ECC Roofing & Siding Q&A

Most work should not be done yourself. Professional roofing contractors are trained to safely and efficiently repair or replace roof systems. You can damage your roof system by using improper roofing techniques and severely injure yourself by falling off or through the roof.

All too often, roof system problems are discovered after leaking or other serious damage occurs. Periodic (twice-a-year) inspections often can uncover cracked, warped or missing shingles; loose seams and deteriorated flashings; excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or downspouts; and other visible signs of roof system problems. Indoors, look for cracked paint, discolored plasterboard and peeling wallpaper as signs of damaged roof areas.

Several factors go into determining the cost of your new roof. They include the quality and professionalism of your roofing contractor; the brand, type and grade of roofing shingle you select; the size of your roof and the shape and slope of your roofline. Do not choose a roofing contractor on cost alone. Price is a factor, but not the only factor you should consider. Quality roofing material and contractor workmanship have value. Hiring the cheapest roofing contractor could cost more in the long run when you consider the cost to repair sub-par roofing and the damage it causes.

When deciding to replace your roof, the question of “Should I install 3 tab or 3 dimensional shingles?” may come up. The benefits of architectural shingles substantially outweigh those of getting 3 tab. Firstly, 3-D shingled are about 50% thicker, which make them sturdier and able to withstand the severe weather and winds we have on the East coast. Furthermore, the average lifespan of 3-tab shingles are, at most, 15 years. At ECC, we offer 50 year Owens Corning Duration Shingles which come in many color options that automatically increase the value of your home and gives beautiful curb appeal.

When choosing the right contractor, there are multiple things to look into. As a recommended company from the trusted Better Business Bureau, ECC will offer you a page of previous customer references, all local in our service area, for you to call personally. We offer manufacturer and workmanship warranties and we have substantial insurance to protect you. Qualified to be a Platinum Preferred Owens Corning Installer, we meet very strict criteria and proudly hold up our reputation around South Jersey.