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Choosing Shingle Color
The right roofing can boost the curb appeal of any style of home. This is why we trust IKO asphalt shingles. For beautiful protection that’s engineered to last, IKO sets the standard.
With so many colors of asphalt shingles available, choosing a shingle color for your roof can be difficult. IKO created this handy visual guide to help you find a color that complements your home. We are reposting it here for your convenience.
Leverage the RoofViewer app to see how different colors would look on your home.
Contact us today for expert help with choosing your shingle color. Point Roofing is Boise’s #1 Roofer rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, serving Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell, Kuna, Garden City, Star, Middleton, Homedale, Marsing, Greenleaf, and the surrounding areas.
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Every roof has a life cycle.
Our team of Boise commercial roofing experts will do a comprehensive survey of your roof, including an existing conditions photo report and core samples to determine the layers that are on the roof and determine if the roof is holding unwanted moisture. We also provide a value-engineered repair or replacement solution that fits your budget, energy concerns, sustainability strategy, and business priorities.
Proactive Roof Maintenance
Proactive roof maintenance planning is an easy way to prevent a lot of headaches, stress and unnecessary roof repairs. Start your roof maintenance plan by taking these three easy steps:
Be Aware of Your Roof’s Condition
Why ignore your roof until it starts leaking? Extend its lifespan and avoid costly roof repairs by taking a proactive approach to roof maintenance. Having an experienced roofer perform periodic in-depth checkups is a step in the right direction. You should also keep an eye on the overall condition of the roof, noting any concerning issues that are likely to lead to leaks. Make regular visual scans from the ground to spot issues when they first occur. Use binoculars if needed, and look for curled or broken asphalt or wood shingles, damaged or misaligned slate tiles, leaky or sagging gutters, areas that look darker than the rest of the roof, or deteriorated flashing.
When your roof fails, the need for roof repair can become urgent!
Eventually every roof will fail and need to be replaced or repaired in some form. The roof endures all kinds of elements season after season, year after year, and the materials eventually wear down and roof repair is needed. The typical lifespan of a roof is anywhere between 12 and 50 years depending on the roofing materials used.
So you have a roof leak and need roof repair. You need a good roofer.
Who do you call?
Most people do not have a list of contractors ready to review when disaster happens at home. For those who have been in their homes for years, catchy commercials may trigger a name, or service to call when in need of a roofer or other contractor. Maybe you have had a name branded into your brain from yard signs, service trucks, and a roofer’s name comes to mind when one is needed. Most of us find a roofing contractor by taking our search to the internet, or looking in a phone-book. Once you have a list of roofers to call, how do you identify the best local roofer for you?
A good idea when starting any project, is to do a little bit of homework on each company.
Start with a file for each one. In these files, have a simple checklist to fill out and a few key questions for each roofer. Check out our sample checklist below. Remember, you may need to adjust your list to be more specific to your project. Writing each contractor’s answers down will help you when deciding later. You’ll be able to compare the answers, and have a clear understanding of each company’s responses.
Five ways to identify a good roofer.
Have your form ready to fill out. On this form grade the roofer from 1-10, 10 being the best.
How did the first call go? Was the first impression good or bad? Was the call pleasant and professional? Were you notified of the estimators name and arrival time? Did you find that all of the companies you called set clear expectations and gathered enough initial information? At Point Roofing, we ask as many qualifying questions as possible. We do this to match you with the right estimator so we prepare your estimate in a timely manner.
On the day of the appointment was your estimator on time? If late, were you notified within a timely manner? At Point, we realize everyone has obligations and time constraints. We feel it is incredibly important to be respectful of your commitments and time.
Is the estimator prepared? Does he/she have brochures, and examples of jobs like yours? Does he have the correct equipment to look at the roof and provide you an accurate estimate? Did the roofing contractor have a professional appearance and tone? Were all of your questions and concerns addressed with confidence and in a timely manner?
Can the roofing contractor provide you with the credentials to do business such as licenses and proof of insurance certificates? Do not work with an uninsured contractor. Make sure that you protect one of your biggest investments.
Does the estimator ask for the job? Is he prepared to complete a contract and get you scheduled start the roof? Don’t be offended by this, it is their job to get business for their company and a well prepared and professional roofer will ask for the business.
Below is an example checklist
These are some good questions to ask to ensure that your project is being handled by an experienced, quality roofing contractor.
• Are you licensed and insured?
• Can you provide me with those certificates on initial appointment or email those to me?
• Are you able to provide 3-5 references upon request?
• How long have you been in business?
• What type/length of workmanship warranty do you offer?
• What type of warranty does the product you recommend offer?
• Do you recommend any particular upgrades based on the fact that we have harsh winters/summers/high winds/hail?
• Do you pull all of the appropriate permits?
• Will the roof be installed to manufacturers specifications?
• Do you use nails or staples to install the material?
• What type of underlayment do you use and why?
• Did you notice any areas that would need code upgrade?
• Does my house have proper ventilation? If not what do you recommend to resolve this and how will it benefit me?
• Are there any areas of concern on my roof that you think may incur additional costs?
Taking these tips into consideration along with any other questions you may have will ensure a quality job is completed.
Remember, Roof with the Best, or leak with the rest!
For expert residential and commercial roof maintenance and repairs in the Treasure Valley and surrounding areas, contact us today. Point Roofing and Restoration is an Idaho roofer rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau, and serve Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell, Kuna, Garden City, Star, Middleton, Homedale, Marsing, Greenleaf, and the surrounding areas.
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Winter is right around the corner. Do you have a snow removal plan for your property’s roof?
This last winter, many property owners had a hard time finding snow removal service because everyone was booked solid. Don’t get caught off guard this winter! Be prepared by getting on our list now!
Point Roofing and Restoration provides commercial and residential snow removal throughout the Treasure Valley and surrounding areas. Located in Boise, Idaho, we are ready to mobilize to any of our surrounding cities. No job is too big or too small.
No other Idaho roofing contractor is more prepared, or fully staffed for dealing with snow build up on roofs than Point Roofing and Restoration! We handle snow and ice dam removal for both, residential and commercial roofs.
Our rapid-response snow removal crews are strategically positioned and are on-call to assist you. Every Point crew is outfitted with the gear and equipment required to safely and efficiently remove heavy snow after winter snow storms.
Steam is the best option for removing stubborn ice dams while protecting your roof. You won’t find our crews using any harsh chemicals on your property! We always take care of your property as if it is our own.
Whether your property is residential, commercial, or multi-unit, Point Roofing is a Boise Roofer rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau, and we are ready to help you weather the winter storms! Let us provide you with peace-of-mind this winter!
Join our list for snow removal and ice dam removal today!
Fill out the form below to get signed up on our Winter Snow Removal List.
After you fill out the form, we will be review your property, and send you your estimate and deposit amount. You will receive this info within 2 business days.
Please Note: Spaces are only held once the deposit is paid-in-full.
Mechiella “M.J.” La Pointe has lived in Idaho her entire life except for 2 years she spent in Oregon. Her favorite thing about Idaho is it’s incredible beauty, and how everyone you meet is so nice. M.J. loves exploring the country and traveling by R.V. As much as she loves traveling, she says, “It is always awesome to come home!”