The absolute best option for roofing services in Covington, WA.
At Guardian, we care about the homes and families in the Covington community. Call us today if you are worried that you have a problem with your roof. We are dedicated to providing top-quality service and workmanship with every roof we service.
Here’s what makes us different:
- We answer the phone! Our regular hours are between 7 am and 7 pm, Monday to Saturday. If you have an issue outside of those hours, we also have an emergency 24-hour line, so we are never unreachable.
- We’re punctual! We understand that your time is valuable, so we will be on time for appointments
- We focus on you until the job is complete. We do not book our contractors on several jobs at once, so you can rest assured that we are only focused on your job while it is ongoing.
- We give you straightforward pricing. When we inspect your roof, we take everything into consideration. That way there are no surprises with the cost at the end of the job.
- We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. The job isn’t done until you’re happy. No exceptions.
- Protecting your home against mother nature starts with the roof. Even the smallest seemingly insignificant bit of damage can lead to massive problems or be a sign of an underlying problem.
Guardian Home in Covington is a Top 100 Roofing Contractor, so you know that with us you are getting great service and expert workmanship. We have a team of GAF Elite Master Contractors who are committed to providing the absolute best in service, no matter the size of job.
There are three main reasons you’ll need to get a roof repaired:
A leaking roof means that you already have big problems. In many cases, homeowners notice leaks after heavy rainstorms, but there are many situations that could cause a leak.
- Extreme weather is a major cause, of course. This could be rain, snow, or even extended periods of heat. If the temperature changes rapidly, this can also be harmful to your roof.
- If snow and ice accumulate, moisture can seep into cracks between and under your shingles. These cracks can then expand over time, which will lead to warping and sagging.
- Missing or damaged shingles expose an area for leaking.
- Brick chimneys are vulnerable where the mortar holds them together. This area, plus the flashing and chimney crown damage easily, exposing the roof to a leak.
- Skylights are sealed with rubber or vinyl. These seals can dry out or crack, leaving your skylight unprotected.
- Vents have exposed fasteners, which can eventually lead to leaking, especially since the vents aren’t designed to last as long as your roof.
- Holes are an obvious culprit, but tiny and less obvious holes like removing an antenna or dish mounting bracket can lead to leaking.
- The more intricate and complicated the design of your roof is, the more it is in danger of leaks. It can be difficult to waterproof such a roof, since every curve and joint must be sealed properly.
- If your attic is not properly ventilated, then moisture can collect. This can lead to rotting wood and mold.
- If your gutters are blocked, then water can back up under the shingles. This can rot the wood underneath.
Some of these conditions are more serious than others. The best way to prevent leaking is to schedule annual inspections and be proactive. By scheduling routine and preventive maintenance, you can prolong the life and minimize repair costs.
Wind damages your roof by pulling up shingles and exposing the insulation and wood underneath. It can also blow debris onto your roof, or even large tree branches (and the trees themselves!), causing catastrophic damage.
If you experience a windstorm, make sure to check out your roof for issues. Keep an eye out for loose shingles, or shingles that have cracked or torn. It is also a good idea to inspect your gutters and chimneys for damage.
Don’t forget to inspect inside your home, too. Your attic rafters may have wet spots, or your drywall may have water damage.
Sometimes it is the human element that leads to problems with your roof. If you had someone come to repair your roof that provided sub-par service, you could be exposed to massive issues. Your problems with mold, soggy sheetrock, framework, and rafters might only get worse. Your repair costs could go through the roof (pardon the pun) if you choose the wrong contractor.
Finding the right roofing company from the start is key to avoiding these costly repairs. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure you choose the right roofing contractor:
- Read the reviews. Reviews are a powerful tool for weeding out the bad from the good for any type of contractor. Also, ask your friends and family for their suggestions.
- Check the Better Business Bureau (BBB) ratings. Not all businesses are registered with the BBB, but it is usually better if they are. Make sure they have an A rating and have all of the appropriate licenses and insurance coverages.
- Look for industry awards and designations. Most industry designations and awards mean that the business has demonstrated exemplary customer service and workmanship standards. It also means that there is an authority to which you can appeal if there are any issues. Guardian is among the only 3% of roofing contractors to be designated as Master Elite Contractors.
- Ask for proof of insurance and licenses.
- Work directly with your insurance company Some companies will suggest that they work with the insurance company on your behalf. This can be a red flag, as it might mean they want to commit insurance fraud. Handle the insurance company yourself to make sure everything is above board at all times.
- Get multiple estimates so you can compare the price and scope of the work.
- Compare material options. Some are going to be more expensive, and there are steps to take to ensure longevity, which may also be costlier. Decide what your goals are and evaluate accordingly.
Replacing your roof is a big job and a big investment on your part. Consult with your roofing contractor to decide whether your roof should be repaired or replaced completely.
Make sure you take everything into consideration when evaluating the bids your receive for the job. You will have to weigh your budget with the service you are getting. Cheaper isn’t always the best option.
If you notice any of the following issues with your roof, call us right away! They could be serious, or you may just need a minor repair:
Wet spots on the ceiling: brown spots or dripping signify that substantial damage has occurred. This issue needs to be addressed immediately.
- Damaged flashing: Flashing protects against leaks for skylights, vents, and dormers. If it looks like you have damaged flashing, then contact a professional immediately. It is not a big repair, but it can save you big problems.
- Missing granules: Granules on your shingles help protect against UV. If they are missing, then your roof will be exposed and age much quicker.
- Buckled shingles: If your shingles are buckled, then you may already need big repairs or replacement. Call Guardian immediately if you notice this issues.
- Missing shingles or shakes: Most often you lose shingles because of the wind, and it exposes your roof to the elements.
- Curling shingles or shakes: Curling often means that your roof is nearing the end of its useful life. This usually happens after approximately 15 years or so.
- Splitting shakes: Wood can lose its oils after many years and start to split. This is another sign that the roof may need replacement.
- Needles and leaves: Needles and leaves can encourage the growth of algae. If algae takes root on your roof, then it can destroy your roof.
- Algae staining: You may think you can remove algae stains yourself, but it may cause even more damage. Contact Guardian to safely and thoroughly remove algae stains from your roof.
There’s nothing more important than keeping your family safe, and we take our commitment to the community seriously. If you’ve noticed any of the above damage, call us right away for a free inspection and estimate.
Prevention can help extend the life of your roof and save you big money down the road. Unfortunately, too many homeowners take their roofs for granted until they notice problems, and by then it is too late. Getting regular roof inspections and maintenance can help stop problems before they develop. Guardian offers a comprehensive and comprehensive 17-point inspection. After this inspection, we can advise you with an appropriate maintenance schedule for your roof.
If you’re not sure if you’re due for maintenance, here’s a general guide to know if it’s time:
- Leaves and needles are collecting in the gutters
- Moss and algae are visible
- You live in a high wind area
- You get annual snow and ice
- Your roof is more than five years old
- You have a brick or stone chimney that is more than ten years old
- You have skylights that are more than ten years old
To schedule an evaluation, call our office at 844-499-7822 or schedule an appointment online. One of our friendly representatives will schedule a time for one our licensed and drug-tested technicians to perform a thorough evaluation.
We have a 17-point inspection protocol that will allow us to completely evaluate your roof. After that, we will have the information we need to recommend regular maintenance, repair, or even replacement. Guardian provides this inspection at no cost to you.
In the inspection, we check:
- Proper shingle overhangs at gutters and eaves
- Adequate attic ventilation
- Attic intake vents for blockage
- Moisture or dry rot in the attic
- Proper R-Value in attic insulation
- Adequate sealing at all storm collars at pipes
- Valleys for cracks
- Missing shingle granules
- Blockage in gutters and downspouts
- Fasten method used from original installation
- Flashing at all walls
- Loose shingles
- Seals on shingles
- Pipe flashings for cracks
- Holes or cracks in attic vents
- Rubber boots at top of pipes for dry rot
- Curling, deterioration or brittleness of shingles.
Remember, our complete roof inspections are complementary. Please call 844-499-7822 or schedule online today. Make sure that your home is protected from the harsh elements that can cause damage.