I had an Interlock roof put on my house recently. I am pleased with it. The color of the roof matches my house nicely. Your employees did a good job of cleaning up the debris, especially considering the fact that one half of my existing roof had to be stripped of its existing two layers of asphalt shingles. I would recommend this roof to ethers for these reasons and also for the following reasons:
When I bought my house over 4 years ago it was 10 years old and had an asphalt roof, The home inspector who looked at the house noticed that a few of the shingles were lifting and that there were some gaps in the chimney flashing that he said were consistent with normal wear and tear over the years. When I hired a contractor to make repairs I was surprised to learn from him that many of the asphalt shingles were cracked and that one half of the roof would need to be re-shingled, My mother and I have since heard from several sources that during the 1930s there were problems with bad batches of asphalt roofing shingles being manufactured.
Earlier this year I had a minor roof leak in the half of the roof that was not re-shingled. The contractor who repaired it said that this half of the roof would probably last 3 or 4 more years, I’ve heard that an asphalt roof could last for 20 years but this was not the case with my house.
I clearly wanted a roof that would last a good long time and wanted an alternative to asphalt shingles. I chose Interlock primarily because it is guaranteed for the life of the house. I also like Interlock for other reasons as well.
The aluminum shingles interlock with each other on all sides. This prevents the shingles from lifting over time a problem that I had with the previous asphalt roof on my house.
I’ve heard that Interlock roofs are more energy efficient than other roofs. Energy efficiency is important to me and should be to everyone in this day and age and in the future to come.
Finally, another reason that I like Interlock roofing is for safety reasons While installing any roof on a house involves unavoidable safety risks to the roofing installers, because of Interlocks lifetime guarantee no one should have to go up on the roof again once it is installed. During the life of a house this reduces the amount of time that the safety of individuals who work on the roof of the house is at risk. With asphalt roofing on a house that requires replacing ever the years of the house’s life there is increased risk of a roofing installer working on the roof of that house getting hurt.
Michael G. Casey
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