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About CRS Residential Roofing
Since 1977, CRS has delivered professional residential roofing services to homeowners seeking years of trouble-free roofing. Our highly satisfied customers continue to provide us with word-of-mouth referrals that represent the core of our business. We proudly serve New Jersey homeowners living in Bergen County, Essex County and Passaic County. As a true full-service contractor providing services for homeowners, we stand ready to respond to all needs, large and small alike.
CRS is proud of its multiple certifications from top roofing manufacturers like GAF, Owens Corning and Tamko. To maintain these certifications, CRS is required to undergo periodic training so our team can stay up-to-date with the latest roofing best practices. Homeowners who work with certified roofing contractors typically qualify for the best warranties. Roofing manufacturers are willing to extend and enhance their warranties because they have a high level of confidence in their certified roofers.
GAF Master Elite
Fewer than three percent of the nation’s roofing contractors meet the rigorous GAF standards set forth in the Master Elite certification program. Master Elite® Contractors offer lifetime warranties that are covered by GAF. By comparison, most warranties are only valid as long as the contractor is in business. However, 80 percent of contractors fail in the first three years. So, what is their warranty really worth? GAF Master Elite status allows us to offer a unique benefit that not many others can.
Owens Corning Preferred
Like GAF, Owens Corning uses a certification system to identify roofing contractors who demonstrate the advanced skills required to properly install its roofing systems. The advantages inherent in using an Owens Corning certified contractor include more comprehensive warranties. These warranties are are exclusive to Contractor Network members and are classified as System, Preferred and Platinum.
Contractors known as Tamko Pros are part of an elite group of roofers the manufacturer deems qualified to install its roofing products. Homeowners that have Tamko building products installed by a Tamko Pro qualify for a Mastercraft Limited Warranty Enhancement on HERITAGE® Vintage®, HERITAGE® Premium AND HERITAGE Woodgate® at no additional charge. This designation allows CRS to offer more long-term value to homeowners.
Residential Roofing Services
CRS offers comprehensive residential roofing services that meet virtually every roofing need that New Jersey homeowners may have. We value our long-term relationships with area residents as they rely on us to complete everything from emergency roof inspections to full roof replacements.
Residential Roof Replacement
At some point, deteriorating shingles signal that your roof is nearing the end of its useful life. Repairs may increase in size and frequency. Like an aging vehicle, it’s eventually wiser to invest in “new” than to keep pouring money into an older roof. Fortunately, a residential roof replacement can be completed with a minimum of fuss.
Fortunately, today’s roofs typically last longer than the traditional three-tab asphalt shingle roofs of the past. As a result, your investment will provide peace-of-mind for many years to come.
At CRS, we’ve turned the process of installing a new roof into an art, with our experienced, efficient crews typically completing new installations in a single day. We bring our own roll off containers so you’ll be confident that the old materials will be promptly removed from your property.
Spring, summer and fall are typical roof replacement seasons, although quiet, dry winter days with modest temperatures work as well. In all instances, asphalt shingles should not be installed over excessively wet, icy or snowy substrates.
Residential New Construction
Builders who specialize in residential new construction stake their reputations on the quality of the contractors. Together, they carry out the designer’s vision. In order to offer a buyer the best value possible, expert workmanship is essential during roof system installation. High-quality construction completed by highly-rated contractors ensure the builder can get top dollar for the project.
Builders also prefer certified roofing contractors who qualify for the best manufacturer warranties from industry leaders like GAF, Owens Corning and Tamko. CRS is proud of its certified status with all three of these roofing manufacturers.
Residential Roof Inspection
Protect your roofing investment with both semi-annual and emergency residential roof inspections by a certified CRS roof inspector. This is one of the roofing services for homeowners that is too often overlooked.
A spring inspection confirms whether your roof made it through the winter unscathed. Our certified inspector can check for damage to your roof and gutters caused by ice dams. Sometimes repetitive freeze and thaw cycles loosen flashing or caulking. It is also important to check for accumulated debris in the gutters.
A fall inspection identifies possible damage caused by summer thunderstorms. Shingle repairs are always important before ice and snow accumulate on your roof as winter returns. It’s important to make sure the gutters are clean so rain and melting snow can properly drain off the roof.
Arrange for a special emergency inspection when you suspect roof damage following a severe storm. An emergency inspection detects issues before they get worse, and it gives a homeowner real peace-of-mind after a storm.
Residential Roofing Materials
Although asphalt shingle roofs remain the most popular of the residential options, New Jersey roofs are sometimes made of metal, cedar shakes or slate.
Today’s heavy-duty architectural shingles are more durable than the three-tab shingles of the past. Shingles covered with special reflective granules reduce surface temperatures, potentially cutting cooling costs. In decades past, copper, slate and metal roofs often lasted longer than their asphalt shingle counterparts. Today, the gap has closed, with manufacturers of asphalt shingles backing up their products with 50-year and even lifetime warranties.
Steel and Aluminum
Metal roofs are typically fabricated from steel or aluminum. Another option is galvalume steel which includes a hot-dipped aluminum alloy finish. Metal roofs include metal shingle and sealed seam options. This combination often blends well with contemporary architectural styles. Metal roofs typically cost 2-4 times more than asphalt shingle roofs, in part because of the technical skills and specialized equipment required during installation.
Zinc and Copper
Zinc (tin) and copper roofs are traditional options that often protect historic structures. Both metals are highly malleable, resilient and somewhat self-healing. Although they can cost 3-5 times more than shingle roofs, zinc and copper roofs can last centuries. Zinc roofing is far more well-known in Europe than in the United States. In Paris, for example, more than 80 percent of roofs are zinc.
Cedar shake roofs are popular because of their aesthetics. In particular, split cedar shakes are highly textured and three-dimensional. Unlike most kinds of residential roofs, they also insulate and dampen sound.
Proponents of slate roofs cite their beauty and extreme longevity. Slate does not absorb water, and it is non-combustible. Negatives include the fact that slate is too heavy for some structures, and installation is tricky. Composite slate roofs may cost several times more than their asphalt shingle counterparts, and natural slate roofs can cost significantly more than that.
Residential Roofing Costs
The majority of today’s homeowners still find that asphalt shingle roofs provide the best value proposition. They often cost a fraction of metal, slate and cedar shake roofs. Heavy-duty architectural shingles are both affordable and durable. Generous warranties offer peace of mind, and they may enhance resale values.
Some Of Our Satisfied Clients
“I have never dealt with such a reliable, honest & sincere contractor. CRS walked me through the whole inspection and their estimate was very real. The big shock came when they said the majority of the work would be done in one day, and it was! The team also sent progress photos as the job was being completed.”
“The CRS team is wonderful! They are reliable, responsive and meticulous in their work. Al, Dean, Jairo, Rita & their skilled workers make up a very professional team. I would highly recommend CRS for your roofing needs.”