First Class Roofing will foster the highest standards of work ethic, integrity, honesty, dedication and professionalism in order to serve and strengthen the roofing industry, community, and country. Commercial, Residential, Industrial, Repairs, Skylight installation and All roof repair related services.
There’s often a lot of confusion when faced with the decisions you need to make to repair or re-roof your home. Like many people are under the misconception that you can simply “patch” the part of your roof that is leaking and all will be fine and dandy. The reality is that it has to be repaired in the correct manner or you will potentially end up spending much more over the long haul when it would have been easier and more cost-effective to address the issue properly.
There are several reasons that residential roofs require roof repairs, but one of the major ones is due to problems with roof flashing. The installation of insufficient flashing at points of roof transition is a major problem in Long Island roofs, as well as roofs throughout Queens. Many roofers try to cut corners at roof to wall transitions, roof to parapet transitions, intersecting roof pitches, and Dutch gable transitions, sometimes with disastrous consequences for the longevity of the roofing system. This is due to the fact that these poorly flashed areas become areas where leaks can form over time, causing damage to the interior of these homes, the development of mold and dry rot within the roofing system, and the need for roof repairs to correct these areas of roof weakness which should have been installed properly in the first place. Rely upon the roof repair experts at First Class Roofing to remedy any leakage issues you may be experiencing at your home, and to do so in the most effective, cost efficient way possible.
First Class Roofing has experience with the entire range of available roofing systems from the shingle and flat roofs used by most homeowners to the built-up flat roofing systems typical in large commercial buildings.
We take pride in honoring the schedule we set with you, keeping the work site clean, guaranteeing our installation and serving you for the life of your roof. Choose an experienced roofer with a reputation throughout the Long Island area for reliability, service and professionalism. Call First Class Roofing at 516-764-3636.
Like anything else in your home a roof needs regular maintenance to retain its optimal operating condition. Repairing a damaged roof can cost thousands of dollars, you can minimize these costs with regular inspection and maintenance. Maximize the value of your investment by correcting problems before they cause damage. For example:
- Tree limbs touching the roof can damage shingles and leaves will clog your gutters.
- Watch for black streaks on the roof. This can mean mold, algae or fungus growing on or under the shingles. If it isn’t removed, it will eat away the shingles and lead to leaks.
- If your home has an attic, keep the space well ventilated. This will reduce moisture exposure and prevent moss growth.
- Rinse the roof off with a garden hose from top down. Washing the roof from the ground up will push water between the shingles.
- Look for missing or damaged shingles.
- Clean the gutters of debris and remove snow and ice promptly. Snow left on a roof can cause ice dams which prevents the water from leaving the roof promptly.
- Check the interior walls, ceilings, exterior vents and chimneys for signs of water leaks. If you find evidence of a leak, figure out where on the roof the leak is originating and fix the problem by replacing the shingle, repairing the flashing or applying a sealant.
Re-roofing: Tear-offs & Re-covers
Re-roofing is the process of installing a new roof as a preventative measure or when your old roofing system fails. Roofing system failures can be caused by a number of factors – age, severe weather, poor workmanship, defective materials, improper specification of a roofing system, abuse and failure to maintain the roof via inspections.
Leak Repair and Preventative Maintenance
Repair is a process where an existing roofing system has additions and adjustments made to it – such as caulking, re-shingling and repairing to fix leaks. In emergencies, our service crew can be scheduled on a priority basis. First Class Roofing does small jobs and emergency service work, designed specifically to fit your needs and budget. Does your roof need attention? Call us.
Inspecting Roofs for Damage and Aging
This First Class service provides you with a baseline examination of existing roof conditions. Roof inspections determine roof integrity, how long it may last and when it will need to be replaced. IMPORTANT: All First Class professionals have special, ongoing training, expertise and procedures to determine the lifespan of a roof without tearing into it.
Flat and Rubber Roofs
Our flat roofing crews are certified specialists in many types of flat roofing materials and installations. Materials may include built–up roofing, EPDM, TPO, and modified bitumen. Whether yours is a commercial or residential flat roof, our goal is to offer and install the material that best suits your applications and needs for a long and leak-free future.
FREE Minor Repairs
First Class Roofing is one of the only companies on Long Island and in the New York area, that offers FREE Minor Repairs to our clients. We understand the importance of a safe and secure home, and will help you out the best that we can.