Determine the age of your roof

How do you know the age of your roof?

Here are two quick things you can do to help you determine the age of your roof.

 

1) Do you see dark streaks on your roof?

Roof Algae algae

The dark streaks are caused by algae. 99% of shingles manufactured today are algae resistant. This resistance is achieved by a mixture of copper and zinc coated granules during the manufacturing process. However, the manufacturer only warranty the algae resistance for 10 years. That means that algae starts to grow around the 10 year mark.

GAF Warranty information on Algae Discoloration

GAF Algae Warranty

 

2) Are you finding a lot of granules washing out after a rain?

The stone granules will wash off throughout the years as the shingle breaks down from the elements of the weather. Severe granule loss could be a sign of a defective roof. However, do not be too alarmed if after a rain you see a lot coming out of the gutters as this is normal.

If you look up at your roof and you see algae streaks mixed with shiny reflective pieces, this is a sign that your roof is near the end of its life. The shiny reflective pieces you see are pieces of fiberglass. The shingle has many layers and once the top layer or the granules are worn off the fiberglass mat is exposed. Once the fiberglass is exposed to the elements, the shingle can rapidly start deteriorating and causing slow leaks during a rain.

 

Based upon these two quick steps you can do a visual inspection in very little time. Should your roof look like what we have mentioned, please make sure to contact Academy Roofing for a free in depth inspection and analysis of your roof.

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Angie’s List Promotion

Angie's List

Academy Roofing is proud to be a GAF Certified Contractor. Recently, GAF has teamed up with Angie’s List to provide our customers a special offer to become an Angie’s List member for less than $10 a year.

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Financing Available

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Academy Roofing is a GAF Certified Contractor and is able to offer you Financing through Wells Fargo and their Home Projects Visa Card. GAF has partnered with Wells Fargo to make this available to homeowners who are looking to make home improvements  like the following:

  • Roof Replacements
  • Roof Repairs
  • Gutter Replacements
  • Gutter Leaf Protection

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Happy Birthday

Celebrating 15 years serving the Greater Atlanta area. Academy Roofing exists to bring truth, professionalism, and reliability to the roofing industry. These three pillars are what our company is built upon. Moving forward on a solid foundation, we strive to make fans out of each and every customer.

 

Serving the Atlanta area for 15 years

Request your FREE no obligation Roof Replacement Estimate

Inquiring about a new roof or roof repair for your home or business? Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch shortly. For immediate response please call us at 678.329.8909.

Roofing Around the World

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Academy Roofing Moscow, Russia

This year’s Spring time brought with it a renewed sense of community involvement for Academy Roofing. You will see our employees involved in many local organizations like Must Ministries Summer lunch program, Atlanta Track Club’s Kilometer Kids program at Swift Cantrel Park, North Cobb Rotary Club, Positive Athlete Georgia, World Vision, End It Movement, and Passion City Church. Academy will also be at many local events in and around the Kennesaw community.

Many of you saw us in downtown Kennesaw for the annual Big Shanty Festival. There were an estimated 75,000 people in attendance over the beautiful two days.

If you stopped by our booth during one of those days you most likely picked up a tote bag. One such neighbor happened to pick one up and take it with them on their most recent world travels.

They decided to take a few pictures and send them to us while they were in Moscow, Russia standing in front of the Kremlin.

While we don’t think we will be opening a branch location in Moscow any time soon, we were touched that they would take time out of their trip to think of us. This speaks greatly about who these people are and their thoughfulness.

Where will Academy Roofing’s logo pop up next? Connect with us online on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram to find out. The most creative photo with the Academy Roofing logo can win a $50 Home Depot gift card.

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Cobb County Positive Athlete Awards

Academy Roofing recently had the honor of presenting two Positive Athlete awards at the 1st annual Cobb County awards ceremony.

These students and coaches have shown remarkable character and some have overcome incredible adversity. Academy Roofing was blessed to be a part of such a great program and humbled to be surrounded by Cobb Counties next great leaders.

Positive Athlete Georgia

 

Click Here to find out more about Positive Athlete.

Request your FREE Roof Replacement Estimate

Inquiring about a new roof or roof repair for your home or business? Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch shortly. For immediate response please call us at 770.426.1131.

Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival

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Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival

Come join us Friday night and Saturday for the 5th annual Smoke on the Lake BBQ festival. Academy Roofing will be located near the Kids Zone so stop by and say hello. We look forward to a a great weekend and tasting some barbecue.

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Duro-Last Roofing

Duro Last certified contractor

Duro-Last PVC Roof System

The Duro-Last vinyl roof membrane is a proprietary thermoplastic formulation consisting of PVC resins, plasticizers, stabilizers, biocides, flame retardants and U.V. absorbents. A weft-insertion knitted scrim that is laminated between two layers of PVC film gives the membrane its strength and durability. The Duro-Last single-ply membrane is available in white, gray, dark gray, tan, or terra cotta.

Our flexible roof membrane is easily prefabricated into deck sheets up to 2,500 square feet in size, as well as custom-made parapet, stack, and curb flashings that eliminate most labor from critical roof areas – transitions and changes of plane. Prefabrication provides architects, specifiers, consultants, contractors, and building owners peace-of-mind regarding the watertight security of the roof installation. Learn more about the advantages of prefabrication.

Duro-Last has met or exceeded all major fire and wind code requirements, and regional approvals as necessary throughout the country. These certifications reinforce Duro-Last’s leadership in providing the consistent, watertight integrity that building owners expect.

Duro-Last has been approved by Factory Mutual as a 1-60,1-75, 1-90, 1-95, 1-105, 1-135, 1-150, 1-165, 1-195, 1-210, 1-270, 1-435, and 1-495 roofing system. Duro-Last is also listed by Underwriters Laboratories as a Class A, B, & C approved material. Evaluation services ICBO and NES have merged to form ICC-ES, which has evaluated Duro-Last for the International Building Code (IBC). The Duro-Last roofing system has been approved by the IBC and by code agency MIAMI-DADE for use in their respective jurisdictions.

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Big Shanty Festival 2014

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Remember to mark your calendars for April 12 and 13, 2014 as the Big Shanty Festival is coming to downtown Kennesaw.  The festival combines the best of the rich heritage of Kennesaw and the Civil War era with today’s fun filled activities. Over 70,000 attendees will enjoy the more than 250 booths with arts & crafts, food vendors, merchants, and live entertainment.

This year’s event offers great entertainment on two stages and a variety of foods to please everyone’s palate. The Kennesaw Big Shanty Festival kicks off with a parade on Saturday at 9:30am. The parade features floats, high school bands, marchers, and over 1,000 youngsters representing every sport association in the area. The Parade will start at Adams Park and continue down Main Street through downtown Kennesaw.

Academy Roofing will have two booths representing our commercial and residential roofing services. Stop by and say hello.

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The Best Green Roofing Product

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s day and wearing green, Academy Roofing would like to make you aware that we are a certified installer of one of the greenest roofing products available called SureCoat Systems.

SureCoat Certified Installer

 

 

SureCoat is the ultimate green roof product.

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