Roofing Installation Services
Roofing service advantages for Sam’s Club members
When you find a roofing contractor through Sam’s Club Home Install Experts™ by Service Finance, our installers work to make sure your roof is installed on time, on budget, and with minimal disruption to your household.
If contractors don’t carefully measure and assess your existing roof, they may underestimate its size or overlook below-the-surface problems, like rotting roof decking. The result could be a final bill that vastly exceeds your initial quote. Our dealers take the time to quote each job accurately, to try and avoid big financial surprises when the job is finished.
Timely arrival and fast completion
Roofing jobs are not something that can be spread out over weeks. Once the project is underway, it should be completed quickly to avoid exposing your home to water infiltration after the old roof has been removed. When you choose a contractor from our network to replace your roof, you can be confident that the installer will work to start on time and be completed as quickly as possible.
Our dealers know that tearing off and replacing a roof can be disruptive to homeowners. That’s why they strive to complete work quickly, maintain quality, keep noise to a minimum, and clean up all debris to provide as smooth an experience as possible.
A roof is a long-term investment that, when properly installed, can last decades. With our services, you’ll enjoy the peace of mind of a quality, professional installation that doesn’t cut corners.
Choosing a roof
All roofs share one trait in common—they are your home’s most important line of defense against the elements—but they come in many different shapes and styles. Our dealers offer customers a wide range of roofing options for commercial and residential roofing installations.
Asphalt shingle roofing, which is by far the most common type of roof in the United States, is also typically the most economical. Although asphalt shingles in the past lasted only fifteen or twenty years, a properly installed asphalt-shingle roof today that uses high-quality materials can protect your home for decades.
In addition to requiring minimal maintenance, asphalt shingles offer the benefit of a wide selection of colors and shapes. Three-tab asphalt shingles tend to cost the least and offer a classic look, while dimensional shingles provide a more elegant and modern aesthetic. For a truly custom look, choose luxury asphalt shingles, which can emulate other, more expensive types of roofing, such as natural slate.
Metal roofing is one of the most durable roofing materials, and properly installed metal roofs can last as long as 70 years. Metal roofing can also withstand high winds and impacts by events like falling branches, which makes metal roofs a reliable choice in regions prone to extreme weather.
Metal roofing can cost two to three times as much as asphalt shingles. However, because most types of metal roofing can be attached directly to roof framing, metal roofs can be economical in situations where an existing roof lacks continuous sheathing, meaning a layer of wood decking into which shingles would be nailed. In that case, choosing a metal roof saves customers the cost of installing plywood sheathing.
Rubber roofs also offer strong durability and a long lifetime. Some manufacturers claim up to a 50-year life—but their main advantage is that they can be installed on roofs that are not steep enough to accommodate shingles or metal roofing.
This means rubber roofing is common on flat, commercial buildings, but it is also a great option frequently used on residences to cover porches, additions, or other outlying structures whose roof decking is not sloped as steeply as the main roof.
Roof tiling is one of the most durable options on the market. Made from terra cotta, slate, or (most commonly) concrete that has been shaped and tinted, tile roofs can last up to a century. Concrete tiles can be molded in a variety of styles to suit almost any aesthetic, and they are extremely durable—especially against dry heat and salty air.
That durability and longevity, however, is heavy. Tile roofing needs sturdy framing and decently steep roof pitches. Tiles are heavy and brittle, which makes installation more difficult than other roofing options. The cost of a tile roof, therefore, will be higher than other materials, but it may be the last roof you ever have to install.
Cedar shake shingles
Cedar shake shingles were the most widely used roofing material in most parts of the United States until the early twentieth century when they were supplanted by less expensive asphalt shingles.
That said, cedar shakes are still used on some roofs today. Although they’re a bit pricier than asphalt shingles, they provide a beautiful look that standard asphalt shingles can’t match. Cedar shakes also offer the advantage of being a natural material, which can make them attractive for homeowners seeking a “green” roofing system.
Slate shingles were also a widely used roofing material historically. Their cost, combined with the extra engineering required to ensure that structures can support the considerable weight of a slate roofing system, have made slate less common today. But because properly maintained slate roofs can last a hundred years or more, older homes may still have their original slate roofing systems intact.
In addition, some homeowners choose slate roofing on newer buildings to achieve a classic look, or to take advantage of the unique coloring and shapes that slate roofing offers.
Types of roofing services
Not all roofs need to be replaced entirely. Our contractors offer a full range of roofing services:
- Roof restorations: Roofs made out of slate, metal, or other long-lasting materials require periodic restorations to ensure the continued longevity of the system. Our service experts can assess your roof and tell you if they can perform the restoration necessary to make it last for decades to come. The time to complete roofing restoration work depends on the type of roof and how much repair is required, but it can typically be completed within several weeks.
- Roof repairs: Roofs that have been damaged by falling branches, or that have lost shingles to high winds, can often be repaired by replacing damaged components or resealing surfaces. In situations like these, roof repair services, which may take as little as a day in the case of small-scale damage, is much more economical than replacing the entire roof, as long as the rest of the system is intact.
- Roof teardowns: A roof tear down, which involves removing all existing roofing material, is the most extensive type of roof replacement. In most parts of the United States, a teardown is required if an existing roof has more than two layers of material already installed on it. Skilled contractors can complete a tear down in as little as a day.
- Roof installation: When an existing roofing surface is nearing the end of its usefulness, it’s time to install new roofing material. Depending on how many layers of roofing are already installed and what the existing roof is made of, it may be possible to install a new roof on top of the old roof, without performing a teardown first. Roof installation typically takes one to two days on an average-sized home.
How roof installation works
Our dealers work to provide a fast, well-organized process for installing a new roof.
- Get professional measurements
Prior to starting the job, we’ll send a skilled team to your home to take careful measurements and examine your roof for any issues that you may not have noticed. With this information, we’ll provide a highly accurate quote for the installation work.
- Choose the type of roofing you want to install
We’ll advise you of your roofing material options and the pros and cons of each so that you can select the type of roofing—and, where applicable, the roofing color—best suited for you.
- Professional roofing installation
You’ll receive a start date for the job and an estimated timeline. Our team of professional roofing contractors will work to begin the project on time and as rapidly as possible to complete the work.
Roof installation FAQs
Roofing systems are complex and choosing the right roofing service is difficult for most homeowners. Our dealers will answer any questions you have about the options and process for our roofing services, but here is information about common questions.
How much does roofing installation cost on average?
The cost of a new roof installation depends on several factors.
- Size — Size is typically the biggest factor. The larger the square footage of your roof deck, the more the job will cost.
- Materials — The materials you choose also significantly impact pricing, with asphalt shingles generally being the least expensive option.
- Roof landscape — Roofs that are steeply sloped, or that have many peaks and valleys where different parts of the roof meet, will also be more expensive to replace.
- Scope of work —If your roof requires a teardown, meaning the removal of all existing material, you’ll pay more than you would if a new roof can be installed on top of the existing roof.
What’s included in our roofing installation services?
Our roofing services are tailored to your needs. We can install, repair, or replace all major roofing components, including:
- Roof decking: Your roof may require new decking if the existing decking has rotted due to water damage, or if you have an older home that was not built with continuous roof decking in place.
- Roof flashing: Flashing keeps water out of locations where roof decking meets other structural elements, like chimneys, or where different roof surfaces come together.
- Underlayment: Most roofs require underlayment, which helps protect roofing materials and provides a second layer of defense against water penetration.
- Drip edge: Drip edges allow water to move swiftly away from your roof deck, without leaking into walls or causing trim to rot.
- Ice and water shield: In climates subject to freezing weather, ice and water shield protect roofs from water infiltration caused by “ice dams,” which form when ice along the edge of your roof prevents water from draining off.
- Ridge capping: Ridge caps are special shingles that run along the peak of your roof, protecting shingles further down from water penetration.
- Roof vents: You can extend your roof’s lifetime by installing adequate roof vents, which circulate hot air out of your attic in order to reduce the temperatures to which roofing materials are subject. Roofing vents also help prevent mold buildup inside attics and may reduce utility bills.
How long does it take for roofing installation to be completed?
The time necessary to complete a roofing job depends primarily on the size of the roof, the type of material being installed, and whether existing roofing needs to be torn off before a new roof can be installed. However, most roofing jobs can be completed in a matter of a few days by a skilled team of contractors.
During the installation process, installers will take care to ensure that your roof is adequately protected against potential rainfall that may occur before the new system is in place. For example, they will ensure that they cover exposed surfaces with underlayment, which prevents water intrusion, before leaving the job for the day.
How to get expert installation services
When you’re ready to get started, set up you free consultation in three easy steps:
- Get in Touch
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- Book a free consultation
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- Enjoy your 10% Discount Off Everyday Dealer Pricing* for Sam’s Club Members.