Choosing a New York City Roofing Contractor
We specialize in residential, commercial and industrial roofing systems. What makes us great is our attention to detail, low pricing and knowledge of the roofing industry. Getting a new roof installed or replaced can be a big investment, so it’s important that you do your research when selecting one. Unfortunately throughout NYC, there are many “overnight” companies that don’t follow industry regulations, use low quality materials and aren’t even licensed! If you run into a problem with your roof such as leaks or decay early on in the process, this can be an enormous waste of money. Now you’ll have to hire another New York roofing contractor to fix what the original screwed up.
Our roofing expertise is spread out over all different types of residential and commercial roofing systems. Due to our experience and consistent relationships with top roofing material manufacturers, we can practically guarantee you’ll get a rock-solid roofing system in a hassle-free manner.
Our crews are also trained consistently in regards to proper installation as well as safety procedures. So not only do we have over a decade of experience installing and removing roofing systems, we have constantly followed directions given to us by some of the largest roofing material manufacturers in the USA. We work with manufacturers such as GAF, Celotex, Firestone, Karnak, Johns Manville, Tamko, Thoro and Genflex.
Types of New York City Roofs
We provide a wide range of roofing system services to residential and commercial establishments throughout NYC. The key is to finding out exactly what fits your needs. We use many different types of materials.
New York City Metal Roof Installations
Although the initial cost of metal roofing can be high, the overall long term investment value is fantastic. A solidly installed metal roof can last a lifetime. In comparison to asphalt which requires reroofing every 10-20 years, this is quite a drastic difference. Metal roofing can last at least 2-3 times longer than a traditional non-metal roof. On the fashionable side, there’s also a huge selection to choose from in terms of color and type. So it’s a great solution if you’d like a roof to accent your home or business’s existing look. You can choose from metal tile, metal shake, metal shingle/slate, vertical panel, and all different types of natural metals.
Metal roofing is also highly energy efficient. Because it reflects the sun, this can reduce the heat load on your home, keeping it cool during the warmer months of the year. You can not only save on the electric bill but also conserve energy.
New York City Tile Roof Installations
Having a tile roof installed on your home or commercial property is a wise decision. It carries a number of important benefits. Although it’s more costly than traditional non-tile based roofing systems, there are enough benefits to justify the pricing increase. In terms of customization, there are a wide variety of colors, styles and profiles to fit your roof and match the overall décor. Tile roofing systems have also been proven to last well over fifty years. They’re wind resistant, 100% environmentally friendly and help save on the energy bill by absorbing heat. Keystone Contracting Corp. also offers a specialized “cool roof tiling system.” These tiles are made specifically with highly reflective coatings to help you save energy and reduce costs. This is a great investment for a residential or commercial property owner.
New York City Asphalt Shingle Roof Installations
Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used roofing materials in New York City among homeowners. They’re economically focused, come in a variety of colors and prove to be affordable and effective. Although they don’t last as long as other types of roofing materials, they carry the lowest price and are quite dependable. Asphalt shingles are made with asphalt, organic material and unique colored stones to give them separate appearances.
New York City Slate Roof Installations
Slate roofing systems have been around for quite some time. They carry a number of pros and cons. They’re generally known as being the most durable, long lasting roofing materials out there. Yet, due to the high cost, fragility and difficulty of installation, they’re not for everyone.
- Slate is beautiful
- They last well over a century
- Fire resistant
- Environmentally friendly
- They’re extremely heavy in comparison to other roofing materials
- Very fragile and not very durable. (Only an expert should even think about walking on them)
- Very high costs
New York City Flat Roof Installations
Flat roofs are notorious for their problems with leaks. Many roofing contractors in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx or Staten Island simply don’t have the necessary experience or knowledge to install a flat roof properly. Don’t worry about this with us, we have hundreds of flat roof jobs under our belt. We use a variety of different materials and procedures depending on the roof and it’s size.
Rubber Membrane (EPDM)
Ethylene propylene diene monomer or EPDM just means solid rubber. This durable material is engineered specifically to absorb heat, and resist damage from sunlight. EPDM is pretty light but it’s also highly resistant to scratches, scuffs and tears making it a great material for commercial rooftops throughout New York City. It costs more than other materials but you can see where the added cost comes from. Due to the fact that it’s incredibly durable, you can count on this keeping you leak proof for quite some time!
Built Up Roof (BUR)
This is a traditional hot tar and gravel roof made from three plies of waterproofed material. Usually consisting of hot tar, river stone, and other advanced materials like fiber glass. Although this is the most common type of roof, there are many cons involved.
- No DIY – Do it Yourself Installation
- Hard to find leaks
- Gravel can clog gutters
This is a single ply roofing system combined with a light colored mineral surface. The material is applied to the surface with the addition of heat. This is known as a torch down. The pricing on this is right in the middle between EPDM and BUR. You’re going to want to make sure that you or the roofing contractor you select figures out what type of roof you have. Torch downs have been illegal in NYC since 1999 on wooden based roofs for obvious reasons. So this may not be an ideal option for your roof.
If you have any questions, concerns or would like a free roofing quote, feel free to call us at (888) 503-5686 or Contact Us. We’d love to hear from you!