Installing new roofs on homes and commercial buildings in the San Gabriel requires craftsmanship. Thomas Garvey, a local contractor serving cities from Pasadena to Hacienda Heights, studies the craft of roofing and the impact on older and newer homes and buildings.
As owner of Garvey Roofing, he’s passionate about creating roofs that perform well during the rainy season, during the hottest temperatures, and in high winds.
What a Roof for All Seasons Means
You can expect about 14 to 18 inches of rain to fall along the foothills, north of the 210 freeway in any given year.
High temperatures are typically moderate with highs in the upper 90s in August and September, but we do get our triple digit days.
Weather doesn’t seem too extreme for roofs since there’s not much rain, little hail, and no snow and ice jams. But that can give a false security.
The sun’s rays bake the roof and threaten to degrade shingles and underlayment. High winds and rains then weaken the material and leaks occur. That’s a classic process for how roofs degrade and age.
Designing and installing a roof so it works well throughout the year requires knowledge of correct ventilation and the best materials to keep the attic as cool as possible in the summer and as dry as possible in the winter.
Garvey Roofing Process
Thomas Garvey’s begins with free estimates.
While inspecting the roof, he’ll determine the customer’s needs and the building’s conditions.
The number one question people ask is, “Do I need a new roof or can I get by with a repair?”
He’ll go through the key variables and conditions to get the answer.
He also has a guarantee that’s unique in the industry–all labor and materials are guaranteed to give homeowners peace of mind.
When a customer clearly wants a new roof install
Homeowners may want a new look to their home, and they want to improve the energy efficiency. So a new roof install is in order.
A roof can be custom designed using any material including slate as well as leading tile solutions and the lifetime asphalt shingles.
Aesthetics play a part. You want a roof that’s going to enhance your home.
The age of your home or retail building will play a part in what type of roof is the best fit for the structure. The San Gabriel Valley has many historic homes with older wood frames.
Tile may be a better fit than asphalt shingles.
Consider local conditions.
We need to consider local conditions. If you live in a canyon where the winds pick up throughout the year, then your construction needs may be different than a family living in a place like Temple City.
Your goals and budget play a major role in choosing a new roof
- How long will you live in your current home?
- What’s the current condition of your roof?
- What’s your budget, and what’s worth spending now compared to what can wait?
Here’s a general rule to follow.
The older your roof …
… the longer that you plan to live in your current home …
… then the more likely it is you should invest in a new roof installation.
Thomas Garvey will use the latest in reflective roofing materials and design a system to maximize air flow so that your roof saves air conditioning in the summer and heating in the winter.
Using the right stack of plywood decking and thermal underlayment, Garvey Roofing can create a roof that costs much less than a solar roof, and yet has many, if not more, cost savings.
What to Expect
Garvey Roofing holds four roofing licenses including fireproofing and general contracting.
Roofing requires knowledge of the craft, and a desire to care for the customer’s property.
During installation, care is taken to not damage flower beds or fruit trees.
There’s often no way to avoid debris, but the property is swept and cleaned during the process.
Read more on the What to Expect page.
Thomas Garvey got his start in roofing as a teenager then joined the military as a mechanic. Once he left the service, he started Garvey Roofing and has run it for over thirty years.
If you’re wondering about a new roof or repair, call for a free estimate, (626) 358-9208.