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Known as the “Steel City” for its more than 300 steel-related businesses and as the “City of Bridges” for its 446 bridges, Pittsburgh is the county seat of Allegheny County, the anchor of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area of Western Pennsylvania.
Home of the leading industries in computing, electronics, and automotive, Pittsburgh is loaded with its Gilded Age sites, including the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden, Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Carnegie Museum of Art, which speaks to its history as an early-20th-century industrial capital.
WHY CHOOSE OAKS CONSTRUCTION?
What you’re looking for is a contractor who works in the Pittsburgh area. Oaks Construction offers residential and commercial roofing services to Pittsburgh and all the surrounding towns. We hold ourselves to a high standard of excellence and always put our customers’ needs first.
Your roof is arguably the most important part of your home. It protects you from the elements and keeps your home cool in summer and warm in winter. Whether it’s an asphalt shingle, metal, or cedar shake roof, Oaks Construction is experienced and qualified to repair or replace it, whichever you need. Just contact us to request a free evaluation and estimate for your roof.
The Roofing Process
Curious what to expect when you’re getting a new roof? Once the contract is signed, we get to work on the roofing process.
- Our friendly customer service representative will schedule your roofing days.
- We’ll take care of obtaining any necessary permits.
- You’ve already made your selections, so we order the shingles and other materials.
- On the day of your reroof, we start by protecting your siding and landscaping with tarps.
- We have to completely remove your current roof before we can start with your new one.
- The first layers that we put down are the ice and water shield and underlayment to protect the wood decking.
- Our team then installs the asphalt shingles you selected.
- We will replace or add vents and flashing as needed.
- Then we thoroughly clean up the job site.
- We check in to be sure you’re 100% satisfied.
If you have any questions during the roofing process, just let the on-site project manager know and they’ll be happy to answer!
Shingles, Metal, and Flat Roofs
Oaks Construction has knowledge and experience installing asphalt shingles, metal roofs, and flat roofs of TPO and EPDM.
In Pittsburgh, most houses have asphalt shingle roofs. Asphalt shingles are a great choice because they come in a variety of colors and styles that look great on virtually every roof, regardless of the style of the house. They are weather-resistant and cost-effective. For added drama, try architectural shingles!
Metal roofs are extremely durable. They come in a variety of colors and styles and can last over 50 years! If you’d like more information about metal roofs, let us know.
Flat roofs are generally found on commercial buildings with very low slopes. Roofing materials for these roofs are thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) and ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM). They are both extremely sturdy and long-lasting.
Flexible Financing Offer!
Did you know that financing through us offers benefits you won’t find with a direct lender? Oaks Construction proudly offers custom financing options for your upcoming roofing, and siding projects in Pittsburgh, PA and surrounding areas.
Talk to us today about a customized, flexible finance plan that fits your budget.
How do I know if I need a new roof?
Common signs that indicate the need for roof replacement are:
- Missing, buckled, or damaged shingles on roof
- A roof older than 20 years old
- Excess shingle granules in your gutters and downspouts
- Water leaks in your attic
- Sagging roof
- Moss growing on the shingles of roof
How much will my roof replacement cost?
The cost of a new roof depends on several factors:
- The size of the roof
- The shingles and materials you choose for the roof
- Number of layers to remove from current roof
- Roof style and slope
- Condition of roof deck (if decking boards need replacement)
- Chimneys and vents on roof
It is nearly impossible to put together a definitive price of a new roof until all of the factors are considered.
Do you offer financing for a new roof?
Absolutely. We offer custom financing plans for roofing and home improvements. Contact our office for more information.
Do I have to choose the same shingles that are on my roof now?
We use the Hover app to take pictures of your roof for measurements. The app creates a 3D rendering of your home that you can use to “try on” different styles, textures, and colors of shingles and siding on the roof.
How long will my new roof last?
Asphalt shingle roofs generally last about 20 years before they need to be replaced. Metal roofs can last 40-70 years.
What is the new roof installation process like?
Shortly before installation day, some of the roofing materials and a dumpster will be delivered to your home.
These are the steps we take on the day of your roofing installation:
- Cover siding & landscaping with tarps
- Remove the old roof
- Replace any rotten decking boards
- Apply roofing felt, ice and water shield, and drip edge
- Apply shingles
- Install vents & flashing
- Clean the job site
We recently outlined our roof replacement process in video from one of our job sites. Take a look!
What should I do to prepare for my roof installation?
Clear any obstacles, including vehicles, away from your house and driveway. This allows our team space for a dumpster, materials, and work. The roof installation is usually done in a day or two, so the inconvenience won’t last long.
Will a new roof add value to my home?
Yes, it will! According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), new roofing is the number one exterior feature that appeals to buyers. They further report that 109% of the value of a new roof is recovered from the project. Believe it or not, you could actually make money on your new roof!
Will a new roof save me money on my homeowners insurance?
This is a question for your insurance carrier. Depending on your policy, you could get a 5% to 30% discount for a new roof installation.
Is a new roof tax deductible?
Roof replacement is considered a home improvement and, as such, is not tax deductible.
Contact Oaks Construction
Ready to get started on your home improvement project? Whether you’re in need of a new roof, or siding, contact us today.
Remember, we offer flexible financing options with zero interest for the first year!