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Roofing Material Options
- Works on varied roof and home styles
- Traditional, classic and versatile
- Unique tri-color blends across all lines
- Accommodates unique details and curves
- Mid-century, modern and contemporary
- Colors ideal for residential applications
- Straight lines great for simple roofs
- Modern, industrial and rustic styles
- Diverse variety of vibrant colors and finishes
More Than Just a Roof
More than just the material you choose, a balanced roofing system will include components and layers of material that work together and are designed to protect your home from the elements. An effective underlayment will seal the roof decking and attic by creating a waterproof barrier underneath the roofing material, preventing rot and mold from forming. A durable shingle, metal panel, or PVC membrane will create a layer of defense that acts as the main shield repelling rain and moisture from the roof. An attic with healthy airflow is a key element to a balanced system. Intake and exhaust ventilation allows proper airflow through the attic to help manage temperature and moisture. This prevents heat and moisture buildup that can lead to mold and mildew infestation. Every Valentine roof replacement project includes these three main components to complete a well-balanced system: roofing material, insulation, and ventilation. As a comprehensive residential roofing contractor, we will always ensure that every replacement project meets all Washington State and industry requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
In the Northwest, the average life of a roof is roughly 17 to 22 years old. However, there are indicators other than age that a roof is at the end of its useful life. Over time roofing will start to show signs of aging, some of these signs include missing granules on shingles, visible fiberglass matting, cracking, bubbling, curling, or buckling shingles. If there are missing shingles it is typically a sign that the roof is ready to be replaced. Moss build-up, big weather events, plastic accessories, and more can lead to premature failure and reduce life expectancy. If you start to notice any of these signs it may be time to call a reputable roofing contractor to provide you with a free estimate for roof replacement.
Looking for a roofing contractor can be stressful but finding the right contractor for the job will make the process feel seamless and easy. When vetting contractors for any home improvement project you should always be sure they are properly licensed, bonded, and insured rather than just finding the roofing contractor near you. A reputable roofer will maintain memberships with industry associations, such as the Roofing Contractor Association of Washington (RCAW). These associations hold their members to high standards in quality and service and often offer special training opportunities to their contractors. There are third party companies that offer insight into the kind of experience you can expect from a contractor such as Better Business Bureau or even Angie’s List. Beyond looking at certifications and reviews you should find a roofing contractor that is responsive to your initial inquiry and makes the process of scheduling your estimate easy. A knowledgeable contractor will be able to provide an roofing estimate fairly quickly once at your home and should always offer transparent pricing right from the start. We promise you will always receive our best price forward within an hour of meeting with an estimator.
Some companies offer to install new shingles or other roofing materials over the top of what is currently installed on your home. This practice is often referred to as a roof overlay or a layover and this practice is problematic for several reasons. To begin, without tearing off the existing material there is no way to provide a complete inspection of the roof deck itself making it much harder to ensure there are not any underlying issues that need to be addressed. Should your home develop a roof leak it is much more difficult to track with multiple layers and may result in failed repair attempts. It is also difficult to address any issues with ventilation or previous material installation without removing the old roof. Beyond that, flashings and accessories have a limited life expectancy and an overlay typically does not include replacing accessories or flashings. The roofing material itself will also have a shorter lifespan because of several factors including additional environmental stress. Other negative outcomes associated with overlays are negative home value and a less attractive install. In most areas, including the Pacific Northwest, a layover can detract from the value of your home completely negating any “savings” you may have noted with the upfront cost. These are just a few of the reasons why Valentine Roofing always performs a complete tear-off and replacement of every roof we install!
Manufacturer and workmanship warranties can vary dramatically from product to product as well as from contractor to contractor. A standard warranty from a manufacturer is usually a limited lifetime type of warranty that covers the roofing materials for a certain period and possible replacement costs for a shorter period. Typically this warranty covers material failures. Every roofing material comes standard with a warranty similar to this. Some manufacturers offer extended warranties that cover installation, disposal, and more for a greater length of time than the standard warranty. These warranties are often not transferable or offer limited transferability. Extended warranties often cost more upfront. Some companies offer workmanship warranties. If you hire a reputable roofing contractor that stands the test of time their workmanship warranty will be the most important warranty you have. We offer industry-best workmanship warranties for every type of roof we install. These warranties are fully transferable and cover your home for the life of the roof!
Roof maintenance requirements vary and most manufacturers recommend some sort of roofing maintenance to protect the material from premature failure. In the Northwest, some things to consider when deciding on a maintenance plan that is right for your home are proximity to trees, specific microclimate, distance from the Puget Sound or other saltwater body, and type of roofing material. We offer different maintenance plans designed for your home’s specific environment along with the type of material on your home.
Trust your new roof to Puget Sound's premier roofing contractor, Valentine Roofing!
We developed the Valentine Roofing Signature Look for consistent and professional results you can count on. Featuring clean lines, color matching accessories, and superior installation practices our signature look allows for homeowners to see the difference a Valentine roof will make. We believe a roof should elevate the appearance and highlight the unique characteristics of every home. Our installation practices are second to none, our crews receive ongoing training from our manufacturer partners as well as industry experts to ensure that we are up to date on best practices and all industry standards.
We are proud members of industry associations such as the Roofing Contractors Association of Washington (RCAW) as well as the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA). These associations hold members to an unparalleled caliber of excellence in both installation and quality of workmanship. Our commitment to outstanding quality has been recognized as a Platinum Preferred Contractor with Owens Corning. This recognition stems from our continued dedication to our industry as well as our customers and is only bestowed on the top 1% of all roofers in the United States. We are more than just a roofing contractor! We are Top of the House Certified for attic health which encompasses attic ventilation as well as attic insulation because your roof is a system that should work together for the best results. When you put your trust in Valentine Roofing you are in great hands backed by the knowledge and support of an entire industry working together to bring you an exceptional roof replacement.