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Friday, March 24, 2017

Palmetto Outdoor Solutions now a Master Elite Roofing Contractor

Palmetto Outdoor Solutions has a long-standing history of quality workmanship and that has earned an esteemed reputation in the local community. The company has now added to that reputation by
earning the distinction of GAF Factory-Certified Master Elite® Roofing Company. This is a highly-coveted title only given out to top roofers. In fact, as little as three percent of roofing contractors throughout the US and Canada can certify due to GAF’s strict requirements.

In this article, we review the steps Palmetto Outdoor Solutions had to take to achieve Master Elite® status and how the program works. This will also include the benefits it provides a roofing company as well as its customers.

GAF is a well-known name in the roofing industry and created a way of guaranteeing high quality workmanship and long-lasting roof installation. GAF introduced three levels of authorizations for roofers, with Master Elite being the highest.

The first step is to become an authorized installer. In order to do this, a contractor must be licensed by their state for roofing and show a valid insurance policy then begin working on either residential or commercial roofs. Authorized roofing contractors are not able to offer any GAF benefits. However, once an authorized roofing company establishes a consistent record of success, GAF may extend an invitation to become a certified installer.

With the certified authorization, roofing companies can offer extended warranties on the materials that are used. This allows them to utilize only a small portion of GAF’s offerings. The next step is to become a Master Elite installer, although roofers must have at least five years of top-level service as a certified installer.

The roofing jobs done by certified installers are examined by GAF specialists as they actually go to those sites to conduct proper evaluations. During those evaluations, roofing contractors must earn a 95% or better customer satisfaction rate. That rating must also remain at 95% or better for five years before even being considered for Master Elite Status.

Once Master Elite Status is achieved, the customer perks really start rolling in. Master Elite contractors are the only roofing companies permitted to sell GAF’s Golden Pledge Warrantee, which is good for up to 20 years. This warranty covers shingle replacement as well as workmanship. If a problem arises within 20 years and it is through some type of worker error, GAF will send someone out to fix it for free. This is essentially a type of insurance policy and a great way homeowners can protect their investment.

The Golden Pledge warranty is also considered to be elite and perceived as the best asphalt shingle warrantee available to the public. And only the best roofers are able to offer this warranty.

For close to 10 years, Palmetto Outdoor Solutions has provided premium residential and commercial roof replacement and repair services in Rock Hill SC, Charlotte NC, and the surrounding areas. With their commitment to quality, safety, and customer satisfaction, Palmetto Outdoor Solutions SC is the Factory-certified Master Elite® contractors you should trust to work on your roof.

Contact us today if you have questions about the special GAF warranty options we now offer.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Pros and Cons of Repairing or Replacing a Damaged Roof

Roof damage can creep up unexpectedly and when that occurs, homeowners are faced with a couple of choices. They can choose either to repair the damage or replace the entire roof. There are some pros and cons that go along with each of those options.

A damaged roof does not always call for a complete roof repair. Some situations just require a partial repair to attend to the damages. However, that does not always come with a cheaper cost. There are occasions when it can actually be cheaper to purchase an entire roof replacement as opposed to individual roof repair. That is because some repair work can get rather complex.  The first step is to get an estimate from a trusted roofing company such as Palmetto Outdoor Solutions Charlotte NC and consider the options.

When making that decision, it is also important to consider the age of your roof. Even when repair work has been completed, it does not renew the life of your roof. Repairs can be a quick fix that simply prolongs the inevitable roof replacement.

Roof repair is sometimes just a temporary holdover for roof replacement. Roofing Rock Hill has a specific life expectancy and when they start to reach that age, it is only a matter of time before the roof is beyond repair.

By choosing an overlay that consists of new shingles, the cost is cheaper. However, this type of repair will not compensate for any underlying damage.

That does not always mean that roof replacement is the solution. There can be cons with this option as well. It is not a completely inexpensive process. When choosing a new roof, the decision making process is important. Roof replacement is a major project and many homeowners will attempt to keep costs down, but there can be a major disadvantage as well.

A roof is one of the most important purchases anyone can make, so it is key not to be duped by cheap shingles that will not stand up to the test of time. Sometimes simply adding new shingles might be nothing more than fitting your roof with a Band-Aid.

Roof replacement is also a great advantage if you will be living in your home for years to come. If you are planning on selling the home, roof repair might be the better option. A home inspector will check out the roof and condition before the sale, and let the prospective buyers know if it will need to be replaced or is in working condition.

When it comes time for roof repair, replacement, or commercial roofing in Charlotte NC, contact the team of experienced professionals at Palmetto Outdoor Solutions. Roof repair in Rock Hill, SC is also as easy as making a quick phone call to Palmetto Outdoor Solutions.