A&J Roofing of Columbia SC servicing the greater Columbia area

S.C. Licensed

803-454-5489

At "A&J Roofing" we specialize in re- roofing residential and custom Homes servicing Columbia SC, Lexington SC and the surrounding areas.

We are the Columbia sc roofing repair specialist. We professionally install and repair shingle roofs on residential custom homes in the Columbia South Carolina area. We also repair structural problems with roof, for instance, sags in the roof line or dips in the roof deck due to low rafters that has dropped from the home settling down on its foundation over the years. Free Columbia SC roofing estimates - All works is guaranteed.

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I have a leak when it rains, should I have new roof put on my home?

Sometimes it rains allot in Columbia SC but A leak from rain in a room in your home isn't "always" a indication that your entire roof should be replaced. Leaks caused by missing shingles from falling branches from tress or heavy winds can often be fixed or patched and the repair will usually last the remaining life expectancy of the original shingles.

When should I consider roofing my home?

When the shingles are properly applied and the roof deck is adequately ventilated, the shingles will generally last the UL rating warranty witch is from 20 years to 50 depending on the grade of shingle used to roof the home. A good indication that its time for a new roof is if you notice the shingles are curled or lifted bottom edges and between the tabs. Another good indication that your home may need a new shingles, is water leaks in specific locations such as around chimneys and along walls that meat the roofline, this indicates the roof flashing has deteriorated. Flashing typically outlast the shingles. So if the flashing has deteriorated the shingles are probably past due to be replaced. If the roofing pipe boots are cracked and dry rotted, this is a sign that the shingles may need to be inspected for repairs or replacement. If you see various tabs or shingles missing in several places that mite be a sign that the shingles are old and bridle and should be replaced. Please note that getting on top of some homes can be extremely dangerous and should only be done by a professional roofer. We are the Columbia SC roofing repair specialist. Please call or email us for a free estimate.

My shingles needs to be replaced but they haven't been on there that long?

The main reason for shingled roofs prematurely wearing out before their times is due to poor ventilation. often Columbia sc roofing contractors don't put enough emphasis on properly ventilating a roof. Proper ventilation can make or break a roof. Without proper ventilation the shingles literally "burn up" allot faster than they should. Not to mention making it harder to cool the home on those hot summer days. Here at A&J Roofing, unlike allot of the Columbia roofers, we make proper ventilation a top priority.

How much do Columbia sc roofing companies charge?

The cost of re roofing a home is determined from mainly three different factors. The square footage, the steepness, and the amount of layers of shingles on the roof. Square footage is acquired by measuring the length and the width of the roof then multiplying the two together. The steepness of the roof affects the price . If a roof can not be walked on without the aid of toe boards the overall price goes up. If the home in need of new shingles that has two or more layers of shingles, this will increase the overall price. Most Columbia SC roof contractors go by these factors when estimating a roof.

3-Tab shingle basics

First coarse fits flush over starter shingle that is underneith Second coarse Colombia south Carolina roofing repair when ridge poll is reached, the roofer will move down and start next run.

With 3 tab shingles( pictured above) , a starter shingle is used under the first coarse with a 6" offset and along all rakes and eves. Then the second coarse starts with a 6" offset, this process is repeated till ridge is reached. Nails are put above the tab splits just above the black tar line. After the shingles get hot in the day then cool in the night, the strip of tar on shingles will seal against one another thus sealing further. The amount of time it takes the shingles to "seal" mainly depends on the weather or daytime temperature.

Ridge vent ventilation, what is it and do I need it?

Nail over roofing ridge vent is typically better and more efficient than aluminum ridge vent.Click on picture to enlarge. 1 1/2 inches is cut out along the length of the ridge totaling 3 inches.Click on picture to inlarge Nail over ridge vent looks beter ,, matching the roof.click on image for large picture. This type of roof ventalation works on most any house. Proper ventalation will prevent shingls from burning up to fast and will allso make you airconditioning more eficiant in the hot summer Columbia South Carolina days.

Roof vents create an escape route for the hot air in the attic space or area between the roof decking and the interior top floor ceiling in the home. If you've been up in your attic on a warm summer Columbia SC day and noticed it was extremely hot up there, you may not have proper roofing ventilation. This is a bad thing in that the shingle life expectancy can be dramatically reduce, not to mention making it harder and more costly to cool the home. We can add the vents to any home if needed. This mainly consist of cutting out 3 inches of the plywood along the ridge polls and then laying the vents which are 12 inches wide and four feet long that overlap one another to cover open gap along the ridge polls that we've cut out. Once all the vents are properly nailed down, the vents are then covered with shingle capping. All Columbia SC roofing repair work is professionally done and guaranteed. If you think you may have inadequate attic ventilation on your home contact us

We use materials from RSG of Columbia South Carolina, the number one roofing supply distrubuter of the carolinas.

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We service Columbia SC, Lexington SC, Irmo SC, Eastover SC and Camden SC.

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