Cardinal Roofing and Gutters
Lynchburg VA roofing Contrctors
Residential and Commercial Roof replacements and repairs
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Over 50 Years in Business
20 Year Material Warranty
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Licensed roofing contractors in Lynchburg, VA
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We service all types of asphalt, flat and metal residential and commercial roofs including roof replacements and repairs. Whether you need an assessment for a new roof, leak repair, or want to check out new and improved products for your roof, we have the answers to address them all including any concerns you may have about price or longevity. Our roots are here in Virginia so we understand what challenges our roofs face in one of the most diverse climates in the US.
We are licensed, bonded and insured in the state of VA.
Replacing a roof can lead to unexpected complications. You may find more damaged timber under your shingles and underlayment than you thought possible. Because of the complexity and overwhelming nature of the job your much better off finding an experienced roofer than suffering through someone else’s learning curve.
Ever take a trip up to your attic to retrieve an occasionally used object during a hot day and you could barely stand the heat and humidity while up there and were glad to get back to your airconditioned space. All that heat and humidity caught in your attic space is very hard on your roof also and may lead to its premature failure. If you think your roofing system is not preforming well, please contact Cardinal Roofing And Gutters we’ll conduct a free roof inspection and provide you with a written heath report with estimate to repair or replace the troubled roof.
Slate Roof Installation
Different Batches of Shingles
Improper Roof Repair
Roof leaks are a most unwelcome problem for a business because inventory and store contents can be ruined. Roof leaks occur along flashings, seams, storm damage to membranes and punctures along high traffic areas (sometimes employees will use the flat roof as a work space). Blisters quite often develop in Built-up roofs. If they are small ones’, intervention may not be required only a watchful eye. However, large blisters or ridges beneath the surface are a warning sign something is wrong and corrective action should be taken. Periodic roof inspections carried out on a preventative maintenance program offered by Cardinal Roofing And Gutters can provide maintenance that will forestall preventable emergency failures or leaks.
Residential Roofs in antiquity have used materials from sod, thatch, clay tiles to stone with stone lasting the longest. However, stone is limited to a short width which it can safely span without requiring pillars in-between. Our passing centuries have partly been a search for the safest and longest lasting roofing structures. Most notable would be beautiful long-lasting slate roofs started in the 13th century, but for many people the installation costs are beyond what they care to afford.
The newest type of roof to grace modern society are green roofs. Green roofs have waterproof membranes with at least an inch of soil on top to sustain a living plant-based roof. Green roofs are very expensive and require a lot of maintenance- just like a garden. However, today most homeowners choose the affordable 3-Tab asphalt shingle roof.
Copper Installed Bay Window Cap
Bee Nest In Gutter- Needs Guard
Bad Flashing Install
The considered rating for
3-Tab asphalt shingles is good quality.
They are the most budget friendly and industry standards rate them to last about 15 - 20 years. 11 years is the amount of time most homeowners stay in their homes so this time period gives just enough time for the homeowners to have moved on without having to replace a roof twice. Dimensional or Luxury Asphalt shingles manufactures offer lifetime warranties on most of their product lines, but they are more expensive.
Metal roofing is costlier than the least expensive asphalt roofing but has a longer lifespan and better fire and wind resistance. This lightweight option is made of steel, zinc alloy, copper or aluminum. Copper roofs are installed unfinished and eventually develop a green patina over time. Steel roofing commonly comes with a painted finish or a zinc coating.
You can have your metal roof installed with exposed or hidden fasteners. Metal roofing is purchased in sheets or shingles that mimic other materials. Depending on the material, the durability ranges from fair to extremely durable and the cost can be moderate to very expensive. A
can explain the pros and cons.
The diamond in the rough of roofing systems, and perhaps the most expensive option available- close to 5 times the amount of traditional methods. Slate roofs can easily last 175 years or more. However, slate roofs require an expert to install for several reasons: Because slates can’t be walked on, roof scaffolding must be used. Slates that are walked on may break apart immediately or 5 to 10 years later- giving rise to a roof that does not shed water. Also, the roof must be structured to handle the heavy weight (800 to 1,500 lbs. per 100 sq. feet) or roof collapse at some point will befall the inhabitants.
Gutters Traditional, Seamless Aluminum and Leaf Proof Guard
Cardinal Roofing And Gutters installs traditional Gutters in 5” or 6” inch widths in half round style and box type. Both types are available in copper and the box type gutters are additionally available in steel.
Seamless Aluminum or continuous gutters are fabricated at the job site. A truck carries a spool of flat aluminum along with a gutter fabricating machine to custom make whatever gutter length is required at the job site. Seamless gutters eliminate possible leaks that comes from seaming together other types of gutters. About 70% of all gutter installations are the seamless type.
Leaf proof guard can be install to fit existing gutters or as installed as a complete protection package along with new gutters.
Leaf proof guard keeps leaves, debris and animals and insect nests out of your gutters- no hazarders of disturbing a hornet’s nest while trying to clean them out. They fit tucked in under the 1st row of shingles without putting holes in the roof. Cardinal Roofing And Gutters offers a lifetime warranty on our Gutter installs.
Bad Ponding on Flat Roof
Rip in Roof Membrane
Tar and Gravel Roof
Consider the irritation of clients getting dripped on by ponding water from the roof in your business or walking around standing buckets for leaks in the roof- not a very good look for a responsible business. Imagine! customers having to plug their noses against an unpleasant smell caused by stagnant water. Unpleasant shopping experiences because of lax building maintenance may send clients to competitors’ due to worries over an unhealthy environment.
Most flat roofs need replacement at some point because when new leaks are appearing with every storm or once a roofing membrane becomes brittle or splits,
it’s really time to consider replacing the roof. Cardinal Roofers have been trained and rigorously tested in the implementation of flat roof systems common to this environment- paying particular attention to safety codes for each style. Many State Codes have requirements to be maintained for public safety due to local climates and geographical issues, some are wind resistance, fastening of roof membranes, fire resistance and strength to withstand the weight of snow, ice and slow draining water.
BUT (Built-Up-Roofing) or Tar and Gravel
Tar & Gravel or BTU (built up roof): Alternating layers (3 to 5) of heavy roofing felt and hot asphalt or tar are built up on the roof and finish with a top coat of gravel or mica to protect the roof from storm or foot traffic damage, and to reflect the UV rays of the sun. These roofs are rated by how many layers are installed.
The same process for the built-up roof with additional layer of polyester or fiberglass impregnated with bitumen (a black viscous mixture obtained naturally or a petroleum distillation residue). Modified Bitumen roof are installed by rolling out the roofing material as its being heated with a blow torch to allow the material to adhere to the roof surface. There are also peel and stick membranes available. This roof is stronger and more resistant to weather than the BTU roof.
Poor EDPM Membrane Install- Redo
Modified Bitumen Install
Tar and Gravel Install
EDPM Membrane Roofing
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) is used to create a single-ply rubberized roofing membrane. EDPM is sold in a range of widths 7.5 to 50 feet, and in 2 thickness, 45 and 60 mils. It can be installed as a complete membrane or ballasted with seams that are connected with liquid adhesives or specially formulated tape.
Metal roofs come in shingles or panels and can be manufactured to appear many different ways. They have a life expectancy of over 30 years and are very fire resistant but are costlier to install. These roofs have to be well insulated because metal is a such a good heat conductor it may radiate heat into areas below reducing the energy efficiency of the building.
Cardinal Roofing And Gutters offers Free No Commitments roofing consultations with estimates for roofing repair, roofing replacement or a new roof system. We have only experienced, licensed and insured employees working on your roof. We only use high quality time tested roofing materials.
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