Roofing Guide: Everything You Need to Know about Roofing
Decisions on a new roof may only happen once or twice in a lifetime so it is not a skill you need to stay current on. Our Roofing Guide will help you with decisions you need to make to provide the style and type of roof that meets your needs the best. If you need to start with the basics, start with Roofing One-to-One with Joann Liebler. Then, to get an idea of different roofing styles and colors on a house similar to yours, use one of the roofing design tools from Owens Corning or GAF below.
Roofing Design and Tutorials
Determining the style, color and type of roofing for your house can be intimidating, but there are also big cost differences. Here are a few tools that can help you make this important decision.
Owens Corning Design EyeQ Visualization Experience
Interactive product guide – experiment with the different home exterior looks using the variety of Owens Corning roofing and Cultured Stone® brand products.
GAF Virtual Home Remodeler
You can look at a home similar to yours and change the roofing style and colors, siding, trim and stone options.
GAF-Elk – Roofing One-to-One with Joann Liebeler
Joann Liebeler gives you expert Advice on your roof: Key Danger Signals, How Roofs Work, Choosing Your Shingle, Virtual Home Remodeler, Finding the Right Roofing Contractor and Choosing a Warranty. (Requires high speed connection)
Your Roof Has You Covered
Your roof protects one of your most important investments. Leaks, storms, and aging roofing products can have devastating impacts on the rest of your home. When replacing or repairing a roof you will need to consider a variety of factors such as building codes, roof slope, climate and personal preferences. A new or replacement roof not only protects your home, but can dramatically improve the appearance.
Do I Need My Roof Replaced or Repaired?
A roof with the proper drainage, materials and maintenance can last 20 or even as much as 50 years. A professional roofer can inspect your roof and advise you on repair, maintenance and replacement options.
Depending on the age and condition of you roof, repair could be as simple as cleaning, patching and coating to total removal and replacement. Common indicators that you would want a roofing professional to inspect your roof are algae or moss growth, damaged or buckled flashing, missing shingles, excessive granule degradation (you may notice this when cleaning your gutters), rotting and ceiling stains that inidicate a leaking roof. Comparing the cost to repair versus replace your roof and how long the roof will last will help you decide whether a repair or replacement is in order.
If planning to replace your roof, choosing the correct style and material can not only compliment the appearance of your home in your neighborhood, but also protect it from the elements and reduce energy costs. Replacement costs can vary depending on materials, roof slope and style, location and time of year.
Western Pacific Roofing is your trusted roofing contractor and offers:
- Free, No-Obligation Estimates,
- Licensed, Insured and Bonded
- Factory Certified
- We never collect final payment until you are 100% satisfied.
- We are insurance experts and handle the details for your from start to finish
24 Hour Emergency Repairs
There is nothing worse than that middle of the night storm that leaves your house exposed to elements. We provide 24 hour emergency service to protect your home when things take a turn for the worse.
Roofing Styles and Materials
Roofing styles, materials and costs vary widely by region, climate and neighborhood.
Get in the Know About Roofing
Roofing terms can be confusing and technical. See our Roofing Glossary and Roofing Terms.