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Do You Have Atlas Chalet Shingles? What You Need to Know

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Not all roofing materials and roofing companies are created equally. Atlas Chalet Shingles were once the most popular shingle used on homes in Georgia, according to a report from Fox 5. Although affordably priced, the shingles looked expensive, which added to their appeal.

Unfortunately, for many homeowners, Atlas Chalet Shingles didn’t live up to the hype. A few class-action lawsuits have been filed against the company, claiming that the shingles are easily damaged by moisture and that they contain gas bubbles that cause them to expand and crack in high temperatures. The manufacturer hasn’t admitted the shingles are defective, but it did discontinue them in 2010.

What’s the Problem?

If Atlas Chalet Shingles aren’t for sale any longer and no roofing companies are using them, what’s the big deal? For starters, many homes in Georgia still have these shingles on their roofs. Since the shingles are discontinued, you can’t just trade in a few damaged ones for new ones. An entire roof replacement is usually in order. But, unless there are clear signs of damage beyond routine wear and tear, insurance companies won’t pay to replace a roof that has these shingles,

Some storm-chasing roofing companies are complicating the situation. These companies go door to door, offering to go up on your roof to “check” for damage. In reality, what they’re often doing is causing damage to the shingles themselves, by bending shingles or otherwise breaking them. These roofing companies will then have you file an insurance claim, even though they actually caused the “damage.” To make matters worse, these companies often make you sign an agreement that states that you’ll only work with them once your insurance approves the claim.

Should You Worry If You Have Atlas Chalet Shingles?

Having Atlas Chalet Shingles on your roof doesn’t automatically mean your roof is defective or the shingles have to be replaced. It is possible your shingles aren’t defective and they won’t break. If you don’t see any clear signs of leaking or damage inside your home or on the roof, you likely don’t have to worry about the shingles.

What Can You Do?

If you do think there is a problem with your shingles, the best thing you can do is call a trusted roofing company like Findlay Roofing. Don’t let any random stranger who approaches your front door up on your roof! You have no way of knowing what they’ll do once up there.

Findlay’s Free Roof Analysis gives you a clear idea of what, if anything, needs to be done to your roof. The majority of roofs we evaluate don’t need replacement. But if your roof does need replacing due to storm damage, you can rest assured that we’ll work with your insurance company to get the work covered. We’re also committed to providing the highest quality replacement roof, backed by a 10-year, no-leak warranty.

Findlay Roofing receives TOP PERFORMER SHINGLE RECYCLING AWARD

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

ATLANTA  May 15, 2013  Findlay Roofing/Roof Roof USA has been recognized by Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt for outstanding achievement during the 2013 Platinum Preferred Roofing Contractor awards ceremony.  As an industry-leading Platinum Preferred Roofing Contractor, Findlay Roofing/Roof Roof USA received the prestigious Top Performer Platinum Award for its commitment to sustainable solutions through shingle recycling.

As part of the annual Owens Corning™ Roofing Platinum Awards ceremony, Findlay Roofing/Roof Roof USA was among a distinguished group of national finalists honored with a Platinum Award as a Top Performer in shingle recycling.  In 2013, the five award recipients in this category collectively recycled more than 20,000 tons of shingles as part of the Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt Shingle Recycling Program.

“The Owens Corning™ Roofing Platinum Award winners were chosen based on their proven market and industry leadership representing the best of the best,” said Barry Hornbacher, Shingle Recycling Program Leader, Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt.  “Owens Corning Roofing is proud of the success Findlay Roofing/Roof Roof USA has achieved within our Platinum Roofing Network for implementing shingle recycling to help divert the tear-off materials from landfills for use in valuable applications like road construction and repair.”

Introduced to the building industry in 2009, the Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt Shingle Recycling Program encourages roofing contractors to practice sustainable building practices by providing support throughout the build process. As the nation’s first and premier program of its kind, Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt, in alliance with Earth911 and Heritage Environmental Services has helped facilitate the recycling of nearly a million tons of asphalt shingles.

Homeowners looking for a contractor who recycles can now take a pledge to recycle themselves and find contractors at: www.roofing.owenscorning.com/recycling

 

Another Positive Review from a Happy Customer

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

We just received another positive review from a satisfied customer! After we replaced his roof and repaired his gutters, this customer comments that we were “on time and professional” and he “would highly recommend them for your roofing and gutter needs”! Thanks so much for the positive words!

Do you read review sites before you choose a contractor to upgrade things as important as your home? Other customers provide great insight on the good (and not so good) contractors in your area! Look on sites like the Better Business Bureau. Choose a company who is in good standing and has a long record of keeping a positive profile in the area. Then don’t forget you can always call a company and ask for a list of references. Reference lists go a long way when you can speak to actual past customers who can give you all the inside information on what to expect.

If you’re looking for a qualified roofing contractor for your home give us a call here at Findlay Roofing. With great ratings across the board and 17 years of good business behind us, we’re the sure choice in roofing and more!

Findlay Featured on Atlanta’s Home and Style TV

Monday, June 25th, 2012

This month, Atlanta’s Home and Style TV did a feature on Findlay Roofing for their television show. Watch to see Nate Farmer talk about what to look out for when choosing a roofing contractor as well as see satisfied Findlay Roofing homeowners discuss their positive experience with our roofers!

 

See the YouTube video here.

Expert Advice from Our Very Own

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

This past Saturday our very own, Nate Farmer, was featured on WSB Radio’s Home Fix it Show with Dave Baker. On air, Nate had the chance to answer questions from live callers and discuss mold issues, gutter guards, and water overflow. If you have questions about these issues, listen to the calls here or call us at 770-516-5806 and talk to one of our experts about your problems with your roof and gutter system.

Mold

Gutter Guards

Water Overflow

 

 

Findlay Roofing Helps Raise $10,000 For Aflac Cancer Center

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

aflac120Findlay Roofing believes in helping those in need, especially children who are struggling with cancer. As a supporter of WSB Radio’s 2011 Care-A-Thon, Findlay Roofing helped the station add $10,000 in donations to the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Being A Good Atlanta Roofing Company Means Being A Good Atlanta Neighbor

As a professional Atlanta roofing company for over 15 years, it’s easy for Findlay Roofing to inspect a roof, diagnose the problems and make the necessary repairs to bring the roof back to good health.

Cancer, on the other hand, is not something that can be overcome so easily. Thankfully, children and families who are dealing with the physical and emotional burdens of cancer can turn to the Aflac Cancer Center for help. With multiple locations in Atlanta, the Aflac Cancer Center is recognized as one of the top childhood cancer centers in the country.

That’s why Findlay Roofing was proud to sponsor a $5,000 matching gift challenge on WSB Radio. When station listeners answered the call by pledging $5,000 in donations within the 1-hour challenge time, Findlay Roofing was happy to write a matching check for another $5,000, resulting in $10,000 for the Aflac Cancer Center!

Join Findlay Roofing And Support The Aflac Cancer Center

The Aflac Cancer Center treats more than 350 new cancer patients each year and follows more than 2,500 patients with sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other blood disorders. With family-centered care and a child-friendly environment, the Aflac Cancer Center is one of the nation’s leading pediatric cancer centers, serving patients that range from infants to young adults.

Findlay Roofing acknowledges the tremendous work being done by the team at the Aflac Cancer Center and encourages you to join us in supporting their efforts to care for children with cancer and blood disorders. Click here to make a donation to the Aflac Cancer Center today.

Over 30,000 Roofs Replaced

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Over 30,000 roofs replacedFindlay Roofing is proud to announce that we have achieved a major roofing milestone. After 16 years as an Atlanta roofing contractor we have replaced over 30,000 roofs!

For those who are counting, that’s over 1,875 roofs a year, 156 roofs a month or about 36 roofs a week. These are numbers that any Atlanta roofer would be proud to claim.

But the numbers only tell part of the story. What we are most pleased with is the way we got there: good old-fashioned hard work and customer satisfaction. From day one we have built our roofs and our business around the ideals of quality materials, quality work and putting the customer first.

That’s why we can offer an industry-leading 10-Year Leak-Free Warranty. It’s also why we don’t ask you to pay a dime until our work is completed to your satisfaction.

Findlay Roofing – A Trusted Atlanta Roofing Company You Can Count On

Starting out as a small Atlanta roofing contractor in 1995, Findlay Roofing has steadily grown by making sure every customer becomes a salesman. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our past customers for their referrals which have been the engine that has powered our growth into a leading Atlanta roofing company.

Findlay Roofing looks forward to being here today, tomorrow and for years to come as your trusted Atlanta roofer. We invite you to contact us for all of your Atlanta roofing needs.

We are committed to building the highest quality roofs possible and maintaining the dedication to customer satisfaction that has allowed us to say… ‰ÛÏOver 30,000 Roofs Replaced‰Û

Findlay Roofing Throws Out the First Pitch

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Blake Findlay, son of Steve Findlay the owner of Findlay Roofing threw out the first pitch at the Atlanta Braves game on June 26, 2010. Blake was there representing Findlay Roofing, the Official Roofer of the Atlanta Braves. Also pictured is Braves utility fielder and pinch hitter Brooks Conrad meeting Blake at the mound.

Findlay Roofing Announces Expansion into North Carolina

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

As one of the most rapidly growing roofing companies in the Southeast, Findlay Roofing is proud to announce our expansion into North Carolina. With our continued Success in North Georgia, we’ve recently been able to expand into South Carolina and now offer our professional roof installation and roof repair services to North Carolina, as well.

We are happy to see that our dedication to customer satisfaction and high-quality workmanship are producing strong growth for our roofing business. We are even more excited about being able to create jobs for skilled roofers in the greater Charlotte area and in nearby areas, like Gastonia, Hickory, Monroe, Stateville and Rock Hill.

We hope that home and business owners from the Charlotte area and beyond will give us a chance to show them why Findlay Roofing has earned a reputation as “the most trusted and recommended roofer.” Our North Carolina team includes knowledgeable and reliable roofing experts that you can trust to protect your home or commercial building.

As our past customers will tell you, we demand the highest quality work from our roofers and use the highest quality roofing materials. This is why we have been able to grow our business almost exclusively through customer referrals – there is no better advertising than a satisfied customer.

Our exceptional workmanship and competitive pricing also have earned us referrals from numerous insurance companies. If your North Carolina roof installation or roof repair needs are covered by insurance, we will be happy to work with your insurer.

Whatever your need, if you ask Findlay Roofing to work on your home or building, you can be assured of a beautiful and long-lasting roof. In fact, we are so confident in the quality of our roof installations and materials, we offer a minimum 5-Year Leak-Free Warranty with all of our roof replacements.

The Findlay Roofing team has been an industry leader in roof replacements and roof repairs since 1995. We look forward to serving our neighbors from our new Charlotte office, and invite you to contact us anytime for a free roof analysis, consultation and free estimate.

Please feel free to visit us at:

1306 West Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28208
phone: (704) 333-5450

Findlay Roofing Earns Angie’s List Super Service Award

Thursday, April 26th, 2012