Why I Choose A-Top Roofing & Construction for My Roof – A Testimonial

Your roof is not only something that protects your home, it also protects your family.  As a long time, resident of Monmouth County and having grown up in Manalapan, NJ, this story is near and dear to my heart.

As it happens with most homeowners, my roof and roofing started to fail over a slow period until, one day, we had a large storm roll through. The harsh elements of winter months and the rain-soaked spring seasons are typical of  Monmouth County, NJ and the Jersey Shore, and these large storms are not uncommon. It’s not long until the leaks start, and water begins to penetrate the home and it’s time for roof repairs or a roof replacement.

That is exactly what happened to me during a particularly nasty storm in the spring of 2017. The wind came and blew away a series of roof shingles on the rear of my home. I called a few places to see how much it would be to repair the roof, but the roofing material on my roof was too old. It was also a second roof, which meant the old roofing would need to be completely removed before a new roof could be put back into place.

My search began for a roofing company. I needed someone local and someone affordable. The first company sent a representative who was trying to sell me a roofing system; he was too high-pressure and very high priced. The second salesperson came and gave me a better price and toned down the sales talk once I explained how I was put off by the first roofing contractor.

Then it happened! When the third salesperson came to my front door, he actually knew my name. He told me he was the Owner of A-Top Roofing and we had attended Manalapan High School together. I invited Andrew Ferrara in and told him where I was in my roof shopping journey. Andy and I spoke, and he explained to me exactly what I needed and included the reasons why. He had a complete series of samples and showed my why it was important to choose a company that used the best roofing materials, was fully licensed and insured, and most importantly could get the job done in a single day.

Andy also carefully inspected the roof damage. He climbed into the attic, went up into the attic space above the garage area, and examined areas I didn’t think to look, like the flashing around the fireplace and the masonry that was failing on the chimney. His quote was much better than the others and was more thorough in covering (or uncovering) hidden damage as the project was in motion. Before I knew it I had a brand new roof, expertly installed and complete with the best warranties and guarantees in the industry.

I would recommend A-Top Roofing and Construction and their entire team of qualified experts and technicians to anyone. When I see the A-Top signs and trucks, I see a family owned, hard-working group of local hometown friends and neighbors who own a successful business, and are part of the community as well. I am proud to show off the work they did on my home! I love my new roof – it makes my home look great and, most importantly, protects my family too!

To find out more information about A-Top Roofing & Construction you can visit out website at https://a-topconstruction.com, or feel free to give us a call at (732) 446-6341

Brighten Your Life with Velux Skylights from A-Top Roofing & Construction

A-Top Roofing and Construction is partnering with Velux Skylights to brighten your home and your life! Our selection will enhance the style of any room or space in your home. We offer complete systems and accessories for any solution down to the finishing touches. You can now select from skylights, sun tunnels, and blinds in a variety of styles and colors. You can choose from various features, with many options to fit your budget.

Our Offerings from Velux Skylights

With a complete array of products from Velux, your choices are endless. Offerings from Velux include: Solar-Powered, Electric or Manual “Fresh Air” skylights, Fixed or Self-Flashed Skylights, Instant Light Shaft, Blinds, Roof Windows, Deck-Mounted Flashing Systems, Curb-Mounted Flashing Systems, Sun Tunnel Skylights, and Modular Skylights.

Sun Tunnels – Adding Natural Light through Innovation

Velux Sun Tunnels by A-Top Roofing and Construction are a new and innovative product that delivers brighter natural light and an easy installation process. Sun Tunnels are a great way to bring in light into areas of the home that cannot receive natural sunlight. Sun Tunnels offers natural light alternatives for many areas of your home.

Replacing Your Roof? Replace your Skylights!

A-Top Roofing and Construction specializes in replacing skylights during roof installations. If you have an older roof that needs to be replaced, it is a great time to update your skylights as well. With newer technology and a plethora of products from Velux, A-Top Roofing and Construction can help you beautify your home and brighten your life at the same time!

At A-Top Roofing and Construction, we measure our performance from your total and complete satisfaction. Our products are meant to enhance the value of your home and the enjoyment you have from living in your home. Have confidence in our award-winning service and installation services. Our full range of services include: roofing, siding, gutters, doors, windows, skylights, porches and mold remediation.

Feel free to give us a call at (732) 446-6341 or find more information about our services on our website: https://a-topconstruction.com.

Is it Time to Replace the Vinyl Siding on Your Home?

Your siding is a very crucial component of your home. Not only is it designed to be aesthetically pleasing, but it is also engineered to protect and insulate your home from the elements. Wind and rain from storms, as well as the heat of the summer and the chill of the winter, can impact the condition of your vinyl siding. Even the most well-maintained siding will eventually need to be replaced or repaired. It is important to inspect your siding often, especially at the end of a particularly harsh storm or season. Here are some things you should be looking out for that are clear indications that it may be time for new siding on your home.

Cracks, Gaps, and Holes in Your Siding

On top of being an eyesore, cracks and gaps can be especially harmful for your siding. They let in water and moisture, allowing mold and fungus to penetrate underneath the protective layer of siding. They can also compromise the structural integrity of the siding. It is not uncommon for a severe storm to damage one or two pieces of siding on your home. It is vital to replace the damaged pieces as soon as possible, as they will often lead to bigger concerns if left in place. If larger sections of the siding are cracked or damaged, it may indicate a larger problem and may be time to re-side the home.

It is also important to check for holes in your siding, as this usually indicates the presence of insects. These holes will let in water and moisture as well, and should be addressed immediately by calling an exterminator.

Is Your Siding Loose or Warped?

When inspecting your siding for damage, it is important to check it closely and from multiple angles. In particular, note any pieces or areas of siding that are no longer flat. Warped pieces or bulging areas of siding is a warning that there may be serious damage beneath your siding. If this is the case, do not hesitate in calling a professional to come and inspect the damage.

Soaring Energy Bills

Notice your energy bills going up month over month? Rising energy costs are problems usually associated with your roof or your attic, but if you have eliminated those two areas the next place to check is your siding. Shoddy installation or low-grade insulation could be culprit, and may need to be replaced. Your siding is meant to protect your home from the elements and keep your family safe and comfortable; if it is not doing its job, your wallet will notice!

Faded Siding

The color on your vinyl siding will only hold for so long, and even quality siding may start to fade after 8-10 years. If your siding is becoming faded, it is a sign that the waterproofing protection on the siding has reached the end of its lifespan.

Problems Can Penetrate to Your Home’s Interior

Issues caused  by damaged siding are not limited to your home’s exterior! Siding is meant to be a barrier for water and moisture; if they have penetrated underneath your siding then the interior walls of your home may be showing warning signs. If you notice peeling paint or loose wallpaper, then moisture may be building up in the wall underneath. Also, water and moisture can lead to mold and mildew inside your home. If you see any of these warning signs, the integrity of your siding may be compromised.

Again, it is vitally important to inspect your siding often. If you notice any of these signs, don’t be afraid to call in the experts at A-Top Roofing and Construction. We will not hesitate in performing a thorough inspection of your siding and determining if it needs replacing. We carry the #1 vinyl siding brand for 21 consecutive years, CertainTeed™! Our most popular brand, Cedar Impressions™ is a polymer vinyl siding with high performance features such as: re-enforced nail slots, molded perimeter Lock® and HammerTapper® to ensure you enjoy the look of your home for many years. A-Top and their customers also like the lifetime warranty that comes with all Cedar Impressions™ products.

For more information on our siding products and services, give us a call at (732) 446-6341 or visit our website at https://a-topconstruction.com/.

Replacement Doors and Windows by A-Top Roofing & Construction – Making Your Home Look Great & Saving You Money!

Replacing old or damaged doors and windows can be a daunting task for most homeowners. It can be especially confusing, especially if you don’t know where to begin. If you’re replacing only a few windows or doors, or all of the windows and doors in your home, let A-Top Roofing and Construction take the worry out your home improvement projects!

What are some reasons to replace the doors and windows in your home?

  • Increased energy efficiency resulting in lower energy bills
  • Take advantage of newer technologies
  • Raise your home’s value
  • Reduce maintenance
  • Improve comfort by reducing drafts and condensation
  • Beautify your home by enhancing its appearance

A-Top Roofing and Construction has an extensive selection of bay windows, box windows, single and double hung windows, custom windows and transoms to choose from. Select from trusted brands like Marvin, Pella and Andersen!

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Offering 250, 350 and 450 Series windows, A-Top Roofing & Construction is a Certified Pella Window installer. Click to see more! http://www.pella.com/

Compliment the look of your home with energy efficient windows and doors professionally installed by A-Top Roofing and Construction. We offer a variety replacement options to fit the look and style of your home and your budget. If your windows and doors need to be replaced, it is especially important to choose a contractor who has the experience to help you select the right products and is fully licensed and insured to do the work.

Located in Manalapan, NJ, A-Top Roofing and Construction has earned a reputation for beautifying homes throughout the Central Jersey area for over 30 years. We service Monmouth County, parts of Middlesex County and Northern Ocean County. Our full range of services include roofing, siding, gutters, doors, windows, skylights, decks and mold remediation. Our award-winning staff and professionally trained installers will get the project done on time and on budget.

Feel free to give us a call at (732) 446-6341 or find more information about our services on our website: https://a-topconstruction.com.

How to Make Your Home Sizzle in Summer – Beautify Your Home with these 5 Tips!

Summer is a great time to beautify your home! Merging your indoor and outdoor spaces have gained popularity throughout the country, and if your home is a little older, there are plenty of things you can do to achieve a more luxurious look that is more guest and entertainer friendly.

A New Deck or Porch!

Warmer weather has arrived and if you are lucky enough to have the space, adding or upgrading your deck or porch will allow you and your guests to hang out in luxurious style this season. Creating the perfect space by creating a wrap-around porch or new deck requires hiring a professional. Planning, permits, footings and construction materials all must be taken into consideration. A-Top Roofing & Construction has you covered! From obtaining the permit through the installation, we specialize in creating great spaces for your home!

  • Custom Decks
  • Custom Porches
  • Special Lighting
  • Complete Installation

Brighten Your Life!

Skylights are a perfect way to blend the great outdoors and your inside space. A-Top Roofing & Construction offers sun tunnels, roof windows, and modular skylights and will evaluate which of these products perform best for your needs. Optional blinds for your skylights are also available and give your home added beauty.

  • Skylights
  • Sun Tunnels
  • Roof Windows
  • Modular Skylights

Replacement Doors and Windows

Doors and windows can beautify your home and save you money at the same time. Adding sliding doors to an outdoor deck is a great way to blend indoor and outdoor spaces. Another trend is to replace existing windows with larger windows. 3’ x 5’ windows can be replaced with larger 3’ x 6’ windows which will also allow you to look outside from a seated position and add more light to your space.

  • Add or replace sliding glass doors
  • Creating larger openings for replacement windows
  • Box window, bay windows or panoramic windows

Brand Name Products and Warranties

A-Top Roofing and Construction specializes in taking your existing home and making it more personal, enjoyable and comfortable. Our ward winning company uses the brand names you know and trust for doors, windows, roofing, decking and skylights. Make sure you use brand name products that have a warranty on both the product and installation.

  • GAF Roofing
  • Owens Corning Roofing
  • Pella Windows
  • Andersen Windows
  • Marvin Windows
  • CertainTeed Siding
  • Velux Skylights

Our Reputation is Building!

A-Top roofing & Construction is a GAF Master Elite contractor, and Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, has a triple A+ Rating on Better Business Bureau and has a 33 year reputation for quality service in home and roofing products and installations.

We have over 30 years experience and service all parts of Central New Jersey. Our services include: residential and commercial roofing, gutters, skylights, flat and metal roofs, vinyl siding, soffits, facia, replacement doors and windows, decks, porches, columns and mold remediation.

Feel free to give us a call at (732) 446-6341 or find more information about our services on our website: https://a-topconstruction.com.

Everything You Need to Know About Roofing Contractor Proposals

Finding a reputable roofing contract isn’t always easy. A new roof can be a major expense for any homeowner, and you want to make sure the job is done right. Paying close attention to a roofing contractor proposal can ensure you make the best selection in price, materials and warranty for your family.

New Technology for Fast and More Accurate Bids

How do you make sure you are paying a good price? New technology allows roofing contractors like A-Top Roofing and Construction, Manalapan, NJ to accurately and precisely see how large the roof is, the pitch of the roof, and other features of the residential property, including waste calculations. An itemized list of services should be included in your contractor’s roofing proposal.

Preferred Roofing Materials & Warranties

Roof contractors who are successful can earn status with manufacturers of roofing material like GAF and Owens Corning. Roofing contractors like A-Top Roofing and Construction have earned Master Elite status with GAF as well as an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred status for multiple years running. In your proposal, make sure the manufacturer, color, and finish are listed. An explanation of your roofing warranties should which include the materials and the work done by the contractor during the installation.

Make Sure Your Roofing Contractor Proposal Addresses Time Frame

Do you need your roof completed in a certain time frame? If you are building a new roof or replacing an existing roof, the proposal should give time frames for how long the project will take and how the expected payment structure is scheduled into the job. Being clear on the proposal protects the homeowner and the roofing contractor as expectations are stated up front so there are no surprises.

Outline of Current Issues and Additional Costs

A good proposal from a reputable roofing contractor should include a list of items that are being completed. It should also include optional costs associated with your roofing project. Most likely, the additional costs may include sub roofing or installing flashing around the chimney.

The Importance of Waste Removal in Every Roofing Contractor Proposal

Replacing a roof can be a messy project. Nails and shingles flying everywhere and roof debris falling on your plants, landscaping and lawn. When you hire a roofing contractor like ATOP Roofing and Construction, the mess will be cleaned before they leave. Protection is put out to catch most debris and super magnets will collect the nails and metal bits. Homeowners should ask to make sure dumpster removal is included in your roofing proposal.

A-Top Roofing & Construction is Fully Licensed and Insured

You will need to make sure your roofing contractor has the licenses necessary to perform the work. Also, the roofing contractor will need to provide workman’s compensation for the crew members on the roof which will protect you from any liabilities that occur on your property.

Local Permits, Code Enforcement and Fees

Knowledge of the local townships in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex County means a reputable roofing contractor Like A-Top Roofing and Construction has filled out hundreds of roofing applications and is familiar with the process, fees and local codes which protect you as a homeowner.

It is important to read the full proposals and ask plenty of questions. Quality roofing contractors will have plenty of longevity (year of professional roofing service) and will most likely have completed many other roofing projects with-in the same neighborhood as yours.

If you received quotes for your residential roof replacement and are still confused, feel free to give Atop Roofing and Construction a call. We have been servicing the central New Jersey marketplace for decades and can give you a free estimate by calling (732) 446-6341.

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Gutter Cleaning and Replacement – Spring Rain is Here!

Spring-time is officially here and warm weather is on the way, and with it comes rain, rain, and more rain. This time of year is a very tough time on your gutters and is the perfect time to inspect your gutter systems for any signs of damage or neglect, especially if they have been poorly or improperly maintained. Many problems can arise from poorly maintained or damaged gutters, and if left unattended can potentially cause damage to your home and landscaping in the future. Our experts at A-Top Roofing and Construction recommend a thorough gutter cleaning to prevent a lot of these problems.

Poorly maintained or neglected gutters can easily become clogged. These clogs can lead to water overflows, which can lead to a lot of major headaches for homeowners. Leaks in the foundation or basement of your home can cause significant damage to your personal belongings. Unwanted water can find its way to the fascia of your home, causing rotting wood and structural damage. Improper drainage and water overflow can also create poor conditions for landscaping, as the top soil erodes and destroys plants and their seeds. These soil conditions and abundant moisture can also lead to a host of pest related problems.

We understand the need to keep your gutters clear of leaves and debris. A-Top Roofing and Construction offers gutter cleaning services for our customers in Monmouth County, Northern Ocean County and parts of Middlesex County, NJ.

If time and weather have been especially harsh on your gutters, a thorough gutter cleaning may not be enough; it may be time for a replacement gutter system. When replacing your gutters and downspouts, always make sure you use an accredited company, fully insured and utilizing trained installers. All A-Top gutter systems have a warranty and we only use the best materials for the gutters and for the facia should it need to be replaced.

A-Top Roofing and Construction is one of the best gutter replacement companies in New Jersey and offers exceptional quality products from Englert. We provide expert fabrication and installation services for residential homes throughout Central New Jersey. We utilize hidden hangers to keep your gutter up, which means no more nails! Hidden hangars also translate into less maintenance, increasing the value of your gutters. Englert 5” and 6” gutters also come in a variety of colors which will coordinate and beautify your home.

Keep A-Top Roofing and Construction in mind for all of your gutter cleaning and replacement needs. We have over 30 years experience and service all parts of Central New Jersey. Our services include: residential and commercial roofing, gutters, skylights, flat and metal roofs, vinyl siding, soffits, facia, replacement doors and windows, decks, porches, columns and mold remediation.

Feel free to give us a call at (732) 446-6341 or find more information about our services on our website: https://a-topconstruction.com/gutters.

A-Top Roofing and Construction is conveniently located at 137 Freehold Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726. We are open daily from 9 AM – 4 PM, five days a week.

Attic Condensation: What It Is and How to Prevent It

Imagine a cold glass of water sitting outside on a hot summer day. Condensation forms on the outside of the glass, where the cold glass is coming into contact with the warm, humid air. The same thing may be happening on the inside of your attic; the warm, moist air trapped inside of your home is coming into contact with the cold wooden surfaces in your attic, forming large damaging water droplets. These water droplets can lead to lots of problems for you as a home owner, namely rot, mold, and leaks. It is important to note that this is not a roof-related issue; heat and humidity originating from the interior environment of the home and traveling up into the attic on the underside of the roof is the cause of attic condensation.

Attic condensation forms on the wooden beams and walls of your attic.
Condensation usually forms on the wooden beams and walls in your attic. The first signs of damage will appear in these areas

There are plenty of things you can do to minimize attic condensation from occurring. Good insulation is a must because it minimizes the amount of warm air entering the attic to begin with. This is especially important in your attic bypasses – areas connecting to your home, like heating ducts, kitchen exhaust fans, lighting fixtures, bathroom vents, etc. – make sure they are properly insulated. Also, installing a whole-home dehumidifier may counteract the buildup of moisture.

What makes attic condensation so insidious is that it is much harder to spot and address. It is possible to go unnoticed until your roof starts sagging from the rotting of the beams in your attic, or until you start having respiratory issues from the buildup of mold. These issues require major repair, and the hiring of specialized mold remediation crews; all of which can be prevented by properly insulating your attic, which is much cheaper in the long run.

Check areas around pipes running through your attic space. They are prone to building up condensation.
Check areas around pipes running through your attic space. They are prone to building up condensation.

Also, attic condensation isn’t a problem limited to only older homes; newer homes can be affected as well. Most building codes don’t address humidity issues, and are also pretty lax on the level of insulation required in your attic, especially around those previously mentioned attic bypasses.

A-Top Roofing and Construction has decades of experience and professionally trained crews to help minimize the buildup of attic condensation. There are many procedures to address condensation forming in your attic, but they all have the same goal: keeping heat in the interior living space of your home. Our crew will start by adding additional insulation into your attic to prevent heat from migrating from below; areas such as lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, and attic stair pull-downs will be surrounded with insulation to prevent hot air from entering your attic. Additionally, our crews can install ventilation intakes on your soffit eves, additional attic fans controlled by a humistat, and a humidifier on your furnace so you can monitor the outside weather conditions and adjust accordingly.

 All of these services will help decrease the amount of humidity in your attic, thus decreasing the buildup of attic condensation. By performing these suggested procedures you can minimize the effects of this winter time condition.

Keep A-Top Roofing and Construction in mind for all of your roofing repair and replacement needs. We have over 30 years experience and service all parts of Central New Jersey. Our services include: residential and commercial roofing, gutters, skylights, flat and metal roofs, vinyl siding, soffits, facia, replacement doors and windows, decks, porches, columns and mold remediation.

Feel free to give us a call at (732) 446-6341 or find more information about our services on our website: https://a-topconstruction.com.

Most Common Roof Problems and How to Fix Them

Whether it is age or storm-related damage, eventually your roof will be in need of repair. At A-Top Roofing and Construction, we have over 30 years of experience in roofing repair and replacement solutions for your home. Here are the most common causes for roof failure and how to repair them:

Every roof has a natural ‘life’, usually around 25-30 years. Sometimes it is possible for your roof to reach the end of it’s life without experiencing any kind of significant damage or failure. If your roof just looks old and worn, maybe it is time for you to take some preventive measures on your home. However, if replacing an old roof is delayed it could result in a big headache in the future. Below are some warning signs to look out for and be sure to give yourself plenty of time to add these projects to your “to do” list. If you need help with your re-roofing project do not hesitate to give us a call at (732) 446-6341, or visit a-topconstruction.com for more information on what services we provide.

Potential warning signs that your roof may need replacing:

  • Curled shingle edges or cupped shingle tabs.
  • Bald spots on the shingles where granules are missing.
Granules can wear away from the shingles over time.
  • Shingles are cracked.
  • Your roof is at least 20 years old; age is the #1 cause of roof failure. While many modern shingles are manufactured with durability in mind, many factors can cause them to age quickly. Poor ventilation, for example, can have a negative impact on the age of your shingles.
  • Your roof just looks old and worn.
Shingles can fall off or blow away in a storm or heavy winds.
  • Your neighbors are replacing their roofs. Homes built around the same time usually experience the same kind of weather conditions. If your neighbors are getting new roofs, it may be a good indication you need a new roof as well.
  • Check your roof for moss, especially in moist, cool climates and in areas of the roof that don’t get much exposure to the sun. Moss growth can be very problematic, as moss holds moisture against the surface of the roof can cause damage to the granules on top of the shingles in freezing climates. Moss can be removed by brushing it off, but it won’t prevent it from growing back in the future. Also, you should take care not to damage the shingles while removing the moss. It may not be a bad idea to contract a professional roofing contractor, like A-Top Roofing and Construction, if you have problems with moss.
Moss or lichen can accumulate on damp or shady areas of your roof.

Keep A-Top Roofing and Construction in mind for all of your roofing repair and replacement needs. We have over 30 years experience and service all parts of Central New Jersey. Our services include: residential and commercial roofing, gutters, skylights, flat and metal roofs, vinyl siding, soffits, facia, replacement doors and windows, decks, porches, columns and mold remediation.

Feel free to give us a call at (732) 446-6341 or find more information about our services on our website: https://a-topconstruction.com.

A-Top Roofing and Construction is a certified GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor – License Number #ME09519. Only 3% of roofing companies hold this honor and designation.