Roof Maintenance

Flat And Shingle Roof

Your roof is one of, if not THE most important component of your home. Many people think that once your roof is installed, it is SET IT and FORGET IT. But this is NEVER the case! All roofing requires maintenance. Roofing maintenance is often overlooked because of the nature of roofing, it is not seen – out of sight out of mind.

We place all our customers on a schedule to get a call when their roof maintenance is due. Overlooking roof maintenance can turn a 20 or 30 year roof, to a 5-8 year roof!!
Read on for the various maintenance required for your roof type.

Tracie Stokes-Jackson
Tracie Stokes-Jackson
2023-12-28
Umbrella Roofing is the poster business for customer service. Ed provided a thorough and comprehensive review of the issues with our roof including some root causes of the issues. He provided pictures and took the time to give explanations and education of basic roof installation. Although his estimate for the repairs was more than another estimate, the repairs were more comprehensive to resolve the immediate issues and position us to have the roof last. Umbrella Roofing also set us up to have the regular maintenance done to ensure the roof lasts and meets the performance expectations. Our roof was supposed to be a brand new roof so we did not except to have leaks or have a major repair less than 2 years after having the new roof was installed. Umbrella's entire team is great! Jessica in the front office actually answers the phone and returns phone calls. If there are questions she gets answers. The Project Manager Melvin is also great at communicating with customers and making sure the job gets done and done right. The installation team was efficient and did great work. Of course Ed came to ensure everything was completed and completed correctly in the scope of work. He showed pictures of the completed work. The great thing about Umbrella Roofing is they provide a cost estimate that documents all the work they will perform and answer any and all questions. You also get before and after pictures as well as pictures of the work as it was being done. I highly recommend Umbrella Roofing without reservation! Their prices are very reasonable and their customer service is awesome!
Tahleir Kuran
Tahleir Kuran
2023-12-21
Ed & Melvin are amazing. They are fast and efficient. We’ve had other roofers come by and none were able to do the job correctly like Umbrella roofing. So glad we have a company like them to rely on for any of our roofing needs.
Sadira Thigpen
Sadira Thigpen
2023-12-17
Professional; timely; helpful; gave full replacement and addressed issue with lower roof; worked diligently to match materials to paint job on house; kept us updated and completed work in quoted time frame; would definitely recommend and use again
Anna Smith
Anna Smith
2023-12-13
I called this company ~2 weeks ago to replace my flat roof after years of damage and previous subpar repair work. I now have a brand new roof that looks great, and a new roofing company to call if I ever have any problems! Thank you, Umbrella Roofing, for your quick work, professionalism, and transparent pricing!!
Ilya Vorobey
Ilya Vorobey
2023-11-15
Fast and professional
Frances Garbarino
Frances Garbarino
2023-11-11
Ed and Rocky are wonderful! They made our home like new this beautiful siding, new windows, a roof, small deck and lighting! They also helped us with design ideas and made this home gorgeous! Ed and Rocky of Umbrella roofing are like no other business we have worked with! They are dependable and their work is exemplary! Looking forward to working with them on more home projects and will be sure to refer their business! Thank you Ed and Rocky and the whole team at Umbrella Roofing!
Andrew Poris
Andrew Poris
2023-11-11
Umbrella roofing did our new shingle roofing at home we recently purchased in Holland Pa. We had a great experience from meeting Rocky and Ed who went over the whole project to the installation the house looks got good pictures and 50 year warranty which we really feel good about. Thanks umbrella roofing!
Janice Felix
Janice Felix
2023-10-29
We are very happy with the roof and siding work we just had done by Umbrella Roofing! They performed quality work, and also had good communication, arrived on time, and cleaned up everything thoroughly when they were done. I appreciated that Ed, Melvin, and the crew seemed to take pride in doing a good job. Highly recommend!
Dennis Zaporowski
Dennis Zaporowski
2023-10-28
Very professional. Detailed the work that needed to be done and did everything above expectation.
Mike
Mike
2023-10-07
We had a new roof installed and this company did a great job. They were timely and answered any questions. Their pricing was reasonable and we couldn't be more pleased. Thank you and God bless you and your families.

Flat Roof Maintenance

Umbrella Roof proceeds with maintenance as required by the manufacturer. We use only GAF and Firestone roofing materials as the industry leader in flat rubber roofing material. This material call for a silver coating every 3 years for smooth rubber. Along with roof cement to all edges and penetrations at the same time. Additionally, granulated roofing materials do not call for silver coat but still need to have edges and penetrations cemented every three years. The roofs are also cleaned and cleared of debris. If any issues seem to be occuring on the roof, such as ponding, this is a great time to address these issues so they do not become more serious.

Shingle Roof Maintenance

Shingle Roofing requires less maintenance as they are pitched to have water drain off the roof much more successfully. However, edges and penetrations in need of roof cement may be applied every 3-5 years along with gutter cleaning and clearing of any debris.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s recommended to inspect your roof at least twice a year, typically in the spring and fall. Additionally, after severe weather events, such as storms or heavy snow, a prompt inspection is advisable.

During a roof inspection, look for signs of damage, such as missing or damaged shingles, leaks, sagging areas, and debris accumulation. Check the flashing around vents, chimneys, and skylights. Inspect the gutters and downspouts for clogs.

While you can perform a basic visual inspection yourself, it’s advisable to have a professional roofing contractor conduct a more thorough inspection periodically. Professionals can identify potential issues that may not be immediately visible and provide expert recommendations.

To protect your roof during winter, keep gutters clean to prevent ice dams, trim overhanging branches to avoid heavy snow accumulation, and ensure proper attic insulation and ventilation to prevent ice dam formation. Promptly remove snow if it accumulates.

Gutters play a crucial role in directing water away from the roof and foundation. Regular gutter maintenance, including cleaning and repairs, helps prevent water damage, leaks, and ice dams. Clogged gutters can lead to water overflow and potential roof issues.

Regular maintenance is key to extending the lifespan of your roof. Keep the roof clean, address repairs promptly, ensure proper attic ventilation, and trim overhanging branches. Professional inspections and maintenance can also help identify and address issues early.

If your roof has extensive damage, is nearing the end of its expected lifespan, or has frequent and costly repairs, it may be more cost-effective to consider roof replacement. Consult with a roofing professional to assess the condition of your roof and determine the best course of action.

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