A New Roof is a Big Deal. With Clearwater, it Can Be a Good Deal Too!
Your roof protects everything you own. Whether you need an entirely new roof, or need a small repair, we’re here to help. Our experts are here to help you understand what is happening in your roof system and educate you on what options work best for your home so that you can make the right choice for your future.
What products do we stand by?
We are certified Malarkey Roofing Products installers and provide upgraded warranties that most other contractors cannot. Malarkey sets the industry standard for quality and service. Like all warranties though, they are only as good as the companies providing them. Malarkey has been making the highest quality roofing products for more than 60 years and has put their training and trust in Clearwater installations. We have chosen to partner with Malarkey because, like us, they are a family-owned business who has shown a true dedication to quality. In addition, they have a locally based representative with decades of knowledge and experience who assists homeowners and contractors alike with any project, big or small. You won’t find any shingles manufacturer more dedicated to quality than Malarkey.
As full-service contractors, if you have a preference in shingles that you already have faith in or if your HOA requires a certain product, we are more than happy to provide those products as well. We have worked with GAF, CertainTeed, Owens Corning, IKO and Pabco shingles - Treasure Valley Steel and R&M Steel Metal Roofing - Davinci Roofscapes, Cedar, Concrete Tile, etc... If it goes on a roof, we can install it.
Think you need someone to come look at your roof? Here’s how we will help.
At the end of the project, it’s our job to make sure you’re happy enough that you’ll be excited about working with us again. Clearwater Home Services wants to be a partner with you for projects big and small for years to come. We will never try and push you into something that is unnecessary or frivolous. That is why your project manager will escort you through the entire process - along with our highly trained office staff and installers - and is dedicated to your satisfaction through the project.
The life of your roof depends on several variables:
- Original installer quality
- Whether or not it has multiple layers of roofing now
- What kind of weather it’s been exposed to
- Tree limbs or other debris on the roof
- How often is it maintained
- What quality of roofing materials were used
With this many factors, it can be difficult to put an exact life expectancy on your roof, but these general guidelines are a good start.
There is no way to know for sure without an inspection, but here are some things to be aware of:
Edges curling and cupping
Areas where the granules have come off
Build up of granules in your gutter
Exposed fiberglass - this may look like a “shine” to your shingle edges
Missing sections of shingles
The wood is overly grayed, faded or cracked
Screws starting to “back out” from the roof
Have your neighbors replaced their roofs recently? If your home was built around the same time, odds are your roof is near its end as well.
Even if you meet the criteria for replacement, we may be able to repair your roof to give you a little more time to be ready for a full re-rooof. Be aware that costs go up for materials each year, and as construction grows, labor has gotten more and more expensive as well. Your dollar will go further the sooner you decide, and the project may get more complicated as the roof deteriorates or springs more leaks. However, we know that the decision to buy a new roof is a big one, and we want to help you make that choice when you’re ready.
What is best for your roof is something you should determine together with a good contractor. We can provide many options for materials, but for asphalt we prefer to partner with Malarkey Roofing products. We know their dedication to quality, customer satisfaction and innovation. We’ve been to their plant, and watched the shingles being made. We have done all of our homework, and though you can find many other quality products, Malarkey provides the best value and consistency to homeowners.
That said, be sure to first find out if your homeowners association has any requirements or product parameters.
Then, you should decide what you have in your budget and see what best will fit your needs for appearance and performance in that range.Most commonly, architectural shingles are the preferred choice in the Treasure Valley. They provide excellent weatherproofing and come in a variety of styles and colors that can suit nearly every home. We are more than happy to provide you with samples and options.
The cost of any roof depends on many things:
- How steep is the roof?
- How big is it?
- How many layers of material are currently on it?
- Does the decking/substrate need to be replaced?
- Is your home in an outlying area?
- What material do you want to put on it?
This makes it very hard to gauge, but for a typical 2000 square foot home with basic materials, it would likely be somewhere in the $7,500-$12,000 range.
If that seems daunting, a home improvement loan could make that a monthly payment to you of $150-250.
We are happy to help you with financing options.
Typically, a roof replacement will be no more than a week, and often can be done in just a couple of days. This can change based on how complex the project is, but in general this is a good guideline.
Weather can also affect this timeline. We always avoid taking your old shingles off and opening your home to the elements when rain or snow is in the immediate forecast.Roofing can be done year round, but obviously we take more care in the wetter months.
Trust. If you get a bad feeling, whether from us or anyone else, walk away and find someone you have faith in.
At the end of the day, you are bringing a team of people to your property to do what is inherently a dangerous job. DO NOT hire an uninsured or untrustworthy contractor, as liability can legally rest with you as a homeowner.
Make sure your contractor pays his bills. If your roofer or installer puts material or workers on your project that he does not pay for, your home could be liened, sometimes for years, until his debts are paid.
A good contractor will have certifications from manufacturers, good reviews, and will be willing to discuss credentials. They won’t sell you on being the cheapest, and if they do, beware what products they use and how they install them.
In general, good contractors aren’t cheap and cheap contractors aren’t good. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get an affordable and quality job on a budget. Look out for contractors who lead with how cheap they can do work for; they tend to run poor businesses.
Look for a clear bid with clear costs. A quote on your home should include an itemized estimate that is easy to read and understand.
Cost and your budget are certainly important, but you could end up paying a lot more by hiring a company that uses cheap products and doesn’t install them correctly. Doing a project twice is always more expensive, even if it was cheap to start.