Homestead Roofing Company - Ridgewood and North Jersey Roofers

Flat Roofs

Specialists in Flat Roof Repair, Replacement & Installation for Over 85 Years

Ridgewood and North Jersey - flat roofers

As commercial roofing contractors with decades of experience, we understand that the long-term performance of a roof depends upon meeting the unique needs of every project, using only the highest quality materials and providing expert craftsmanship. From initial consultation and estimate to project completion, Homestead Roofing Company provides you with unparalleled flat roofing expertise and good, old-fashioned customer service.

Our flat roofing system options include:

  • Built-up roofing (BUR) systems
  • Modified bitumen roofing systems
  • EPDM rubber membrane roofing systems
  • Metal roofing systems
  • TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) roofing systems
When properly installed a flat roof can last up to 25 years! THE RIGHT FLAT ROOFING SOLUTION CAN SAVE MONEY AND HELP THE ENVIRONMENT Our flat roofing services include everything from flat roof repairs to replacements or new flat roof installations. In the past, flat roofs were not as durable or long-lasting as slope roofs but over the last few decades new and advanced flat roofing membranes have been developed that are highly durable, energy efficient and can compete with sloped roofs in longevity.

Why Choose Homestead Roofing Company

  • We have specialized in flat roofing systems for over 85 years
  • We offer good old-fashioned customer service
  • We are experts in flat roof repairs, replacements, and new roof installations
  • We are full-service commercial roofing contractors
  • We are fully licensed and insured
  • We have been Voted Best of Ridgewood for over 5 years
  • We offer competitive rates
  • We offer long-term manufacturer warranties
  • We are 100% focused on customer satisfaction which is why we deliver only the highest quality roofing products
  • Free written estimates

Benefits of Flat Roofing Systems

Flat roofs are a popular roofing type and for good reason. There are several reasons why commercial and industrial buildings utilize flat roof systems such as:

  • Less expensive than sloping roofs
  • Stability and horizontal space
  • Can free up more valuable interior space
  • Easier to inspect
  • No danger of falling off such as with sloped roofs

Flat Roof Repairs – What Should You Do If Your Flat Roof Starts to Leak?

When it comes to flat roofs, leaks can be a frequent and common problem – particularly if the flat roof was not installed properly. Ponding water that stands on the roof for more than 48 hours is one of the main culprits for these leaks. If your flat roof is leaking, the first step is to tarp your roof to prevent more damage to your home or building and protect the interior of your home or building.

To determine whether you need repair or replace your flat roof, hire a professional roofing contractor to assess the issue. Make sure to hire a flat roofing expert, like Homestead Roofing Company, as general contractors or residential roofers will not know all the intricacies and complexities of flat roofs and therefore will not be able to give you accurate advice.

Once a flat roof starts leaking the interior damage will span from stained ceilings (best case scenario) to thousands of dollars worth of damage. In order to minimize repair costs (and hopefully refrain from needing to replace your roof), it is important to get your roof evaluated as soon as it begins to leak.

If the damage is not repaired immediately it could lead to:

  • Stained ceilings
  • Falling sheet-rock
  • Electrical system damages
  • Popping hardwoods
  • Destroyed carpets
  • Damaged furniture

Other common repairs for flat roofs stem from material shrinkage and foot traffic.

Flat Roof Replacement – When Should You Replace Over Repair

Just because your flat roof is leaking or has damage does not mean that it needs to be replaced. Replacing any type of roofing is a costly and time-consuming option and it should be your last resort. At Homestead Roofing Company, we do our best to repair damaged roofs before recommending replacement as the best option. In many cases, repairs are the best route but there are scenarios where a damaged roof is in such bad condition that only a full replacement will solve the problem.

When identifying which roofs to replace versus repair, we look for two situations that warrant flat roof replacement:

  • When the original material installed has reached the end of its service life (depending on the type of flat roof you have and the quality of the installation this could be as little as 5 years or as many as 30 plus years)
  • When the original roof has not been properly installed which results in on-going problems such as frequent leaks

In some cases, if the cost to repair the damage such as wet insulation, mold issues or structural damages is more costly than replacing the flat roof, we will recommend replacement.

GET A FREE ESTIMATE. If you have concerns about your flat roof, give us a call today to get your free estimate. We are more than happy to answer any questions you have and provide an evaluation of your flat roof.

Flat Roof FAQs

What is the Difference Between a Flat Roof and a Regular Roof?

Unlike a regular roof, flat roofs, as their name implies, have a low pitch and are often used on commercial and industrial buildings.

What are Some of the Factors that can Cause Problems with Flat Roof Systems?

Weather is a big culprit when it comes to the damage on flat roofs. UV light, heat, rain, hail, and snow can all cause issues for flat roofs. Properly installed flat roofs hold up better to the elements, and choosing the right products that suit your climate makes a big difference. Our knowledgeable team can assist you with this selection.

If my Roof is Holding up Fine, Why Should I Bother with a Flat Roof  Estimate?

Periodic roofing estimates are your first line of defense against leaks and major repairs. When we come out to inspect a roof, we look for telltale signs of trouble that can often save you from having issues down the line.

Our crews look for standing water, blisters, compromised seams, cracked caulking, and metal flashing problems on your roof. It’s much easier—and cheaper—to fix these problems before they damage your roof’s structural integrity to the point where you need a full roof replacement. Early prevention is key!

How often do you Recommend a Flat Roof Estimate?

The Homestead Roofing Company Co. recommends yearly roof estimates.

How Long do Flat Roofs Last?

When installed correctly, a flat roof can last up to 25 years.

What types of Flat Roof Systems do you Install or Repair?

We are able to handle most flat roof installation and repair work. Typically, we work with built-up roofing systems, EPDM rubber membrane roofs, thermoplastic polyolefin roofing systems, and modified bitumen roofing systems.

Each type of roof has its own set of best practices and materials. If you aren’t sure what to choose for your new roof system, we can help you decide based on factors such as exposure to weather, cost, and upkeep.

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533 Goffle Road, Ridgewood

4.2 76 reviews

  • Avatar Hilary Scharf ★★★★★ a month ago
    We recently had our roof, gutters, and skylights replaced and chimneys repointed by Homestead. First of all, our estimator, William Bell was great to work with and was there from start to finish. The team of workers were great and cleaned … More up everything down to the last nail. The finished product looks amazing and we couldn’t be happier. We would highly recommend them and would give more than 5 stars if we could.
  • Avatar tom damsell ★★★★★ a month ago
    Excellent work! Homestead responded right away when our roof was damaged by strong winds and provided a temporary repair.
    Then they replaced our roof & gutters and repaired the chimney, all done on time and at the cost promised. Our
    … More estimator Bill Bell kept us updated and responded quickly to all questions. Very clean & professional job.
  • Avatar Barbara T ★★★★★ a month ago
    Homestead Roofing made the whole roof replacement process easy. They responded quickly to all our questions. The roof looks fantastic AND they left our property immaculate. They blew the roof and property clear of debris then raked our … More garden and went over the yard and driveway with a magnet for any loose nails. Highly recommend them.
  • Avatar Joanne Crowley ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    I was very pleased with all pf my interactions with Homestead Roofing concerning a leak. They responded to my initial call within a week and came out to give an estimate a few days later. The work was done expertly and on time (with a … More week's delay due to snow). I would definitely recommend them.
  • Avatar Geoff Bekas ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Homestead Roofing team did a great job on our roof.
    They were very professional and responsive to our needs. They are a company we definitely would use again and highly recommend them.
  • Avatar William Chen ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    They were very knowledgeable and prompt. The job was completely quickly and the quality of the work was good. I recommend them if you're looking for side house repairs and roof issues.
  • Avatar Noemi Santiago ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    I’ve been working with Homestead Roofing since 2015. We hired them then for some repairs needed and continued with annual maintenance in the spring and fall to keep the roof in shape. When the roof needed replacement in 2022, they were … More the obvious choice. We can trust the service and they are reliable. They honor the warranty and don’t beat around the bush. You may have to follow up on messages, but they always respond. For emergencies the response is within 24 hours.
    Glen is a great guy!
  • Avatar Joanne Bonwick ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    We recently had a skylight replaced by Homestead Roofing. The service was excellent from start to finish. Rich came within a day after we called about our leaky skylight. He checked out the problem and said they could order a new skylight … More and install it the following week. The installers came in less than a week. hey were polite, very professional and had the job done in little over an hour. Several rains later we are dry as a bone. Thank you Homestead!
  • Avatar Dara Pasternack ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Homestead did a great job - I would highly recommend! They were super easy to work with from start to finish, and got everything done in the timeframe promised. They replaced skylights and repaired the roof in multiple spots. Professional … More and great work!
  • Avatar LouAnn Rounseville ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I chose Homestead Roofing Company to put a new shingled roof on my house in September. Martin and his crew did a FABULOUS job! Martin, the foreman, is so knowledgeable, and he makes sure everything is done right. Gene, the sales representative, … More did an excellent job explaining the work that would be done, the pricing, the guarantees, and the timing of the job.
    I'd had Homestead do my flat roof 2 years ago, so after getting 3 estimates for my shingled roof, I decided to go with them again.
    The work was excellent, the workmen were professional and polite, and they cleaned up afterward very well! I didn't find any nails in my driveway or in my lawn!
    I always got a prompt response on the phone when I called their office. The woman who answered the phone was polite and knowledgeable.
    I highly recommend Homestead Roofing Company.
  • Avatar Amy Vinopal ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    This was the only roofing company who would work on my tile roof, and I'm so happy I found them! They were prompt for appointments, professional and responsive when called, and did a great job on the roof in a timely manner. I highly … More recommend this company for all of your roofing concerns!
  • Avatar diane pirrera ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Gene visited our home to inspect the work we needed completed to resolve a sky light leak. He was very informative, knowledgable and informed us it did not appear the repair was too severe. At no time did he make us feel pressured to … More choose Homestead. He assured us the remaining area of the roof looked in good shape thus avoiding an added expense.
    The day of the repair, the two repair men were extremely professional. I asked them to clean away some extra silicone left on the glass and it was done with no hesitation.
    Very glad we choose Homestead.
  • Avatar Dolores Goldberg ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Called Homestead Roofing regarding a leak into my bathroom. They returned my call immediately, emailed an estimate and the work was done in a timely manner. Very professional and responsive - would highly recommend their services.
  • Avatar NJJeff14 ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Gene and Homestead Roofing are great. Gene identified my roof issue and quickly and expeditiously went about getting the repairs scheduled and the work completed. I'm very satisfied with the work that was done.
  • Avatar Marc Lazarus ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    I live in the Eastside Historic District of Paterson. My house has a 100 year old slate roof with peaks and valleys and had several leaks. Homestead came twice to inspect the roof before quoting. All work was done as outlined in the quote … More and the area was left spotless. After 2 days of steady rain, not one issue has appeared. Now I can repair the ceilings and enjoy my house without buckets to catch the rain finding its way through missing slates.
  • Avatar Drew Nazimek ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Gene was responsive and provided a quote the next day for the repair work for a tree damaged eve. They were flexible with a revised work date after the power company missed their original window to secure the power line. When the date came, … More Gene arrived with the work crew to provide instructions. Work crew was efficient and courteous. Work was completed in an efficient manner and the crew did a good job of cleaning up. Would definitely use them again.
  • Avatar Alfons Strub ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Great job done by The Homestead people. Very professional.
    Appreciated Rich expertise and advise for a new roof and
    gutters. After 23 yerars things are looking food again.
    Recommend Homestead.
    Al Strub
  • Avatar robert kaufman ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    I’m a local real estate agent. I needed a quick estimate. I could not believe how quick they were able to respond. Could not have asked for a better estimate. Deal saved! Going forward, Homestead Roofing Company is my go to!! Highly recommend! … More
  • Avatar Michelle Nemiroff ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    I recently had my roof repaired and I am absolutely thrilled with the outstanding service and results. From the moment I contacted Homestead, their professionalism and expertise were evident. I called and that day, Richie promptly came … More over, assessed the damage and provided me with a detailed explanation of the necessary repairs. He's been doing this for so long he zeroed in on exactly what the issue was. The crew arrived two days later on time, rang my doorbell to introduce themselves, worked diligently, cleaned up everything and completed the project within the estimated timeframe. The quality of their workmanship is exceptional, and my roof now looks as good as new. I am grateful for their attention to detail, excellent communication, and commitment to customer satisfaction. I highly recommend Homestead for anyone in need of roof repairs.
  • Avatar Michelle Wickwire ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Homestead Roofing was excellent to work with! They were prompt, communicative, neat and professional. The pricing was extremely fair for the quality work. Anyone who needs a new roof would be remiss to choose anyone else to work with! … More
  • Avatar Jaime Behnke ★★★★★ a year ago
    I called Homestead to fix a leak in my roof and I couldn’t be happier with their service! I have an old house and it was difficult to determine exactly where the leak was stemming from. After the initial work was performed, my roof still … More leaked. Homestead showed up within hours of me calling to try something else. The work performed after their first attempt was at no additional cost. The owner also waited for several rain storms to pass to make sure the problem was fixed before accepting payment. Overall very professional, responsive and great work! I will definitely use and recommend them for any roofing needs.
  • Avatar john p ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    I have now used Homestead twice in 3 years for roof repairs and I cannot say enough about their quality of work. 3 years ago I had a leak above my sliding glass door. I had two roofing companies come and fix two separate areas of the … More roof and both did not work and cost an arm and a leg. I called Homestead for an estimate and what they thought it was and I showed them what was repaired already. They immediately knew the issue and had it fixed within 48 hours. I also just got them to repair some damage from a wind storm that was previously fixed by another company (Homestead was too busy to come asap). The estimate was very reasonable and the work was completed promptly and no more leaking inside my house. I'm not sure about the other negative reviews on google for Homestead but they have gained my trust going forward.