Residential Roofing

Identifying residential roof issues

There are a few distinct warning signs that indicate when it is time for your roof to be replaced. Signs of age & damage.

Curling Shingle

Shingle Edges are Curled or Cupped

Curling shingles have turned up edges, making the central part of the shingle look like it is sinking giving it a concave shape.

Balding Roof Shingle

Bald Spots on Shingles

Missing/loose granules is normal wear and tear to a roof. However, if you see bald spots this is an indication of needing new shingles.

Cracked Shingle

Shingle Edges Are Cracked

Cracking is the result of the normal deterioration of the asphalt coating of the shingles from aging, drying, shrinking, and weathering.

Old Roof

You Roof is 20+ Years Old

Shingles today are durable, but shingle aging can quicken due to a few different variables. Ventilation is an example of hastening shingle age.

Curling Shingle

Your Roof Looks Old

Sometimes a roof can naturally reach the end of its useful life without experiencing a roof failure. It just looks old and worn.

Balding Roof Shingle

Neighbors' New Roof

You can expect that some of the homes near you that were built in the same time frame are experiencing some of the same weather and wear as your roof is.

Cracked Shingle

Ugly Black Streaks

Those black streaks are roof algae which may cause the protective UV granules that cover roofing shingles to begin to come off.

Old Roof

Moss Growth on Roof

Moss can grow on roofs that are located in moist and limited light environments. Moss can cause extreme wear to shingles over time.

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The characteristics of a quality roofing system installation:

Experienced roofing contractors, including William Penn Roofing, agree that these are the qualities to look for when buying a roof:

Protect

We make sure your property is properly prepped before the installation starts.

Replace
Decking

Replace it with equal or greater quality lumber.

Seal

Self-adhered ice & water barriers, and synthetic underlayment installed over decking.

Defend

We use the highest quality shingles and roofing materials installed by our specialists.

Breathe

Intake and exhaust vents installed according to your roof’s requirements.

We use only the highest quality materials from the most trusted manufacturers in the roofing industy.

William Penn Roofing only uses some of the best quality products available in the industry to make sure that your new roof will last for years to come.

We have a variety of products and colors to choose from ranging from good to absolute best. To get started, contact us today. Our roofers serve both eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey

TRUSTED MATERIALS WE INSTALL

Asphalt shingles are the most common type of roofing material used today as they are affordable and have a decent lifespan ranging from 15 to 30 years depending on the brand.

It is a top-of-mind roofing system primarily because it is cost-effective. Asphalt shingle installation is less expensive as compared to other types. Homeowners have a wide selection of colors to match their preferences. They also tend to be fire-resistant, waterproof, and low maintenance.

Metal roofs are highly durable and lightweight. Metal roofs protect homes from extreme weather events with durable, attractive solutions that reduce the homeowner’s carbon footprint.

Metal roofs can come in the form of steel, tin or galvanized steel.

Metal roofs can last from 20 to 60 years depending on which kind of metal roof type you choose. Since a metal roofing system may last a lifetime they can increase the resale value of your home.

An EPDM roof membrane is made from synthetic rubber and typically is used on flat roofs. They have a life expectancy of about 50 years.

Rubber roofing provides a durable surface coating for flat and low-slope roofing applications that is cost-effective yet extremely long-lasting.

EPDM provides excellent protection through all four seasons, resisting deterioration in extreme heat as well as freezing temperatures and winter weather. It also has a highly reflective surface that prevents the absorption of heat so your home will stay cooler during the summer months.

Slate roofs are some of the heaviest and most expensive on the market compared to other roof types. Despite the price, slate is a great roof option.

Slate roofs can last from 60 to 150 years depending on the slate tiles used and weather conditions.

Slate is resistant to damage from mildew, mold, fire, pests and water.

It’s hard to replicate the character and beauty of slate. It may increase the resale value of your home and attract buyers with its timeless appearance.

Cedar shingle roofs add a rustic beauty to any home and mature attractively over time. They cost more due to the use of higher-end roofing materials used, but cedar shake roofs last around 30 years.

Cedar is strong and durable, resistant to bugs, and can provide better air circulation within your home. It is recommended that maintenance is performed every 2 to 4 years to guarantee the longest life possible.

Copper roofs are a special and signature type of roof with an upscale, classy feel. The gleam of a copper roof is unmistakable. Copper roofs typically last anywhere from 70 to 80 years and can typically last longer in ideal conditions.

Copper is highly resistant to fire, hail, and mildew. As lightweight roofing material, copper does not put as much stress on your home’s internal structures as heavier materials. This is especially important during heavy snowfalls.

Installing a copper roof can help you control heating and cooling costs.

Mod-bit roof stands for modified-bitumen roofing, which is a hybrid system derived from traditional built-up roofing methods combined with modern roofing technology

This type of roof is durable, weather resistant and a type of low-slope roof. Mod-bit roofs typically last 20 years, but can last longer if they are properly maintained.

Modified Bitumen Roofing Systems are designed with a 5 layer composition to withstand harsh exposure to all seasons and other dangerous environmental elements.

TPO or better known as thermoplastic polyolefin roof is a single ply membrane with reinforcing and polymer fillers used on a flat roof. These roofing systems are environmentally friendly! They also resist chemical and ultraviolet exposure. A TPO roof can last anywhere between 15 to 30 years.

TPO roofing contains a blend of rubbers and other elements that add to its durability and flexibility.

Also, TPO roofs can stand up to ultraviolet damage and chemical exposure, extending its lifespan. This quality can also help dramatically lower your HVAC costs in hot weather.

Roofing Repairs

Replacing your whole roof can be expensive.

Maybe you are just in need of a roof repair, as opposed to a replacement.

One of our Project Consultants will come out to inspect your roof for any repairs that are needed.

William Penn Roofing will let you know what you need and how much the repairs will cost to make sure your home is protected from any further damage.

Repair calls require an $80 service fee and have a repair cost minimum of $500

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