Huber & Associates is your partner for complete re-roofing work. We specialize in full turnkey project support on high-end homes and commercial properties. We can work with you at all stages of a project, from the design and consulting phases onward. Our highly skilled team can perform the installation based on your exact specifications. As a company with more than 40 years of experience, we have the flexibility necessary to accommodate projects of any size and scope.
Huber & Associates provides custom re-roofing services using a variety of premium materials, in a range of styles. Our expertise encompasses:
- Metal re-roofing: Stainless steel and other metal roofs offer many potential benefits. They are lightweight, which means they can often be installed without any structural modifications — an important consideration when re-roofing older homes. They are also better for the environment than asphalt and can last for 50 years or more. Stainless steel roofs are resistant to corrosion and can be finished with a reflective coating that prevents heat from building up in your home, maintaining a more stable temperature without the use of HVAC equipment.
- Copper re-roofing: Copper provides many of the benefits of other metal roofs, but with a distinct appearance typically associated with high-end properties. Copper is lightweight and durable as well as energy-efficient and long-lasting. However, it is prized primarily for its bright orange color, which oxidizes to mature green over time. Huber & Associates typically performs copper re-roofing on hotels, government buildings and other commercial properties, as well as luxury homes and estates. We are unique in our copper expertise and can provide re-roofing services based on either a historical or new design.
- Slate re-roofing: Slate is one of the most durable roofing materials. When installed by a trained professional contractor, a slate roof can last 100 years or more. Re-roof using slate and you will likely never have to invest in major repairs or restoration work again. Aside from its superior durability, slate is also better for the environment, fire-resistant and available in a wide range of colors and sizes. Though slate boasts a distinct appearance from asphalt and other materials, it nevertheless offers limitless design potential — explore your options with a Huber & Associates re-roofing specialist today.
- Clay tile re-roofing: Clay is one of the oldest roofing materials and it remains in use in homes and properties around the world to this day. If you're considering re-roofing using clay tiles, you'll gain a unique roof with good insulating properties, excellent fire resistance and several other advantages over asphalt or other modern, mass-produced materials. A clay roof can last for decades. Today's products, by manufacturers such as Ludovici, are available in a variety of shapes and styles ranging from traditional flat tiles to Spanish colonial.
- Thatch re-roofing: Most people associate thatch roofing with tropical villages and country cottages, though there's no reason it can't be used in more conventional homes and businesses, too. Thatch roofing requires extra maintenance, but when properly cared for, it can last for decades. It is also environmentally friendly, a good insulator, and easy to repair when sections become damaged. Huber & Associates provides custom re-roofing services using both natural and synthetic thatch — a fiber-based alternative that offers the look and feel of natural thatch in a more durable and easier-to-maintain package.
- Historic re-roofing: Huber & Associates has a long and successful track record of performing custom re-roofing on historic properties. Working with your team, we create thoughtful, elegant designs that capture the spirit of a property's original roofing, updating it using modern materials that will last for decades to come. We work quickly to turn around complex projects with a minimal amount of downtime and complete all work to exceedingly high quality standards.
Visit our blog to see some of the work we've completed in the past, including full and partial re-roofing projects on heritage homes such as Asheville, NC's Biltmore Estate.
Re-Roofing vs. Roof Restoration
The choice between re-roofing and a roof restoration is one all homeowners will face at some point. Roof restoration can involve full or partial repairs to damaged areas, but preserves the look, feel and layout of your property. Re-roofing, on the other hand, is a more comprehensive process. It requires removing the old roof entirely and replacing it with a new design.
Roof restoration is less expensive and can be faster. It is a good choice when repairing damage caused by a storm. However, it has its drawbacks. Unless you replace every component of the existing roof, restoration is only a partial solution to the wear and tear that occurs over time.
Re-roofing, on the other hand, gives you a brand-new roof that can last for decades or longer depending on the material. It's also an opportunity to rethink the design of your home or upgrade to a material that better fits your style.
When to Replace the Roof on Your Home
The decision to re-roof your home or business should take into consideration your budget, your timeline and other individual matters. However, it is often the condition of your roof that ends up being the deciding factor. Several tell-tale signs indicate a full replacement may be necessary. These include:
- Curling, cracked or missing shingles: The shingles on your roof experience the most direct exposure to the elements. When they start to wear out, it’s a good sign that the underlying layers and structure will require replacement soon. While it’s possible to replace a few broken or missing shingles, as they reach the end of their life, more will become damaged and it is often better in the long run to consider more comprehensive service.
- Sagging: A sagging roof typically indicates a more severe problem than worn-out shingles. Sagging may occur slowly over time or quickly when a part of the foundation fails. These types of issues require immediate attention to prevent a potential safety risk.
- Leaks: A leaking roof can be easy to spot, though sometimes damages aren't immediately apparent. Visible leaks or light penetrating through a roof are immediate concerns. Mold or a damp, musty smell in your attic is another subtle indicator.
Any of the above issues can vary in severity. Not all require a full roof replacement to correct. In general, the age of your roof will be critical in deciding to repair or not. Standard asphalt roofs have a life expectancy of around 25 years — at that point, you may want to start thinking about and planning for a complete replacement, even if there are no immediate signs of a problem.
Benefits of Re-Roofing
Reroofing effectively resets the clock on your roof. While it is a more expensive and time-consuming process than spot repairs, by replacing all wearable components you save yourself the need for other major renovations for decades to come.
As well, re-roofing is an opportunity to upgrade elements of your roof and increase its energy efficiency. This translates to further savings on a month-to-month basis as well as less wear on, and a longer life for, your expensive HVAC equipment.
The other advantage to re-roofing is that it lets you change up the design of your roof. Your roof is a major component of your home and, while most people don't think about the effect it has on curb appeal, a striking design can set you apart from your neighbors. Whether you want to explore an exotic material such as copper or thatch, or you want a clean new roof that will blend in with other design elements, re-roofing is a chance to change things up.
Working With Huber & Associates
Huber & Associates has a long history of producing beautiful roofs that last. We work with premium materials and have the expertise necessary to match any project with the best product for your needs. Re-roofing is one of the core services we offer — our clients count on us for quality work at a fair price as well as a commitment to transparency that helps make larger jobs smoother and more predictable for all parties.
It is this commitment to excellence that has made us the go-to re-roofing contractor for several high-profile customers. We replaced several sections of the copper roof on the historic Biltmore Estate, America’s largest private residence and one of North Carolina’s most important tourist attractions. We’ve also worked on National Historic Landmarks such as Bryce Canyon Lodge.
Huber & Associates has earned the respect of our clients and peers by working on major projects such as these. For our work in the Biltmore Estate’s North Tower ridge cap, the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County awarded us their Griffin Award. We’ve also been recognized by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation as well as the National Roofing and Contractors’ Association (NRCA), among others.
We are proud to offer re-roofing services to customers both across the country and internationally. The first step in any project is to get in touch and request a consultation with one of our experts. Call or email our head office to arrange an appointment at your convenience.