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Three generations worth.

Since 1926, Enterprise Roofing has been defining quality workmanship in Dayton. We are still owned and operated with pride by the same family that started the company.

Three generations of trust.

Our commitment to our craft is evident in the countless projects we’ve worked on throughout the years. From commercial and municipal projects to residential projects large and small, we are constantly striving to provide the highest quality. Our skilled management and staff stand by our work. Simply put, you can count on our prompt, careful, and professional attention to your project. Join our family of satisfied customers!

Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Roofing Contractor

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Find the right roofer for your replacement or repair by asking questions that matter.

 

You have a lot of options when choosing a roofing contractor for your repair or replacement job and finding the right one can be tricky. After doing your research and choosing a few prospective contractors, it’s important talk with each one to find out more about the company and the work they do. Make sure you’re asking these four important questions before you make a decision:

- Ask for references from current projects and roofing projects that happened a few years back. This helps give you an idea of workmanship and professionalism of the roofer’s work now and also how the work holds up after a few years of use.

- Is the company licensed and established in your area? Many contractors travel to areas that have recently been affected by inclement weather and move to the next area after their work is done. This poses a problem when things go wrong. Will the roofer be around if you have a warranty claim? A roofing contractor who is licensed and established in your area will understand local weather and is more likely to be available if you ever have a roofing issue.

- Will the company give you an in-person estimate? Estimates need to be done in person. There is no way a roofing professional can determine exactly how much your job will cost or what needs to be done without an in-person examination.

- What are the details of the warranty? Make sure to ask how long the company guarantees its work. If you’re planning to sell your house soon, find out of the warranty is transferable from owner to owner. Typically, roofing warranties last for a year at minimum and the roofer covers the work while the manufacturer covers the supplies. These are two separate warranties, so make sure you understand and have copies of both.

If you’re looking for a reliable roofer in the Miami Valley region, call Enterprise Roofing today. Our roofing experts will give you an in-person consultation for free along with comprehensive answers to all of your questions. Family-owned and operated, we promise transparency to our customers and provide the honest, quality work you are looking for. Give us a call today at 937-453-3933 to get started.

When Is Emergency Roof Service Necessary?

Make sure you know what to do in case roof damage causes an emergency.

Any roofing repair is important, but determining whether damage has put your home in an emergency situation is imperative to protecting your home’s structural foundation, your safety and your wallet.

A good rule of thumb is that anytime the plywood underneath your shingles is exposed, it is an alarming situation and your roofing contractor should be called as soon as possible. Whether high winds have ripped shingles off of your roof, a tree limb caused damage or insect infestation resulted in substantial deterioration, all these situations require prompt roof attention.

Other emergency situations that require an immediate response are ones that pose a safety threat to your living environment. As always, use your discretion when handling roofing situations. It’s always better to call your roofer sooner rather than later when you find the first signs of any roofing damage. A few emergency scenarios could include:

-Hail or rain damage

-Heavy ice buildup

-Damage from strong win

-Falling tree damage

-Roof leaking

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If you experience any of these or other emergency roof situations, seek safe shelter immediately. Emergency roof issues can lead to fires, extreme water damage and other devastation. Make sure your family has a plan, just in case of an accident. If anyone is injured, smells smoke or sees flames, call 911 immediately.

Weather-related damage is the most common cause of emergency roof repairs, especially in Ohio where the weather is highly unpredictable. That’s why the roofing experts at Enterprise Roofing are available 24/7 in case of any emergency. The Enterprise Roofing professionals are unable to work in complete darkness and cannot make repairs in extreme inclement weather, but we make it our first priority to get our customers help as soon as possible.

The most important thing to us is family. Being family-owned and operated since 1926, we understand the importance of creating a safe and secure environment in the home. We are dedicated to giving our customers unsurpassed workmanship and the reliability they deserve.  If you are interested in a free roofing consultation or have any questions about our emergency protocol, please contact us today.

Determining Whether Your Roof Needs Repaired or Replaced Before Putting it on the Market

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Deciding to jump into roof repairs or replacements is a commitment. Make sure you know your options.

 

Will replacing a few shingles really help me sell my house faster? Do buyers really care? Is it my responsibility to repair a 20-year-old roof? These are a few of the tougher questions homeowners have to ask themselves before putting their home on the market.

Since a major roof repair can cost thousands of dollars, any roof replacement or repair that has recently been completed often becomes a point of negotiation in a home sale. And it’s no wonder: according to Remodeling Magazine, full roof replacements average a 71.6 percent return on investment (ROI), while minor roof repairs deliver an average 61.7 percent ROI. But, the first step to making a decision is getting a home inspection to find out how serious or necessary any replacements or repairs are.

If a specialist reveals that there are issues with your roof, the first step is to get a quote from your roofing company to see if you can afford the repairs.

 

 Reasons to repair:

- You may be able to sell faster. That’s because eliminating roofing problems creates one less concern for homebuyers when they are considering a purchase.

- A well-maintained home is more appealing to buyers. Replacing or repairing your roof will make an enormous difference to the appearance, functionality and value of your home.

- If your roof is at the end of its useful life it may seriously factor into the final sale price.

 

Reasons to sell as is:

- If you sell in a competitive market, buyers are more likely to overlook roofing issues.

- If the repairs needed are minor and you don’t have the budget to fix them prior to selling, you may be able to negotiate a selling price without major impacts on the final sale price.

- If your roof’s warranty is transferable and you aren’t motivated to go through the repair or replacement process prior to selling, negotiating the warranty transfer to cover damages puts the repairs or replacement back into the buyer’s hands.

If you’re selling your home and looking for a roof estimate, call Enterprise Roofing today. Our roofing experts will give you a consultation for free. With years of experience serving the Miami Valley, we know what buyers are looking for. Give us a call today at 937-453-3933 to get started.

 

Frequently Asked Roofing Questions

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Four of your toughest roofing questions answered.

If you have questions about your roof you should always seek a professional consultation before making a decision on how to proceed. But, here are a few guidelines to reference when abnormalities and roofing questions arise.

Q: How do you know when an asphalt shingle roof needs replacement?

A: If your roof is more than 16 years old, considering new shingles might be a good idea. If your shingles are lifted up, have curled edges or are cracking, you may be due for shingle replacement. If you have noticed dark patches on your shingles, it means that the protective granules have worn off and shingle replacement is necessary to prevent roof leakage.

Q: How do I find the right roofing contractor?

A: Make sure to find a roofing contractor that is rooted in your community and will be able to give you support throughout your entire roof’s lifecycle. Ask friends and family for their recommendations. After you’ve compiled a list of a few roofing contractors, compare quotes. Proceed to make your decision based on work, material and support quality.

Q: How long should a roof last?

A: How fast a roof degrades depends on a large number of factors, such as quality of construction, maintenance routines, roof design and inclement weather. With this being taken into consideration, typically a roof should last homeowners around 20 years.

Q: How do I know to repair or replace my roof?

A: Always get a professional opinion before making a replacement decision. However, there are a few red flags that could indicate you are due for an entire roof replacement; leaking roofs are a big one. If your roof is continually leaking there is a good chance you’ll need an entire replacement to prevent further costly damages.

If you have questions about your roof, or are interesting in finding a contractor in the Dayton, Ohio, area, contact us today for a free consultation. Since 1926, Enterprise Roofing has provided reliable, high quality workmanship, and we are dedicated to providing our customers with lifelong support.

Eco-Friendly Roofing Options

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Choose a durable roof that protects your home and the planet.

If it’s time to replace your roof, make sure you’ve consider all of your options. Green roofs are becoming increasingly popular in the roofing industry and include options that are both attractive and eco-friendly. The benefits of such a roof include:

  • aesthetic home improvement
  • landfill diversion
  • improved air quality
  • energy efficiency
  • decreased fire hazard
  • noise reduction

Make sure to consider these options when you’re picking out your eco-friendly roofing materials. Keep in mind that the best option for your home depends on the design of your home, and your budget.

Cool Roof

An eco-friendly roof isn’t always defined by the type of materials you use to build your roof; it can also be one that saves energy and resources.  A light-colored or white roof helps reflect the sun’s rays away from your house, which keeps your home cooler – and in turn reduces energy bills.

Metal Roofing

Choose a light-colored metal made with recycled content for an eco-friendly roof. Metal roofing is a great choice because it is extremely durable, long lasting, light reflective and fully recyclable. Metal roofing is also fire-resistant and a good option for homeowners who want to collect rainwater. With metal roofing you also don’t have to worry about the chemical runoff from asphalt shingles.

Recycled Shingles

This is probably the most eco-friendly traditional roofing option. Recycled shingles are often made from recycled building waste or from discarded factory material. These products are extremely sturdy and help divert waste from landfills. This material also reduces the processing of raw materials, which lowers energy consumption and reduces pollution. Recycled shingles can also come with exclusive warranty packages.

Rubber Roofing

If you’re interesting in a rubber roof, the first step is to make sure that rubber roofs are permitted in your area.  Rubber shingles are recycled from tire and come in a range of colors. This option is one of the most durable roofing options. Rubber shingles often last a lifetime and usually come with a great warranty package.

If you are interested in replacing your roof with an eco-friendly option, call Enterprise Roofing today at (937) 298-8664. We’ve served the Miami Valley for decades and can help you find a green roofing option that is suitable for your home and acceptable in your city or neighborhood. Contact us today for a free consultation!

How to Clean Your Roof Correctly

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Increase the lifespan and property value of your roof, simply by cleaning it.

Cleaning your roof can give your house a polished look that doesn’t cost as much as getting a new one. Not every roof needs cleaned every year, but with Ohio’s high summer humidity and unpredictable weather, mold and mildew can build up quickly. We highly recommend that homeowners call a roofing professional when cleaning, since any time spent on the roof is a high-risk situation. And, typically a professional roof cleaning isn’t as expensive as homeowners think. If you do decide that a DIY method is best for you, here are some things you should know:

Remove Debris

Debris is often lightweight and can be removed with just your hands. As always, if you’re getting on top of your roof, make sure you are following proper safety protocol and wearing durable gloves. If your roof pitch is more than 7/12 on a single-story shingle roof, 6/12 on a two-story shingle roof or 5/12 on a metal roof, do not walk on it under any circumstances! Call a roofing professional instead. If your roof is a safe pitch, you can also use a soft broom to brush off debris, just make sure not to apply too much pressure to the broom. Another way to remove debris from the roof is with a blower. Although this does eliminate some of the walking and bending over that other methods entail, this method can cause debris to end up in vents, garage spaces and the attic since you aren’t in control of where debris lands. This method is also dangerous for shingle roofs – it can break the adhesive between shingles and remove granules. Only use this method if you can be sure that you can blow the debris from the ridgeline, or top of the roof, down.

Clean Streaking and Algae

Dark streaks are a type of algae that live off the minerals in your roof shingles. Algae thrives in moisture and is commonly found when roofing is in shaded areas. To remove staining you will need to apply a cleaning solution to your roof. There are two main ways to clean streaking off a roof – pressure washing and chemical cleaning. Pressure washing uses highly pressurized water to remove mold, grime and algae. This method is only acceptable for metal or concrete roofs because the water pressure can damage shingles. Chemical cleaning is also an option to remove streaking and algae, but make sure that you take into consideration chemical runoff and potential residue damages.

Get Rid of Moss

Most of the time, hosing off your roof and gently scraping the surface with a long-handled, soft-bristle scrub brush can remove moss. In extreme cases when moss has become a large issue, a chemical cleaning can also remove and prevent moss from coming back.

Roofing Experts

We take pride in giving each of our customers a roof that complements and properly protects their home. If you need help with anything from cleaning to a roof renovation, call Enterprise Roofing today at 937-453-3933. Our roofing professionals provide unmatched attention to detail to every aspect of every project.

4 Most Common Roofing Problems

A small roofing problem can quickly turn into an expensive home issue if you’re neglecting your roof.

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No matter the issue, roofing problems always have the potential to become detrimental. Make sure you are protecting your home from these common roofing problems:

Roof Leaks and Moisture

One of the most expensive and harmful forms of damage your roof and home can face is water damage. In Ohio, heavy spring, summer and fall downpours can ruin a compromised roof and damage your home’s structural integrity, leaving behind mold and rot.  To prevent this, visually inspect your roof to make sure flashing is mounted securely, there are no missing shingles and gutters are free from debris.

Insects and Animals

From birds to carpenter ants to mice, critters of all sizes can cause untold damage to a roof. It often starts with small insects that chew through eaves and fascia boards in search of food. Once you have small insects, bigger animals, such as woodpeckers, peck holes along eaves looking for food. Mice and other birds are also attracted by the accessibility of your attic, choosing it as a nesting site. This can attract larger wildlife, like raccoons, that will pull shingles off your roof in a search for a way to get to bird eggs and mice. Clearly, the best strategy is to get rid of the insects at first appearance so your roof doesn’t attract other types or wildlife.

Trees

Overhanging tree branches pose the risk of falling and puncturing your roof’s exterior or wearing away the protective top layer of your shingles. To prevent damage, trim back branches away from your roof and remove trees that are close enough to your house that they could fall on it.

Shingles

Your shingles protect your roof and are an essential part of its performance. Make sure to watch out for discoloring, curling or missing shingles and replace them immediately when you see an issue. Neglecting shingles can leave your home susceptible to rot and leaks.

In conclusion, a lack of roof maintenance in the short term can easily lead to large safety and financial consequences in the long term. Staying on top of problems can help prolong your roof’s lifespan and minimize expenses. If you foresee a problem with your roof, call Enterprise Roofing today at 937-453-3933 for a free consultation. We are built on three generations of trust and are committed to delivering quality roofing work throughout Dayton, Ohio, and the entire Miami Valley.

Four Things New Homeowners Need to Know About Roofing

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Move into a house where you can rest assured that your roof is safe and secure.

 

Getting the key to your first home is an exciting experience that comes with a laundry list of concerns and worries. It includes everything  from what color you to paint the walls, to whether or not a major repair is lurking in your future.  The key to getting a good start with your new home is a thorough inspection report that investigates all major components of your home, including your roof. After you get your inspection report back, make sure you cross these things off your roofing checklist:

 

Understand Warranties

Roof warranties can be transferable to new owners. Not only does this take away the burden of repair and replacement costs, it also adds value to your new home.  Make sure to read your policy thoroughly and fully comprehend your deductible and premium so you can be financially prepared in case of an emergency. 

 

Know Your Insurance Policy

Insurance policies can cover most roof damages that result from natural causes, such as storms and hail, but not every day wear and tear that can lead to problems like roof leaks and water damage. Knowing what your insurance policy does, and does not cover, as well as putting money away into an emergency home repair account, is critical for all homeowners.

 

Ask for Documentation

Having documentation of your roof’s replacements and repairs can help you plan for future replacements and understand insurance claims.  For example, too manydamages to your roof can make it difficult to insure. Make sure to ask for these documents so that you fully understand your roof’s history.

 

Roof Inspection

Sometimes when a house has a steeply pitched roof, home inspectors will only conduct a visual inspection of the roof from a ladder or the ground. In those cases, it’s a good idea to have a professional roof inspector take a look at the roof, too. Having a roofing professional evaluate the roof ensures that you don’t miss minor problems that can lead to larger, more expensive issues down the road. Roofing professionals are also qualified to judge the condition of the roofing material, identify any replacement concerns and detect any inexpensive repairs that may be able to be made before purchasing the house.

Are you looking to buy a new home and need a reliable roof inspector? Call Enterprise Roofing today at 937-453-3933 to schedule a roof inspection or free consultation. We have been serving the Dayton area since 1926 and are experts in roofing choices for Ohio and the Midwest region.

Benefits to Choosing Metal Roofing

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A customizable rooftop that fits your needs and accentuates your home’s personality.

 

Choosing a material for your roof can be challenging, and finding a look that fits your home is only half the battle of creating a roof that fits your needs.

A metal roof can complete any home’s look with style by offering sharp rooflines and striking bold colors. A versatile material, metal complements essentially all architectural styles, can last a lifetime and protects your home from virtually any adverse weather conditions.

A variety of metals can be used as roofing, such as galvanized steel, zinc, aluminum, copper and stainless steel. Aluminum is chosen most often because it’s highly durable, longer lasting than steel, and a cost-effective option. Copper is also commonly used, but usually as an accent only due to the material’s high cost.

Installation

Much like more conventional roofing, metal roofing offers homeowners a variety of installation options. For example, metal roofing can be installed with standing seams or as shingles. Occasionally, as with asphalt shingles, it’s possible to install a metal roof over an existing roof, eliminating the extra fees associated with shingle removal.

Metal roofs are typically installed on buildings or houses that have a minimum slope of 3:12 or greater, and standing seams can be used on low-pitched roofs where the use of shingles may not be practical. Unlike shingle roofs, metal roofs should always be installed by roofing professionals. Metal roof installation requires special tools and expertise to ensure that it’s installed correctly. When it’s not, water damage is typically the result.

Styles

Metal roofs come in two styles – vertical panels and woven shingles. Within those options, homeowners have a virtually endless array of color options to choose from, which vastly outnumbers the color selection available with asphalt shingles.

Even though metal roofing initially costs more than asphalt shingle roofs, metal roofs last much longer. Whereas a traditional asphalt shingle roof needs to be replaced every 15-20 years, metal roofing systems can last a lifetime. For example, aluminum or steel roofs can last for 50 years; while higher end metals can last up to 100 years, all with minimal to no maintenance required.

Metal roofs also provide maximum protection against the adverse weather conditions that come with Ohio’s changing seasons. For example, a metal roof can protect your home against winds up to 160 mph in the spring, and its smooth, clean surface eliminates the probability of leaks and ice dams in the winter. In the summer, a metal roof reflects solar heat instead of absorbing it, which cuts home cooling costs by reducing heat buildup in the attic.

Long-Term Durability

The durability of a metal roof is also hard to beat. Because it’s non-combustible, a metal roof virtually eliminates the possibility for roof fires. Meanwhile, metal roofs do not rot, dry out, warp or leak like other roofing options. They are not susceptible to termites or rodent infestation, and they offer an eco-friendly alternative that can be perpetually recycled.

If you are interested in installing or learning more about the benefits of a metal roof, call Enterprise Roofing at 937-453-3933. Since, 1926 we’ve served the Miami Valley as a trusted roofing partner, leveraging our years of experience to provide unsurpassed workmanship for our clients.

 

Prepare Your Roof for Severe Summer Weather

If this Ohio summer is anything like last year’s, we have some storms on the horizon. Get your roof ready to withstand this summer’s weather.

High temperatures, hailstorms and strong winds are just some of the severe weather conditions your roof typically endures during a typical Ohio summer, and all that weather can play havoc with your roof.

There’s nothing worse than dealing with the consequences of roof damages; they can be costly and detrimental to your home’s efficiency. In 2015 alone properties across the Buckeye State experienced $37.62 million in property damage due to hazardous weather related causes. With the right seasonal maintenance you can not only help to prevent severe roof damage, but also improve your roof’s lifespan.

Preparation

Before summer storms arrive, inspect your roof for any outstanding damage that needs repaired before sever summer weather hits. For example, you want to look for severely blistered, curled or missing shingles, not to mention heavy debris on the roof. Also, be sure that the flashing around your chimney, roof vents, skylights, dormers or roof valleys are secure too.

Equally important is to clean out your gutters so that water can flow freely. Debris-filled gutters can cause water to back up and run into your attic, your walls or pool around your foundation and cause structural damage.

Remove any tree limbs or branches that may have fallen onto your roof, and trim back branches and limbs that are growing over your home. Tree branches can be very heavy and cause severe damage if they land on a roof during a storm.

Finally, be sure to check your roof from the inside by going into the attic and looking for water damage, as well as moisture. Excessive moisture in the sub-roof and attic will result in mold and mildew that can impact your family’s health and your home’s structure. Proper ventilation will help to fix the problem.

 Post Storm

During a safe time soon after a storm, check your roof for damages and fallen debris. If there are damages, assess them promptly and call a roofing professional immediately. Since hail damage is often not immediately apparent, it is critical to call in a professional if you suspect any damage.

If you are considering having your roof replaced or inspected before summer, call Enterprise Roofing today at 937-453-3933 for a free consultation. We have proudly served the Dayton community since 1927, and continue to provide unsurpassed workmanship to homeowners throughout the Miami Valley region.