As we focus on roofing in the San Gabriel Valley for 2022, signs of winter and the New Year surround us. Snow’s covering Mount Baldy and Mount Wilson while the Rose Parade is getting ready to roll along in Pasadena.
Volunteers are braving the pounding rain to decorate floats, including the privately funded Sierra Madre float and the city-funded La Canada-Flintridge float.
And we’ve had lots of rain during December 2021. The amount varies widely, depending on where you live.
In Monrovia, the city where Garvey Roofing is located, one local weather station reports over 14 inches from Dec. 1 to the morning of Dec. 30 as you can see on the lower left.
Altadena has had about 10 inches in the same time period as Monrovia.
Downtown Alhambra has almost 9 inches of rain as of Dec 30, 10 am.
Since the weather is wintry, the float builders are certainly glad to have a roof over their heads. But what about the roof over your head?
What should you expect?
You want a roof that enhances the curb appeal of your home and performs well for decades to come. A roof is meant to keep you dry and warm in the winter, but comfortably cool in the summer.
Your roof should be energy efficient so your utilities can work at a minimum level year ‘round.
So, Garvey Roofing installs a roof for all seasons.
Questions to Ask
For questions about installing a new roof, here’s a guide to follow based on the experience of Thomas Garvey, a roofing contractor who’s local to Pasadena, Arcadia, and places like Temple City, and south to El Monte and Hacienda Heights.
Estimates are free and Garvey Roofing also offers something unique in the roofing industry: a full guarantee on all labor and materials.
What’s the current condition of your roof?
If it’s leaking inside after our heavy rains, we need to see if there’s one specific cause. It could be flashing needs repaired around a chimney or other protrusions in the roof.
That may fix the leak.
Or a seam in your roof’s valley may be leaking.
But if your roof is much more than 10 years old, the shingles are curling, or the underlayment and decking are soaked then consider installing a new roof.
A benefit is making your home more comfortable and energy efficient in the decades to come.
Today’s roofing materials are easy on the environment because they:
- Conserve energy
- Use recyclable materials
Underlayment, shingles, and tile roofs are better able to reflect the sun’s UV rays to reduce temperatures on the surface. This means they can greatly reduce the transfer of heat into the home during the summer or the loss of heat from the house during the winter.
Roofing is a Craft
A roof that’s properly installed isn’t just tossed on by a group of friends over a weekend. Thomas Garvey applies principles of building science to help determine the materials that are best for your home.
Garvey Roofing has four licenses to handle projects ranging from installing historic roofs on homes to the newest materials on commercial structures.
Contact Garvey Roofing for a free estimate on your home or commercial building.