Homes along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast are as diverse as the families living in them. From high-end new builds to classic historical designs, each one has its own unique set of needs. At Fortenberry Construction, Inc., we’re experts in roof leak repair. Aside from our extensive knowledge and experience, we’re dedicated to providing unrivaled quality in both workmanship and materials.
From the Beginning
Roofing materials are designed to last anywhere from a couple decades to 50 years or more. Of course, this doesn’t mean they’re invulnerable to severe weather, high winds, extreme heat, salt spray and other environmental factors. Understanding whether you need minimal shingle repairs or complete roof replacement requires an in-depth inspection from a knowledgeable and trustworthy professional.
Our team is well aware of how important annual and post-storm inspections are to your family’s safety and comfort as well as the longevity of your home. We go the extra mile to go over your entire roof with a fine-toothed comb, covering both interior and exterior components to make sure everything is in optimum condition.
As a local roofing company, we value our clients and take pride in building our reputation on trust and satisfaction. We won’t exaggerate the extent of your roof damage to boost our own bottom line like some members of our industry have been known to do. At the same time, we won’t cut corners just to be able to provide the lowest possible estimate. What we will do is perform a comprehensive assessment, explain your options and work with you to find a roof repair solution that meets your needs and budget.
Diving Deeper into the Roof Leak Repair Process
We offer the full range of residential roof repair services from storm damage to typical wear and tear. While the visible portion of the roof is a major part of the overall picture, it certainly isn’t the only component at work here.
Framework: Made up of the truss, rafters, decking and other elements, the framework is the support structure of your roof. If any of its components are damaged, no amount of shingle replacement is going to fully protect your home from further damage. We take the time to make sure all those underlying structural pieces are fully intact before proceeding with repairs.
- Underlayment: Underlayment is applied to the decking. It’s available in a few different varieties, all of which are asphalt based. Here along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, waterproof underlayment plays a significant role in protecting our homes from the elements. Underlayment acts as an extra moisture barrier between a home’s interior and the outside world, and we offer high-quality options designed to fully safeguard your home no matter which type of roofing you choose.
- Flashings: Anywhere different parts of your roof intersect, protective barriers called flashings should be in place. They’re also installed around chimneys, skylights, vent pipes and other features. If they’re damaged or improperly installed to begin with, they can be problematic. We take extra care to install them properly from the beginning and carefully examine them during inspections to ensure they’re holding up well over time.
- Surface Materials: On top of all those underlying aspects is your exterior roofing material. While asphalt shingles are a popular choice because of their cost, durability and versatility, they’re only one option among many. Metal, cedar shakes, clay tiles and slate also top the list of local homeowners’ favorites.
Not all roof repairs call for replacing all these components, but some of them certainly do. We take great care to check them all for damage or wear and tear before beginning a project. In doing so, we provide our clients unsurpassed quality when it comes to roof repair services, value you won’t find with just any run-of-the-mill roofer.
Prompt shingle repairs carried out by experienced roofing specialists can go a long way toward extending the life of your roof; still, they can only go so far. At some point, your roof will need to be replaced. Our team has a variety of roof replacement options at your disposal.
Under certain circumstances, we may be able to simply place new shingles over your existing ones. If you only have one layer of shingles in place, this is definitely a suitable and cost-effective solution as long as the underlying components are in good repair.
In the event you’ve already had a second set of shingles installed, though, this isn’t recommended. Adding yet another layer of weight could easily compromise your roof’s structural integrity and place your family in danger. Also keep in mind, shingles don’t adhere to other shingles as well as they do to decking and underlayment, so placing new ones on top of old ones may not offer the same level of protection as replacing them altogether.
For roofs in poor condition or having reached the end of their expected lifespans, removal of the old materials and replacement is recommended. If you’d like to make a switch from one type of material to another, we’ll also need to do a complete reroof for optimum performance and aesthetics. Though this may cost more upfront, chances are more efficient materials have entered the market since your original roof was built. This means, you’ll enjoy numerous benefits over the long term.
Whether you’re looking at minor repairs, complete re-shingling or replacing your entire roof with a new one, we use nothing less than the best products on the market. We only offer products we’d be proud to place on our own homes, so you can rest assured you’re getting unbeatable quality when you bring your roof replacement and shingle repair needs to Fortenberry Construction, Inc.
When you build a new home, you’re basically starting with a clean slate and bringing your visions to life. No doubt, you have a clear picture in mind of how your finished roof should look, but you’ve probably given little thought to the materials underneath the surface.
Choosing the most durable and energy-efficient options on the market today will generate a return on your investment for decades to come. More manageable heating and cooling costs, lower insurance premiums and higher resale value are only a few of the advantages you can expect. Having those products installed by experienced contractors who place the highest level of significance on upholding their reputation only compounds those benefits.
In terms of visual elements, you have plenty of choices in roofing materials. Metal roofing, slate and clay tiles and asphalt shingles all offer energy efficiency, longevity, durability and beauty. Architectural shingles provide those benefits as well as the ability to mimic the appearance of more expensive materials at a much lower price.
Although the best choice for you depends on your budget and the architectural style of your new home, your personal preferences shouldn’t be overlooked. We’ll help you choose the most fitting option based on these and other factors, and our team will apply its dedication to satisfaction to every aspect of your roof installation.
GAF-Certified Roofing Contractors
As a nationwide frontrunner and innovator in the field, GAF is a well-known name in the roofing industry. For more than a century, the company has been building its reputation on top-of-the-line roofing products. With an emphasis on quality and credibility, the company only grants certification to leading contractors. In order to become a GAF-Certified company, we had to prove ourselves to this bar-setting member of our industry by:
- Being properly licensed in the state of Mississippi to perform roof repair and installation services
- Maintaining adequate insurance coverage for the protection of our clients
- Having established a reputation for quality among our clients
- Being committed to the latest methods in the industry
- Exhibiting a dedication to ethicality and the roofing industry’s best practices
In order to become and remain among the handful of carefully selected GAF-Certified roofing companies across the country, we’re held to the highest possible standards. Testimonials from previous highly satisfied clients speak for themselves, and our company is wholeheartedly dedicated to ongoing education, so we can bring you the most up-to-date products and techniques in roof installation and repair.
By maintaining our certification, we’re able to offer clients GAF’s full range of premium residential roofing products, including underlayment, protective barriers, shingles and other essentials. In combining these top choices in home protection with our unsurpassed dedication to service and satisfaction, we give our clients access to the best aspects of the industry.
Choose a Contractor Who Takes Your Best Interests to Heart
At Fortenberry Construction, Inc., client satisfaction is our top priority. We build and maintain relationships with clients by listening to their needs and helping them find the best solutions to their unique roofing issues. As a locally owned and operated company, we understand the challenges homeowners face in our area, and we’re fully equipped to offer top-quality products designed to live up to the Gulf Coast’s severe storms, heat and humidity.
Aside from the best products in our industry, our team proudly provides unrivaled knowledge and experience. Whether you need new roof installation, roof repairs or replacement, we’ll put our skills and dedication to work for you.
GAF I.D. #CE 29993
MS #R0 2961