Know the value of your roof—as a tool for maximum home energy efficiency and as part of a plan to make your property as attractive as possible.
A roofing system that’s properly installed using the right materials reflects damaging sun’s rays and keeps as much heat as possible out in the summer while keeping the heat in during the winter.
Garvey Roofing installs roofs for all seasons and offers free estimates on new roof installations and roof repairs from Pasadena to Hacienda Heights and every city of the San Gabriel Valley. Roofs that are visible from the streets should also have a pleasing, aesthetic quality.
A Roof that Fits
If you’re considering a new roof installation then study your surrounding environment to better understand your options. If you’re near a place like Eaton Canyon or the foothills of Monrovia then you have plenty of green from evergreen trees and reddish-brown hues from the mountains.
Multi-dimensional asphalt shingles with a variegated color can fit with the natural colors and your home’s exterior color scheme. Shingles from GAF and Certainteed can be multi-colored, yet have a color design that unifies the elements.
Your home’s structure and appearance can affect the type of roofing material that’s best for your home.
Mid-century modern homes, like those along Loma Alta Drive above Pasadena and Altadena will use asphalt shingles or low slope materials. Ranch-style homes in Arcadia and nearby cities could look best with tile that resembles wood shake.
The popular bungalow-style homes in the San Gabriel Valley and their roofs may need a certain touch.
If you have a Spanish-style roof in a city like Alhambra then Spanish-style tile with a low slope membrane designed to last for decades will meet your need.
Slate roofs are also possible solutions that will last for the next century.
The pitch or slope of your roof, plus your home’s age and structure help determine what works well.
If you have an idea for your roof that you don’t see online, then let Thomas Garvey know. He’s customized roofs before. A customer wanted her roof to resemble her childhood home back east which meant using slate and arranging colors in a certain pattern.
He and his team work on the many contemporary homes around but they’ve also roofed the historic Victorian homes in Heritage Square, along the 110 freeway below South Pasadena.
Trees around your property and the plants you’re growing can offer clues for both roofing colors and styles. Are roses predominant or green, leafy fruit trees? Do you have oaks overhanging your structures or Chinese elm trees?
You may want tile, but depending on the types of trees in your area then staying with asphalt shingles may be best. Or, asphalt shingles may be your choice but if you’re in a high fire zone then tile may be in the local building code even though asphalt shingles, or fiberglass, has just as high a fire rating.
Thomas Garvey will advise you based on his more than 30 years operating a roofing company and his knowledge of building science. He’ll show you how a roof is a system and not just a layer of materials.
Contact Garvey Roofing
Contact Garvey Roofing, (626) 358-9208, and get free estimates for new roofing installations and roofing repairs.
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