Hartford Roofing Contractors

Roof Repair

Sometimes you just need repair of one or two areas with leaks or other problems to be as good as new.

Roof Replacements

When your roof is in total disrepair, we remove your old roof, repair the roof deck, and replace the roof.

Roof Inspections

If you haven't had the roof looked at in the last 5 years, now is the time to do it to prevent problems!

Skylights / Vents

We install skylights to allow natural light into your home, as well as above industry standard vents.

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At Hartford Roof Contractor, our goal is your complete satisfaction with our roof work. This means providing you with best-in-industry service and products, at the most competitive prices possible, and providing you with an excellent roofing experience. We have serviced both homeowners and businesses in Hartford for more than 20 years, so you can trust that we understand the challenges of your specific roof issue, and can provide the correct solution with the highest quality work. Your roof is a essential part of your home, and our Hartford roof repair work ensures that your property value increases and your family is kept safe and secure for years to come. You can have confidence that our team of professionals will do the job right. Contact your local branch 24/7 to discuss your Hartford roofer needs and schedule an inspection. We look forward to hearing from you!


Hartford Roofing Tip of the Month: Improving Your Attic and Roof Ventilation

An adequate roof ventilation can ensure homeowners that their cooling bills will be greatly reduced. It also extends the life span of your shingles and help you avoid roof rot. Soffit vent and roof vent can easily be installed in a couple of hours. It keeps you protected from the costly repairs. In this article, we will help you determine if your attic or roof ventilation requires improvement.

How to Identify If You Need More Attic or Roof Ventilation

During the summer season, a good installation will help you prevent the buildup of heat. Therefore, it will help you reduce the cost of cooling and extends the longevity of the shingles. During the winter months, the warm air will penetrate our attic and enter the living area. An excellent ventilation system will enable the moisture and the heat to escape. This ensures that your attic will remain dry. Here are some signs that you have a poor or proper ventilation system.

Examine Your Roof and Eaves

In case there are no attic vent found in your eaves or roof, then you need to consider adding some vents in these areas. Understand that your roof vent may not necessarily look like the normal vent. Usually, it comes with ridge vent. This part is less noticeable that runs through the peak of your roof. Sometimes, it may also highlight a gable vent.

The Touch Test

Try touching your ceiling during a warm day. If you feel like your ceiling is too hot or acting similarly to the solar oven, this will raise your cooling bills substantially. This is also an indication that you will need to introduce additional attic ventilation to your house.

Thick Ice Ridges

Thick edges of ice found on the eaves during the colder months will be an indication of a poor ventilation system. The warm air that wants to escape from our house will be trapped in the attic. The snow will melt, and the water will freeze once more in our eaves. This will eventually turn into ice dams.

Installing Roof Vents

Once you made up your mind and you are ready to install the attic ventilation, you need to know how to do it appropriately. Start by marking the location of your attic vent using nails. Once this is done, you will have to cut through the surface using utility knife. It will need to be larger than the opening of the vent. Using chalk will help you trace a line to make sure that the cut will be precise and accurate. Remove any materials that serves as an obstruction. Finally, place your vent into place.

Adding attic vent is a relatively simple procedure. However, if you do not have the confidence to do this and you are afraid that you might ruin your roof, let the roofing contractor accomplish this task. Having a proper ventilation can help you keep a more stable temperature and manage your monthly energy consumption rate.

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