Replacing a roof can be expensive, especially if homeowners are not careful in selecting the right roofing contractor. Homeowners need to choose experienced roofers like Harris Exteriors and More. We are fully licensed and insured and have an excellent track record in quality installations.
Harris Exteriors offers phenomenal products from GAF, DaVinci, Owens Corning, and more. If you have a leaky roof, storm damage, or if the top of your home is starting to show its age, we guarantee that we have the perfect new materials to match the rest of your home's exterior. We know you care about your home. After all, it's likely to be the biggest investment you make during your entire life. Why let its exterior look shabby? Click here for an educational look at the roofing terminology for a better understanding of what part of your home may need work.
When you are having your roof replaced, it is important to also look into having your soffit and fascia boards inspected and replaced if necessary as well as evaluating the state of your gutters as they may have last been replaced when your roof was installed.
Harris Exterior's provides services to Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bartlett, Elgin, Hoffman Estates, Palatine, Roselle, Schaumburg, Streamwood and other areas in Illinois. Feel free to contact us today with any home improvement needs you may have.
Harris Exteriors Roof Replacement
A typical house's roof may need to be replaced every 18-25 years depending on where you live. In this area, summer and winter weather conditions take a toll. The heat and cold will crack and wear down the materials over time, plus strong winds can make replacing your shingles a necessity. We are an experienced roofing company that offers and installs a variety of materials for homeowners to select from. We install wood shakes, clay tiles, slate and the most popular selection of architectural laminate shingles.
Our philosophy at Harris Exteriors is to educate customers on their exterior needs whether it is a tear-off roof or roof replacement work. We value our customer's input in how service can be improved and we take pride in providing quality services at a very fair price. Contact us today – you will be happy you did!
Architectural Laminate Shingles
Architectural laminate roof shingles are a popular choice of roofing shingle with homeowners and roofers. Architectural laminate roof shingles create depth and the appearance that is similar to wood shake shingles. The roofing shingles contain more than one layer of tabs which make them extra thick. Compared to the older style 3-tab residential roofs shingles, architectural laminate roof shingles are more energy-efficient, provide better wear, fire protection and shield against blow-offs from the wind.
We listen each customer's needs and provide all clients with:
- Quality roofing installation on all types of roofing
- Only the best roofing materials by top-rated roofing manufacturers
- Superb craftsmanship by our roofing installers
- Careful inspection and evaluation of homeowner's roof
We Provide Homeowners with:
- Free written roofing estimates
- Assistance with insurance claims for storm damage to your roof
- You pay after the roofing project is completed; no deposit is required
- Excellent clean-up after roofing project is completed
- Financing through GE Capital – payments as low as $99 per month or no interest until 2013
- Beautiful showroom in Streamwood to see different roofing shingles
A gable roof is the most popular and simplest roof design to build for home construction. It has two sloping sides that meet in the middle at the ridge, creating end walls with a triangular extension, called a gable, at the top. A gable roof design is exclusively adopted in places where rainfall and snowfall is abundant. That's because it has a high ceiling and good ventilation which doesn't let snow, leaves, rain or any other debris gather on the roof, and in turn, it protects the home from storm and weather damage. Although gable roofs are known to possess a variety of peaks and pitches, the pitch and slopes of the roof are known to let gravity do its job and let rain water run off.
Gable & Valley
This kind of roof consists of a gable and valley. The valley is formed where the two different sections of the roof meet, generally at a 90° angle. This type of roof is more intricate than the normal gable roof construction which makes is a great choice for homeowners looking to be unique in their home building project.
A hip roof is when all sides of the roof point downward to the exterior walls of the home, and generally also have a slight slope to them.
Hip & Valley
Hips & valleys connect to theoretical center points, and must be adjusted accordingly. The upper end should attach slightly lower than the edge of the common ridge, and the lower end should attach slightly lower than the edge of the framing member. This is so that the center point of the plane meets the center point of the other members.
A mansard roof is a 4-sided gambrel hip roof which has two slopes on each side with the lower sides featuring windows. This is a rather old roofing style, but still looks elegant.
A gambrel style is a 2-sided roof featuring slopes on each side. The upper slope of the sides has a shallow angle and the lower side is more steep. This is a common roof style used on barns and old farm homes.
These can be built using a variety of different building materials. Today, continuous membrane coverings are used for their superior leak prevention and resistance to water pooling. Sealed metal, decks, paving stones and even topsoil and grasses are also used to cover flat roofs. Flat roofs are more economical and efficient than other roof shapes because all the space above and below the roof can be utilized. They supply space for outdoor living or recreational space such as roof gardens or decks. Flat roofs are easier to inspect than other roofs and are built to last.