Nash Roofing understands the amount of pressure and stress you can go under when trying to decide on which contractor to pick, shingle color, material; and having to understand what it all means. Our team has been dedicated to helping you make sure you are making the best decisions for you. We believe in helping our community for a common goal; not just for your business, but for the lasting relationship we hope to build with you. Our team also offers consultation to make sure you feel comfortable taking the next steps towards your new roof.
Class A Contractor
A Class C contractor can work on single contracts for $1,000 or more but less than $10,000 or contracts totaling less than $150,000 over a one-year period.A Class B contractor can work on single contracts for $10,000 or more but less than $120,000 or contracts totaling $150,000 or more but less than $500,000 over a one-year period.
There are no restrictions for a Class A contractor, must do more than $750,000 or more in contracts within a twelve month period.To obtain a Class A Contractor license, you must also be in business for 5 consecutive years, and also pass an exam. This helps you know who your contractor is and if they are experienced enough to do the job. Nash Roofing is a Class A Contractor.
We are able to do any kind of repairs, replacements, or new work that you may need. Some Class C Contractors won't tell you they aren't legally able to do your work and this could be a huge disaster in the hands of someone who isn't equipped or certified to do your roof, or other project. Always be aware of the class of your contractor.Contact
What if I don't know how old my roof is? Can you determine how many more years I can get out of my existing roof?
Yes we can. Nash Roofing has years of experience assessing roofs. We can tell, based on wear and tear, signs of previous maintenance, the type and quality of shingles used, approximately how old your roof is and the number of years it reasonably has left.
How do I know if I need a new Roof?
Older roofing shingles 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 roofs. Obvious signs of a failing shingle roof are:
- Curling shingles
- Loss of the asphalt granulation (bald spots on shingle)
- Evidence of leaking on your ceilings
- Cracked or discolored interior drywall (painted or wallpapered)
- Decaying shingles
- Missing shingles
- Visible cracks
- Wind damage
- Broken or damaged shingles
- Rusted or missing flashing
If your roof is over 15 years old, we recommend calling Nash today for us to come assess your roof's current condition. Even if your roof looks fully-functional from the ground, a trained eye and a closer inspection can help avoid expensive interior repairs later.
If I see any of these roofing warning signs, does that mean I need a new roof, or can it be repaired?
Whether your roof was installed properly and the over-all condition of your shingles will depend on a routine repair, or a full roof replacement. Most of the time a repair will solve the problem, but if the over-all condition of your shingles are decaying and failing then it is economically smarter to replace the entire roof.
I've heard I can save money doing a re-roof, rather than tearing off. How can I decide what is best for me?
While you can save money doing a re-roof instead of a full tear off, the benefits really aren't in your favor. Nash believes in tearing off the existing layer of shingles so that the roof deck can be thoroughly inspected; this insures that there isn't any rotten decking. Manufacturers do not prohibit roofing over an old roof. However, if you read the fine print of any roofing manufacturer’s warranty you will find verbiage in their warranty exclusions that say “We will not warrant product failure if roof is installed over a substrate that is not smooth, flat, and clean.” This means that if anything under the roof causes the roof on top to fail, there is no warranty.
Other concerns about roofing over the top of a roof system are:
- There is no way to do a thorough roof deck inspection when it is covered by old roofing. This could result in damage being concealed.
- It is much more difficult to flash a second layer. If the second layer leaks the water can ride the layer underneath and travel to a different area of the roof. This makes leak detection and correction very difficult.
- Shingles are made from asphalt. The flexibility of Asphalt comes from the natural solvents within oil. A second layer can be super-heated in summer months which can cause the shingle to buckle and curl prematurely.
- Removal costs in the future will be tremendous due to the extra labor, and escalating landfill rates.