We are a GAF Master Elite company, and provide an experienced staff to handle and coordinate almost any roofing project. Every job is inspected to meet the highest standards in the industry. Trinity Home Renovations reputation as a roofing leader depends upon superior work and satisfied customers.
A Master Elite contractor is the only type of roofer than can provide the golden pledge warranty, the most powerful and substantial warranty in the entire roofing industry. A golden pledge warranty is the only warranty that requires the entire roof system to be from GAF, a single manufacturer.
GAF Master Elite contractors make up only 3% of the total roofers nationwide. The reason? It is damn hard to achieve! GAF verifies the following items before granting a company the master elite status.
minimum 7 years in business – 1 year in their certified contractor program
99% customer satisfaction based on independent surveys from GAF
1 million general liability coverage + proper and valid workers compensation
A+ satisfactory rating with BBB
GOOD or better credit rating
clean distributor reference (means we pay our bills)
Choosing a GAF Master Elite Contractor isn't something you have to do. But, it's your assurance that you'll be dealing with a quality, reputable, and dependable professional contractor, not some fly-by-nighter.
When you choose Trinity to install your roof, you're choosing a roofing contractor whose quality work attracted the attention of the manufacturer GAF. Now, when Trinity completes a Golden Pledge Warranty roofing system, GAF's factory rep certifies the work by performing a 40 point inspection. When the work is complete to their exacting specifications, they back our workmanship for 25 years, an unheard of warranty in the industry.
Offers one of the leading warranties in the industry
GAF’s roofing shingles are built to last a lifetime
1 manufacturer of shingles in the market
Honored with the Builder’s Choice Award for highest quality in 2009 by contractors
Energy efficient (very important in the Rochester area climate!)
Many styles, types and colors
Able to withstand high winds (including passing wind rating tests)
Roof Tear-Off / Complete Replacement
Trinity will remove all the old layers of shingles that are currently on your home. We’ll then start with a fresh, new roof deck and re-build the roof from scratch. A complete roof tear-off is usually recommended when there is significant damage and/or there are multiple layers of shingles already on your roof.
While a complete roof replacement project is actually somewhat simple in its requirements, there is a great deal more to the process than removing old shingles and laying down new ones.
There might be a need to replace plywood, flashing, repointing of a chimney, repair of gutters, or resealing of skylights.
We will remove and dispose of all existing roofing, install GAF XT weather watch Ice and Water 6' up on all starter ends of roof including the vertical runs along roof lines and valleys.
We will install 15 pound felt on remainder of roof (unless premium synthetic Deck Armor or TigerPaw is chosen).
We will install preformed aluminum drip edge, vent-pipe boots, bath fan roof vent, and re-flash chimneys.
We’ll then install GAF Timberline HD architectural shingles with a GAF® Weather Stopper Systems Plus Lifetime Warranty (owners choice of color).
Finally, we’ll install GAF Cobra Snow Country ridge vents on all heated sections of home to ensure proper ventilation.
Contact us today for a free estimate and to find out if your Rochester-area home may need a complete roof tear-off.
Storm Damage / Insurance Claims
Wind damage happens a lot more often than many homeowners think. When an asphalt or tile shingle is blown even slightly out of place, your roofing deck is left unprotected. This can lead to significant damage long after the storm has passed. Make sure to have a professional roofing
When your home sustains damage from a weather related incident, your homeowner's insurance will typically cover the cost of damages. Don't wait for the roof to start leaking from damage that you didn't know existed and could have easily been repaired. Trinity’s Expert Storm Repair consultants are specialists at pinpointing damage caused by Mother Nature, Call us today at 585-222-ROOF to setup your Estimate. As always, the Estimate is completely free with no obligation whatsoever!
Trinity Home Renovations specialist’s will do a comprehensive inspection of your roof and home to assess and record all storm damage.
We will work directly with your insurance company to make sure that your property is repaired quickly and completely.
As your contractor, we have will meet with insurance companies and adjusters, and can help you coordinate your insurance claim to make sure you receive the full compensation to which you are entitled.
Low Slope Roofing
Liberty™ low-slope membrane roll roofing systems are applied without torches, open flames, hot asphalt, or messy solvent-based adhesives.
The Roofing Process
Tarps will be used as needed to protect shrubs, planting areas and decks. We do our best to protect your property from the very dirty and extremely heavy job of removing your old roof. If you have any plantings near the drip line of the house that are delicate or have great value please tell us and we can build solid protection over those areas.
Remove all existing roofing. The existing roof will be removed down to the wood decking and deposited into a dumpster to be provided by Trinity Home Renovations, Inc.. All gutters will be cleaned out, grounds cleaned up daily. The yard and drive will be swept with a rolling magnetic nail bar to reduce the chance of injury or property damage. On cedar shake roof removals the will be debris that will fall into attic, so please cover or remove any valuable items.
Roof Deck Preparation
Roof decking is the wood that spans across the rafters and supports the roofing shingles. When the old roof is removed it is critical to inspect the roof decking; roof decking is usually plywood or 1x6 or 1x8 boards. If any rotted plywood or boards are found they must be replaced. Boards with cracks, warping and large loose knots must also be replaced. Skipping by damaged decking will cause the roof to fail prematurely or require expensive repairs long before the roof is ready to be replaced.
Furnish and install new baked enamel aluminum drip edge at all eaves. Although not usually visible when finished this durable metal detail will direct roof water directly into the existing gutters. Drip edge protects the roof decking and fascia board from rot and provides a neat clean profile.
Leak Barrier Protection
We install new GAF ice and water shield underlayment along all eaves, valleys and penetrations. Penetrations include plumbing vents, skylights and chimneys. Waterproof underlayment self-adheres to the wood roof deck and helps to protect against interior leakage and subsequent damage from wind driven rain, ice and snow dams and freeze back conditions.
The standard underlayment has always been 15# or 30# felt. We highly recommend installing Premium Roof Deck Protection such as GAF Deck Armor or Tiger Paw. These specially designed underlayment’s provides a critical extra layer of protection between your shingles and your roof deck to help prevent wind driven rain (or water from other sources) from infiltrating under your shingles and causing damage to your roof structure or to the inside of your home. In addition, premium-quality roof deck protection will:
Reduce trapped moisture from inside your attic, allowing it to escape (to help prevent structural decay, mold, and mildew)
Provide longer-lasting leak protection than conventional “felts” (which can rot or become brittle before your shingles reach their useful life)
We install new neoprene and aluminum vent collars at all existing plumbing vents. These are small pipes that project out of the roof and allow air into the plumbing system. We will install an aluminum base flashing with a neoprene gasket to keep the pipe/roof joint watertight. We will paint the plumbing vents with paint color of your choosing.
Low Slope Roofing
A Self-Adhering Roofing System will provide long-lasting protection for the low slope areas of your property without the danger or hassles associated with the installation of other conventional roofing products.
Liberty™ systems are applied without torches, open flames, hot asphalt, or messy solvent-based adhesives. Unlike traditional roofing systems, they can be installed easily and quickly by a small roofing crew, without the hassles of bulky equipment or unpleasant odors.
Shingles: Design your new roof with GAF’s
The roofing shingles will be installed over the roof deck and fastened with 1 1/4" electro galvanized roofing nails. The nails are treated with a rust inhibitive coating and are placed along each shingle in accordance with manufacturer specifications. The proper placement of the nails is critical to prevent leakage and shingle blow off in high winds.
We install a new GAF Cobra Snow Country ridge vent over all main ridges. At the peak of the roof a continuous gap will be cut out of the roof decking. Then the ridge vent will be installed over the gap at the ridge and fastened. The next step is the installation of the matching ridge cap shingles. The new ridge cap shingles are fastened over the ridge vent with 2" galvanized roofing nails placed on each side of the ridge. These nails will be totally concealed by each subsequent course of shingle caps. The ridge vent provides your home with the necessary exhaust ventilation to prolong the life of the roofing shingles and wood decking. This will also provide cooler attic temperatures in the summer and less moisture laden damaging air in the winter.
First we install new GAF ice and water shield up all sides of the chimney and out onto the shingle underlayment. Then we install a new step flashing at the bottom (low point) of the chimney. Along the sides of the chimney we install new step flashing between each shingle course. Over the step flashing we install aluminum counter flashing, the counter flashing is designed to cover the top of the step flashing to keep it water tight. Finally we seal the joint between the counter flashing and the brick chimney with tri-polymer sealant. These flashing details exceed industry standards so that the chimney/roof connection (a typical problem area) remains watertight for the life of the roof.
We sweep the yard, the flower beds and the driveway with a powerful magnetic bar; this will reduce the chances that any nails are left behind. Sometimes a few can pop up after a rain or a frost, if you find any please call us and we will sweep again. We clean up the grounds with brooms and blowers to gather up any shingle grit and dust. We pride ourselves not just on the great workmanship on the roof but also on the clean-up. Our goal is to have your grounds looking like we were never there.
Upon completion of the roof, flashings, gutters and grounds are inspected. We will check in with you and if anything needs attention it will be done immediately. You will be given a manufacturer’s warranty and all other necessary paper work. We will handle all necessary registration and filing if applicable.
Residential Shingle Roofing
There's no question that shingle roofing is the number one type of roof used on homes across the United States. The shingles we use are made from asphalt and they're certainly the most cost-effective option meeting the needs of homeowners in the Rochester area.
First used in 1901, asphalt shingles are widely used. Depending on the manufacturer, shingles come in two types:
Organic shingles are built on a substrate of heavy felt, while fibreglass shingles have a foundation of non-woven glass fibres. This difference doesn’t sound like much, but it actually leads to substantially different performance, especially in particular situations.
Regardless of the type used by your contractor, asphalt shingles come in a wide range of colors and styles. Take a look at our roofing photo gallery to get a sense for what's available.
Noted for their ease of use and low cost, asphalt shingles continue to be popular due to their great look. No matter the architectural or style requirement, there is an asphalt shingle produced that will fit in very nicely.
While other types of roofing materials are available, there are some unique benefits to shingles that you should be aware of...
Benefits of Shingle Roofing
They come in a wide variety of dimensional styles, sizes, and thicknesses
Available in dozens of colors
Available with granules resistant to algae and fungus
Shingles are water repellent
Extremely durable and long-lasting
Available with fire ratings to meet any building code
Available with resistance to wind and hail
Available with extended labor and material warranties
Choosing a Roofing Contractor
Your Home Needs A New Roof. Where Do You Start?
It's difficult to determine the capabilities and reliability of a roofing contractor. That's why this page was created—a simple, step-by-step guide designed to help you find the company that's right for you. We realize there are many choices for picking a roofing contractor in Rochester. We hope this guide helps you in making the right choice.
Step 1: Where to Begin
A roofing system is a complex combination of elements, the success of which depends on the quality of shingles, installation and overall construction. There are many ways to start your search for the roofing contractor who meets your individual needs. Referrals are obviously the best source for names of credible companies. Ask friends and family members who they have used in the past.
Contact your local Chamber of Commerce about roofing contractors who are active in the community. The Better Business Bureau, state and local licensing authorities, local trade associations and your local yellow page directory are also excellent sources of information.
Trinity Home Renovations is proudly certified by the Better Business Bureau.
Step 2: Meeting and Evaluating Potential Contractors
After you have compiled a list of possible roofing contractors, take time to evaluate each one carefully. A professional company will be willing and able provide any information you ask for.
Next, setup a meeting to discuss your needs and their qualifications, and be sure to pay close attention to the attitude of the company representative. Good contractors take pride in their work and will be enthusiastic about the possibility of helping you with your roofing problems. If you feel confident that the contractor is truly interested in your project, ask for the company's vital statistics and specific business information including:
BUSINESS NAME & ADDRESS - A good, professional organization will provide their permanent business address and telephone number. These are essential when checking on the company's previous business dealings.
EXPERIENCE - The training and experience of a contractor, as well as the age of his or her company, will help you determine their ability to successfully complete your roofing project.
INSURANCE COVERAGE - A contractor should carry worker's compensation and general liability insurance. Request a copy of the company's insurance certificate. Beware of low bids which are a result of incomplete insurance coverage and worker's compensation.
PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES - Your contractor's past can help determine your future. Ask for credit references, banking information and a list of completed projects including the manes and telephone numbers of previous clients.
COMPANY PHILOSOPHY - Discuss application techniques and workmanship guarantees. Does the contractor stand behind his work?
Step 3: Utilizing the Contractor's Product Knowledge
Your contractor should have up-to-date knowledge on quality products for your project. He or she is the best source of information, but you should play an active role in the product selection process. Ask questions about different shingles such as brand names, life span, thickness, design, available colors and warranties. Selecting the best products is as important to your job as selecting the right contractor.
Step 4: Consider Enhancements
Whether you're repairing a portion of your roof or replacing it entirely, now is the time to consider related projects. Perhaps you need new roof vents, or gutters and downspouts. Even more aesthetic additions, such as enhanced high profile hip and ridge shingles, or skylights, should be reviewed. When done in conjunction with a roofing project, all of these enhancements are more convenient and
Step 5: Understanding and Negotiating the Contract
Prior to drafting a contract, most roofing contractors will provide you with either an estimate or proposal. An estimate typically provides a single price, a generically described product, a color and no options. A proposal offers more detail with a choice of products by brand name, prices, services, and designs. A proposal will normally offer three options - good, better and best- and include product samples and literature. A contractor who takes the time to prepare a good proposal will most likely do a more thorough roofing job. All items to be accomplished should be written as part of your contract. Get it in writing...beware of verbal promises.
When a contract is presented, it should spell out the proposed work, prices and completion date. Read the contract carefully. Misunderstandings are the most common cause of contract disputes. Pay special attention to be certain the following points are covered in the contract.
BUILDING PERMITS - What's necessary? Consider local ordinances, costs, posting requirements.
START & COMPLETEION DATES - including a plan of action in case of weather delays.
PRODUCTS/MATERIALS - what will be used, brands, colors, etc.
PROJECT INSPECTIONS - number of inspections, completion timetable.
SITE PROCEDURES - work hours, clean-up procedures on the roof and around your home, safety precautions, etc.
WARRANTIES - including both workmanship and product.
TERMS - detailed as method of payment to include a lien waiver upon final payment.
LIENS - You should be aware that under the laws of most states, a contractor who does work on your home, or a supplier of materials for such work, has a right to place a lien on your property. Make sure all essential elements of your agreement are written down and understood by both parties.
RIGHT-TO-RESCIND - providing the right to cancel the contract without penalty within a set period of time (usually three days).
Step 6: Sit Back and Relax
A little well-planned research up front will undoubtedly save you a lot of time and trouble later on. Once you feel confident that you have the best contractor, the best products, the best value - simply relax and let your contractor do his job. Do, however, monitor the progress of your project to be certain your contractor lives up to his superior reputation.