A new roof that’s properly installed will greatly reduce your heating and air conditioning bills compared to an older asphalt, tile, or low slope roof.
The best roofing materials are necessary, but so is a local roofing contractor who uses building science to keep your home warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and in one piece when heavy winds rush through the canyons along the 210 freeway.
See why Thomas Garvey says, “My phone doesn’t ring when it rains.”
Your Roof in the Rain and Sun
A roof does more than just keep your home from getting wet when it rains. It prevents excessive heat transfer. And we know that’s critical in late August and September when the cities in the San Gabriel Valley heat up.
Heat seeks cooler temperatures. When the sun beats down on your roof, the surface heats up and seeps into the attic where it’s cooler. When the attic heats up, then the inside of your house or commercial building is affected and your air conditioning will keep kicking on.
The sun does more than heat your roof. It also degrades the material. That’s why the old 3-tab asphalt shingles don’t last as long as multi-dimensional asphalt shingles. You might think a tile roof takes care of the problem, but heat can degrade a low-grade underlayment.
When the high temperatures impact your roof, the rains hit and wash out granules that you’ll find in your gutters or in your driveway.
Now, the sun’s rays have more ability to penetrate the roof.
The Garvey Roofing solution is using quality decking and reflective underlayment that repels a maximum amount of the UV rays. We source the best asphalt shingles and tile that are also coated to withstand the sun for up to several decades.
Your Roof in the Wind
When your roof weakens, especially with asphalt shingles, high winds sweep in and gradually loosen the nails securing the ridge caps. Materials on the slopes of your roof are also vulnerable to being loosened.
Nailing techniques are important. You’ll notice that a roof and your home don’t just sit there. Activity is happening all the time, even if we don’t notice it.
Your Roof and Your Attic
An attic that’s properly ventilated and has the right amount of insulation is vital to keeping your home energy efficient. If enough heat seeps in through the roof, then your attic is the staging area for it to head right into your living room, bedrooms and more.
The Garvey Roofing solution is blowing in attic insulation that fluffs and fills in between the joists while maximizing your ventilation so air flows unimpeded.
Your Roof and Fire Protection
We know how fires damage the hillsides and threaten residences along the foothills and in areas where brush grows.
Garvey Roofing pays close attention to fireproofing for all homes, whether in areas like Bradbury, Altadena, or Azusa.
Most fires don’t just land on the roof and start fires, but embers will enter beneath the overhangs or fall into the attic. Thomas Garvey balances the need for ventilation with a knowledge of fireproofing, one of the company’s four roofing licenses.
Roof Repairs or New Roof Installed
If you have questions on needing a roof repaired or wondering if you need a new roof, then contact Garvey Roofing.
Estimates are free and Garvey guarantees all labor and materials.
That guarantee is unique in the roofing industry.
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