Thomas Garvey is a roofing contractor in the San Gabriel Valley who went up on roofs in his teenage years to learn a trade and make money. The work was tough, but he enjoyed completing projects with the roofing company that employed him.
He learned everything he could about the roofing trade and after serving in the army as a mechanic, returned to his craft and launched a business.
Taking care of customers became rule #1 so Garvey Roofing has made promise that’s unique in the roofing industry: both labor and materials are guaranteed.
Read below to see why that’s important.
Garvey Roofing has been in business for over thirty years serving residences and businesses along the San Gabriel Valley foothills to the north, below the 60 freeway to the south and from west of Pasadena all the way toward San Dimas and Claremont.
Keeping and earning customer trust is a critical part of any business, but especially in the roofing industry. Thomas Garvey has earned four licenses for his company in an effort to learn as much as he can about the impact of installing and repairing roofs on homes and commercial buildings.
Let’s look at those four licenses:
Garvey Roofing’s Roofing license includes following the strict requirements that manufacturers like GAF and CertainTeed set out. A roofing license covers the entire process from tear-off to roofing materials like installing decking properly, the underlayment, and properly installing shingles and tile including ridge caps for the correct air flow.
Installation, including fireproofing and preventing leaks
During a roof install, there are many parts of the process that a customer will never see take place where it’s easy for roofing contractors to take shortcuts. Using the right nailing technique is an area that roofing contractors can easily skip if they’re moving fast—using just two or a few nails as opposed to four per strip.
Fireproofing includes using the right roofing materials in addition to paying close attention to ventilation.
Roofs can leak in many ways whether it’s through aging shingles or decaying underlayment. But one way is through improperly installed drip edge, the metal edging installed along the perimeter of a roof. Sometimes the drip edge can cause water to back up and pool in low slope areas or water can adhere and run back underneath to the fascia or edge of the roof.
Traditional roofs like asphalt shingles and tile are part of an entire roofing system, just like solar roofs. Technology is changing and improving regularly as companies like Tesla and manufacturer GAF offer solar roofing solutions that are attractive.
For more on solar roofs, including solar panels and batteries, read this post Join the Many Homeowners in California Using Solar Roofs to Power Homes.
General Contracting License
Replacing fascia can be part of a new roof installation or cutting out and replacing rotted decking can be part of a roof repair. A general contractor’s license allows Garvey Roofing to do its own carpentry work.
The four licenses also give Thomas Garvey a complete understanding of how a roof relates to overall building science:
- The weight of roofing materials
- Heat transfer and reflection
- A roof’s design
Some roofs may trap too much moisture in the attic or underlayment, other roofs are installed and keep too much hear in the attic. Thomas Garvey addresses these issues on every roofing project.
Free Estimates and Guarantees
Garvey Roofing provides free roofing estimates.
Plus, Thomas Garvey fully guarantees all labor and materials.
Why is that important?
Tracking down warranties if something goes wrong is time consuming. The roofing contractor will direct the customer to call the manufacturer who will then say, “the warranty is void if it’s not properly installed.”
Forget the run-around and headaches. Garvey Roofing, with the four licenses, gives customer’s peace of mind as it installs a roof for all seasons.
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