Harris Roofing Specialists - FAQ

Owens Corning is our roofing manufacturer and we are at their highest authorized contracting level, Owens has the best quality, most durable, most superior roofing products that have incredible longevity with fair pricing.

 Owens Corning is well recognized as the roofing industries  premier leader. Owens has incredible products,  support, training, and they offer the most comprehensive warranties in the industry. 

Our facts are based on peered reviewed third-party entities, industry reports, consumer reviews, whitepapers.   It is also based on our estimation as we have 35 years of experience running Harris Roofing Specialists and all we do is residential roofing and venting

Harris Roofing Specialists is an authorized Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor company.

  • Only 1% of all contracting companies for Owens Corning are at this level. This is approximately 1 in every 65,000 contracting companies.

Harris Roofing Specialists is an Owens Corning top tier exclusive roofing contractor and part of their exclusive network. We achieved this over time for meetings strict standards for professionalism, reliability and unparalleled craftsmanship.  Only at the highest authorized level can we otter their best roofing systems, with the best warranties and receive the deepest discounts with complete access to their full suite of products and support.

Having your roof installed by an Owens Corning® Roofing Platinum or Preferred Contractor can have a big impact on your warranty coverage. For standard product limited warranties, anyone can install provided the proper installation instructions and local building codes are followed. For extended warranty protection options, an Owens Corning Roofing Platinum or Preferred Contractors are the only roofing professionals authorized to install. 

  • Get the right number of shingles for the job. …
  • Measure the length of a shingle as it lies across the roof. …
  • Remove old shingles and flashing. ..
  • Clean the roof. …
    Install underlayment and new flashing. …
  • Choose the kind of starter course you will use. …
  • Use chalk lines to make a guide for yourself.

The shingles need exposure to sunlight and warm temperatures so they can “relax” and lay flat. Depending on temperatures, this process can take from one week to several months. … Do not lift the shingles and add roofing cement. The shingles will settle on their own.

The best way is to install the roof drip edge only along the eaves first, then place ice-and-water barrier (in the snowbelt) or felt paper (underlayment) over the drip edge. This lets any water that gets on the roof run down the underlayment and over the drip edge.

Shingles won’t seal unless they warm to an ambient temperature near 70 degrees. That doesn’t mean it needs to be 70, because solar radiance will heat the shingles even if temperatures are in the 40s.

Most unsealed shingles should not be expected to reseal, but can be hand sealed with roof cement. … Shingles are considered wind damaged when they are torn, creased, or detached from the roof.

Best RV Roof Sealants
  1. Dicor 501LSW-1 Lap Sealant. …
  2. 3M Marine Adhesive Sealant. …
  3. ToughGrade Self-Leveling Rubber Roof Sealant. …
  4. Sashco Through Roof Sealant. …
  5. Geocel 28100V Pro Flex Crystal Clear RV Flexible Sealant. …
  6. EternaBond RSW-4-50 RoofSeal Sealant Tape. …
  7. Dicor BT-1834-1 Butyl Seal Tape. …
  8. Beech Lane RV White Roof Sealant.

A common problem is nails being placed too high up on the shingle rather than across the nailing strip. … If shingles are allowing moisture to penetrate the roof, the deck can become compromised. If it rots or warps, shingle nails can pop, causing shingles to be easily blown off the roof.

Roofing and siding are also a house’s first line of defense against the weather. That’s why the materials have to be durable, properly installed, and well maintained. Traditional options—wood, brick, stone, and stucco for walls; cedar, slate, and tile for roofs—are time-tested and good-looking. They’re also pricey.

Potential signs that your roof may need to be replaced:
  1. Shingle edges are curled or shingle tabs are cupped. …
  2. Bald spots where granules are missing.
  3. Cracked shingles. …
  4. Your roof is at least 20 years old; while many shingles today are produced for durability, many factors can accelerate the aging of shingles.

Yes. You can apply new shingles over existing shingles, depending on the condition of the roof. If the roof has one layer of shingles that are lying flat and the deck is in good condition, the existing shingles typically do not have to be removed. Check with local officials to make sure that building codes are being followed. During re-roofing is a good opportunity to examine roof ventilation to ensure vents are sufficient in number, positioned properly and are unobstructed.

The best temperature range for roof installations is between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit (21-27 degrees Celsius), but when is it too cold to roof? It really is too cold when temperatures drop below 40° F (4° C). Many roofing products have adhesive properties that require the sun’s heat for activation

While it is usually best to have a new gutter system installed after your roof, sometimes this is not possible. If your gutters are damaged or ineffective, you may have no other choice but to have them installed before your new roofing system.

Roof and Siding Install

In this sense, it seems more practical to install the siding first. Otherwise, the siding installer will need to be extra cautious with the new roof. If you plan to change the style and color scheme of your exterior, or if both your siding and roof need replacing, look at doing them together.

Spring and early summer are generally cost-effective times to have your roof repaired or replaced, as it is generally a slower time of year for roofing companies, and materials and labor costs tend to be lower.

If your shingles are curling, bumpy, wavy, or lumpy, this can potentially be a problem. … When heated by the sun, the strip will cause the shingles to lay down and bond together. It is not uncommon for a new roof to look a bit wavy until this permanent seal is created.

Generally, the cheaper your roof the shorter the lifespan and the more likely it will need maintenance. A more expensive roof will last you longer, and you won’t have to maintain it as often. On average your roof should last you between 20 and 50 years.

Should you stay in your house when you’re getting a new roof? (quick answer: NO! Do not remain in your house and do not let your pets remain in the house while you’re getting a roof)

Home Size and Design Affect Roofing Replacement Costs

Roofing is calculated in 100 foot squares. To figure out the approximate number of roofing squares in your roof, simply take the total square feet and divide by 100. For example, if your roof is 2,000 square feet, 2,000 divided by 100 equals 20 squares of roofing.

Asphalt Shingle Roofing: 4 of the Best Brands in the U.S.
  • Owens Corning Supreme® AR. …
  • GAF Marquis WeatherMax® The GAF Marquis WeatherMax shingles are one of the best reasons that three-tab shingles have remained the most popular roofing material in the country. …
  • CertainTeed XT™ 25. …
  • Tamko Heritage® Vintage.
Following are seven steps to getting a good deal on keeping a solid roof over your head.
  1. Get an inspection. …
  2. Find out if the roof is under warranty. …
  3. Decide whether to repair or replace. …
  4. Get multiple quotes. …
  5. Look at all your financing options. …
  6. Don’t put off planning for your roofing project. …
  7. Decide on the right materials.
As an owner of a single family detached home, lifetime coverage means that your warranty is in effect for manufacturing defects as long as you own your home. Coverage period is reduced for non-single family or commercial structures.
Owens Corning® Roofing Platinum and Preferred Contractors are the only roofing professionals authorized to provide an extended warranty. And we are the select 1% that can
The  current requirements to obtain an extended warranty include the following:
  • System Protection/ Total Protection Roofing System® (TPRS) Warranties: Hip & Ridge shingles plus two other accessories
  • Platinum Protection/Preferred Protection Warranties: Hip & Ridge shingles plus three other accessories
  • Exception: If your roof has Supreme® shingles, Owens Corning® Hip & Ridge is not required as long as the total number of required accessories is met for each warranty.
  • Each warranty starts with a TRU PROtection® Period during the initial years where coverage includes labor cost to repair/replace defective materials. The specific length of the TRU PROtection® period varies by type of warranty and shingle installed. Please contact us so we can assist with the warranty associated to the   shingle you are considering.

Yes. Warranties can be transferred to the second owner of the roof as long as the transfer occurs within 60 days of the real estate transfer.  When you call, please be prepared to provide documentation including proof of purchase, proof of ownership and transfer. fee based on the year your roof was installed.

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