Quinn’s is your Central VA certified roofing expert. Are you looking to replace your roof or need a roof repair? Quinn’s professional project estimators will come to your home free of charge and provide you with a no obligation estimate. The estimator will measure your roof, assess the current condition of your roof, and will talk with you about all your roofing options. We will take the time to listen to your needs and concerns and will work with you to provide an estimate that will meet all of your needs. Don’t know if you need just a roof repair or a whole roof replacement? Ask us about our 17-point roof. Click to here to view pictures!
Roofing Types, Roofing Warning Signs, Roofing Parts,
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Roofing Material Types
Asphalt shingles are usually the least expensive option for covering a roof. This material is available in many different styles and durability levels. However, this material typically wears quicker than others and is susceptible to wind and ice.
Architectural shingles are considered high end asphalt shingles due to their quality and distinctive textured look. Architectural shingles are also known as three dimensional shingles or high definition shingles. Architectural shingles add aesthetic appeal to your home.Due to their rugged construction, architectural shingles usually have longer life warranties than 3-tab shingles. Architectural shingles typically have warranties of 30 to 40 years where as 3-tab shingles have warranties of 15 to 20 years. Quinn’s uses GAF Architectural Shingles.
Metal Roofing is the most durable roofing material available. Metal Roofing comes with a lifetime warranty and can be found in many different styles and colors. Quinn’s offers regular standing seam metal roofing as well as designer metal roofing shaped to look like shingles, Spanish tile, shake, or slate. Metal roofs qualify for up to $1500 in tax credits and help to reduce your heating and cooling cost as well as insurance premiums. Although metal roofing is more expensive than shingle roofs, you do not have to worry about replacing it, and is cheaper throughout the lifetime of the roof. Quinn’s metal roofing comes with a lifetime warranty on labor and material.
There are now many different synthetic roofing options. Quinn’s can install a synthetic slate, shake, or tile roof. These Synthetic options are often more durable, lightweight, and more cost effiencent than their genuine counterparts. Quinn’s uses DaVinci synthetic products.
Roofing Warning Signs
Wondering how to know when it’s time for a roof replacement?
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Below are key warning signs that indicate the need to replace your roof.
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Algae Discolouration: Black streaks or discolouration caused by the growth of Algae on your roof.
Blisters: Bubbles that may appear on the asphalt roofing materials after they are installed.
Bundle: A package of shingles. 3 bundles of standard shingles will cover one roofing square. [10'x10' or 100 sq.ft.]
Caulk: Used to fill joints or cover nail heads to prevent leaks.
Closed Valley: A type of valley where the shingles are installed over the valley flashing, so that the flashing is not exposed.
Collar: A flange placed over a stack type vent to seal the roof around the pipe, also referred to as a vent sleeve.
Counter Flashing: A flashing that is attached to a vertical surface (such as a wall) to prevent water from seeping under a base flashing.
Course: A row of shingles that runs the length of the roof.
Deck/sheathing: The wood installed over the frame of the house to which the roofing is applied.
Dormer: A small structure projecting from a sloped roof, usually with a window.
Drip Edge: A non-corrosive metal flashing installed along the lower edge and often up the rake of the roof. Its purpose is to direct water draining from a roof into the gutters preventing damage to the underlying construction.
Eaves: The horizontal, lower edge of a sloped roof.
Fascia: A flat board, band or face located at a cornice’s outer edge.
Felt (Tar) Paper: A fibrous paper, saturated with asphalt to be used as an underlayment, to increase protection to roof.
Flashing: Pieces of galvanized metal that are used to prevent water from seeping in at roof joints, such as walls, chimneys, dormers and valleys.
Gable Roof: A 2 sided roof with matching slopes on either side.
Granules: A ceramic-coated, crushed rock that is applied to the exposed surface of asphalt shingles. The granules are often coloured.
Hip Roof: A roof with four sloping sides of the same pitch. There will be no gables on a Hip Roof.
Ice Dam: Ice formed at the lower edge of a roof that is caused by the thawing and re-freezing of melted snow. An ice dam can force water under the shingles.
Ice & Water Shield: An impenetrable roofing membrane installed under shingles to prevent water that may seep under the shingles from entering the house, normally installed at the eaves edge.
Louvers: Slatted devices installed in a gable or soffit to ventilate the space below a roof deck and equalize air temperature and moisture.
Mansard Roof: A roof with an extreme pitch, often it will appear vertical. These roofs will sometimes have a flat roof on top, or a low sloped hip roof.
Overlay: A term used to describe installing a second, or third layer of shingles.
Pitch: The roof incline measured as the ratio of the rise, in feet, to the run, in feet. This is also referred to as slope.
Ply: The number of layers of roofing materiel, i.e. one-ply, two ply
Rafters: The supporting framing to which a roof deck is attached.
Rake: The inclined edge of a roof.
Ridge: The uppermost angle of the roof, where the two slopes meet.
Rise: The vertical distance from the eaves line to the ridge.
Roofing Square: 100 square feet of roofing material installed with proper exposure. It is not 100 square feet of roofing material, however, it is the amount of material required to cover 100 square feet of a roof deck.
Run: The horizontal distance from the eaves to a point directly under the ridge. Which is one half of the span of the roof.
Shed Roof: A roof with only one slope. It will have no hips, ridges, valleys or gables.
Slope: The roof incline measured as the ratio of the rise, to the run, in feet. May also be referred to as pitch.
Soffit: The underside of the eaves.
Stack Vent: A vent pipe used for ventilation from sewage drains in the house.
Starter Strip: Shingles applied at the roofs edge to provide protection under the cutouts and joints of the first course of shingles.
Step Flashing: Flashing used to protect areas where a vertical surface meets a slope.
Tab: The exposed portion of a shingle, defined by a cutout.
Truss: Engineered components that supplement rafters in many newer homes and buildings. Trusses are designed for specific applications and cannot be cut or altered.
Valley: The intersection formed by two slopes meeting.
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