Mansard Roof Repair & Replacement
Mansard Roofing Professionals
Emmons Roofing & Siding is a premier residential roofing contractor serving New Jersey and Pennsylvania that performs mansard roof replacements, inspections, maintenance, and repairs. We are a fully licensed and insured roofing company with more than three decades of experience, and you can count on us for competitive prices, accurate estimates, premium roofing materials, and superior craftsmanship in adherence to all building codes and manufacturer requirements.
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What Is a Mansard Roof?
The two most popular roofing styles in America are the gable and hip roof. A gable roof has two sides that extend down to the exterior walls and form the A-shaped triangular extension called a gable. A hip roof has more than two slopes and all of them extend down to the exterior walls, and that creates a hip end at the sides of the house as opposed to a gable. A mansard roof is a variation of a hip roof that is often referred to as a French roof as it was designed by Pierre Lescot and popularized by Francois Mansart who are both French architects. The mansard design differs from the traditional hip design in that the slope is curved and begins flat at the top until it becomes almost vertical at the bottom.
Choose Emmons With Confidence
When it comes to your mansard roof, Emmons is the smart choice because we’re a locally owned and operated company that has been established and trusted in this region for over 30 years. We are an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred roofing contractor and BBB accredited with an A+ rating. Emmons uses only premium roofing materials from the top brands, and we hold ourselves to the highest standards at all times and pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and care.
Is It Time to Replace Your Mansard Roof?
Age is the number one concern when it comes to reroofing a mansard roof because you want to replace the roofing material proactively based on the expected lifespan and before it begins to fail. If you’ve perhaps already reached that point, there are indications to watch for. These can include a sagging roof line, shingles that are missing, loose, torn, curled up, or balding, flashing that is missing, damaged, or rusting, and signs of moisture, including leaks but also fungal and other growth on the shingles.
A New Roof Is a Smart Investment
Reroofing your mansard roof in a timely manner is a smart investment because it protects the structure of your home from water damage. The roof also works in conjunction with the gutter system to protect your siding, windows, foundation, and landscape, and the roof is a key component of the building envelope as well. That means that a well-functioning roof will make your home quieter and more comfortable and also more affordable to heat and cool.
The Roofing Materials We Install
There is a wide range of roofing materials that are suitable for a mansard roof, and we specialize in all of them. That includes 3-tab shingles, architectural shingles, and metal roofing systems.
The 3-tab shingle is the traditional asphalt shingle. It’s the most affordable option up front and provides a clean aesthetic while striking a strong balance between initial expense and long-term costs.
Architectural shingles are a more modern asphalt shingle that is thicker or more dimensional. These shingles cost more upfront but last longer too and thus provide a lower total cost.
Metal roofing is a traditional option as well but becoming increasingly popular due to innovations in design. Upfront costs are higher with metal roofs as well, but these systems can last for many decades.
Mansard vs. Gambrel Roof
A gambrel roof is a type of gable roof. It’s often associated with the Dutch Colonial style and will usually have four as opposed to two slopes but maintains the gable design. A mansard roof is a hip roof that does borrow some design features from the gambrel roof but differs in that it has hip ends and not gables. The mansard style is often chosen for aesthetic reasons, but from a functional perspective, the gambrel roof will typically shed rainwater faster and more efficiently while the mansard roof will better withstand high winds and snow and ice accumulation.
Other Mansard Roof Services
Mansard roof replacement is not all that we do here at Emmons. We perform roof inspections on an annual basis, to identify if storm damage has occurred, and to determine if it’s time to replace a roof. Our team also performs all maintenance and repairs and will not only restore the soundness of your roof but its uniformness and curb appeal.