Roofing Contractors Evansville IN

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Evansville Roof Cleaning Roof Renew
(270) 860-7894
55 S. Quail Run
Evansville, IN
 
Gilford & Son Roofing
(270) 826-7050
2063 Clay St
Henderson, KY

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Central Indiana Roofing & Restoration, LLC
(317) 426-1986
720 Prairie Dr
Brownsburg, IN
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Services
Commercial/Flat Roofing, Gutters & Downspouts, Insulation, Insurance Approved, Residential Roofing, Roofing, Roofing Repair, Waterproofing

R.L. Roofing Service
(219) 872-8281
6012 E. Michigan Blvd.
Michigan City, IN

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Evansville Roof Cleaning Roof Renew
(270) 860-7894
55 S. Quail Run
Evansville, IN
 
Mr Fixit Roofing & Leak Repair
(270) 577-6228
920 Ironwood Drive
Henderson, KY
Services
Roofing Service, Roofing Repair, Roofers, Roofing Contractor, Shingles, Metal Roofing, Gutter, Siding, Windows, Commercial and Residential Roofing Service

Claspell Roofing
(812) 430-4271
8210 Yorkridge Dr
Newburgh, IN

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LeafGuard Indiana
5715 West 85th Street
Indianapolis, IN
Services
Specialty Contractor, Remodeler
Membership Organizations
Angie's List, Better Business Bureau, Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval

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Amish Roofing Contractors
(260) 414-4296
17733 Irving Rd
New Haven, IN
 
Breeden Roofing Inc.
South 317 784-5386 North 765 662-2900
2301 S. Keystone Av.
Indpls, IN
Services
Exterior Restoration Roofing Siding Gutters
Hours
8am-5pm
Membership Organizations
BBB NRCA

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Roofing - An Overview of What's Overhead

The type of roofing you choose can have a serious impact on your health and on the environment. Slope roofing materials, such as asphalt-based rolled roofing and shingles, will offgas toxins when heated by the sun. Flat roofing materials, such as tar and gravel, will continually offgas when heated by the sun, emitting known carcinogens such as VOCs from asphalt, including benzene, polynuclear aromatics, toluene and xylene. Although roofing materials are located outside the living space, odors can enter the home through doors, windows and vents. 

78% of total annual roofing dollars spent in the US is spent on re-roofing. Re-roofing is not only expensive, but it sends used roofing materials to landfills, where the polluting contents continue to offgas and leach into the soil and groundwater.

Unfortunately, re-roofing your house is often a necessity.  But a new roof with good air sealing, insulation, and ventilation will save energy and make your house more comfortable. Many unhealthy and persistent mold and mildew infestations began with an undetected roof leak. No type of roofing installation is foolproof, but the use of high quality roofing materials and skilled installers will reduce the risk of leakage.

Here are some tips to help guide your roofing decisions:

Consider the System as a Whole

In new construction, choice of roofing materials should be integral with other decisions about the building. The roof is your main defense against water leakage  in your house. Early in the decision-making process, figure out your roofing and how it will integrate with the rest of the house.

Calculate How Much Roofing You'll Need

Roofs are measured in 100-square-foot areas, or "squares". Three bundles of three-tab shingles typically equal one square: laminates come in four bundles per square.  It's a good idea to calculate beforehand how much roofing material you'll need so that you'll have an easier time comparing bid from contractors.

To calculate:

multiply the overall length and width of each roof section to determine its area Add 10% to allow for waste, then divide by 100 to determine how many squares you'll need

If the roof is new or you're having the old shingles removed, you'll need an underlayment  (roofing felt)  to create a moisture barrier for the wood sheathing  and rafters underneath. You may also have to install an "ice-and-water shield" along with the eaves and valleys where two wings of the roof intersect.  New drip edges and metal flashing are often needed around pipes, chimneys, and the like.

Avoid Adhesives

Adhesives used in roofing applications can emit harmful VOCs. They are especially toxic during application and curing (drying) periods.  Water-based adhesives are better because they only release water vapor as they dry, but they are not necessarily 100% safe. Use mechanical fastening, a range of processes that utilizes a variet...

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