M. Gottfried, Inc. is a reroofing contractor specializing in flat, commercial roofing known for our quality work and attention to detail. Whether you need a full roof removal and replacement or a go-over reroof, we will guide you through the various systems on the market and help you choose the the correct system to fit your building needs and budget.
A professional reroofing contractor
David Lederman, President of M. Gottfried, Inc. talks about reroofing
M. Gottfried, Inc. has been reroofing buildings since 1946. Manufactures train our field technicians and office staff as systems and products change and evolve. This keeps us up to date on all the latest products, details, techniques and systems. This ensures your roof installation is the best possible. Difficult or complicated flashing conditions are no problem for our experienced field personnel. We reroof buildings of all sizes and types. No job is to small or to complicated. Let us get a “perfect 10” manufacturer’s warranty inspection score on your building’s roof installation. When your roof has outlasted it’s useful life, M. Gottfried, Inc. will help you choose the right reroofing system and do the best job to keep your properties insides dry.
_”What impressed me most about your work is a dedication to install features nevertheless done according to best roofing practices listed in architectural specification for high performance flat roofs. Your people could have easily skimped on such costly refinements but have proceeded anyway to install what they considered to be the right professional solutions. For that you and your firm deserve the highest compliments.”
Hire us to put a roof on your building
There are two main types of ways to reroof an existing building. One is a go-over method where a new roofing system is installed over the existing roof. The other method is roof replacement where the existing roofing materials are removed down to the substrate and then a new system is installed. The cost difference between installing the systems is large because of the difference in work involved.
When doing a go-over reroof. The existing roof is properly prepared – ballast removal, wet areas removed, etc., a separation coverboard is installed then the new roofing system complete with all it’s flashings and terminations.
With a roof replacement, all the existing materials are removed and disposed of, new insulation (thick enough to have an R-value to meet code) is installed, then the new roofing system complete with flashing and terminations.
A number of questions must be answered to determine which method is right for your building. First, are multiple roofs currently installed on top of each other? Second, are there many wet areas in the roof? Third, how bad is the condition of the existing roof? We will find answers to these questions through roof samples, infrared testing, investigation of warranties and documents from the building, etc.,
Once the method of reroofing is determined, it is time to find the right roofing system to install.
M. Gottfried Inc. is the contractor for your reroofing needs
We can draw upon an many types of roofing systems and manufacturers for your reroofing needs. Each buildings roof has unique needs. Some roof systems and products are more suited than others for different conditions. Our years of experience help us understand your building’s needs and we can choose the system that is right for you. We work closely with the manufacturer’s representatives to make sure any complicated conditions or building needs are adequately addressed and the full manufacturers labor and material warranty will be issued when the job is done.
Some of the roofing systems we specialize in are EPDM, TPO PVC and Modified Bitumen roofing systems. We are licensed by most of the mayor roofing manufacturers, including Carlisle, JM, Firestone, GAF, Soprema, Tremco, Fibertite, Garland, etc. Having all the different manufacturers and types of roofs at our disposal allow us to help choose the best roofing system to fit your building.
“… I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks and appreciation for a superb job done by your crews”
Trust us to be your reroofing contractor
Reroofing in a congested area
When choosing a reroofing contractor and system it is important to remember what your roof is protecting. You have tenants, valuable property, electronics, interior finishing, etc. inside. Whether you are doing a go-over roof or a full roof replacement, the protective covering of you building is being taken apart, punctured, and changed. M. Gottfried, Inc. realizes how important it is to minimize disruptions to building occupants and perform our work in a fashion that leaves the roof “tight” at the end of each day. We coordinate with you or your property manager and discuss which areas we will be over, what type of work we are doinge and if anything special- crane, dumpster change, etc., is going on that day.
We strive to make the reroofing process smooth and cause the least disruption to you and your tenants as possible.
Manufacturer’s full warranties for our reroofing projects
M. Gottfried, Inc. offers full manufacturer’s warranties for our reroofing project. There are many different types of warranties being offered these days. Some are issued just by the installer, others are by manufacturers. Warranties can cover material only, be prorated (cover less and less over time), others have a no dollar limit for the life of the warranty.
We strongly recommend manufacturers warranties over contractor warranties. Manufacturers have much more funds backing them up then contractors, and usually do not “disappear” or “not pick up their phones” after a few years.
That being said, Not all manufacturers are equal or issue equivalent warranties. M. Gottfried, Inc. uses manufacturer’s with products that have a long track record in the industry and have a warranty pool that is well funded. They also issue No Dollar Limit warranties for the duration of warranty period.
By using top tier manufacturers and providing their NDL warranties, we leave the owner with knowledge that their investment is done right and backed up by the best warranties in the industry.
Each reroofing project is unique
We are often asked, “do you have a square foot price for reroofing?”
We feel that each building is different. They have different uses, different rooftop equipment quantities and configurations, different perimeter conditions, different existing roof systems, etc. M. Gottfried, Inc. takes all these items into consideration when providing a reroofing estimate. Our goal is to provide the building owner with an expertly installed roofing system that fits the property’s needs and design and carries a full manufacturer’s warranty.
If you have retained a roof consultant, architect, or other roof design professional we can provide a quotation based on their design. We have worked for property owners that have design professionals provide drawings and specifications, and then have them on-site to watch and inspect our reroofing installation.
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“… Thank you for being such a good company. I received the below message from the client. I knew you were a good company. Now my client knows.
“Roof inspector will be out around 9:30-10 to walk the roof again. The roofing vendor you picked is one of his favorites! He said they do great work.”
Reroofing involves sloped roofs too
Many factors come into play on some reroofing projects. Buildings often have sloped roofs that meet and tie into flat roofs. M. Gottfried, Inc. has many years installing and working on all types of roofs. Our knowledge and attention to detail is especially important when flat and sloped roofs meet. Our skilled technicians are able to perform the tricky and difficult flashing details that will marry your sloped and flat roof transitions. These important details keep your building watertight.
The architectural sheet metal work needed for the tie-in to sloped roofs, and the perimeter edge systems around your roof is just as important as the flat roofing aspect of your project. As a fully service reroofing contractor we can install prefabricated metal roof and edge systems from a wide range of manufacturers. In addition,
M. Gottfried, Inc. has a full architectural sheet metal shop, and can fabricate custom copper, aluminum, galvanized steel and stainless metal flashings and roofs.
Start your reroofing project today
To start the process give us a call or send us an email. Once contacted we will:
- Respond to your call and find out about your building and if you are experiencing any roof related problems.
- We will ask you for the following:
2. Is there roof access or do we need ladders
3. Who is the site contact to see for a site inspections and what are their numbers
4. What is a convenient date and time to come out and inspect your roof
5. Can we perform a test cut to see the existing roof’s construction
- After our inspection we will send you a proposal to perform the work.
- Who knows, maybe the roof does not need to be replaced, but only needs leak repair and roof maintenance! If so, we will send you a proposal for that work as well!
Choose M. Gottfried, Inc. for all your roofing needs
M. Gottfried, Inc. 89 Research Drive Stamford, CT 06906