Posts Tagged ‘atlanta roofing’

GAF shingles roofing customer endorses Schantz Home Improvement

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Video shows new GAF shingles roof project in progress as Greg Schantz narrates about siding, windows, roofing, gutters services. Quality work. Don’t take a chance, go with Schantz. A Kudzu production for companies with great reviews.

Looking for an Atlanta Roofing Contractor?

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Avoid contractor nightmares and get your new roof from Schantz Home Improvement, a Master Elite™ Residential Roofing Contractor. We’re running our best deal ever for 3 days only! Name your own roof price and save thousands more with a FREE lifetime manufacturer warranty.
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Atlanta Roofing Special- Name your Price on Roofs with Lifetime Warranty this 2012 weekend only!

Friday, January 27th, 2012

We need to sell 2 roofs to meet our quota. This is not a “fake” promotion. You will never get a better price ever! GAF Lifetime Warranty roof promotion on materials and workmanship. We will accept any reasonable offer. You will never pay for a repair again.

More details coming in the next two hours, however, if you’re looking for a roofing contractor, don’t delay and call 404 522 HOME right now.

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About Schantz Home Improvement: Schantz Home Improvement Company of Atlanta, Ga. has earned the distinction of being appointed a Master Elite™ Residential Roofing Contractor by GAF. We only use high quality products with superior manufacturers warranties, and even offer a limited lifetime roofing warranty. This, we believe, will allow for years of worry-free enjoyment of your home improvement in your most important investment, your home. When comparing roofing companies, it’s critical to compare materials as well.


Cold weather roof installations

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Is it acceptable to install a roof in cold weather? The quick answer is yes.  However, the roof shingles need warm weather to seal.  There is a “tar line” on all shingles that when heated will seal to the shingle below it.  This means the roof essentially becomes a solid sealed surface.  The only issue that may arise if  the shingles do not seal due to cold weather is “shingle blow off.”  High winds could potentially blow shingles off the roof.  However, proper nailing will make this highly unlikely.  One exception is that low slope roof materials generally require the temperature to be a minimum of 50 degrees.  Theses materials are not nailed and need to seal in order to protect the roof and home from water infiltration.


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2011 Roofing Energy Tax Credit

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

What roofing tax credits are available for 2011? Federal guidelines are outlined below.

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Credit: 10% of cost, up to $500

When and Where:

  • 2011 only
  • Existing primary residence

How to Claim Your Tax Credit

  • Visit the IRS website to obtain the correct forms for the tax year you are filing.
    • For example, claim improvements made in 2010 on your 2010 taxes, filed by April 18, 2011.
  • Use the following forms:
  • Save your receipts, or make copies of them, and the Manufacturer Certification Statement for your records.
  • NOTE: The credits are nonrefundable—in other words, the credits are only available to the extent you have a tax liability. The credits for home energy improvement products eligible through 2011 may be limited if you are subject to the AMT.
  • Tax credits can only be claimed once, and are limited to the year in which they are purchased: If you claimed a home energy improvement tax credit on your 2010 taxes, you cannot take an additional credit for the same purchase on your 2011 taxes.
  • There is a $500 lifetime limit on the federal tax credits. If you have received a total of $500 in these tax credits from 2006-2010, you are not eligible for any more.


Schantz Home Improvement advisors inform consumers of all federal, state, and local tax credits available. Customers must review IRS and local regulations to determine individual eligibility based on personal circumstances. Link to more information about our roofing replacement and repair in Atlanta.

5 Reasons to choose Schantz to repair Atlanta roof hail damage

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

If your roof in the Atlanta region was damaged by recent hail, here’s 5 reasons to call Schantz Home Improvement.

  1. Whether you need roofing repairs to return to the original condition, or a completely new roof of newer quality, we’ll help you make the decision based on budget, value, insurance recovery and other factors so you can make an informed decision.
  2. A written agreement with clear list of all materials and workmanship is standard. Most contractors give you a one page proposal and since homeowners are usually not roofing experts, they don’t realize what’s omitted or substandard until the project is underway.
  3. Master Elite Roofing Certification. It’s not just a piece of paper. Because of their unique training and factory-certified status, roofs installed by Master Elite™ Contractors are eligible for special warranties — all backed by GAF’s financial clout as North America’s largest roofing manufacturer. After all, a warranty is only as good as the manufacturer that stands behind it. With a GAF roof, you know that you will be covered throughout the warranty period —without fail!
  4. If appropriate, we’ll offer an option to purchase a 50 year warranty for  your roof at a substantial discount- 80% off for installs completed by May 31, 2011.  That’s right, while some contractors charge higher prices after a storm, we’re offering a special deal. Why? We’re not a fly by night operation swooping in and we want your referrals for future business.
  5. A clean work site. We wouldn’t want to live in the middle of an unsafe construction site and know you don’t want to either.  We keep things tidy as your project progresses and when we’re done, our inspection team will make sure your yard is cleaned properly of any debris.
  6. BONUS: We do more than just roofs! Our contracting services include windows, doors, siding, and much more.

About Schantz Home Improvement:  Schantz Home Improvement Company of Atlanta, Ga. provides contracting services for a variety of exterior home projects. Schantz is not a professional sales organization like many contracting companies. We send an experienced estimator to your home that possesses extensive construction knowledge. We feel it is imperative to understand the complete construction of your home in order to evaluate the proper solution for your home improvement project. Merely understanding a window or piece of siding is not sufficient. We will offer you the solution that provides the best VALUE for your situation.

GAF Introduces EverGuard® Extreme™ Thermal Protection TPO The next generation of TPO membrane

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

The next generation of TPO membrane. WAYNE, NJ (01/2011) Installation of rooftop solar panels continues to be more common as an increasing number of property owners look to save on energy costs and improve their buildings’ sustainability profiles. Solar panels, however, are dark objects which can reach temperatures as high as 200 degrees Fahrenheit, leading to the risk that the roofing membrane could fail prematurely.

GAF, the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, has addressed this issue by developing EverGuard® Extreme™ TPO Single-Ply Roofing. The first TPO membrane designed with the use of building-integrated solar in mind, this new grade of EverGuard®TPO membrane is designed with higher reflectivity and heat resistance and can withstand conditions that far exceed even the most rigorous proposed ASTM standards.

Current ASTM testing is conducted at 240 degrees Fahrenheit and requires the roofing product to survive 28 days without changes in physical properties. GAF designed EverGuard® Extreme™ TPO to meet far more rigorous testing criteria. In fact, EverGuard® Extreme™ TPO can survive over 180 days at 280° F before failure occurs – that’s six times the required performance at a temperature 40 degrees higher than the current standard requirements.

EverGuard® Extreme™ is designed to withstand the high temperatures that result from the use of flexible PV modules attached directly to its surface. It has survived accelerated weathering tests designed to simulate approximately 45 years of exposure to South Florida sun. Its long life means that rigid solar arrays (that don’t result in high temperatures) can be installed with confidence that the membrane life will go beyond the array warranty.

“We are extremely proud of this product,” states Andrew Romano, Senior Product Manager at GAF. “The characteristics our technologists have designed into this product takes TPO performance to new levels.”

In conventional roofing applications, the properties of EverGuard® Extreme™ TPO will reduce the risk of failures caused by spot heating due to solar convergence. This phenomenon occurs when highly reflective surfaces such as white parapet walls focus sunlight on the field of the roof.

EverGuard® Extreme™ TPO is currently available in white in both 60 and 80 mil thicknesses as smooth and fleeceback membranes.

About GAF

Now proudly celebrating its 125th year in the industry, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, with sales of nearly $3 billion annually. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and low-slope roofing systems, as well as composite decking, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by a commitment to provide property owners and specifiers with the best and safest choice in roofing and by helping supportive contractors and distributors to build their businesses and avoid hassles.

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption.

The Company also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 100,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. For more information about GAF, visit

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Schantz Home Improvement Company of Atlanta, Ga. has earned the distinction of being appointed a Master Elite™ Residential Roofing Contractor by GAF. We only use high quality products with superior manufacturers warranties. This, we believe, will allow for years of worry-free enjoyment of your home improvement in your most important investment, your home. When comparing roofing companies, it’s critical to compare materials as well.

Atlanta roofing contractor $1500 tax credit with Timberline shingles

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Get potential energy savings, tax credits, and a limited lifetime warranty when you hire Schantz Home Improvement,  a GAF Master Elite Residential Roofing Contractor in Atlanta, Georgia to install new GAF-Elk Timberline Cool Series Shingles. Up to $1500 in Energy Tax Credits for your replacement roof are set to expire December 31, 2010 unless Congress acts to extend them.

Timberline® Cool Series Energy Saving Shingles

Thanks to modern reflective technology, you can join the green revolution with Cool Series roofing shingles. Our highly reflective shingles can help to reduce temperatures in your attic, so your home will stay cooler in the summer—to save on air conditioning costs.

Simply put, our Cool Series shingles use specially-designed roofing granules that have greater reflectance than traditional shingles. The result is, it minimizes the transfer of heat to the space below—to keep you cooler in the summer.

Not only that, Timberline® Cool Series shingles are made with the patented StainGuard® algae protection to assure the beauty of your roof against unsightly blue-green algae!

How Cool?*

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Thanks to the reflective nature of the Cool Series Shingles, part of the heat coming from the sun gets reflected, reducing the heat in the attic, and heat going into the house. It may translate into substantial savings in air conditioning bills.

Cool roofs may save residents an avg. 7-15%** of total cooling costs, depending on geography, structure and climate. In warmer climates, cooling-cost savings may be greater year round.

A cool roof minimizes the solar heat gain of a building by first reflecting incoming sun rays and then by quickly re-emitting the remaining absorbed portion. As a result, the cool roof stays cooler than a traditional roof of similar construction.

*Results may vary by geography, season and property.
**According to Cool Roof Rating Council


A Cool Secret.

Roofing granules give a shingle its unique look and tone.
But traditionally, only white shingles have been considered “cool” by energy-saving standards.

Not any more. Thanks to our technology, cool granules are covered with multiple layers of reflective material. That means thousands of mini-reflectors working to make you feel cool!

Trust The Star…

Timberline® Cool Series is an Energy Star® qualified roof product. Here’s what it means to you:

  • Saves Money and Energy.

    According to the EPA, about $40 billion is spent annually in the US to air condition buildings — one-sixth of all electricity generated in a year! ENERGY STAR® qualified roof products may reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings, and may reduce energy bills.

  • Downsizes Cooling Equipment.

    A reflective roof can reduce peak cooling demand. As a result, the home or building owner may be able to purchase a smaller, more efficient, and less expensive cooling system.

  • Decreases Pollution in Urban Areas.

    Reduced energy demand means less burning of fossil fuels, which results in less pollution from power plants. Also, ENERGY STAR® qualified roof products help to reduce the “heat island effect,” in which dark, heat-absorbing buildings and paved areas make the air in urban areas hotter, and more smoggy.

  • May Increase Roof Product Life.

    ENERGY STAR® qualified roof products maintain a more constant temperature, reduce thermal shock, and may help to extend the life of the roof.

For Homeowners

  • Tax Credit…

    Get up to $1,500 (30% of material cost) back from the government in the form of tax credit on colors that are Energy Star® qualified*

  • Energy Savings…

    Reduce cooling energy consumption by up to 50% depending on geography, structure, and climate

  • Rebates…

    Some utility companies and municipalities will even pay you to switch to reflective shingles*

  • StainGuard® Protection…

    Helps assure the beauty of your roof against unsightly blue-green algae

  • Extended Shingle Life…

    Protects against harmful UV rays

  • Pioneer in Cool Shingles…

    Market leader for many years—trusted and known by all

  • Safer…

    Class A fire listing from Underwriters Laboratories—the highest rating possible

  • High Performance…

    Custom specified, ultra high performance Micro Weave® Core provides better protection layer for layer

  • Stays in Place…

    Dura Grip® adhesive seals each shingle tightly and reduces the risk of shingle blow-off. Shingles warranted to withstand winds up to 130mph (with special installation, see ltd. warranty for details)

  • Peace of Mind…

    Lifetime ltd. transferable warranty with Smart Choice® Protection (non-prorated material and installation labor coverage) for the first 10 years (see ltd. warranty for complete coverage and restrictions)

  • Perfect Finishing Touch…

    Use Premium Ridglass® or Seal-A-Ridge® ridge cap shingles

*Some rebate programs are time limited and change often; for more information, contact your utility, governmental unit, or tax advisor.

For Professionals

  • A Familiar Shingle…

    The shingle you have come to know and love, Timberline®, now comes in “green” for your customers who want to save both money and the environment

  • Strong Consumer Interest…

    Driven by government tax credits and local rebates—make sure you can offer your customers the solution when they want it

  • Broaden Your Portfolio…

    A chance to show you are “on top of your game” and “up-to-date with green trends”

  • Better Value Means More Referrals…

    This unique product is the best of its class at a competitive price. Get in early and lead the way!

Timberline® Cool Series Reflectance & Emittance Data

Color Initial Solar Reflectance Thermal Emittance Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) LEEDS Credits
Cool Antique Slate 0.27 0.92 29 YES
Cool Barkwood 0.27 0.92 29 YES
Cool Weathered Wood 0.26 0.92 28 NO
Cool White 0.26 0.85 24 NO

Warranty Info † This wind coverage requires special installation. See limited warranty for details.

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UL Classified

Timberline® Cool Series Specifications

  • Fiberglass Asphalt Construction
  • Lifetime Ltd. Warranty
  • 10 Yr. Smart Choice® Protection
  • 130 mph Ltd. Wind Warranty**
  • Listed Class A fire—UL 790
  • ASTM D3161 Type 1, Class F
  • ASTM D3018 Type 1
  • ASTM D3462***
  • CSA 123.5-98
  • Approx. 64 Pieces/Sq.
  • Approx. 4 Bundles/Sq.
  • Approx. 256 Nails/Sq.
  • 5 5/8″ Exposure

**This wind coverage requires special installation. See ltd. warranty for details.
***Periodically tested by independent and internal labs to ensure compliance with ASTM D3462 at time of manufacture. Test results obtained after sale may vary depending on storage and roof top conditions.

Schantz Home Improvement is a Master Elite™ Residential Roofing Contractor in Atlanta, Georgia.

Schantz Home Improvement Company wins GuildQuality’s 2009 Guildmaster Award

Thursday, March 5th, 2009
Guildmaster Award 2009Schantz Home Improvement Co.
1530 Howell Mill Rd., NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
404-522-HOME (4663)

Atlanta, GA,  March 5, 2009

Schantz Home Improvement Company, a leading remodeler in Atlanta, GA, announced today that the company has been awarded a 2009 Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer satisfaction. Schantz Home Improvement Company was one of 95 homebuilders, contractors, developers, and home services companies throughout North America recognized for their superlative performance.

“Schantz Home Improvement Company is proud to be included in such an elite group for our superior customer service by Guild Quality.  We pride ourselves in providing the best customer service we can, and will continue to self evaluate ourselves for even greater performance in the future.

We’re excited to recognize the great performance of Schantz Home Improvement Company, said Geoff Graham, founder and president of GuildQuality. Their passion for delivering a superior customer experience shines through in the feedback we received from their customers.

About Schantz Home Improvement Company

Schantz Home Improvement Company was incorporated in 2000 by Greg Schantz, son of John Schantz and grandson of Frank Schantz, previous Presidents of Schantz Homes, Inc.  Schantz Homes, Inc. was founded by Frank Schantz in 1946 in Rochester, NY and continues to build quality home today. Schantz Home Improvement Company follows in the footsteps of Schantz Homes to assure a superior customer experience.

About GuildQuality

GuildQuality provides customer satisfaction surveying and performance reporting for over 500 homebuilders, remodelers, and contractors in North America. GuildQuality collects feedback directly from customers and reports back to the building professional through a web-based service. On average, more than 70% of customers respond to GuildQuality surveys, and their feedback includes rich commentary and quantitative ratings.

About the Guildmaster Awards

Once a year, GuildQuality recognizes exceptional customer service with the Guildmaster Awards. Visit the Guildmaster section of the GuildQuality website to see information about all 2009 Award Winners, or visit the GuildQuality blog to read about the awards qualifications.

Roofing warranty for your Atlanta home

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Did you know you you can get a roofing warranty up to 50 years?

Another benefit of hiring a GAF Certified Master Elite Roofer is the incredible warranties we can offer you such as with the GAF-ELK system.   When you replace your roof with Schantz Home Improvement Company, you get not only our quality, but GAF-ELK warranties.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Warranties

Why Are Warranties Important?

A new roof is a big investment, typically involving thousands of your hard-earned dollars and lasting 25, 30, 40 years or more. As with any big investment, knowing in advance what your warranty covers could save you thousands in the event that problems arise with your roof.
What Are The Chances Of Having A Problem With My New GAF-Elk Roof?

Based on our state-of-the-art manufacturing process, the odds of having a problem with a new GAF-Elk roof are miniscule. On the other hand, while serious problems with GAF-Elk roofing materials are rare, if you were to have a problem, it can be as expensive to fix as your roof originally cost. So while the risk of having a problem is low, the cost if you do have a serious problem can be high.
What About Problems With Installation?

GAF-Elk’s studies indicate that more than two-thirds of the problems that people experience with their new roofs are due to the contractor’s workmanship—not the roofing materials. This is an important distinction to keep in mind when deciding on warranty coverage.
What Should I Look For In A Roofing Warranty?

Basically, there are two types of coverage that you should ask your contractor about: coverage against material defects and coverage against workmanship errors.

Tell Me About Coverage Against Material Defects…

To the best of our knowledge, all roofing products come with a warranty against material defects, although your exact coverage will vary depending on the brand. For example, a typical shingle warranty will cover material defects for a period of 20, 30, 40 years or more. The warranty on the other components of your roofing system can vary from as little as a few months to several years. It is important to remember that coverage against material defects is provided by the manufacturer, so you should select a brand from a manufacturer who is financially strong and therefore more likely to be in business for as long as you own your roof—which could be several decades!
What Is GAF-Elk’s “Smart Choice® Protection Period”?

GAF-Elk’s warranties come with a special provision called the Smart Choice® Protection Period that covers you against material defects during the critical early years of your new roof. During this period, in the event that you experience a material defect on covered components, GAF-Elk will provide you with 100% replacement materials and the reasonable cost of labor to install them. This is important because some roofing warranties may only provide replacement materials, but not the labor to install them.

What Is The GAF-Elk Weather Stopper® System Plus Ltd. Warranty?

The GAF-Elk Weather Stopper® System Plus Ltd. Warranty provides coverage against material defects for all major GAF-Elk components on your roof (not just your shingles)—so you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that, if any covered roofing component fails, it will be covered by the warranty (see ltd. warranty for complete coverage and restrictions). The warranty is available through GAF-Elk certified contractors, and is a low-cost way to get up to 50 years of non-prorated coverage (against material defects) on your new roofing system.

How Do I Get Coverage Against Workmanship Errors?

Many roofing contractors provide their own warranty against errors in workmanship, sometimes for as long as ten years or more. Obviously, that coverage is only good for as long as the contractor remains in business. Since roofing is a “high turnover” occupation, the majority of roofing contractors are out of business within five years—far less than the life of your new roof—making the warranty worthless and leaving you with nowhere to turn in the event that you have a workmanship problem.
Are There Any Manufacturers Who Will Cover The Contractor’s Workmanship?

Until relatively recently, there were no manufacturers that provided warranty coverage against errors in the contractors’ workmanship. Recognizing this obvious need, GAF-Elk introduced the Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty—the first manufacturer’s warranty to cover both material defects and the contractor’s workmanship (see ltd. warranty for complete coverage and restrictions). Whether or not your contractor remains in business, GAF-Elk will stand behind his workmanship for 20 years! The Golden Pledge® Ltd. Warranty is available only through GAF-Elk Master Elite™ Contractors, who are factory-certified by GAF-Elk. The warranty even includes an inspection by GAF-Elk’s independent inspectors after your new roof has been completed to insure proper installation. It is the strongest, safest warranty available in roofing today. Your Master Elite Contractor can provide a price for the warranty when he gives you a quote for your new roof.
How Do I File A Claim If I Have A Material Defect On My GAF-Elk Shingles?

Before you proceed, if possible you should locate a copy of your GAF-Elk warranty and a copy of the contractor’s invoice, contract, or original estimate. You will also need to provide the date applied, proof that you were the owner when the shingles were installed (or that the warranty was properly transferred to you),and the number of squares applied(1 square = 100 square feet). Then call our Warranty Service Department toll-free at 1-800-458-1860, and let us know the nature of your complaint.