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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!

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.

 

Don’t Let April Showers Threaten Your Roof

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We all enjoy the fresh air and warmer weather that comes with the spring season. What we often don’t think about is the rain, wind and hail that comes along with it – that is, until it’s too late. Storm damage isn’t always apparent and can cause serious damage to your home’s roof and foundation if you aren’t watching for warning signs. This season, make sure you take preventative measures and stay alert.

Watch the trees. Start the season by trimming trees so that branches grow away from your house. During a storm trees that aren’t trimmed are susceptible to falling on your roof. If this happens, the broken limbs can cause damage even if they don’t puncture the roof. Make sure to check for cracked rafters in the attic after a storm if limbs have fallen.

After a hail storm, check to see if there are dents in the roof or metal flashing. This damage compromises a roof’s exterior and can lead to roof leaks. If hail continues over a lengthy period of time it can also remove the granular surface on shingles and leave your roof at risk of further damage during the next storm.

Heavy rains can wash away the granular surface of shingles, strip the sealant from shingles and damage flashing. These are all opportunities for water damage that can result in mold growth and a damaged foundation.

High winds are a recipe for blown off shingles. When shingles are missing, water damage, such as rotting can occur. Winds also tend to strip off the sealing on shingles. Without the sealant, even if the shingles are still intact, moisture can penetrate and cause leaks, mold, and damage to insulation.

Enterprise Roofing’s expert team members are professionally trained to inspect roofs and carefully identify any roofing damage a storm may cause. We know what to look for and can pinpoint problem areas before they turn disastrous and costly. If you would like to schedule a free consultation today, call Enterprise Roofing at 937-298-2884.

Spring Cleaning for Your Gutters

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After winter’s wear and tear on your house, make sure your gutters are prepared for spring’s rain and wind.

 

Although they may not add a lot of style to your home, it’s difficult to understate the importance of gutters.

Moving thousands of gallons of water from your roof to your lawn, gutters protect your home’s siding, windows, doors and foundation from water damage, and help to prevent basement flooding. For gutters to do their jobs properly they must be free of debris and leaves. This minor element of your home’s exterior often gets pushed to the bottom of your to-do list, but a twice-annual routine cleaning of your gutters, in spring and autumn, can help protect your home from serious damage, such as erosion.

Here are a few maintenance tips to keep in mind when cleaning your gutters:

Practice Safety first. Make sure you have a sturdy ladder and appropriate eye and ear protection. Wear sturdy gloves and use a gutter scoop when removing debris. Refrain from using a metal scoop because it will tear up the inside of your gutters.

Focus on the downspouts. When leaves and debris clog up downspouts, water won’t drain from gutters. When water starts to build up, mildew and mud will form and gutters will start to sag. To prevent sagging make sure there is no residue left from dirt and grime.

Check the rivets of the downspouts. Rivets in downspouts often become loose or fall off. To install or reinstall rivets you will need to use a rivet gun.

Check for leaks. Make sure there are no holes or leaks in the gutters or cracked caulking lining the gutter seams. To reseal cracks, use bead silicon sealing which prevents leaks and rotting boards behind gutters.

To get the best clean use a pressure washer to clean gutters. If your gutters are rusty they will need to be replaced. But, if your gutters have collected debris and leaves, a pressure washer will remove it thoroughly. Make sure you follow the pressure washer directions so the force doesn’t damage your gutters.

Consider carefully the amount of damage or debris that has affected your gutters. In most cases, having a professional clean your gutters is best. Since 1926, Enterprise Roofing has been proudly serving the Miami Valley, and is your one-stop shop for all of your roofing needs. If you would like us to clean your gutters, or have a question about how to clean them yourself, call 937-298-8664 today.

 

Roof Inspection Checklist

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Knowing when it’s time to call in the professionals can be a tough decision when it comes to roof repair, but it’s also an important one. Any roof repairs not properly dealt with after the first sign of breakdown can very quickly turn costly and dangerous. Regular inspection of your roof can prevent help to prevent more serious situations, such as leaks or ice damns. Use this checklist while making routine home inspections.

Exterior

Continuity of roof covering

-      Are there severe blistering, curled or split shingles?

-      Are there loose, missing or exposed nails?

-      Are there black areas on an asphalt or slate roof?

-      Are there broken or loose shingles or tiles?

-      Do the shingles have broken seals?

-      Is there excessive granule loss?

-      Are there cracks on the chimney?

-      Is there heavy debris?

-      Are shingles sagging over the edge?

-      Is there any deterioration on the fascia?

Gutters

-      Are the gutters sagging?

-      Are there any leaks?

-      Are the downspouts securely in place and carrying water away from the house?

Flashing

-      Is the flashing damaged or missing?

-       Are there signs of missing caulk?

-       Is it rusting or corroding?

Interior

In the attic

-      Is any of the wood in the attic soft or damaged?

-      Are there any signs of leaks in the attic?

-      Is there any structural distress?

-      Are there cracks on the roof sheathing?

-      Is there proper ventilation?

-      Is there any sagging between rafters?

Inside the home

-      Is there water penetration on walls and ceilings?

-      Is there any outside light coming through?

-      Are there any leaks or openings around vents, chimneys or other unintended holes?

If you can find any of these issues in your home, contact a roofing service today. Enterprise Roofing has proudly served the Miami Valley region since 1926. If you are located in this region, call us at 937-298-8664 and we will send one of our quality workmen to give you a free consultation immediately.