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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL ROOFING

Roofing systems, whether commercial or residential, have one main purpose, and that’s to protect your home or business from the elements. Since its main function doesn’t change, it’s easy to assume there may be no difference between these two roofing types.

Knowing these distinctions, however, allows you to care for your roof the right way. Premo Roofing, highlights the key differences between commercial and residential roofs below:

 ROOF DESIGN AND STRUCTURE

The most noticeable difference between commercial and residential roofing is in their design. Commercial roofing systems are usually flat because it makes them easier to install on larger structures.  

Residential roofs usually have a slight slope, which is easier to install for smaller roof spaces offered by residential properties.

REPAIR NEEDS

Differences in their structure mean the repairs may vary. Unfortunately, not all roofing contractors are trained for both commercial and residential roofing. Those that specialize in one type only, may not have the right knowledge and equipment to deal with the other. However, those who have experience with both can help you in choosing the best roofing repair options.

 ROOFING MATERIAL OPTIONS

When selecting your material, make sure you consider its maintenance requirements, your budget and the weather conditions in your area. These can narrow down your options, allowing you to choose the best one for your property.

Materials which are budget-friendly for larger spaces are preferred for commercial buildings. Other than cost, strength of material also matters for commercial roofs.

Residential buildings often have much more flexibility and can choose eco-friendly options, including asphalt shingles. Due to smaller roofs, these options remain much more cost-effective for residential properties.

Turn to Premo Roofing for all your residential or commercial roofing needs. We can guide you through each one’s features and recommend the ideal material for your property. Call us at (831) 443-3605 to schedule a consultation. We’ll even offer you a free estimate.


Factors in Pricing a Roof

 

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There are many factors that affect the selection of the roofing contractor that will replace your roof. Beyond contractor reputation, license and insurance, the most important factors are the scope of work, materials, project details and ultimately the cost.   So, how does a roofing company price a new roof?

When Premo Roofing Company provides an estimate for a new roof, we take into consideration the following factors to determine the cost of your new roof:

With these factors in mind, you should now be better able to prepare for any future need to replace your roof. Working with a reputable roofing company like Premo Roofing Company can help you protect yourself from other unexpected costs that could result from an improperly installed roof.   You can trust Premo Roofing to give you a roof that will protect your home and an accurate estimate. Call us today at 831-241-4811 or request your Free Estimate today!


Premo Roofing – Authorized Contractor for Orchard Supply Hardware!

 

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Experts in all things roofing, Premo Roofing Company can handle any job from small residential repairs to re-roofing, from new construction to large commercial buildings.

We are pleased to announce that Premo Roofing has recently been designated as an Authorized Contractor for four Orchard Supply Hardware® stores in Monterey and Santa Cruz  Counties (Seaside, Salinas, Watsonville and Capitola).

The Orchard Supply Hardware Authorized Contractor program seeks to promote excellence in the industry by setting the highest standards possible for certification and, at the same time, providing consumers the most professional and reliable contractors for their home improvement projects.

As an Authorized Orchard Supply Hardware Contractor, Premo Roofing has proven its commitment to quality installations and dedication to customer service and meeting Orchard’s requirements for top-quality craftsmanship and excellent service for every customer.

Get the peace of mind that comes with a contractor who is an Orchard Supply Hardware Authorized Contractor.  Quality.  Integrity.  Service.  Value.  That’s the Premo Roofing Seal of Satisfaction:  our commitment to serve your needs with quality workmanship and materials, professional integrity, exceptional service and maximum value.

As your local roofing contractor in Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties, Premo Roofing Company can provide you with affordable roofing services with time-tested, proven performance.  If you need a new roof, roof repair, maintenance or any other kind of roofing service, contact us or complete our estimate form online and schedule a free, no-obligation estimate.

You deserve…a Premo Roofing Experience!


STOP! DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE HIRING A ROOFER

 

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Nothing is more scary and stressful to a homeowner than having roof problems.  There is nothing like witnessing the rainwater dripping into your home damaging your valuables.  At that moment you know it is time to call a roofing contractor.

You’d think hiring an honest, competent local roofing contractor would be easy.  But surprisingly it is a difficult task to find a roofer that is good at what he does, and is honest.  Before you hire a Monterey County Roofing Contractor to repair or replace your roof make sure you ask them these questions.  Otherwise, you might find yourself paying higher prices for the incompetence of an unlicensed or unqualified roofing contractor.

Do You Have Liability Coverage, Current License And Workers’ Comp. Insurance?
The answers to all three of these questions need to be “yes” without hesitation. As a follow up, ask them to provide you with a copy of each of these documents.   If the roofer cannot produce them, then look for another roofer.
Can I Have A List Of References?
It is crucial that you follow up on the roofer by checking his references, both previous clients and professional affiliations. If the roofer does not provide you with a list, or refuses to do so, look for someone else.
Do You Provide a Written Estimate?                                                                                             
Setting into a contract without a detailed estimate can cause problems in the long run.  Be sure, before signing a contract, you have a detailed estimate for the project.  Include the cost of removing the old roof, adding the new roof, and anything that could come up in the process.
How Much Is The Deposit On Repairs?
You will need to know how much up-front money the roofer requires before beginning the repairs, both for your own budget and to ensure that there is good faith money on the table. Never pay for the entire cost before work begins.
What Is The Approximate Time Frame For The Repairs?
It is always important to ask the roofer how long the repairs will take in order for the roofer to commit to an articulated deadline for the project’s completion.
What Do I Need To Do To Prepare Before The Work Begins?
This is an important step that many people often overlook. The homeowner needs to be prepared before the work actually begins.  This can help you save time and money by allowing the roofer to get started right away when they show up for work on the first day.
What is the Exact Type of Roofing System That Will Be Installed?                             
 The contractor should explain in detail the products proposed for the roof.
What Are The Details of the Warranty?                                                                                      
Is the warranty a manufacturer’s warranty or a contractor’s warranty?   The contractor should provide at least two years on workmanship.  For the manufacturer’s warranty, ask if it covers both materials and workmanship or is it a materials-only warranty.

Of all the questions the homeowner can ask during an interview, the most important question is one you must ask yourself:  Do I feel comfortable with and trust the person I am about to hire?  Your answer to that question should make the hiring decision much easier.

Once all the details of the roof repair or installation have been determined, it will be easier to compare all the proposals.  Make sure the contractors’ prices are based on the same scope of work.  And when the bids come in, be sure that you read the entire proposal carefully.

The experts at Premo Roofing Company in Salinas are here to help you every step of the way with your roofing project.  Click to get a free estimate.

 


WHEN IS IT TIME TO INVEST IN A NEW ROOF?

 

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For most homeowners, a new roof is probably one of the largest home maintenance expense you will experience.  Nobody wants to make that investment voluntarily, but ignoring a failing roof can lead to serious problems.  Those problems can include interior damage due to water leaks, mold, rotting wood and even termites that work best when moisture is present.

So how do you know when it time for that new roof?  There are several signs you can look for in determining whether or not it’s time.

EXTERIOR CHECK

Some roofs normally sag as they age but noticeable dips are a problem.  They indicate water damage, so you should have a professional come out and take a closer look at those sections.

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Look for dark stains that run down the shingles.  This is usually the result of protective granules washing off the roof. Without those granules, the roof is more likely to leak. 

If you have asphalt shingles they may be failing if the edges are curling and become brittle.  New shingles are pliable and bend to some degree.  If you foldthe edge of the shingle and it snaps off, the shingle is most likely starting to fail.

SCAN YOUR HOME’S FOUNDATION

Take a walk around your home and look closely at the foundation and the ground.  Do you see pieces of broken shingles?  Are you seeing a sandy granular residue?  Both indicate that your roof may be nearing the end of its life.

INTERIOR INSPECTION

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Walk around inside your home and look for water spots on the ceiling.  If possible, go into the attic and look at the bottom of your roof sheathing.  Look for water stains, damage, mold or areas where the sunlight can stream through.  Look closely at  chimneys and vents that penetrate the roof.

RESEARCH THE SIMPLEST SOLUTIONS FIRST

What is the lifespan of your roof?  If your roof has any of the problems listed above, don’t jump the gun and assume you need to purchase a brand new roof.  If your roof was properly installed and is less than 15 to 20 years old, it can often be repaired rather than replaced.  Unfortunately, homeowners don’t always catch problems in time.  And when this happens, a new roof may be the only option.

If you would like more information about repairing or replacing your roof, or if you would like to request a consultation, contact Premo Roofing Company or call us at 831-241-4811.


WHY ARE WE THANKFUL FOR OUR ROOFS?

 

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2013 has really flown by! We are already in the month of November and finalizing our Thanksgiving plans. There is a lot to be thankful for this month: friends, family, good health, and a great place to live. Premo Roofing in Monterey continues to be thankful for the opportunity to put a roof over your head.

“JUST be thankful we have a roof over our heads,” my mother used to say whenever I complained about some childish scarcity. This made no sense to me at the time. Having a roof was nothing to be thankful for; it was just something I didn’t really think about.   Without a roof over our heads, we would be wide open to rain, bird droppings and falling space debris.

Here are the reasons why we should be thankful for our roofs.

Our Roofs Help Prevent Mold and Mildew

A home filled with mold and mildew is uncomfortable, and can cause a variety of health issues. Your roof can be one of the solutions to prevent mold. A properly ventilated roof lets the moist, warm air out preventing the condensation that mold thrives upon. Your roof also keeps outside moisture out where it belongs.

 Our Roofs Keep Out the Hot and Cold

Wherever you live, you probably have an HVAC system in your home and your roof gives your cooling or heating system the support it needs.  Additionally the roof seals off your home from the outside elements. It helps keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

 Our Roofs Keep Out the Rain and Snow

What’s better than sitting in a warm house in front of a roaring fire while it snows or rains outside? That’s why we need our roofs to keep us warm and dry. A well-maintained roof will guard against leaks and make sure that you stay cozy this winter.

Our Cool Roofs Are Energy Efficient

If you have a Cool Roof like we do, it very effectively reflects the sun’s energy from the roof surface.  This helps to reduce energy costs, improve your comfort inside the house, cut maintenance costs and increase the life cycle of the roof.

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A new roof helps potential buyers to view it as a new home and the sellers are able to find buyers more easily.  Almost half of the view of the home by buyers in many cases is the roof.  A new roof is a wise investment for anyone who plans to sell his or her home or increase the value of it.

Can you think of any other reasons to be thankful for your roof?  Let us know.  We’d like to hear from you.

In this time of gratitude, we give thanks to you – our customers – for your confidence in Premo Roofing Company .  We appreciate your patronage!  On behalf of Premo Roofing Company, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!


PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE FOR RESIDENTIAL ROOFS

 

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The roof is one of the most important parts of a house but most of the time it is one of the most neglected.  The roof is responsible for protecting your home from the elements and it endures substantial wear and tear.  Sometimes the only time a roof has any attention paid to it is when something goes wrong.

Replacing a roof is an expensive process.  Just like a car, hardwood floors, or any valuable possession; a roof requires preventative maintenance to minimize costly repairs or having to replace the entire roof.

All roofs come with a guarantee from the materials’ manufacturer and sometimes even the roofing contractor.  Therefore, it is suggested you pay close attention to their guidelines for things such as how often a roof inspection should be done.

Sometimes roof repairs are necessary due to weather or other circumstances.  It is likely that a roof repair by Premo Roofing Company will more than likely cost less if the roof was being well maintained over the years.  Even though Premo Roofing welcomes your questions regarding roof preventative maintenance, the following are a few tips that will help extend the life of your home’s roof.

•Perform a roof inspection before and after a severe storm or any event that could compromise the optimal functioning of the roof.

•Check the shingles.  Roofing shingles are the most visible part of a roof and they play a major role in keeping the entire roofing system dry.  A missing shingle, shroof-maintenance1ake or cracked tile may not seem like a big deal, but when left unattended, it can cause serious damage to the roof and create costly repairs that could have been avoided.

•Keep the roof clean by removing foliage, algae, lichens, moss, etc.

•Repair damaged or worn roofing materials and flashing.

•Never use a high-pressure wash when cleaning the roof.

•Always consult with a qualified roofer like Premo Roofing Company.

•Keep the roof and gutters free of debris at all times.

•Remove overhanging tree limbs

•Check the interior of the roof while in the attic.  Look around the beams for signs of water damage.

•Any signs of dampness in upstairs ceilings or boards in the attic may indicate you have a leak that has been developing over time and often starts out slowly.

Performing simple, regular checks on your roof throughout the year is the easiest way to avoid damage to your roof.  With fall upon us it is important to ensure that your roof will be ready to handle the winter months that lie ahead.  If you would like to schedule a roof inspection with Premo Roofing, contact us or call at  831-241-4811.


CONSULT A ROOFING CONTRACTOR BEFORE BUYING A HOME

 

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When you are in the market for a new home, one thing that you will definitely want to take into consideration is the condition, age, remaining life, type and style of the roof. Replacing an existing roof can be extremely expensive, and if the roof is in poor condition, you may wish to arrange to have the roof repaired or replaced by the seller or negotiate a lower price which takes into consideration the cost of the repairs. In some states, where the inclement weather can seriously affect the expected lifetime of a roof, it is often required by the lender that the roof inspection be conducted prior to the sale.

A roofing contractor like Premo Roofing Company in Salinas can save you considerable time, money and headaches by making an inspection of the roof before you make your purchase offer. We will take into account such things as the condition of the roofing material, the condition of the drains, downspouts and gutters, and the flashing that surrounds roof pipes, chimneys, vents and so on. Proper attic venting is also an important issue.  Improper attic ventilation especially at vaulted ceiling can lead to serious condensation and dry rot problems that often go undetected.  If the roof meets our criteria and does not require repairs, we can then estimate how many serviceable years remain for the roof, and can certify the inspection.

This type of inspection is important to both buyer and seller, and is good from 2 to 5 years. Several factors affect this inspection. The type of roof – asphalt shingle, wood shake, tile, slate, metal or even tar and gravel are commonplace; the age of the roof; the pitch of the roof; the number of layers of roofing material already on the roof, and even previous repairs made to the roof.

If at all possible, you will want to get a quote, or even several, on necessary repairs before you commit to a purchase. This will allow you to make an informed decision, and you will know from the start what you can expect in order to have the roof in the condition you want upon purchase.

Premo Roofing Company is a full-service, locally owned company providing quality residential roofing and commercial roofing services to Monterey, Salinas, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Marina, Seaside, Hollister, Watsonville and Santa Cruz.  Contact us today for an inspection or a free estimate.


PUT ON A PREMO ROOF!

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We want to welcome you to our new website and thank you for stopping by to see all that we have to offer. We are proud to serve Salinas, Monterey, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Santa Cruz and surrounding areas with quality roof installations, and have many of your neighbors as satisfied customers. At Premo Roofing Company, a Monterey, CA, roofer,  is ready to plot out the specifics of your renovation. Whether your residence has been damaged and you need to replace broken or missing shingles, or you’re looking to re-roof your entire property, your Salinas, CA, roofing contractors can do it all. We’ll advise you on the ways to protect your property, and we’re sure you’ll appreciate our friendly, honest, and personable customer care.

If you live in Salinas, Monterey or even Santa Cruz, our roofers are here to protect your important investments. To keep your property’s long-term value high, it’s important to make sure your roof remains in good form. Our roofing professionals can perform a careful inspection to locate any potential problems, and we know how to complete a maintenance project without encountering any problems. Our high-quality work speaks for itself, and we’ll make sure the results match your property’s aesthetic.

Let Premo Roofing Company go to work on your behalf. We’re here when you need us, and our professionals will arrive at your property on schedule. Now’s the time to have your roof professionally serviced, and our staff is up for the task. If you have a roofing need, don’t hesitate to call on us for a FREE estimate today!

We would love to hear from you, so tell us what you think, provide feedback about our company so that we can grow and continue to learn what our customers need and want in a roofing company. We listen to our customer’s and we believe that helps us rise above our competition.

Please come back to our site and see what new and exciting news we have, and we hope to hear from you soon.