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Fall Roof Replacements

Fall is a great time for many homeowners to start looking at various maintenance tasks that need to be completed before winter comes.

DOES THE THOUGHT OF ANOTHER WINTER WITH YOUR LEAKY ROOF BRING YOU A SENSE OF DREAD?

It’s a good idea to start thinking about replacing your roof, particularly since the fall season is the best time to do it! Here are some reasons why fall is the best time of the year to perform a roof replacement.

THE TECHNICAL SIDE

A roof replacement project is comprised of several aspects, some of which require specific environmental conditions to yield the best results. When a roofing contractor installs new shingles on the roof, for example, they require some time to create a sealed, airtight barrier between the inside and the outside. The shingles protect your interior from harsh weather, so this step is critical to the overall successful installation of the roof. By having a roof replacement project done in the fall, the shingles get plenty of time to create this seal before the winter’s first snowfall.

THE HUMAN SIDE

Roofing contractors do their best work during the fall season. The weather isn’t hot and oppressive like it is during the summer, so the roofing professional is able to complete a lot of work on your roof without the risk of heat exhaustion. This allows them to complete the job more efficiently, installing the materials under optimal conditions.

PEACE OF MIND

Best of all, a roof replacement can ease your mind as the winter approaches. Small leaks and other problems can often lead to more serious structural problems during the winter. The added weight of a major snowfall can lead to a world of trouble for homeowners with roofs in less than stellar shape.

If you think your roof may need to be replaced soon, don’t wait until it’s too late! Contact Greenawalt Roofing to have one of our roofing professionals assess your situation.

LET GREENAWALT ROOFING HANDLE YOUR ROOF REPLACEMENT PROJECT THIS FALL!

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Why Hire Local

Why Hire Local

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THERE ARE 4 DISTINCT BENEFITS OF HIRING A LOCAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR

Run a quick online search for roofing contractors and you’ll get results of all kinds. There are unique advantages, however, that hiring a local contractor can offer. Let us share with you some of the benefits that you’ll enjoy when you go local.

1| VERIFYING LICENSE, INSURANCE, & REFERENCES IS EASIER

Obtaining a contractor’s license and insurance information, as well as contacts for references is easier when you work with a local contractor. You might even be able to visit homes in the area that your roofer has worked on before and examine their handiwork first-hand.

2| LOW CHANCE OF ISSUES WITH NON-COMPLIANCE

Local contractors are more familiar with local building codes, which means you won’t have to worry about your roof being torn down because of compliance issues.

3| YOU HAVE SOMEONE TO RELY ON IN CASE OF ROOFING EMERGENCIES

Even if you haven’t hired one before, having a local roofing contractor’s number in your contacts list can be helpful if you need assistance after a storm. Dealing with storm damage doesn’t just include replacing damaged roofing systems, but also providing a temporary tarp after initial contact until the work can be done. Handling documentation from your insurance provider is also a benefit of working locally.

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4| YOU RECEIVE OUR FULL ATTENTION

Every home has its own unique requirements and, therefore, deserves the full attention of the contractor working on it. Local roofers are simply better at providing that kind of attention, and not just on compliance level; we devote all the time needed to ensure the success of the roofing project. Being a small team, the owner and crews are knowledgeable about roofing work and take a hands-on approach to each project.

Experience the benefits of hiring local roofing contractors. Call Greenawalt Roofing today at (717) 898-6000. We serve many areas in and around Lancaster, York, Reading and Harrisburg, PA.

4 Signs You Need to Replace Your Windows and Doors

4 Signs You Need to Replace Your Windows and Doors

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While windows and doors tend to last for a couple of decades, eventually you will need to replace them to ensure that your home continues to operate efficiently.  However, if your windows or doors appear to be in working condition, you may be wondering why you would need to replace them. Take a look at 4 signs you may need to replace either your windows, doors or both:

DRAFTS

The most obvious sign that you need to replace your windows and/or doors are when you begin to feel drafts around them.  While drafts can potentially be fixed by installing weatherstripping, sometimes that won’t fix the issue.  Drafty windows and doors can significantly increase your heating and AC bills, so it is important to address drafts when you find them.  Oftentimes, replacing your windows and doors is the easiest way to fix the issue, and the cost of installation will at least partially offset by the savings on your bills.

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WATER DAMAGE

Another issue your windows and doors may have that won’t be as obvious as a draft is water damage.  If your window seals aren’t working properly, you could end up having some moisture seep into your window frames which can cause your frames to rot.  Additionally, if your window frames begin to rot, it could also end up seeping into the frame of your home where it could cause significant damage and lead to expensive repairs.  If you notice even a small amount of rot damage around your windows, be sure to have it assessed by a exterior remodeling professional like Greenawalt Roofing Company.

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NOISE

If you find that you are hearing a lot of outside noise even when your windows and doors are closed, you should consider replacing them.  Older windows tend to have thin panes of glass, or even a single pane rather than double, which can lead to noise from the street.  If you find yourself unable to sleep at night from the noise of traffic driving by your home, replacing your windows could make a big difference.

DAMAGED

While this issue isn’t as pressing as the previous ones, if you notice that your windows or doors have some chipped paint or edges, you should also consider replacing them, especially if you plan on selling the home in the near future. Windows and Doors add a significant amount of curb appeal to your home, and having damaged windows and doors could be hurting your homes value. 

Have more questions about whether you need to replace your windows and doors? Reach out to our team at Greenawalt Roofing Company, 717-898-6000.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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Four Great Reasons to Replace Existing Skylights When You Replace a Roof.

Four Great Reasons to Replace Existing Skylights When You Replace a Roof.

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Save Money and Time

During a skylight replacement, a roofer removes the shingles around the skylight to re-flash and seal the window to the roof deck or curb. Therefore, the most ideal cost-efficient time to replace a skylight is when you re-roof and are removing all the old shingles to lay down new ones.

Biggest Promise, Strongest Warranty

VELUX is the only skylight company to implement three layers of protection in our product design, giving you peace of mind against leaks. Our comprehensive, industry-first, No Leak Warranty covers your skylight and its installation against leaks for 10 years*

*VELUX FLASHING REQUIRED.

Improved Energy Efficiency

VELUX continually develops and tests our skylight to ensure we maintain our high standard of design. We offer clean, quiet, safe glass that provides the best balance of daylight and heat control, improving the energy efficiency of your window.

Federal Tax Credit

Go Solar, Save Big!

The sun provides us with more energy in a single hour than the entire world uses in a year. So, why depend on energy from anywhere else? Go Solar with VELUX and see how you can save big, both on your home’s energy efficiency and in your pocket!

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