Residential Roof Replacement

Southeastern Roofing crew installing a residential roof

The Best Residential Roof Replacement Contractor in the Southeast United States

To keep your home safe and dry, it’s essential to have a strong roof. But after years of exposure to the elements, even the best residential roof will eventually begin to deteriorate and fail. When this happens with your home’s roof, you need to take fast action. A failing or leaky roof can lead to water damage in your home and even cause ceiling tiles, drywall, decking, and framing to begin rotting away. To help prevent these problems from getting worse, it’s important to find a reliable roof replacement company as soon as possible.

If you need a residential roof replacement contractor in the southeastern United States, we are here to help! We work hard to provide the best roof replacement service in the industry. We are also one of the top affordable housing contractors in the southeast region that has both experience and capacity for handling new projects.

Why Have Your Roof Inspected?

Southeastern Roofing expert roof inspection

If you think your roof has issues, don’t wait — our expert roof inspectors are only a quick phone call, email or text message away. Arrange for a no-obligation inspection, and we’ll do the rest. We work closely with your insurance company to determine the extent of any damage, and will even help you file a claim properly. In some cases, you can get a new replacement roof for no out-of-pocket cost.

 

What to Look for In a Residential Roof Inspection

The first step in determining any source of roof problems is to have your roof inspected by a professional. During this process, your roofing contractor will thoroughly check your roof for any signs of damage or wear. Our inspectors will physically inspect your roof, and depending on the type of roof you have, may use a drone to inspect and gather video footage of areas in need of repair. A roof inspection can help you better understand the state of your roof and decide whether or not it needs to be repaired or replaced. Once the inspection is complete, our team will provide a detailed report to you by email (printed copies are available), and will make recommendations for your next step.

Why your roof needs to be inspected before you can make a decision

Dark streaks on asphalt shingles may indicate the roof needs cleaned or replaced.
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Before you talk with a roofing contractor or make a final decision about repairs, it’s important to first understand why your roof is failing. This will help you decide whether or not roof replacement is the best option for your home. Eighty percent of residential roofs in the US are built with asphalt shingles. In that case, our inspector will look for curling or buckling, missing or damaged shingles, cracked shingles, dark streaks, or bald spots where granules are missing. This is a sign that your shingles are reaching the end of their lifespan and need to be replaced. If your roof is more than 10 years old, the roof will more than likely need replacement. Another tale-tell sign is that some of your neighbors are getting their roof replaced after a major hail, wind or rain storm.

Other types of residential roofing material, such as slate, tile or cedar shake shingles, may be showing signs of leaks, dents, splits or cracks. An inspection will help us discover exactly what needs to happen to restore your roof to fully protect your home.

Next Step After Roof Inspection

Roof repair needed for flashing


After the inspection is complete, our roof inspection specialist will meet with you to determine the next step in getting your roof back to 100 percent. He may recommend a replacement roof if the cost of repairs is more than 30% of the value of the replacement.

If an insurance claim is warranted, we will work closely with you and your insurance company to ensure you get a fair settlement.

The cost of a roof replacement and what to know before you sign

Depending on the type of roof you have, a roof replacement can cost anywhere from $7,500 and up. While this may seem like a lot of money, it’s important to remember that your roof is an investment. It is the main part of the home that keeps your home safe and dry, and it’s also what protects you and your family from the elements. To determine exactly what it will cost to replace your roof, book an appointment for a roof inspection.

If you don’t replace your roof when needed, you risk it failing and causing even more damage to your home. When you choose to replace your roof, you are not just getting a new roof for your home. You are also choosing a roofing contractor that can handle the entire process for you. Our team will help you pick the right type of roof for your home and design the best possible roofing solution for your specific situation. They will also work to help you get the most out of your insurance claim if you have coverage.

Three things you should expect from your roofing contractor

If you’re looking for a residential roof replacement contractor in the southeast, you should expect to work with contractors who are willing to go the extra mile for you. Roofing contractors should be willing to accommodate your schedule and be flexible with appointment times. They should also be able to quickly provide you with a detailed, accurate estimate for the necessary repairs or replacement. To ensure you’re getting the best possible roofing contractor for your job, check online reviews, especially Google; ask friends and family for recommendations; check sites like Angi or the Better Business Bureau for complaints; if appropriate in your state, check to be sure the roofing contractor is licensed, bonded and insured. This will help you get a better idea of which roofing contractors are reliable and trustworthy.

What happens during the New Roof installation process?

Southeastern Roofing contractors installing a new replacement roof.

During the roof installation process, your roofing contractor will work to remove your old roof and install your new roof as quickly and efficiently as possible. Before removing old material from your old roof, we place tarps and drop cloths to protect the surrounding areas from debris. Depending on the complexity of your home’s roof, and weather conditions, we typically completely remove the old roof within the first day or so, and remove the material from the premises.

Once the old roof is completely off, your contractor will begin installing the new roof. To help prevent leaks and make sure your new roof lasts as long as possible, your contractors will follow local code to properly install the new roof. We will ensure any damaged decking gets replaced, proper underlayment is installed, then install shingles and other materials. We will then install new vents, flashing, and other parts of your roof system that need replacement.

How long will it take to repair or replace my roof?

roof damage caused by gutters

The time it takes to repair or replace your roof can vary depending on the size of your roof, the pitch and complexity, and the type of roofing materials you choose. Weather can also be a big factor in the timing — we have a commitment to safety, so we will not be working in wet or extremely windy conditions to install your roof. 

Depending on the size of your roof, it can take anywhere between a few days and several weeks to install your new roof. You will want to give your contractors plenty of time and let them know if you have any special requests like permission to work on certain days of the week. Having a strong and sturdy roof is crucial to keeping your home safe and dry. But after years of weather exposure, even the best residential roof will eventually begin to deteriorate.

Once the old roof is completely off, your contractor will begin installing the new roof. To help prevent leaks and make sure your new roof lasts as long as possible, your contractors will follow local code to properly install the new roof. We will ensure any damaged decking gets replaced, proper underlayment is installed, then install shingles and other materials. We will then install new vents, flashing, and other parts of your roof system that need replacement.

Southeastern Roofing is a GAF Master Elite Certified Contractor

Southeastern Roofing is a GAF Certified Master Elite Contractor

The Master Elite® Certification is GAF’s factory certification program that provides ongoing training to roofing contractors and assurance to you, the homeowner, that the roof will be completed well and professionally. This is a highly prestigious award because only 2% of all roofing contractors in the country have qualified as Master Elite®. 

What does this mean for you as a homeowner?

Choosing a GAF Master Elite® contractor is your assurance that you will be dealing with a quality, dependable and professional contractor. In order for a roofing contractor to qualify for the certification, they must meet the following standards:

  • A+ BBB rating
  • Licensed in the state where they operate
  • Be current with distributor partners in receivables
  • In business for at least 3 years
  • Consistently show ethical contracting in their service area
  • Be adequately insured
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional training

What to Do If You have a Roofing Emergency?

If you have a need for an emergency roof repair, call our roofing hotline at (833) 737-3266 or use our convenient website chat feature. While we generally sleep at night like other mere mortals, we do have a 24-hour emergency monitor keeping an eye on things.

Professional Roof Inspections Are a Must

Southeastern Roofing expert inspects roof for damage

After a thorough on-site exam, we’ll provide you with a detailed report of the work that needs to be done to resolve any leaks or other issues, as well as the cost to complete the repairs. If the damage is beyond a certain percentage of the roof, it may be more cost-effective to replace the roof. Our experienced, trustworthy professionals will give you a complete picture so you may make the right decision for your family and your finances.

It’s crucial to hire a roofing contractor that has the experience and knowledge to fix your roof. Our contractors have been in business for more than 10 years, and we can quickly diagnose issues and provide the solutions you need.

If you’re concerned about face-to-face contact, or feeling pressured by a pushy salesman, we offer a no-contact, no-cost inspection of your roof. That’s right: our expert estimator will visit your house, inspect the roof, then he will provide an estimate electronically. We’ll be able to tell you why (and where) your roof is damaged, what your options are to repair it, and whether we suggest you replace it or not. Of course, we prefer to meet with you in person, and demonstrate where the issues are and what needs to be repair, but we leave that up to our customers.