How do I choose the right roofing contractor?

2021-01-15T15:09:02+00:00November 26th, 2018||

Unfortunately, for all the honest and professional roofing contractors in the market, there are just as many roofers that want to give consumers a run for their money. Consider the following points before you hire a roofing contractor: Go out of business: When a roofer goes out of business there is no recourse or warranty; leaving customers to pay again. Sadly, there are many roofers [...]

Do I need a permit to have my roof replaced?

2021-01-15T15:14:37+00:00November 26th, 2018||

Some municipalities require a permit, some do not. You can contact your county’s Building & Permit Department and they will tell you the requirements for replacing a roof.   Nauman Contracting is your Northeastern, Pennsylvania roofing contractor. With years of installing and replacing roofing systems of all types and sizes in the Poconos, Lehigh Valley, and beyond. The Nauman roofing team takes pride in its [...]

How long does it take to replace a roof?

2021-01-15T15:17:16+00:00November 26th, 2018||

Similar to the question about cost, there are several factors that can affect a project’s deadline. Size, complexity, weather conditions to name a few. In ideal conditions, the average residential roof replacement will take 2 to 3 days. If there is a strong wind, rain, or suspected storm the process can take 2 or more weeks. The completion of a commercial roofing project is harder [...]

How often should I clean my gutters?

2021-01-15T15:20:33+00:00November 26th, 2018||

It is best practice to clean your gutters annually. Nauman Contracting recommends that gutters be cleaned and inspected during the spring and at the end of fall. When water cannot drain properly going into winter, ice and snow will build up and put unnecessary strain on your roof which can cause more damage.   Nauman Contracting is your Northeastern, Pennsylvania roofing contractor. With years of [...]

How can I address stains or fungus on my roof?

2021-01-15T15:26:05+00:00November 26th, 2018||

Most home improvement stores sell a mildew cleaner that can be applied to your roof with a sprayer. The right algae cleaner won’t damage your roof. Pressure washing is WILL damage your roof so please avoid this method.   Nauman Contracting is your Northeastern, Pennsylvania roofing contractor. With years of installing and replacing roofing systems of all types and sizes in the Poconos, Lehigh Valley, [...]

Why is wind driven rain a problem for my roof?

2021-01-15T15:27:25+00:00November 26th, 2018||

Common in Northeastern, Pennsylvania, this weather can cause unexpected damage to a sloped roof. If the wind is blowing heavy rain against the sidewall of your house, it can cause your roof coverings to shift over time. If your siding and windows are not sealed in properly, the water can enter from there and leak down through your flashing, causing a siding leak which can [...]

How long can I expect my roof system to last?

2021-01-15T15:35:10+00:00November 26th, 2018||

Most steep slope roofing systems have a lifetime warranty but some have 25 and 30-year options. Flat or low slope roofing systems will last from 15 to 30 years. Actual roof system lifespan can be influenced by several factors: local climate, proper design and installation, material quality and suitability, and preventative roof maintenance. The roofing product manufacturers that Nauman Contracting works with, such as GAF, [...]

How much does a new roof cost?

2021-01-15T15:44:05+00:00November 26th, 2018||

Unfortunately, there is no general rule of thumb for determining the cost of a new roof system. Every roof is unique in complexity, size, roof system type, finish selections, geographic location of the building, availability of material, and local labor cost. The best way to estimate your cost is to have a Nauman Roofing certified specialist take a look at your roof. After a roof [...]

What are my options if I need a new roof?

2021-01-15T15:56:53+00:00November 26th, 2018||

You have two options if you need a new roof: tear off your existing roof system and complete a full replacement (re-roof) or, just (re-cover) your existing roof system with a new one. The latter option will initially cost less because it requires less labor, but the fact is that a re-cover will only last half as long as a full replacement roof. The reason [...]

What kind of preventative maintenance can I do for my roof?

2021-01-15T16:02:10+00:00November 26th, 2018||

A good procedure to follow is to inspect your roof annually. This practice can uncover cracked, warped, or missing shingles and tiles, loose seams, deteriorated flashings, excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or downspouts, and other visible signs of the roof system being compromised. Look for cracked paint, discolored plasterboard, and peeling wallpaper as indoor signs of damaged roof areas. Also, closely examine all [...]