Most people don’t realize that they need a new roof until it starts to leak. By then, there may already be damage to the home. It’s important to have your roof inspected by a roofing company, or take a look yourself as your roof gets older. Check for shingles that are curling, buckling or missing, especially in the “valleys” where water drains into gutters.
How to choose a roofing contractoradmin2020-05-07T11:46:11+00:00
Get local referrals from friends, family and neighbors. If possible, choose a contractor from your community
Research Better Business Bureau (BBB) ratings. Check out what other homeowners have report to the Better Business Bureau at bbb.org.
Check for manufacturer certification. GAF annually verifies contractor licenses (where required), insurance and years in business before granting the factory-certified designation.
When you choose a GAF factory-certified roofing contractor*, you know you’re getting the best in the business. Only 2% of roofing contractors in North America are GAF Master Elite®, a certification they renew every year. Plus, every GAF-certified contractor offers superior protection with the GAF Lifetime Roofing System, and have access to enhanced warranties, backed by GAF. This certification requires the contractor to be:
Properly insured & licensed
For your protection, so you can rest easy knowing you’re covered.
$1M+ Liability Insurance
State licensed where required and applicable
Reputable & trustworthy
With a track record for providing quality roofing services in your community.
Good standing with the Better Business Bureau
Good credit rating per Experian
Up to date on the latest technology and practices, ensuring expert installation.
GAF trained and certified
High property owner job satisfaction ratings
Able to offer the strongest GAF warranties
Narrow down your choice
With referrals from friends and neighbors, online searches and ads for roofing companies, you may be starting with a small list of companies. A phone call with a set of good questions will help you narrow it down.
Questions to ask on the phone
Where are you located?
Choosing someone from your community improves their ability to quickly address issues that may arise during or post installation
How long have you been in business?
Choosing an established company can help ensure upfront quality and back-end support
Are you certified by manufacturers?
GAF annually verifies contractor licenses (where required), insurance and years in business before granting the factory-certified designation. As a matter of fact, only 2% of roofers in the U.S. qualify to be recognized as GAF Master Elite™ Contractors
Can you provide references?
You can request references and addresses of recently completed projects, to see their work. It’s also a good idea to check reviews online (Google, Better Business Bureau, etc.)
Are you properly licensed and insured?
GAF requires factory-certified roofers to carry at least $1M in liability insurance, workman’s compensation and state licensing where required
How are you adjusting to social distancing guidelines?
Ask about their end to end process and how they will deliver an accurate estimate and high-quality installation without entering your home
What is your workmanship warranty?
While the manufacturer of the roofing materials typically offers a warranty on the products (no matter who installs your roof), the roofing contractor will typically offer its own warranty on the workmanship. Most workmanship warranties offered by individual roofing contractors last for one year or more. A Master Elite® contractor can offer enhanced warranties, backed by GAF, which cover both the GAF Products and workmanship.
How do I know for sure I need a new roof?admin2020-04-01T12:39:25+00:00
Older roofing shingles and wood shakes typically have a 15- to 30-year lifespan depending on the shingles’ quality, the location and tree cover of your home, and how well the roof was installed originally. Direct sunlight, weather/wind, and poor roof deck ventilation are rough on Bay Area roofs.
Though the CertainTeed and GAF shingles we use today have lifetime warranties, they didn’t a decade ago. We tell our customers that 12 years is a good rule of thumb to go by. At that point, check for these warning signs:
Loss of the asphalt granulation (looks like bald spots)
Evidence of leaking on your ceilings
Cracked or discolored interior drywall (painted or wallpapered)
Broken or damaged shingles
Rusted or missing flashing
If a residential roof is over 15 years old, we recommend you call us out for a look. Sometimes damage isn’t visible to the untrained eye on the ground, and catching it early can avoid expensive interior repairs in the future.
If I see any of these roofing warning signs, are we talking repair or total roof replacement?admin2020-04-01T12:39:03+00:00
This depends on whether the roofing shingles are past their prime or the original roofing contractor installed part of or the whole roof system improperly. Perfectly good roofing shingles can be repaired if the damage hasn’t affected their integrity. If your roof shingles are old and decaying, it’s economically smarter to replace the entire roof.
How much does a new roof cost?admin2020-04-01T12:38:46+00:00
Several factors go into determining the cost of your new roof. They include the quality and professionalism of your roofing contractor; the brand, type, and grade of roofing shingle you select; the size of your roof and the shape and slope of your roofline.
Don’t choose a roofing contractor on cost alone. Price is a factor, but not the only factor you should consider. Quality roofing material and contractor workmanship have value. Hiring the cheapest roofing contractor could cost more in the long run when you consider the cost to repair sub-par roofing and the damage it causes.
How do I know what type of roofing shingle is best for my roof and my budget?admin2020-04-01T12:37:56+00:00
This is a roofing question where aesthetics and finances come into play. Not one roofing shingle manufacturer compensates J. Quintero Roofing to promote their products. Having been in a roofing contractor for many years, we can recommend without hesitation CertainTeed and GAF asphalt shingles.
Will I have to replace gutters and downspouts at the same time?admin2020-04-01T12:37:38+00:00
If your gutters and downspouts are in good shape, our roofing contractors will work around them. To avoid damaging them, we don’t remove and reinstall them once your roof is complete. If your gutters are in relatively good shape but need minor repair, we can provide this service too.
How long will it take a roofing company to install my new roof?admin2020-04-01T12:37:13+00:00
Of course, there are variables that affect all roofing projects, like weather, whether or not there is a second layer to remove and more. But typically contractors are completely finished with your new roof—from removing the old roof to clean up—in three or four days.
Three crews are involved—roof removal, roof installation, and gutters. Roofing vendors deliver sheeting and shingles. Our trained roofing contractors stay on schedule to coincide with two or three required city inspections. It takes a lot of coordination and J. Quintero Roofing company are pros.
Is there anything I need to do to before the roofer company starts?admin2020-04-01T12:35:15+00:00
Roof replacement and roofing repair is a messy and noisy process. Consider going somewhere else for about two to three hours once roofing contractors start removing the old roofing shingles to avoid all the noise. Keep pets in mind too. There’s no way around it. But we do all we can to minimize hassle and inconvenience during the roofing process.
If your garage doesn’t have a ceiling, our roofers will place tarps to keep debris from falling into your garage. After the solid decking is installed, we’ll remove the tarps and use a blower to clean out the dust.
Park your cars in the street. The roof removal trucks need to back up to the house. You’ll save your tires from nails and your car from dust and falling debris.
Use common sense and protect any item that you would be upset about if it broke. Many contractors tell you to remove pictures from walls, chandeliers from the ceiling, knickknacks from shelves, etc. With over 3,000 roofs under our belt, we have never heard a customer say that anything fell off their walls or shelves. Seems like a lot of work for a problem that we have never experienced.
If you have a paver or some other form of decorative driveway, we will cover it with plywood to protect the surface from roofing vehicles and falling shingle debris.
If you have a swimming pool, close the pool cover. If you don’t have a cover, we’ll tarp it too. Roofing debris can stain plaster finishes.
And what if my new roof leaks? Then what?admin2020-04-01T12:36:33+00:00
Manufacturer shingle warranties are now lifetime. Most manufacturers’ warranties are transferable to the new homeowners for a small fee.That covers the roofing shingles.
Regarding roofing shingle installation and roofing contractor workmanship: J. Quintero Roofing workmanship warranty is very clear with as little legal jargon as possible. The integrity of our roofing work is reflected in the warranty, which of course, is transferable to the new owner should you sell your home.
Our roofing contractors will repair any leak at no cost
The work was done quickly , they are very responsible, and also very patient to explain everything , used quality material, very professional, guaranteed work. Thanks
I needed a new roof. I got 8 estimates and Quintero Roofing was fairly priced and completed the job in less than 3 weeks. Ricardo the sales/Project Mgr. is a pleasure to work with. He always kept me informed during the entire process and everything was as he said. To find professional individuals who Care about their customers is a rarity. I would do business again with Quintero Roofing without question. I also would recommend them to my friends and neighbors.
Beautiful, I love my roof!!!. Definitely I recommend this company. Quintero roofing, they showed, quality of work, fast. reliable, friendly staff.