HomeSealed Exteriors, The #1 Milwaukee Roofing Contractor
In need of a roofing contractor Milwaukee? HomeSealed Exteriors is recognized as one of the top roofing companies in the Milwaukee and Waukesha area. Our roofing experts can assess, offer, and install new roof systems on your home. Experiencing a leaky roof? Looking for the most respected choice among area roofing companies? We will be happy to assist you with all your concerns and situation. HomeSealed Exteriors is a proud Owens Corning certified roofing contractor, meaning you can rest assured that you are getting the industry’s best product and install. We meet and exceed Owens Corning rigorous standards for job quality, financial health, and company ethics to protect your home and your investment.
Roof replacement backed by Owens Corning, the most trusted name in roofing and home improvement
5 Things to consider when choosing a roofing contractor
- Factory Affiliation: Any reputable roofing contractor will have affiliation with a shingle manufacturer, meeting certified or preferred status. This affiliation protects you as a homeowner in knowing that you are dealing with a sound, ethical company that meets the quality standards of the manufacturer for warranty coverage. Your home is your largest investment, and your roof is the number one thing that protects it. The roof is NOT the area to simply pick the lowest bid.
- Company Reputation: In addition to the factory affiliation, check out the BBB, Angie’s List, trade groups and other sources for feedback.
- Importance of Accessories: Synthetic Underlayment, placement of Ice and Water Shield, All new Flashings, and Ridge Cap: Years ago, felt paper was the norm for roofing underlayment, as synthetic materials were simply too costly for most homeowners. Today, synthetic underlayment still boasts far superior strength and performance, but has become far more affordable. It is standard issue for most roofing contractors, and anyone selling felt paper, 15# or 30#) is trying to save a few pennies at the long term expense of your roof. Ice and Water shield should be installed 6′ from eaves, in valleys, and at all roofing penetrations. Ridge Cap: Many installers will use cut up shingles as a “cap” at the peak of your roof. This area is subject to extreme conditions, and standard 3-tab shingles are not built to withstand this. A dedicated hip and ridge cap panel should be utilized in this area. At HomeSealed Exteriors, we recommend a full system of shingles and accessories from the same manufacturer to assure compatibility and achieve maximum performance and lifespan.
- Warranty: The manufacturer affiliation (certified or preferred status) will most often include enhanced warranty coverage as well. Most shingles these days are referred to as “lifetime”, however that only means that there is SOME coverage for life. The better warranties including that of Owens Corning will offer a long period without proration, and additional coverage on labor and even disposal. The Owens Corning Preferred warranty has 50 years of non-prorated coverage on material, and covers 10 years on labor and even disposal expenses. This is some of the best warranty coverage available, and gives you peace of mind.
- Clean up: Every company says that they do a good job of cleaning, but HomeSealed Exteriors is the only contractor that offers our Preferred Property Protection Package. This includes tarps and coverings from the eave to protect siding and on ground, wood sheet protection for windows and plantings, minimize jobsite debris. Full cleanup including magnetic roller sweep through property, and again at 90 days upon request.
How to get started: Comprehensive Roof Inspection
- Determine what needs to be done.
- Present what I will do to install a quality roof system.
- Let me know your preferences.
- Allow you to select the shingle design and color you want.
- Define exactly what we will do and give you a detailed report, which includes all product literature and samples.
Inspect For Ventilation
- Prevent moisture damage to your roof deck and your house.
- Opportunity to save energy costs.
- Insure compliance with codes.
- Meet shingle warranty requirements. (most roofing companies don’t!)
Check Local Building Codes
- Make sure work will comply with local requirements