Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Roofing Professionals

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Deer Park Roofing FAQ - Residential

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the best shingle on the market?
  2. How much does a new roof cost?
  3. How much does a roof repair cost?
  4. Do you do Chimney Repairs?
  5. What are starter shingles?
  6. What is Gutter Apron?
  7. What is Ice and water Shield?
  8. What causes nail pops on my roof?
  9. Is Felt Paper required?
  10. Do you recommend synthetic underlayment or asphalt underlayment?
  11. Should I tear my shingles off or install a second layer?
  12. Why can I do to prevent leaks at vent pipes on my roof?
  13. What is a chimney cricket?
  14. Should I replace the flashings when I install a new roof?
  15. What is counter flashing replacement?
  16. What is step flashing?
  17. What is base flashing?
  18. Do you service my area?
  19. Do you offer financing?
  20. How long does it take to install a new roof?
  21. Are warranties transferable when I sell my home?
  22. Can my box gutters be repaired?
  23. What are those black streaks on my shingles?
  24. Who is the best roofing contractor in Cincinnati?
  25. Who is the best roofing contractor in Northern Kentucky?

What is the best shingle on the market?

Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Shingles are an engineered shingle that provide wind resistance of up to 130 mph with only 4 roofing nails. These shingles are a premium, engineered product with a patented SureNail strip to provide superior performance. Click here for more information about SureNail technology. Watch the SureNail Challenge.

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How much does a new roof cost?

The cost of a new residential asphalt shingle roof system can range anywhere from $2.30 per square foot to as much as $4.50 per square foot. The most important components that affect the cost include the number of layers, roof pitch, amount of flashings, number of roof penetrations, roof height, and access to remove debris.

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How much does a roof repair cost?

Roof repairs can cost anywhere from $175 to several thousand dollars. For safety reasons, industry professionals do not recommend that roofing repairs are completed by a single technician. At least two roofing professionals should be onsite to complete a roof repair.

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Do you do Chimney Repairs?

Deer Park Roofing, Inc. performs a wide range of chimney repairs including chimney flashing replacement, tuck pointing, masonry repairs, mortar chimney crown replacement, chase chimney covers, chimney flue caps, and chimney rebuilding.

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What are starter shingles?

Wind uplift pressures are greatest at the eaves and rakes of your house. For this reason, specially designed starter courses are installed to adhere to your shingles in these areas. Starter courses also prevent water infiltration along the side laps of the first course of shingles.

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What is Gutter Apron?

Gutter apron is a type of flashing that incorporates a drip edge to prevent water draining off your roof system onto your fascia boards. It also eliminates the gap between the roof sheathing and the fascia boards which prevents insects and small animals from entering your attic space. Building codes require gutter apron to be installed on a new roof system.

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What is Ice and water Shield?

Ice and water membranes are manufactured from modified asphalt which seal around any nails that penetrate it. The membrane is adhered directly to the roof deck and extends beyond the interior walls to prevent water infiltration caused from ice dams. Ice and water membranes are also installed in other vulnerable areas such as around skylights, chimneys, and in valleys. Building codes require the installation of ice and water shield when a new roof system is installed.

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What causes nail pops on my roof?

Thermal expansion in the roof structure and sheathing due to poor or improper ventilation, along with improper nail placement and depth, can cause a roofing nail to back out. This can lead to shingle tabs being lifted or the nail piercing a hole directly through the shingle. Excessive foot traffic can also cause nail pops.

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Is Felt Paper required?

Asphalt roofing felt is required by building codes. It is a breathable underlayment that serves as a secondary protection from water infiltration after your roof system is installed. It also provides temporary moisture protection while your roof is being installed and is a required component to achieve a Class A fire rating. Number 30 felt paper is recommended by Deer Park Roofing, Inc. as it is twice as thick as Number 15 felt paper.

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Do you recommend synthetic underlayment or asphalt underlayment?

Asphalt saturated felt paper is a proven underlayment and is recommended over synthetic products on most residential roof systems. Synthetic underlayments vary greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer as no ASTM standard for these (new) products currently exists. Most synthetic underlayment is impermeable and much thinner than Number 30 felt paper. When impermeable underlayment is used in a roof system, there is no room for error in the ventilation system.

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Should I tear my shingles off or install a second layer?

Tearing off your existing roof system and starting from scratch is recommended over simply installing a second layer. Tearing off the old roof system down to the roof sheathing will enable the new roof system to be installed in compliance with current building code, reduce the load on the roof trusses, allow installers to replace any damaged wood, and reduce the number of fasteners penetrating the roof sheathing.

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Why can I do to prevent leaks at vent pipes on my roof?

Failures near plumbing stacks often cause roof leaks. The market is saturated with inexpensive neoprene flashings that are susceptible to failures from UV degradation in as little as 5 years. To prevent leaks and ensure durability, a primary neoprene pipe flashing should be installed per manufacturers’ specifications and a secondary rain collar should be installed to prevent deterioration of the primary flashing.

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What is a chimney cricket?

A cricket is a high point intentionally placed between a chimney and the downward roof slope to divert water to either side of the chimney and promote drainage. A cricket is typically framed from wood and is required on any chimney that is wider than 24 inches and is located below the ridge line of a roof system.

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Should I replace the flashings when I install a new roof?

Flashing from and old roof system should not be reused when a new roof system is installed. New flashings should always be installed regardless of the difficulty or challenges it may present. If the flashings are not replaced on your roof, the new roof is unlikely to remain watertight for the lifespan of the shingles. Homeowners should beware of contractors who propose to ‘replace flashings as needed’ as this often means they will not be replaced or covered under warranty.

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What is counter flashing replacement?

Counter flashing replacement is a detailed process that requires the removal of the old counter flashings and mortar joints of the masonry walls. New counter flashings should be custom fabricated by a sheet metal professional and extended into the mortar. All vertical seams on the flashings are soldered and the masonry joints are tuck-pointed using mortar mix. Step flashings are then installed beneath the counter flashings.

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What is step flashing?

Step flashings are L-shaped pieces of metal that are installed under your new shingles and behind your siding or counter flashings. Step flashings are a minimum of 2 inches greater than the exposure of the shingles or other roofing material.

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What is base flashing?

Base flashing is an L-shaped piece of metal that is installed behind a headwall and over the shingles or other roofing material. New base flashings should be installed when a roof is replaced regardless of the difficulty or challenges it may present. If the flashings are not replaced on your roof, the new roof is unlikely to remain watertight for the lifespan of the roofing material. It is important that all seams are soldered to eliminate water infiltration.

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Do you service my area?

Deer Park Roofing, Inc. is a regional roofing contractor with customers located throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

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Do you offer financing?

Deer Park Roofing, Inc. offers both in house financing and financing with our 3rd party vendors.

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How long does it take to install a new roof?

Installing a new roof usually takes a few days. Shingle replacement is relatively easy and can be completed at a rate of 1500 square feet per day. Flashing replacement requires more skill and craftsmanship than shingle installation and adds time to the completion of the new roof system.

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Are warranties transferable when I sell my home?

The Deer Park Roofing, Inc. workmanship warranty is transferrable (one time) if you sell your home. The workmanship warranty should be transferred to the new owner prior to closing by calling our office and filling out the appropriate form. Manufacturer warranties are also transferable. Please call our office for further assistance.

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Can my box gutters be repaired?

Damaged box gutters are very difficult, if not impossible, to repair. Coatings and sealants are usually ineffective and should be considered temporary solutions only. Replacing the metal liner is the best long term option.

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What are those black streaks on my shingles?

Algae on shingles causes discoloration to asphalt shingle roofs. Algae resistant shingles use copper granules to prevent vegetative growth on the roof system for up to 10 years. Algae can be cleaned off a roof but it usually reappears within 6-12 months.

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Who is the best roofing contractor in Cincinnati?

From the looks of these actual customer reviews, the best roofing company in Cincinnati is Deer Park Roofing. The following comments were posted in Angie’ List Reviews:
…(Deer Park Roofing) left the work area cleaner than they found it every day. I couldn't recommend them more highly or be happier with the service and results that they have provided...
11/06/15- Felipe H

…I am so impressed with how hard they worked and how dedicated they were do fixing my roof. Diligent workers…
09/17/2015 – Gloria M

…I would definitely recommend Deer Park Roofing be one of the companies you call to get an estimate should you find yourself in a situation where you need a roof repair!
06/26/2015 – Jeff E

…very satisfied. Deer Park is a top notch company who has crews who do excellent work, perhaps the best in the area to handle complex roof and gutter systems, and they honor their warranty…
05/25/2015 – Steve D

We are always happy with the work and overall experience. Deer Park Roofing is the Best!
11/6/15- Tom B

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Who is the best roofing contractor in Northern Kentucky?

From the looks of these actual customer reviews, the best roofing company in Florence, KY is Deer Park Roofing. The following comments were posted in Angie’ List Reviews:

A + + + SUPER POSITIVE EXPERIENCE! it was a pleasure working with Deer Park. They are outstanding…
10/07/2014 –Diane T

…I called Deer Park Roofing based on Angie’s List reviews. They came out and fixed the roof while we were at work. When I got home I could see from the ground what a good job they had done. The house has been bone dry with no leaks in heavy rain….
10/25/2013 – Michael C

I am happy with the service Deer Park provided and would use them again without reservation.
02/24/2015 – Tim B

…They were always right on time and very responsive. They were also very courteous and I would recommend them…
10/21/2014 – Gary T

I wish I had started with Deer Park Roofing, and would not hesitate to use them again. Deer Park Roofing is the best…. 08/03/2013 – Lisa H

We would highly recommend them…
11/16/2011 – Kevin T

They were good and thorough.
04/25/2014 – Mara B

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