has deteriorated.
2. Blistering or peeling interior or exterior paint.
When paint starts to peel off, the cause is likely trapped moisture in the house due to excessive temperature or high humidity from poor attic ventilation. The air in the attic needs to flow freely from the soffit to the ridge to reduce humidity. Make sure there is a vent in areas such as the kitchen or bathroom. Dryers should vent outside.
3. Stains on interior ceilings and walls; mold or mildew growth.
If you see stains or, even worse, mold growth inside your home, it may be caused by inadequate or faulty shingle underlayment that is allowing water to seep into the house. Inadequate ventilation could also be the culprit, which causes excessive moisture— conditions in which mold and mildew thrive.
4. Exterior decay, sheathing, and/or siding.
Poor attic ventilation is again a possible cause, but any condition that results in excess moisture can contribute to decay. One way to combat the problem is to put a vapor barrier between the insulation and the inside of the house, which can reduce the amount of moisture that goes into a wall and help the moisture escape from the wall.
5. Missing, cracked, or curled shingles.
If you see that your shingles are dry or practically break when touched, that means they have reached the end of their useful life and it’s time to invest in a new roof.
6. Dark, “dirty-looking” areas on your roof.
This could mean your roof has vegetation, fungus, mold, or algae growth, or that the shingles’ protective granules have been lost. This doesn’t mean you need to replace your roof, but these stains can reduce curb appeal. Cleaning the shingles is an option, but that could shorten their life.
7. Excessive energy costs.
A possible cause of higher cooling costs could be insufficient attic ventilation, requiring the cooling system to run excessively. In warm weather, inadequate ventilation will trap hot air in the attic, causing air-conditioning systems to work harder, or leaving your home's interior hotter and less comfortable. In both hot and cold weather, moisture in the attic can become trapped and condense on the rafters if it’s not insulated properly. This moisture can drip down onto the insulation and reduce its effectiveness, potentially increasing energy costs.