Gable Roof Repair & Replacement
Trusted Gable Roof Contractors
Emmons Roofing & Siding is among the premier residential roofing contractors serving New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and we specialize in all manner of roof styles common to this area, including the gable roof. Our company is fully licensed and insured. We have more than 30 years of experience in this region, and our roofers are highly skilled and experienced tradespeople. Our team performs new roof installations and replacements but also inspections, maintenance, and repairs.
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What Is a Gable Peaked Roof?
The gable roof is the most popular style of roof in America. It’s also known as a pitched or peaked roof and resembles what a child would sketch if you asked them to draw a house. In its most basic form, it has two horizontal slopes that meet at the peak from the roof ridge and which extend all the way down to the exterior walls of the house. This design forms an A shape at the top end of each side of the house, and that triangular extension is the gable. Gable roofs can be quite complex with many different horizontal slope pairings while maintaining that fundamental concept. There are also many different takes on this particular approach including the cross gable, flying gable, gambrel, open gable, and side gable.
Is It Time to Replace Your Gable Roof?
The term gable refers to the fundamental design of the roof structure, but no matter the design, a roof must be protected with a roofing system that encompasses a moisture barrier, ventilation, and roofing material. These components take a great deal of abuse over the years and will need to be replaced. Emmons recommends replacing your roofing system proactively based on the life expectancy of the roofing material and having your roof inspected annually and any necessary maintenance performed. You should also watch for signs that your roof is wearing out sooner than expected. This can include a sagging roofline, which is often best seen from across the street, but also leaks, shingles that are missing, torn, curled up, or losing their granules, and flashing that is rusted or otherwise damaged.
Common Signs It’s Time for a Roof Replacement
- Over 20 Years Old
- Missing Shingles
- Curling or Buckling Shingles
- Soft Spots
- Deteriorated Flashing
- Gutters Filled with Granules
- Moisture, Mold, or Algae
- Ice Dams
Emmons Is Here for You
Whether you need a gable roof replacement or other roof-related services, Emmons is the smart choice for area homeowners because we’ve been established and trusted in this region for more than three decades. We’re a locally owned and operated company with A+ rated BBB accreditation. We use only premium materials, deliver superior craftsmanship, and hold ourselves to the highest standards at all times, including all building codes and manufacturer requirements.
Emmons Roofing & Siding knows that a roof replacement is a major undertaking and investment. Because of that, we’ll do everything we can to meet your budget and will even work with your homeowner’s insurance. We want you to be able to afford the roofing work that you need and to get the reimbursement that you deserve. We always use the highest quality roofing materials, such as Owens Corning and CertainTeed, and provide full workmanship and material warranties. Financing plans for your roof replacement project are also available, simply contact us for additional details!
The Benefits of a New Roof
The roofing system is among the most integral aspects of your home as it protects the gable roof and other parts of the structure from water intrusion. A well-functioning roof will last longer and perform better and provide you with a lower total cost of ownership. In conjunction with your gutter system, it will protect your siding, windows, foundation, and landscape. It also plays a key role in the building envelope and dictates how quiet and comfortable the home is and how affordable it is to heat and cool.
The Roofing Systems We Install
A gable roof does not demand a particular roofing system, and Emmons offers a wide range of options. These include traditional 3-tab asphalt shingles, more modern architectural shingles, and metal roofing systems. Our team can replace your current roof with a similar material or convert your house to a different system.
The 3-tab shingle has traditionally been the most popular shingle in America. It’s relatively cheap while delivering clean aesthetics, strong impact protection, and good longevity.
Architectural shingles, which are also known as dimensional and laminated shingles, are layered and therefore much thicker than a 3-tab. That thickness allows for great durability and longevity and more design options.
Metal roofing systems tend to be more expensive up front but last for many decades and thus provide a lower total cost. Material options for your metal roof include copper, aluminum, steel, and zinc.
Gable vs. Hip Roof
A gable roof has two sides that slope down to the walls. With a hip or hipped roof, which is quite popular in America as well, all sides—typically four of them—slope down to the sides. Homes with hip roofs will have hip ends on the sides as opposed to gables. Variations of the traditional hip roof include the mansard, pavilion, and half-hip roof. The gable style is more effective at shedding rainwater, but the hip style provides better wind resistance and handles snow accumulation better as well.
Inspections, Maintenance & Repairs
Emmons offers a full range of gable roof services. That includes roof inspections performed by Haag-certified inspectors, and we can perform those inspections on an annual basis, in the wake of a bad storm, or to determine whether it’s time to reroof your home. We’re able to perform whatever maintenance your gable roof may need, and we carry out storm repairs and other major restorations as well.