Best Ways to Upgrade Your Roof

At Harbeck Roofing & Remodeling, we only use quality products. We stand behind all of our work, which is why we offer a lifetime workmanship warranty on all of our roofs. While our basic roof is a high-quality roof, there are several ways that you can upgrade your roof to have the best roof possible.

Hand Nailing

Hand Nailed roofs are superior roofs. Nail placement and nail penetration are important when it comes to wind ratings on roofs. While you can be very accurate with a nail gun, the best way to have perfect nail placement is by hand nailing. With hand nailing, the nails are perfectly flush with the shingle because they can feel the perfect spot for the nail every time. Hand nailed roofs can often withstand storms better than roofs nailed with a nail gun.

Upgrade Your Shingle

Harbeck Roofing & Remodeling upgrades everyone with 3-tab shingles to high quality architectural shingles, free of charge, because everyone needs to have a quality roof.  Architectural shingles are superior to 3-tab shingles, but there are different grades of architectural shingles. We only use architectural shingles that have a minimum wind rating of 130 miles per hour. We primarily use Certainteed Landmark Shingles, which are warrantied to be algae resistant for 15 years. A better shingle that you can put on your home is the Certainteed Landmark Pro. Landmark Pro shingles are heavier than Landmark shingles, are warrantied to be algae resistant for 20 years, offer more variegation in color, and gives your home more depth.

Drip Edge

Drip edge is metal flashing on the edge of your roof that routes water away from the fascia around your home. It directs the water either into the gutters around the eaves or off the rakes to the ground. It helps prevent rot to fascia and siding and extends the life of the exterior of the home. Adding drip edge to your home can save thousands of dollars in potential repairs to your home in the future.

Perma Boots

Perma Boots cover pipes on your roof to prevent water from leaking into your home over time. Neoprene and even EPDM collars can deteriorate quickly with wear and tear from the sun and extreme temperature fluctuations. Perma Boots extend the life of your existing pipe flashings and are warrantied to last the life of the roof.


Gutters are meant to divert water away from your home. When the water pools at the base of your home during heavy rains, it can seep into areas where there shouldn’t be water and cause damage. Water running off the edge of your roof can also cause erosion to flower beds and landscaping around the home. Gutters can also help to keep you drier when leaving your house during a rainstorm. Water is diverted through downspouts instead of pouring off the roof directly onto you.

Gutter Helmets

Gutter helmets are a permanent solution to keeping your gutters clean. They are permanently attached to your gutters and are made out of aluminum and can be matched in color to your gutters. You will never need to clean your gutters again. This one time investment is a great way to save money if you are paying someone to clean your gutters, and they save you valuable time if you were cleaning your gutters yourself. We see that many people, who are no longer comfortable climbing a ladder, turn to gutter helmets as an alternative to paying someone to clean their gutters.

We stand behind every roof that we install for life. We use the best materials available on the market today, we only use crews that have worked with us in the industry for many years, and we have a long track record of quality work. These are all upgrades that we believe give you the best roof possible and increase the longevity of your roof. All of these options are things that the owner, Ben Harbeck, would do when putting a new roof on his own home. We will never recommend subpar products or perform work on someone’s house that we will not perform on our own home.