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About Georgia Roofing
Roofing contractors in Georgia can provide a variety of roofing tasks like replacement, repair, and gutter or debris cleaning. Many roofing issues in the state are associated with moisture. Rot, moss buildup, and hurricane, heavy rain, or even tornado damage can damage roofs.
Typical Climate In Georgia
Georgia's climate is characterized by heat and moisture. Divided into two regions by the Chattahoochee River, northern Georgia is more mountainous than the southern lowlands. Temperatures are cooler in the mountains, ranging from 39 degrees in January to 78 degrees in July. Rainfall is abundant with annual averages around 75 inches. In the south, temperatures are higher with winter lows ranging from 44 degrees in inland areas to 54 degrees on the coast. Summers are hot with July temperatures averaging 80 degrees or above. Tornadoes and hurricanes threaten inland Georgia and the coast, respectively, every year.
Licensing In Georgia
As of July 1, 2008, residential contractors are required to obtain a license in Georgia. Passing an exam is the only requirement to obtain this license. Unlike other states, Georgia doesn't require the license applicant to submit references, maintain insurance, be bonded or submit a background check. Care should be taken when choosing a roofing contractor.
Legal Issues And Complaints
Complaints about roofing contractors can be the same type of complaints found with other home improvement contractors. Common complaints are that the work wasn't completed in a timely fashion, wasn't as promised, or actual costs were more that the original estimate. Checking with the Better Business Bureau of Georgia to see if a certain contractor has open or unresolved complaints can help in choosing the right contractor. The BBB recommends taking into account the response of a company to complaints rather than the number of complaints. A company's willingness to respond to open inquiries can often reflect the overall integrity. References or word of mouth are also good ways to gauge a roofing contractor's quality of work.
Energy Efficient Roofs In Georgia
There are currently three roofing companies that are partnered with ENERGY STAR. One company is Advanced Coating Systems Inc. in Woodstock. This company uses elastomeric coatings that reflect up to 90 percent of the sun's heat, keeping the house cooler, reducing energy costs, and extending the life of the roof. Duracool Inc. in Cummings also works with elastomeric coatings. The third option for energy-efficient roofing in Georgia is Therma-Cote Inc. in Lawrenceville and Chamblee. Thermacote is a ceramic insulating coating that deflects heat and doesn't emit harmful toxins as it evaporates over time.
Unusual Roofs In Georgia
Light seems to be of such importance to architects that it borders on obsession. Playing with roof or ceiling design is one way in which architects can use light as design element. The High Museum of Art in Atlanta is an architectural work that plays with light. This curved building employs skylights, ribbon glazing, and clerestory strips, which are minimal perforations in the panel wall to play with direct and indirect light.