When people think about a roof, most of them just picture the shingles and the roof’s characteristic shape. Few talk about some of the lesser known but still important components. Today, experts from the leading home improvement company in the area talk about two of these components: the soffit and fascia.
Deck Materials: Pros And Cons
In the first part of this feature, we talked about the important things to consider when picking out your deck design. In Part II, we looked at some ways to tackle deck building issues. Today we’ll look at your decking material options, to help you decide what suits you and your lifestyle best.Read More
Before You Build: Tips for Tackling Design Challenges
Now that you’ve carefully thought about what you want in a deck, you need to study the lay of your land and see whether you can work your preferred design elements into the overall scheme of things. If not, what design alternatives can you fall back on?Read More
Your Wants, Needs, and Design Considerations
When homeowners think of expanding their living space, one popular way to do so is to extend the home to the outdoors. What better way to do this than to build a deck?Read More
Up and Above Contractors loves helping homeowners in Warren, Morris and Sussex Counties – as well as homeowners in eastern Pennsylvania – make their homes more functional and beautiful. New Jersey roofing is our specialty, but we also expertly execute siding, gutters, windows, doors, decks, porches, and additions. We’ve been tickled pink by all of the great reviews we’ve gotten from our customers since the beginning of the year. Check them out!
“From the initial inspection through the end-of-job clean-up, Up and Above were professional and efficient. The crew showed up at the scheduled time and completed the entire roof by 5 p.m. They worked like a well-oiled machine, and clean-up was very well done. We highly recommend Up and Above Contractors.” – Scott & Tina Jacobs
“We had Up and Above do our roof. They did the roof in two days because some rain came in. They were polite and cleaned up well after. We would recommend them as the roof looks fantastic!!!” – William Ginter
“I had Up and Above first do my deck and then my roof. I am so happy with both of them! They did the roof in one day! Everyone in the office is great to work with and answered all of my questions!! I would highly recommend them!” – Lisa Conrads
“Up and Above did a great job for me and got me to my house closing on time! Jackie in the office was an incredible help in taking care of everything I needed. I would highly recommend Up and Above Contractors.” – Parick Ruttser
“Very pleased! I would highly recommend Up and Above Contractors. My roof was done in one day! There was a big storm coming the night the roof was being installed. I was worried that it wouldn’t be completed. Gary was up on the roof himself with his team of roofers. We also had new gutters and gutter guards installed. The clean up was great, the was nothing left behind!! Great job!” – Cathrine Burns
For more information about the services we provide and a FREE estimate, contact Up and Above Contractors at (973) 531-4225. We look forward to making you a happy customer too!
It’s a fact that the most common cause of roof failure has nothing to do with the roofing materials themselves. Faulty installation is far more likely to lead to leaks and other problems, which is why it’s so important to hire a contractor with a long track record of quality workmanship. The life of your roofing system depends on it.
Here are some of the issues you could be faced with should you NOT hire roofers in New Jersey who have been properly trained and certified.
- Incorrect shingle nailing. Manufacturers give specific instructions on how to fasten shingles, but too often they’re improperly nailed. When nail guns are used and the pressure is set too high, nails will be overdriven into the shingle mat. This increases the likelihood that they will blow off and leak, and voids the warranty. Similar problems result from underdriven nails.
- Improper moisture barrier. All roof installations should include underlayment beneath the shingles to deter water penetration. An additional waterproof membrane should be installed along eaves and valleys, the most vulnerable areas. If a roofer doesn’t address these components before installing shingles, you can bet leaks will happen.
- Flashing neglect. Your roofer should not cut corners by reusing old flashing on a new roof installation. There may be small punctures or other damage that could threaten the new roof. Insist on new flashing when your roof is installed.
Avoid these amateur workmanship problems by choosing Up and Above Contractors to install your New Jersey roofing! We’re a GAF Master Elite™ certified roofer that’s been serving area homeowners for 20 years. Call us at (973) 531-4225 for a FREE estimate on a beautiful new roof, or for help if your current roof was improperly installed. We look forward to serving you.
As we all head back to work after celebrating the birthday of America and those who have sacrificed for our country, we want to remind military members that they can still take advantage of a unique rebate program through the end of 2013. GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, announced its “Roofs for Troops” program at the beginning of 2012. The program was later extended through 2013, and we encourage all eligible military, both past and present, to act now to receive the rebate.
“We are excited to offer the Roofs for Troops rebate program,” stated Paul Bromfield, senior vice president of marketing at GAF. “GAF is truly honored to show its support of the U.S. military and to help protect the homes of the brave men and women who protect our country.”
Through “Roofs for Troops,” active military, veterans and retirees who use Up and Above Contractors or another GAF factory-certified contractor can receive a $300 rebate from the manufacturer when they purchase a new GAF Lifetime Roofing System and provide proof of purchase for GAF Lifetime Shingles and at least three qualifying GAF accessories. The roof must be installed by December 31, 2013. For more details, visit www.gafroofsfortroops.com, or call Up and Above Contractors at (973) 531-4225.
At Up and Above Contractors, we’ve been busy making outdoor living more enjoyable for families throughout Warren, Morris and Sussex counties. One of our favorite projects is crafting beautiful decks NJ families can use for cookouts, family gatherings or just relaxing on a summer evening. Check out these photos of a gorgeous Trex® deck that we installed recently in Sussex.
Trex is a composite product made of a combination of wood and plastic fibers. It’s unique because it brings together the best qualities of wood and plastic: plastic shields the wood from moisture and insect damage, and wood protects the plastic from UV damage while providing a natural look and feel. The result is decking that requires only occasional cleaning to stay beautiful for years to come – no need for sanding, staining or painting, ever!
Trex will not rot or deteriorate due to harsh weather or insects. It’s splinter-free and has excellent traction, even when wet. It contains no toxic chemicals or preservatives. The plastic and wood fibers used to manufacture Trex are from reclaimed or recycled resources, keeping thousands of tons of wood and plastic scrap out of landfills every year. Trex resists damage from moisture and sunlight, making it the natural choice for pools, hot tubs and spas. Plus it’s available in a wide range of colors and finishes to suit any style.
If you need even more reasons to install a new Trex deck, please visit our Decks & Porches Gallery! Up and Above Contractors looks forward to serving you. Give us a call today at (973) 531-4225.
Often choosing a brand of vinyl siding in New Jersey is a much easier decision than choosing the color you’ll have installed on your home. At Up and Above Contractors, we know that choosing colors for your exterior project is a big deal. After all, you’ll be looking at those choices for many, many years to come!
That’s why we recommend CertainTeed’s ColorView™ service. ColorView is an online visualization tool that allows you to create a custom exterior from CertainTeed’s extensive library of residential building products and colors. Choose a home design that’s similar to yours, then use ColorView to mix and match vinyl siding products, colors and accessories.
For a more precise visual, you can also choose to upload a picture of your home to customize pictures using any of CertainTeed’s exterior products as many times as you wish. For future reference, you can save and email these configurations. Up and Above Contractors would be happy to assist with this process in the comfort of our office, and answer any questions you may have about CertainTeed products. To schedule an appointment for a FREE consultation, call us today at (973) 531-4225.