Choosing new roofing is a big decision.
Whether you have durable roofing materials over your head or not could mean the difference between having a structurally sound, aesthetically pleasing home and being one of the many homeowners suffering from roofing problems…
At Longview, we’ve been roofing houses for 30+ years so we’ve seen it all — missing shingles, leaks, excess condensation, algae, deterioration.
That’s why we work with the best roofing brands in the industry. The products we use are tried and true and they’ve turned a lost cause of a roof to the pride of the neighborhood many times.
In this article, we’ll take a look at our favorite roofing brands that homeowners across New Jersey have come to love.
Let’s dive in…
Our Trusted Roofing Brands
Founded in 1904, CertainTeed offers more than 300 roofing options that range from metal roofing and solar roofing to modified adhesives options and ridge vents.
Some of their top roofing materials include asphalt shingles, hip & ridge, underlayments, metal roofing, ventilation, and starter shingles.
Whether we’re looking to provide a luxury solution, a designer option, or traditional shingles, CertainTeed’s products offer many different color options as well as different choices for style and performance. Performance benefits include:
- Algae resistant
- Cool roof
- SBS modified (Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene)
You can find CertainTeed’s technical brochures here. To see CertainTeed’s warranty information, click here.
Established in 1886, GAF has been manufacturing and selling a wide variety of high-performing products for over a century.
One of the leading shingle providers in North America, GAF prides itself in safe practices. Their Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence program has trained more than 230,000 professionals in safe roofing techniques.
They offer products in both residential and commercial roofing as well sheathing, ductwork, and pavement coatings among others.
The brand has a wide variety of residential products that include:
- Roofing shingles
- Leak barriers
- Ventilation and attic vents
- Hip and ridge cap shingles
- Advanced protection technology
- Protection against ugly roof stains
- Residential solar roofing
You can view GAF’s warranty information here.
Owens Corning Roofing is another one of our go-to’s. They pride themselves on sustainability, are actively involved with local communities, and they aspire to be a net positive company through their strategic collaborations.
Not to mention, they offer a great selection of shingles.
Owens Corning’s shingle selection offers options that are wind-resistant, backed by warranties (limited/lifetime depending on choice), come in various different colors, and can be easily browsed by price.
Specific products include:
- Architectural shingles (Duration Designer, Duration, Duration Premium, and Oakridge)
- Slate look shingles (Berkshire)
- Three-Tab Style shingles (Supreme)
Their full shingles selection can be found here, and you can view Owens Corning’s roofing warranties here.
Family-owned. Global leader. Committed for over 60 years.
IKO is a pioneer in the roofing industry. Since 1951, IKO has been offering high-end asphaltic commercial roofing products. Their asphalt roofing system solutions include the following benefits:
- Fully adhered
- Mechanically attached
- Cold applied
Their asphalt-applied membrane systems include base sheets, cap sheets, and self-adhered membranes to ensure a reliable roof.
When it comes to commercial asphalt roofing, IKO is always one of our top choices. The brand offers various roofing accessories such as adhesives, mastics & sealants, primers & coatings, roof tapes, and vegetative roofing. And among their many building envelope solutions, they also offer insulation & cover boards, vapor barriers, and roofing accessories (see technical brochures here).
You can learn more about IKO products on their website and their warranty information can be found here.
Versico Roofing Systems
One of the top single-ply manufacturers in the US, Versico focuses on offering only the highest quality products.
And when it comes to single-ply, Versico offers some of the best products available. Their VersiFlex PVC membranes are Energy Star qualified and have top durability, and are backed by industry-leading warranty coverage.
Their roofing systems include their:
- VersiGard® EPDM (proven long-term strength and quality)
- VersiWeld® TPO (extreme weatherability and long-term performance)
- VersiFlex™ (durability backed by industry-leading warranty coverage)
- VersiFleece (laminated to a fleece backing for durability)
Versico also offers insulation, roof gardens, and skylights among other products. Read more about Versico’s roofing systems here, and all warranty information here.
Another trusted product that we use for low-slope buildings is EPDM’s synthetic rubber roofing membrane.
EPDM’s single-ply rubber roofing is made of ethylene and propylene, making it highly resistant to weathering, abrasion, and hail while also maintaining flexibility in lower temperatures. Their primary focus includes:
- Limiting environmental impact
- Offering to roof for every climate
- Using the highest quality installation practices
- Offering long-term performance
EPDM’s solutions are not only built to last but also made to reduce environmental impact. They have performed better than many other roofing materials in categories like global warming, acidification and smog generation. Not only that, but their roofing material has also been recycled to make other materials such as walkway pads for new and existing roofs.
You can learn about EPDM’s warranties here.
Roofing — So What Steps Do We Take When We Install Your Roof?
In addition to using the best-in-class roofing solutions, Longview Contracting also offers the following benefits when installing a new roof:
- A-rated with the Better Business Bureau
- Licensed and fully insured
- 10-year warranty on all labor
- Safety focused, OSHA compliant
- We remove debris as we work throughout projects
- All workers are covered by liability and workers compensation insurance
What does all of this actually mean in the end?
It means you can fully expect the highest quality throughout the entire roofing process. Whether IKO, CertainTeed, Owen Corning, GAF, Versico, or EDPM products are used, we install each of these brands while following a time-tested, regimented process. The process includes 9 steps:
- Removal of existing shingles
- Inspect/replace plywood
- Install ice/water shield, drip edge, and underlayment
- Install pre-cut starter shingles
- Install all necessary flashings
- Install new roof shingles
- Install ridge vent
- Install hip and ridge cap
- Full cleanup and follow up to ensure highest customer satisfaction
These specific steps are followed diligently to ensure you are getting the true value of the product. Without the proper installation, the life expectancy of the roof (and the warranty) will be obsolete. Every project gets the time and attention it requires, and they are always supervised.
Our team of experts who conduct this process has been with us for over 20 years. They’ll provide you with guidance throughout the contracting process, communicate thoroughly throughout all stages, and always hold customer satisfaction as the highest priority.
When you contract with Longview Contracting, you contract with confidence.
If you’re interested in these brands, please contact us here.
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