Fortenberry Construction Inc. Is Dedicated to Meeting Your Roofing Needs

Gulf coast residents understand how vital it is to have a quality roof when the region’s weather turns bad. As a locally owned company, Fortenberry Construction is always poised to make sure every one of our customers has a roof that’s designed to take what Mother Nature dishes out.

We are centrally located in Ocean Springs; however, our team of professional roofers works with customers throughout the Mississippi gulf coast area. As GAF-certified experts, we use only the best materials to ensure every customer gets a roof they can have confidence in.

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Explore Our Range of Services

Because roofing issues vary from one home to the next, we take the time to carefully evaluate each home’s needs before making recommendations for roof repairs or types of roofing replacements.

We also understand our customers have budget constraints and can’t always choose the most expensive roofing repair options. That’s why we’re willing to discuss all available options and give you the information necessary to make informed decisions.

At Fortenberry Construction, we focus on roof repairs and shingle repair to ensure you get the longest lifespan out of your roof. After all, for something so vital to your home, don’t you want to get the most out of it?

Take Advantage of Roof Repairs Whenever Possible

Some roofing contractors don’t relish the idea of repairing roofs, as they feel it’s simply too much work for too little money. That’s not the way we do business. In many cases, the roofs we’re contacted to inspect need a few minor repairs to restore them. Whenever possible, we’ll take care of these minor roof repairs quickly to reduce the potential for water damage or cracking later on.

Your roof is intended to last for several years, but the lifespan can be greatly extended if repairs are dealt with properly. If your roof has a few missing or damaged shingles, simply replacing those shingles may be all that’s necessary.

Architectural Shingles

As relative newcomers to the market, architectural shingles have become the top choice for many people because they look better and hold up under severe weather conditions far better than less-expensive alternatives. If you’ve recently replaced your roof, there’s a chance you may have this type. They typically cost more, but they are attractive, require less maintenance, and last longer.

Metal Roofs

While metal roofs were once considered inappropriate in many communities, newer designs and color options are available that truly enhance the aesthetic of some homes. Metal roofing, like architectural shingles, costs more initially but lasts for many years, making it an excellent choice for many property owners. Since metal also holds up well under severe conditions, some insurance providers may even provide discounts when quality metal roofing is installed. Typically, with metal roofs, the shingles will remain durable for years, but the flashing and siding may need minor repairs from time to time.

At Fortenberry Construction, our primary goal is to help you get the most out of the roof you already have. If you have questions or concerns about your roof, whether it’s about repairing your metal or shingled roof, give us a call today. It’s easy to contact our Ocean Springs roofing team for advice.

Reach us easily by phone at 228-861-8914.

Full Roof Replacement Options

At some point, all roofs will need to be replaced. Regardless of the type of roofing materials used, all have a finite lifespan. When that time comes, it’s important to look at the various options currently available rather than simply replacing a roof using the same materials.

At Fortenberry Construction, we also help our clients understand that a new roof is more than the type of material. Roofing installations are complete systems carefully designed to ensure homes are fully protected, which means it’s important to make the right choice for the region’s weather patterns.

Full roof may include roof deck protection, proper ventilation, and leak barriers designed to work with the selected shingles. Even the type of ridge cap used can make a difference in how your home looks and how well it’s protected. Roof replacement services are one of our many specialties in the field. Don’t hesitate; give us a call today and ask us about our roofing installation services.

Dealing with Unique, Custom Roofing Situations

Gulf coast homeowners frequently take advantage of unique designs when building new homes or remodeling existing properties. That may well include complex, customized roofs that require a good deal of expertise to design and install.

Different types of roof slope require a variety of materials to ensure a safe, secure roof. We’re always available to work with clients to make sure the design elements selected will provide the unique look and appeal a customer wants while, at the same time, work to keep a home free of leaks and water damage.

Today, custom metal roofing installations are increasingly common, and the professionals at Fortenberry Construction have the experience and training to craft and install customized metal roofs for even the most discriminating tastes. If you’re considering a custom metal or asphalt roof, contact our experts early in the design process for advice on materials and installation techniques to consider.

Don’t Ignore Roof Inspections When Buying or Selling

Roof issues always seem to come up when people are buying or selling homes in the area. That’s because buyers understand the importance of having a solid roof in place when purchasing a home. We’re here to help buyers determine if an existing roof is in good condition and understand what they should expect in the coming years in terms of maintenance and repairs.

We also encourage sellers to contact us prior to listing a properly for sale to make sure their home’s roof is not going to be what loses a sale. We work with sellers to carefully inspect the roofing of pre-market homes to spot existing and potential issues the buyer’s inspector is likely to identify, as well as maintenance issues that may appear later in the roof’s lifetime.

That knowledge makes it possible for sellers to tackle any issues now rather than having a closing delayed because of unforeseen roof problems. We can deal with any repairs or other issues, giving sellers and homebuyers alike peace of mind, preventing any unnecessary snags in the sale.

Understanding the Importance of Flashings

Homes along the Gulf coast typically have a variety of openings in their roofs for vents, skylights, and chimneys. Each of those openings pose a certain amount of risk for leaks to occur. When properly installed and maintained, however, the potential for leaks is greatly reduced. Here are a few of the things we look for when working with existing flashings.

Improper installations

One of the most significant issues we commonly come across when evaluating customers’ roofs is flashings that have not been properly installed. While the issues are most prevalent around chimneys and where roofs meet sidewalls, any flashing can be installed incorrectly. We will properly repair or replace incorrectly installed flashings of all types.

Deteriorated Collars

Rubber or composite collars are commonly installed around vents and pipes to provide a tight seal and prevent leaks. As time goes by, those materials will deteriorate. When that happens, cracks will develop, or the collar will no longer fit tightly around the pipe or vent. That means water will get past the collar and enter the home. When collars are older, it’s important to inspect them frequently to identify problems before serious damage can occur.

Missing or Deterioated Caulk

Roofing caulk, like collars, will eventually fail. It tends to dry out, shrink, and pull away from the material it was originally applied to. At that point, any protection provided by the caulk is gone. While the overuse of caulking is never recommended, there are places where its use is helpful, and damaged caulk should be repaired.

The important thing to remember during any roof repair is that any type of flashing must be monitored to prevent leaks. That’s true regardless of the roofing material in use. Metal roofing may also have grommets around installation screws that need to be monitored and replaced when necessary. Learn more about the importance of flashing on our blog.

Don’t take any chances with your home’s lifeline. We can monitor your roof’s condition and can easily identify trouble spots and leaks, as well as recommend preventative maintenance and repairs.

We provide free consultations to all Gulf coast residents. Save your home and save your wallet; contact Fortenberry’s roofing professionals today.

Take Care of Storm Damage as Quickly as Possible

Storms are routine in this part of the country, meaning wind, hail, and other weather-related damage to roofs is rather commonplace. While quality roofing materials resist damage, flying or falling debris and hurricane-strength winds can damage even the best roofs. When storms cause any type of roof damage, it’s important to contact a roofing expert for help as quickly as possible. We’re here to help when you need it most.

Although it’s always important to contact your insurance carrier as soon as practical after a storm moves through, it’s also important to tarp damaged roofs quickly, keeping any damage to the home’s interior to a minimum until permanent repairs can be made.

Our professional team members are available to provide advice and lend assistance when storm damage occurs.

Once the insurance company has evaluated your claim, getting the repairs started is easy. In most cases, we can match shingles to take care of minor damage. Your home’s roof will look as good as always, with no evidence damage ever occurred.

In the event of severe roof damages, we’re here to make sure the roof decking and other components are properly repaired prior to installing a new roof. Whatever the level of damage, our roofing professionals have the expertise to restore the roof’s integrity.

Our Service Areas

Even though we’re based in Ocean Springs, our service area encompasses the entire Gulf coast, and our master shinglers and roofers are licensed in every city. If you’re located anywhere around Ocean Springs, including Biloxi, Gautier, Gulfport and Pascagoula, we’re familiar with your neighborhood and its needs. View our location page or give Fortenberry Construction a call to see if we service your area.

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Service You Can Trust


Homeowners are always a little apprehensive when it comes to hiring a new contractor. If you haven’t used us for roofing repairs in the past, you may be worried about getting the best service or materials. We understand those concerns and want our customers to know upfront that we’re dedicated to providing the industry’s best service.

We also use only the best roofing materials available, starting with GAF shingles and products. We understand our customers want to know their investment in a new roof will provide a return they are happy with.

Fortenberry Construction helps restore your daily life one shingle at a time. In the unlikely event an issue arises during or after a project, our professional roofers are here to make sure your concerns are addressed quickly and professionally.

For more information on past roofing jobs, view our gallery, or learn more about roofing with our resources page.

Don’t Wait – Give Us a Call Today.

Sometimes, the hardest part of dealing with a roofing issue is simply taking the first steps. It doesn’t matter what type of roofing service you’re in need of, Fortenberry Construction’s roofing experts are here to assist with any Mississippi roofing repairs.

If it’s been a while since anyone inspected your roof to determine what, if any, repairs are needed, now is the time to take that first step and contact our team. We’re happy to evaluate your home’s roof and offer our recommendations for repair or replacement.

When your roof has run its course and you need a new roof, we’ll gladly take the time to discuss various roofing options that would work well for your home. This provides a great opportunity for you to ask any questions and learn about the advantages of quality GAF roofing products and Fortenberry Construction’s professional installation and repair services.

Don’t put off fixing that leaking or loose roof. Call us today at 228-861-8914 to get the roof repairs your home needs.