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- 50-year Warranty
- GAF Master Elite Certified
- Trained Moisture Specialists
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Protect Your Home with a New Roof
As a homeowner, you want to safeguard one of your most significant assets. At TermiGuard Services & Fenwick, we’ve partnered with South Jersey communities for years to build high-quality roofs that protect homes.
After years in the roofing industry, TermiGuard Services & Fenwick has achieved GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor status. The GAF program allows us to offer a 50-year warranty. GAF’s certification program provides ongoing training for roofing professionals, and only 2% of all roofing contractors are qualified as Master Elites. A strong warranty is important to give you the confidence and “peace of mind” knowing we will stand behind and fix any future issues should they arise.
As your proven experts, we bring our years of experience to your unique roofing problems. We’re not interested in turning over roofing jobs as quickly as possible; we’re committed to pointing out and solving any underlying moisture/ventilation issues your roof structure/attic may have so you can make the best informed decision for your investment.
Finance a New Roof
Signs You Need a New Roof
The average lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof is between 20-30 years, but there are signs to watch out to see if you need to replace it before then.
From the inside of your attic, if you can see staining or water damage, it may be time to replace your roof. Poor ventilation in your attic may lead to moisture getting trapped and providing the perfect environment for a mold colony. As a mold colony grows, it can damage roof decking and rafter members and weaken the overall structure. Dark streaks or stains can indicate that the roof is failing or suffering ice damming and water penetration. Any evidence of sagging or deflection with the roof decking anywhere on your roof may be proof the shingles are no longer protecting the house or there are prior workmanship issues.
The outside appearance of the shingles is also indicative of whether it’s time to replace a roof. While it’s normal for a few granules on the roof to sometimes end up in the gutter, excessive granules in the gutters on an older roof is a more significant concern. Over time as the granules fall off, they expose the asphalt directly to the sun, and the shingles begin to deteriorate more quickly. Shingles without granules are near the very end of their lifespan.
Hipping, curling, cracking or cupping is a sign of weathering and most likely needed roof replacement.
Ventilation, Flashing, and Gutter Problems
Sometimes homes are just designed with poor ventilation, but we can help you fix this. When a poorly ventilated attic causes ice to melt and then refreeze at the edge of a roof, this forms ice dams, which leads to damage under shingles as the ice melts again. Over time, this moisture damage becomes the perfect breeding ground for a mold colony. In the summer, a poorly ventilated attic has no way to protect the home from the sun, so the air conditioner works overtime to cool the home down.
Our 4-Step Process
1. The Free Consultation
Because we care about the structural integrity of your entire home, we’ll also inspect the subsurface materials in a sheeting and roof deck inspection. We’ll look for any dips or irregularities in the actual framing of the roof that may indicate contamination of the plywood. We’ll go into the attic and inspect from the inside, looking for issues with the framing or the sheeting that may be causing wear and tear issues. In addition, we’ll give it a visual moisture and mold inspection as well and a ventilation system inspection, which will include soffit venting, ridge venting, gable venting, and roof venting. We determine what kind of ventilation you have and if it’s adequate, or if there are underlying ventilation and mold issues that indicate it’s not allowing moist hot air to escape.
2. The Plan
Our jobs usually last from 1-3 days depending on the size and scope of work, and our crew will keep you informed of the results of their inspection after the current roof material has been removed. are some problems that can only be seen after you remove the shingles, and we want to solve the issue before a new roof is put back on. We’ll clean up the materials on the job site before we consider our job done.