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The Best Roofers in Queens NY Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Roofing contractors in Queens bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the roofing companies who have met a higher standard than the New York City minimum standard. They are those proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for competency and value, carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who have agreed to hire only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them as roofers in Queens for new roofing, re-roofing, or roof repair.

 

Updated August 18, 2017

 The TOP 10 Roofing Companies in Queens NY

Charles Stewart Roofing
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(718) 475-0240
54-14 74th St
Elmhurst, NY 11373
NYC Contractor License #0761797
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10

Areas Served: NYC & Queens County incl. Queens NY, Elmhurst NY,Jamaica NY,Woodside NY,Jackson ...
Services: new roofs, roof repairs, sloped & flat roofs, aluminum coatings,roof tear-offs,gutters
Key Brands: Firestone Rubber Roofing, GAF, Karnak Aluminum Coatings

Royal Renovators Inc
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(718) 414-6067
118-35 Queens Blvd
Forest Hills, NY 11375
NYC license #2030146
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau InstallationMasters Certified GAF Authorized Residential Roofing Installer Energy Star Partner

Areas Served: Queens NY incl. Forest Hills NY,Elmhurst NY,Flushing NY,Rochdale NY, Jackson Heights ...
Services: roofing company for new roofing, re-roofing, roof repair,shingle roofs,flat roofs
Key Brands: Alside Siding, Alside Windows, CertainTeed, Exterior Portfolio Siding, GAF, James ...

National Roofing Corp
3725 24th St
Long Island City, NY 11101

Areas Served: Queens County,Flushing NY,Jackson Heights NY,Hill Crest NY,Elmhurst NY,Rochdale NY
Services: local roofers for new roofing,roof repair,roof leak,slate roofing,shingle roofing

Tuttle Roofing Co Inc
4537 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11101

Areas Served: Jackson Heights NY,Queens NY,Elmhurst NY,LeFrak City NY,Cambria Heights NY,Bayside NY
Services: roofing contractors for roof repair, reroofing, roof maintenance, roof inspections

Eagle One Roofing Contractors
1860 45th St
Long Island City, NY 11105

Areas Served: Queens County,Jackson Heights NY,Elmhurst NY,LeFrak City NY,Rochdale NY,Ridgewood NY
Services: residential roofing contractors,commercial roofing contractors,all roofing materials

East New York Roofing Co Inc
13714 71st Ave
Flushing, NY 11367

Areas Served: Queens NY,Jackson Heights NY,Elmhurst NY,Flushing Meadows NY,LeFrak City,Ridgewood NY
Services: roofers for roof maintenace,roof repair services,shake roof conversions

Martin's Roofing
8920 78th St # 1
Jamaica, NY 11421

Areas Served: Queens County,Sunnyside NY,St Albans NY,Woodhaven NY,Steinway NY,Astoria NY,Glendale
Services: local roofing company for roof repair,reroofing,tile roofs,shingle roofs,tar roofs

The Best Roofers in Queens NY Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire  


New York state does not require any state license of roofing contractors in Queens so there is no state standard for competency.  New York City requires residential roofing companies in Queens to have a city license, which means passing an exam with 21 correct answers out of 30, though the exam is not one for trade skill or knowledge as roofers.  Commercial roofing contractors require no such license.

So the NYC license is no guarantee that any particular roofing company in Queens is competent, doing business ethically, delivering value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all residential or commercial roofers in Queens who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified city  license (residential roofing only), proof of liability insurance for your protection, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.







Hire only Roofing Contractors in Queens That Give You Details In Writing And Are Thorough


There's a very wide scope of roofing materials from the type of plywood, to the type of underlayment, to the type of shingles that last different lengths of time, are rated for different windspeeds, and so have widely varying costs.  For example with underlayment, quality synthetic underlayments such as those by Owens Corning, GAF, or CertainTeed are designed to let the shingles breathe, but without holding moisture that would warp or rot the plywood underneath. These might cost the contractor as much as $120 a roll. In contrast, a roll of mere tar paper might cost the contractor only $20 a roll. 

Similarly, better brands of roofing shingles are rated to windspeeds of 130mph, while cheaper brands are rated to only 90mph leading to blow offs in storms that will require spending more money to hire a roofing contractor to go up and replace.

Beware any roofing contractor that gives you an estimate which is not fully detailed as to the types of each of those materials, the amounts, and the brands.  Ones who do that do it to appear cheaper in order to win your business, but they've kept from you that the materials are cheaper and won't perform as well or last as long.

Also beware roofing contractors who give a cost estimate without first going up on your roof to inspect it and and take measurements.


Roofing Contractors in Queens NY Perform Numerous Services

Roofing contractors install new roofs, but their experience with certain tasks and materials can vary. for instance, pitched roofs require a greater level of skill to install or repair. Most roofing companies in Queens NY also perform regular roof maintenance or roof repairs, including foam recoats and shake roof conversions. Some roofing contractors in Queens NY do emergency roofing repairs in the event of a roof leak, often with 24 hour availability.

In addition to installation and roof repair for roof coatings and coverings, some roofers install downspouts and gutters (even seamless gutters). Some of the best roofing contractors in Queens use manufacturer certified technicians to install, repair or refurbish your roof, so you can expect a greater level of workmanship and better manufacturer warranties on their work.

In addition to new roofing, roofing companies can fix a leaky roof, replace roof shingles, or repair broken slate roofs.


The Best Roofing Contractors in Queens NY Offer Multiple Roofing Materials

There is such a wide variety of roofing materials and styles and each roofing material has its own benefits. Choices include shake roofs or imitation shake roofs, wood shingle roofs, cedar shingle roofs, clay tile roofs, slate roofs or even concrete tile roofs.

There are roofing companies in Queens NY who specialize in metal roofs. They can fix or recoat steel roofing, steel roof shingles, stone coated steel roofing, aluminum roofing, insulated aluminum roofing, corrugated metal roofing, copper roofing, or zinc roofing. Some local roofing contractors can  rejuvenate an aging roof and take preventative measures to avoid future roof problems. They might use adhesive methods or modified bitumen to lay down new fire resistant roofing, or may apply elastomeric coatings or polyurethane foam for protection against the elements. In addition to basic roof coverings, some roofing contractors apply hot tar, tar and gravel, or install custom roof edging.

There are also some new products available for the eco-minded homeowner. Instead of wooden roof shingles, roofers might substitute composite roofing or energy efficient roofing. Some roofers in Queens NY even have access to ventilation products to insert into your preexisting roof. 

 

ROOF TYPES

There are three main roof types based on their slope or pitch: High Slope, Low Slope, and Flat.

High Slope Roof: Over five inches of vertical rise for every 12 horizontal inches
Low Slope Roof: Two inches to five inches of vertical rise for every 12 horizontal inches
Flat Roof: Less than two inches vertical rise for every 12 horizontal inches

 

ROOF COMPONENTS

The components of a roofing system are: Structural Support, Roof Sheathing, Underlayment, Flashing, and Roofing Material.

Structural Support: Rafters, trusses or joists that support the roofing system.

Roof Sheathing: What immediately covers the structural support. This is most commonly plywood or OSB (Oriented Strand Board).

Underlayment: A moisture barrier immediately on top of the roof sheathing. Sometimes called roof felt.

Flashing: Where the roof surface meets vertical surfaces (like a chimney) or at valleys created where adjoining roof sections of different angles meet, a metallic flashing is installed.

Roofing Material: The topmost layer of the roof which you can see, such as shingles, tile, etc.

 

ROOFING MATERIALS

Asphalt Shingles, or alternatively, Fiberlass Shingles

Rolled Roofing / Built Up Roofing: Used for flat roofs or very low slope roofs.

Foam Roofing / Polyurethane Roofing: Used for flat roofs as an alternative to Rolled Roofing or Built Up Roofing

Metal Roofing

Wood Shakes

Tar & Gravel

Reflective Lightweight Rocks

Clay Tile / Concrete Tile

 

Ice and Water Shields for Roofing
A roofing ice and water shield looks very similar to the traditional felt paper used to line roofs but is higher performance.  Felt paper stops most leaks where water gets under the tiles or shingles but sometimes still lets leaks form by letting water through where one sheet of felt paper overlaps another or where nails have created holes in the felt paper.

The ice and water shield roofing material is made of a rubberized asphalt with a sticky backing that seals overlaps unlike felt paper, and forms a seal around nails when it is penetrated.  Roofers in Queens NY can cover your entire roof with the ice and water shield, or apply it only where leaks frequently happen.  The roofing contractors can also bend the ice and water shield to create a leak-proof barrier around anything that penetrates a roof, such as vents, chimneys, and skylights, then use standard roof flashings to cover the ice and water shield sub-flashing.


Some Roofers in Queens Are Safer To Spend With Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these roofing contractors in Queens NY: Royal Renovators Inc, Charles Stewart Roofing, National Roofing Corp, Tuttle Roofing Co Inc, Eagle One Roofing Contractors, East New York Roofing Co Inc, Martin's Roofing. Other roofing contractors in Queens NY who might still be in business include: Landmark Slate & Copperworks Glendale NY, Three Brothers Roofing Flushing NY. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 Roofing Companies in Queens? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.

 

 

Questions To Ask Roofing Companies in Queens NY 


When choosing which roofer to hire, ask the right questions about their experience, range of services, credentials, and methods and materials.


• How long have they been in business as roofers in Queens? This indicates how well they know the New York City ordinances, codes, and permit requirements for your area.


• How many roofs have they done specifically in Queens? This indicates how well they know the performance of different materials and installation methods in your particular climate, rainfall and wind patterns.

• How many roofs have they done of the same type as yours, i.e. same materials: clay tile versus asphalt shingle, same type: flat versus high slope, and same scope: repair only versus tear-off and reroof versus new roofing, etc.

• Can the roofing company give you customer names and numbers you can call as references? (All roofing contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• What is the projected time frame for completion of the new roof installation or roof repair?




• Does the roofing contractor have active workers' compensation and general liability insurance for your protection? (All roofers in Queens bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• How will the roofing companies calculate pricing for new roofs or roof repairs?



• Will they provide a written estimate that specifices the exact amount of material to be used, including sizes, brand names, product numbers etc? (This is key because the cheapest roofing companies often only seem cheaper because they are quoting inferior materials or low quality brands compared to other roofers.)

• Will the roofing contractors provide a written contract?


• Will permits be needed? If so, will they be responsible for getting them or will that be up to you?



• Can the roofing contractor prove that all their workers sent to your property are legally allowed to work in the U.S.? (All roofing companies in Queens bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)    

• How often and when do they clean up?

• What is the manufacturer's warranty on the roofing system or material the contractor is suggesting?

• What kind of warranties and guarantees on their labor do they offer besides the manufacturer warranty on the roofing materials, and can you see a copy?

• Do they offer multiple types of roofing materials and brands, or are they restricted to quoting one manufacturer?
 
• For new roofing or re-roofing, does their quote include replacing the flashings around chimneys and vents? Not doing so is one way that cheap roofing companies merely appear cheap.


• What type of wood will be used on your roof and in what thickness? For example, using cheap plywood made from pine which is suseptible to warping is another way cheap roofers in NYC merely appear cheaper, as opposed to using plywood made from stronger Douglas fir.

• Will they being using nails (proper) or instead using staples (cheaper and faster for them but lacks holding power and can invalidate a manufacturer's warranty)?



When you've chosen the best roofing contractor in Queens NY for your specific needs, make sure they are licensed by New York City if the roofing is residential, since that's required by law and the state of New York doesn't require any state license of roofers. (All residential roofing companies in Queens NY bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their NYC roofers license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

 

 

Resources About Roofing Companies in Queens NY 


Licensing & Trade Associations Related to Roofers in Queens NY

BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
New York State Roofers Association nysroofingandsheetmetal.com
NERCA North East Roofing Contractors Association www.nerca.org
NRCA National Roofing Contractors Association www.nrca.net
SRCA Slate Roofing Contractors Association www.slateroofers.org
TRI Tile Roofing Institute www.tileroofing.org
Roofing Contractors Association of New York www.roofersassociationny.com
New York City Contractor Licensing Unit  www1.nyc.gov/site/buildings/industry/licensing.page

 

Media & Web Resources Relevant to Roofing Contractors in NYC and Queens

Professional Roofing Magazine www.professionalroofing.net
Roofing RSI Magazine
Roofing Contractor Magazine www.roofingcontractor.com
Traditional Roofing Magazine www.traditionalroofing.com
Roofing Magazine www.roofingmagazine.com
Metal Roofing Magazine constructionmagnet.com/metal-roofing-magazine
Spray Foam Roofing Magazine sprayfoammagazine.com


The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Roofing Contractors in Queens NY within the following zip codes:

11693, 11363, 11103, 11360, 11411, 11385, 11366, 11414, 11362, 11432, 11691, 11433, 11109, 11357, 11354, 11697, 11101, 11429, 11436, 11426, 11358, 11420, 11377, 11428, 11372, 11364, 11405, 11416, 11427, 11102, 11104, 11418, 11359, 11378, 11355, 11421, 11434, 11369, 11367, 11415, 11423, 11419, 11374, 11373, 11430, 11356, 11692, 11694, 11413, 11004, 11106, 11379, 11370, 11368, 11422, 11435, 11365, 11105, 11412, 11375, 11417 and 11361



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Roofers in Queens NY within the following cities:

Little Neck, Rego Park, Cambria Heights, Pomonok, Bellerose, Holliswood, Floral Park, Beechhurst, Malba, Jackson Heights, Flushing Meadows, Kew Gardens Hill, Springfield Gardens, Elmhurst, Neponsit Belle, Jamaica Hills, Far Rockaway, Rosedale, St Albans, Hill Crest, Clearview, Queensboro Hill, Forest Hills, Ridgewood, Steinway, Hollis, Flushing, Brookville, Kew Gardens, Glendale, Middle Village, Lindenwood, Jamaica, Oakland Gardens, Briarwood, Woodhaven, College Point, Astoria, Sunnyside, LeFrak City, Laurelton, Ozone Park, Rochdale, Maspeth, Baywater, Bellaire, Corona, Belle Harbor, Queens Village, South Ozone Park, Bayside, Jamaica Estates, Astoria Heights, Bay Terrace, Browne Park, East Elmhurst, Whitestone, Somerville, Douglaston, North Corona, South Jamaica, Seaside, Woodside, Auburndale, Richmond Hill and East Flushing

 

 

 

 

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Independent research conducted by Prime Buyer's Report editors includes phone call surveys with customers of local businesses, checks with state agencies on license and complaint history, verification that each business has insurance coverage to protect you as a customer, phone interviews of business owners, signed agreements that they use only legal workers, and more to determine the businesses that are safe to spend with.

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Roofing Companies in Queens serving Little Neck, Rego Park, Cambria Heights, Pomonok, Bellerose, Holliswood, Floral Park, Beechhurst, Malba, Jackson Heights, Flushing Meadows, Kew Gardens Hill, Springfield Gardens, Elmhurst, Neponsit Belle, Jamaica Hills, Far Rockaway, Rosedale, St Albans, Hill Crest, Clearview, Queensboro Hill, Forest Hills, Ridgewood, Steinway, Hollis, Flushing, Brookville, Kew Gardens, Glendale, Middle Village, Lindenwood, Jamaica, Oakland Gardens, Briarwood, Woodhaven, College Point, Astoria, Sunnyside, LeFrak City, Laurelton, Ozone Park, Rochdale, Maspeth, Baywater, Bellaire, Corona, Belle Harbor, Queens Village, South Ozone Park, Bayside, Jamaica Estates, Astoria Heights, Bay Terrace, Browne Park, East Elmhurst, Whitestone, Somerville, Douglaston, North Corona, South Jamaica, Seaside, Woodside, Auburndale, Richmond Hill and East Flushing

 

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Questions To Ask Roofing Companies in Queens NY


Not all roofing companies in Queens NY are the same. Some roofers in Queens NY can perform re-roofing and roof repairs, while other roofing contractors limit themselves to tile roof or metal roof installation. The questions below will help you hire the best roofing contractors in Queens NY for your particular needs. more »

 

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Resources About Roofing Companies in Queens NY


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