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Above All Roofing of Rochester, Incorporated

Customer Testimonials

"The work was performed one day while I was at work. When I came home, they were done and there wasn't a trace of them having been there. They left my home and yard clean. They are easy to reach and very professional. Would highly recommend this company."

Rebekkah Warren

"Excellent! Worked with us to get us a great price, easily scheduled quick server, and outstanding work."

Jeremy Bower

"They arrived and provided an accurate estimate. The work was prompt and quick. Cleanup was pristine. Highly recommend!"

Nathaniel Taggart

"I looked on Angie's list and saw they are number one and now I know why! They are excellent! I called them and asked them to come out for an estimate. They did right away. I made an appointment to discuss the estimate and Ryan came and arrived right on time! "

Kristine Frisby

"These people were amazing. They said it would only take 1/2 day and I was somewhat skeptical. But they swooped in with an army of guys at 1:30 and by 4:30, they were gone - old roof torn off, new shingles laid, not a scrap of mess left behind. I was especially impressed with the return visit by a company rep to assist me in filing a warranty claim against my old shingle manufacturer."

Marcia Garvens



Reach Us At

Above All Roofing of Rochester, Inc.
1086 Pendant Lane NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Phone: 507.281.8585
Email: info@rochesterroofs.com

2013 Reader’s Choice Winner!

October 29th, 2013 · No Comments

readers choiceAbove All Roofing of Rochester, Inc. is excited to announce that they have been voted the #1 roofing company in the region for 2013!  According to a recent survey of Post-Bulletin readers, Above All Roofing is the Rochester area’s favorite roofing contractor.  Although Above All Roofing has won national awards for their customer service, the Readers Choice Award is the first local recognition of their superior service.

Ryan Reinalda, President of Above All Roofing, had this to say about winning the award:  ”We are both humbled and extremely thankful that we were chosen by Post-Bulletin readers as the area’s best roofing contractor.  We appreciate the faith that our customers place in us each and every day and we strive to provide them with the best service possible, one roof at a time.”

Above All Roofing was founded by Rochester native Ryan Reinalda in 2003.  A family man, he wanted to work with a crew of trained employees that he’d feel comfortable hiring to work at his own home.  His highly skilled and experienced crew is made up of local workers who have solid roots in the community.  Because the crew is made up of employees and not subcontractors, Above All Roofing can maintain excellent quality control and respectful customer service.

 

 

 

 

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Did you know about CertainTeed’s defective shingles?

October 9th, 2013 · No Comments

 

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If you have visible, non weather-related damage to your roof, you most likely have defective shingles.  There are currently thousands of roofs with CertainTeed shingles that are deteriorating at a much quicker pace than the industry standard.  This is due to a manufacturer defect.  This defect was so widespread that many lawsuits were filed against CertainTeed over the past few years, lawsuits which eventually became one large class-action lawsuit.  In February of 2010, CertainTeed entered into an agreement to settle the class-action alleging that their organic asphalt shingles manufactured from July 1, 1987 through 2005 are subject to premature failure.

So, what does this defect look like?  The defective shingles deteriorate in similar patterns including cracking, curling, pitting, blistering, balding and degranulation.  These organic shingles were made with recycled paper materials as their base, as contrasted with the fiberglass base used in today’s shingles.  Once the shingles experience granular loss, the UV rays from the sun deteriorate the paper materials rapdily.  The recycled paper based organic shingles were designed to be a “green” product as they would break down more quickly once they made it to our area landfills.  

What specific shingles are involved?  The settlement includes organic shingles under the brand name Hallmark, Independence, Horizon, Custom Sealdon, Sealdon, Hearthstead, Solid Slab, and Master Slab, among others.  Although the settlement covers potential class members throughout the U.S. and Canada, the organic shingles in question were sold primarily in the upper Midwest.

What typed of financial settlement should a qualified applicant expect?  The settlement agreement provides enhanced compensation for the removal and replacement of organic shingles during the warranty period.  The amount paid per claimant depends upon a number of factors including but not limited to; (1) whether the claimant originally purchased the shingles (or purchased the home within 5 years); (2) the terms of the warranty; (3) how many damaged shingles are on the roof; (4) how long the shingles have been on the roof; (5) whether the shingles are damaged as defined in the settlement Agreement; (6) whether the damage was due to a manufacturing defect or caused by circumstances outside of CertainTeed’s control; and (7) whether the claimant has already settled the warranty claim under CertainTeed’s standard warranty.

We strongly encourage homeowners to have their roofs inspected for these defects by a licensed, reputable roofing contractor.  Or, go to www.CertainTeedShingleSettlement.com to see if you qualify and start the class-action claim process.

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Benefits to Ridge Ventilation

September 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Roof ridge vents help to effectively prolong and protect a homeowner’s roof and overall structural integrity of their home from common culprits such as moisture and excessive heat.  Ridge vents have become increasingly popular in recent years, for good reason.  Roof ridge vents areroof_ventilation_a an effective technology that many homeowners are unaware of or relatively uninformed about.  Let’s compare ridge ventilation to other forms of attic ventilation.

The four main sources of roof ventilation are:  basic roof vents or “box” vents, wind turbines or “spinning” vents, power vents and ridge vents.  

Roof vents are covered fixed vents, which prevent rain from seeping in and are relatively easy to install.  Because they have no mechanical parts, you don’t have to worry about malfunctions.  The weakness with basic vents are that they are not at the highest point of the attic to allow all of the hot air to escape and most homes do not have enough of these vents.  They are also a decidedly unattractive addition to your home.

Wind turbine vents are installed near the roof peak and work by catching the wind or by air rising through the turbine.  This causes the vanes to spin and provides effective ventilation near the top of the house by drawing heat and moisture out.  One of the problems with these vents is that high winds can cause excessive spinning and wearing of bearings.  Also, they can be very noisy if not maintained regularly.  In the absence of wind, they are less effective and are terribly unattractive. 

Power vents are a generally effective form of attic ventilation.  They, armed with a thermostat and sometimes a humidistat, literally suck the hot air out of the attic and the fresh air into the attic through the soffit vents.  When they have both a thermostat and a humidistat, they are very effective.  If they only have a thermostat, they are only effective in the summer.  In the winter, moisture can build up in the attic if the power vent is not running.  While power vents are a good option for attic ventilation, their biggest weakness is that they require maintenance and eventually need motor repairs or replacement.

Ridge vents are the most effective overall ventilation system.  They span the entire gable roof ridge, creating a balanced ventilation system.  When a ventilation system is balanced, wind blowing over the ridge creates a negative pressure that draws the warmer air out of the attic.  Replacement air enters through the under eave vents, bathes the underside of the roof, and exits at the ridge cap.  Even with no wind, the natural convection action of rising warm air maintains a continuous air flow along the underside of the roof.  There are no moving parts, therefore no maintenance or parts to repair or replace, nor do they make any noise.  Finally, most homeowners prefer the look of the ridge vent as it blends in seamlessly with the rest of the roof.

 

 

 

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Above All Roofing of Rochester, Inc. is an “Orphanage Sponsor” @ Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event

January 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Above All Roofing of Rochester, Inc. is proud to be a premier sponsor of the Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event at Christ Community Church in Rochester, MN on January 24th-26th.  The annual MobilePack event produced over 200,000 meals for starving children in 2012 and the goal for 2013 is to duplicate that success.  Above All Roofing is an “Orphanage Sponsor” ($5,000), which purchases enough nutritious meals to feed 62 orphans for an entire year!

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a non-profit Christian Organization that is committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit.  Their approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children and the meals are shipped to nearly 70 countries around the world.  We are proud to partner with FMSC in this vital cause.

We invite you to join us in being apart of the hunger solution through this Feed My Starving Children MobilePack.  You can donate online at www.fundraising.fmsc.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1022837 or sign-up to volunteer at the event.  This is a great opportunity to learn about hunger related issues, pray for those in need, raise money for the event and pack meals for children who are truly starving.  Through this powerful event, we can impact the lives of hundreds of starving children around the globe.

 

Approximately 18,000 children die a day from hunger and hunger related disease.  Be a part of the cure at Christ Community Church!

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How to Find a Good Roofing Company

November 6th, 2012 · No Comments

Step #4:  Get it in Writing                                                  

Finally, but very importantly, once you have determined which roofing contractor will best fulfill your needs, insist on a written, detailed contract and complete description of the work that will be completed.  Be sure that the terms of payment, such as whether a down payment is required and when final payment is due, are clearly delineated in the contract.  At the meeting to sign the contract, you may also want to ask questions regarding the scheduling and the duration of the project.  If certain specifics regarding these issues are important to you, make sure that they are included in the contract as agreed upon.

Some well-planned research of potential roofing contractors will undoubtedly lead you to a choice that will save you a lot of time and trouble later on.  Once you feel confident that you have the best contractor and the best products at the best value, you can simply relax and let your contractor do their job.  Choosing a superior roofing contractor will give you peace of mind during the project and for many years to come.

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How to Find a Good Roofing Company

November 1st, 2012 · No Comments

Step #3:  Ask about product options

Your contractor should have current knowledge regarding high-quality and reasonably priced products for your roofing project.  Because of his or her day-to-day experiences using these products, your contractor is probably your best source for this information, but you should also play an active role in the product selection process.  It is critical that you ask questions about the different materials such as what are the preferred manufacturers, what are the specific product lines made by each manufacturer, what is the expected life span, thickness and weight, the length of warranty and even what are the color options (frequently, certain colors are only available in particular regions of the country).  Besides the shingles themselves, there are many other products that go into a quality roof, such as ice and water shield, tar paper, nails, flashing, drip edge, vents, etc.

In addition to personally meeting with your contractor to discuss the various products, it is wise to consult with independent, trusted publications and websites such as www.consumerreports.org.  Consumer Reports tests dozens of different roofing products for all types of potential hazards such as high winds and large hail.

A top-notch roofing contractor will be happy to assist you in the process of determining what products would be best for you to use on your roofing project.

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How to Find a Good Roofing Company

October 26th, 2012 · No Comments

Step #2:  Make sure they have adequate insurance.

 In choosing a roofing contractor, it is very important that you make sure that they have proper insurance policies in place.  Roofing contractors should have liability insurance to cover any property damage that may occur during the project as well as worker’s compensation insurance for their employees in case of injury.  There are no exceptions to this as these insurance policies are required by law.  If the contractor hires subcontractors to perform the work, the subcontractor may be responsible for carrying the insurance.  Either way, you must shield yourself from potential legal problems by verifying that these policies are in place.  Ask your preferred contractor for dated copies of their insurance certificates.  For added peace of mind, you may even want to have your independent insurance agent look over the documents for you.

 

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How to Find a Good Roofing Company

October 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

 

Step #1 :  Ask for Referrrals

Your home is most likely your biggest investment.  The first step in protecting that investment is having a high-quality, long-lasting roof.  So when your existing roof starts to deteriorate, you will need to find a qualified, reliable roofing contractor.  The best way to do this is to ask around!  Ask your family, friends, and co-workers which roofing contractor that they have used and how satisfied they were with the experience.  This information is most useful if their work was done recently.  You may decide to drive by their homes to look at the work yourself, maybe even inspect the work up-close and in person.

Once you have found 2 or 3 contractors that interest you, you should check out their website and various review websites, such as www.angieslist.com or on www.google.com.  Read through the positive feedback but also look out for potential problems.  If any negative themes arise among the reviews, there may be something to be concerned about.  You may want to avoid the contractor altogether, but if the negative reviews are small in percentage compared to the positive ones, you may want to investigate further.  Check to see how the contractor addresses the issues, if they are honest and willing to make things right with their customer.

 

 

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Should I replace my roof during the winter in Minnesota?

October 16th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Could You?

Many Minnesota homeowners find themselves in need of a roof replacement during the winter months.  But homeowners often question whether or not they can have a new roof installed in cold, potentially snowy winter weather.  Depending on the air temperature at the point of the actual shingle installation, it is possible to have your roof replaced with the shingle warranty intact during the winter months.

Shingle manufacturers have detailed requirements concerning the temperature (usually 40 degrees Fahrenheit) at which their materials can be installed with the warranty intact without requiring the application of multiple dabs of roofing cement to each shingle, a task that is extremely time-consuming and cost-prohibitive.  There are several practical reasons for these requirements.  One reason is that new shingles need to undergo thermal sealing, which can take several days of temperatures of 40 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.  Another reason is that today’s fiberglass shingles, while in cold weather, can crack during the nailing process as well as during the unloading and handling process, compromising the quality and longevity of the shingles.  Nails that are driven by high pressure air tend to crack the base of the shingles and any bending of the shingles can cause similar damage to the fiberglass base.  Finally, shingle installation requires plenty of detailed cutting on various edges, in valleys and around vents and pipes.  The quality of these cuts is severely compromised in extremely cold weather as the shingles are stiff and very brittle.

 

Should You?

At Above All Roofing of Rochester, Inc., we do not believe it is wise to replace your roof during the winter months here in Minnesota. As stated above, shingles typically need several days of exposure to 40 degree or warmer weather in order to achieve a proper thermal seal. Even if you are roofing on a 40 degree day, how are you to be certain that the next several days will stay that warm? These warmer days may not come soon enough for your newly installed roof. Wind-blown dust can get between the rows of your shingles, creating a barrier between the shingle’s sealant and the shingle that it is supposed to seal to. When this occurs, the shingles may never seal to each other, regardless of future temperatures. As stated above, there is a method of installation that mostly eliminates this risk. Adding multiple dabs of roofing cement to each shingle, however, this is not a practical method. The average roof has somewhere between one thousand and two thousand shingles. Hand-sealing is very time-consuming and therefore, expensive. Another option is to keep the shingles in a warm, location until immediately before they are installed. But this option does not account for several days of 40 degree or warmer weather that is needed to achieve a proper thermal seal and is also time-consuming and cost-prohibitive option. So, even if you are fortunate enough to schedule your roof replacement for a rare 40 degree or warmer winter day in Minnesota, we recommend waiting until spring for a reasonably priced and high quality roof installation.

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Proud Sponsor of New Life Family Services

October 4th, 2012 · No Comments

Above All Roofing of Rochester, Inc. has been partnering with New Life Family Services  here in Rochester for many years, and we are proud to announce that this year we are a “Champion of Life Sponsor”!  New Life Family Services is hosting their annual Rochester Fall Fundraising Banquet & Silent Auction TONIGHT, October 4, 2012 from 6:00 to 9:30 at the Rochester International Event Center.

New Life Family Services mission statement is “To honor the sanctity of human life by assisting clients with the life-affirming decisions with the love and compassion of Christ”.  New Life offers free pregnancy-related counseling, ultrasounds, referrals and practical assistance such as baby items.  94% of clients who have an ultrasound at New Life choose life for their unborn child!

New Life also offers support groups for mothers who have placed a child up for adoption, support groups for those that are hurting from past abortions and various services for men who are impacted by an unexpected pregnancy.  Every day, lives are being changed and saved!  New Life serves thousands of clients every year.  Serving the community since 1973, New Life Family Services is one of the oldest and largest organizations of its kind in the United States.

The night will start off with a Silent Auction, with dozens of items going to the highest bidder.  Next, guests will be served dinner while they anticipate the always-moving and impactful program.  During the program, New Life will unveil their vision for the future including a new growth strategy and a plan to double the number of lives saved through their pregnancy centers.  They will also welcome Abby Johnson, former Director of Planned Parenthood, who will be the keynote speaker for the event.  Ms. Johnson, who has become a staunch pro-life advocate, will share her transformation story.  The event will raise money for continuing and expanding New Life’s services.

Above All Roofing is very proud to be sponsoring a local non-profit business which is dedicated to helping women, men and children in our community.  New Life Family Services and Above All Roofing of Rochester, Inc. believe passionately in the importance of family and care about our Rochester community.

 

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