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Selecting Your Next Roof

Homeowners and businesses that remain in one location for 15 years or more will inevitably be faced with roof repair or replacement at some point. Whether it’s due to an aging roof, or storm damage, roofing can be one of the most expensive investments you will have to make. There are many roofing options from […]

Roof Maintenance & Insurance Coverage

Most homeowners assume that their insurance will cover their roof in the event of storm damage. However, every policy has exclusions so it is a good idea to review your policy to make sure you are adequately covered in the event of damage to your roof from a weather-related event. Damage to your roof can […]

Roofing Supply Prices Are Increasing

So you need roof work, but supply prices are increasing across the board as they are for all housing and building supplies. Logistic delays and dwindling employment issues are affecting manufacturers and suppliers of roofing materials. What do you do? Don’t wait! Get a quote today from a trusted and reputable roofing company to get [...]

Should You Use Architectural Shingles on Your Roof?

Architectural shingles were born in the ‘80s.  These shingles were offered as an alternative to traditional three-tabbed shingles.  They are high-quality shingles that will set your roof apart from your neighbors and add incredible curb appeal to your residence.  Architectural shingles are known as dimensional or laminated shingles that add richness and depth to your […]

Roofing Materials: Options, Styles, Colors, Price

If you are considering a new roof for your home there are many options.  The first is to decide what type of roof you want for your home and if your particular structure is right for the finished roof you prefer.  Among the finished options are asphalt and composite shingles, wood, tile, and metal materials.  […]

Why is a roofing labor warranty important?

Roofing companies are a “dime a dozen,” and no more so than during storm seasons.  Companies from outside the market like Charlotte and Atlanta descend on the Upstate after storms.  These roofers are referred to in the industry as “storm-chasers”.  They race to the most damaged neighborhoods in a storm and offer roofing repair with […]

January-February is a Great Time to Reroof Your Home

How old is your home and roof?  Most asphalt shingle roofs last 20-25 years.  If your roof is over 20 years old you may need to have it inspected by a professional roofing company.  January-February in the South is a great time to re-roof your home.  Mild southern winters make for the perfect time to […]

December Roof Care

In the south December is the perfect time to investigate and inspect your roof well before frigid temperatures hit and you lose a lot of heating dollars on something that can be repaired.  In recent years we have had very mild December months and it’s been a bonus for roof work.   Now is the perfect […]

Roofing Inspections and Home Buying

There are so many things to consider when buying a home.  Are you going to build, buy a spec home, an existing house, a new neighborhood, or an established one?  Which side of town, basement, deck, or patio, pool or no pool?  Kitchen size, layout and how long will you be in it?  These are […]

Selecting a New Roof

Assessing a new roof is something you need to consult with a professional.  You may know that your home is due for a new roof, but the only way to make that determination is to have a professional roofing company inspect your current roof and evaluate its condition.   A new roof is going to involve […]

Considering a Metal Roof?

More and more homeowners and commercial companies are considering metal roofs when building or re-roofing. There are many things to consider when thinking about a metal roof. Consider your options such as shingles, wood, and tile roofing. Metal roofing has many positives and advantages compared to other roofing options. A metal roof will last as […]

Roofing Warranties and Liability Coverage

A roofing company that offers a warranty and stands behind it is a reputable company. Many roofing companies only offer the shingle manufacturer’s standard warranty, but no labor warranty. A shingle manufacturer warranty only covers defects in the roofing materials. Shingle warranties range from 20 to 50 years depending on the manufacturer and type of […]

Battling Heat & Humidity: Roof Ventilation

Humidity and heat are as hard on your roof as cold winter weather.  Over its average life, a residential roof is subjected to extreme swings in temperatures, humidity, and weather.  Over time it can take its toll on the top of the roof and below the shingles.  It can have an effect on your utility […]

Roofing During Covid-19

There is not a single business or community that has not been impacted by the Covid-19 virus.  As a family-owned, local business Gilstrap Roofing is heavily invested in the communities we serve.  We are not only a contractor, but we are your neighbors and friends who live, work, eat and play in the same places […]

When You Need to Call a Professional Roofer

Even minor roof repair can be dangerous for homeowners, or laypersons.  There is always the risk of a fall when you climb onto a roof and that is one of the most important reasons to call a professional.  If you fall off your roof and injure yourself it could put your family, financial and physical […]