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Roofing

The weather in NJ is not always friendly. Choosing a trustworthy and reliable roofing company is crucial if you live in New Jersey. Between the heavy winter snows and scorching summer heat, your roof will protect your house from all sorts of weather damage. JAY Construction will provide you with a quality roof that will stand the test of time, even in New Jersey’s severe weather conditions.

OVER 1000 completed Roofing Projects in New Jersey and counting!


Checking online reviews is one way to ensure that the roofing contractor that you chooose has outstanding character. People are far more likely to put a review when they have a poor experience, which leaves many companies with more negative reviews than good ones. We are very proud of our reputation and work very hard to keep it stellar. We also have many testimonials on our site and even video testimonials from past clients who express how they feel in their own words. We encourage you to view them.

The quality of materials and emotional attachment to our customers directly affects the longevity of your roof and the overall experience of working with us. Our customer service coupled with our outstanding reputation should hopefully give you confidence that JAY construction can be trusted. You are in good hands!

We have lots of photos! (view our roofing gallery below)

Another indicator that you are choosing a dependable roofing contractor will be that they stand by their work and display it on their platform. A roofing contractor who knows that they have done good work will want to showcase the end results of their roofing projects, typically along with a testimonial from their client. When you see a roofing contractor’s projects presented with specific details and photographs of the roof, it is a good sign that you have found a superior company with which you can trust your roof’s construction.

Here are some (but not all) benefits of working with JAY


GAF Shingles
GAF Master Elite
Owens Corning Shingles
Velux Skylights
GAF Ice and Water Shield
GAF Felt Buster
EPDM Certified
Sloped Roofing & Flat Roofing
Residential and Commercial Roofing Services
Professional Roofing Installers
Tear off all Layers
Immaculate Cleanup

Important Factors when choosing a roofing contractor:

It is important that you interview a few roofing contractors and find the one that you feel most comfortable with. We find it is very important to explain exactly what we will be doing as well as what materials we will be providing. As a consumer, you may not be knowledgeable on roofing and we feel it is important that we explain everything to you so you are comfortable. We will be happy to answer any questions and we also will consult with you on selecting color schemes as well as provide sample boards upon request so that you know exactly what to expect once your roof is installed. It is also very important to have an understanding of ventilation. This is not only important in order to keep the attic cool but it is also very important to prevent moisture build up which can cause the roof deck to fail over time.


How big of a factor should price play in choosing a roofing contractor?

There is a lot more that goes into replacing a roof than just installing shingles. There needs to be a great knowledge of how the shingles and the under-layment deck protection should be applied in order to make sure the roof is properly flashed. We take extra precautions with all of our skylight installations, roof penetrations, as well as new flashings on all chimneys. As a homeowner, you may be concerned or prefer not having skylights but if they are installed properly there is nothing to be concerned about. We stand behind our work and will guarantee there are no leaks and no reason to worry.

Choose a roofing contractor that expresses sensitivity to the environment

Roofing is sometimes thought to be a messy project. Regardless of where you stand on environmental issues, we can all agree that proper cleanup and disposal of materials should be a top priority for any responsible contractor. Sloppiness should not be tolerated and we will treat your home as if it were our own while on your property. We have the experience and knowledge and take extra precautions to ensure the job is maintained and kept clean throughout. We will protect driveways, landscape, etc. to prevent damage to these areas due to disposal container placement, material staging, etc. This is not something every roofing contractor may due. JAY Construction is a premier roofing company in with over 1,000 roof installations completed in New Jersey. We are also a full service general contractor which places us inside peoples homes on a daily basis and we understand the importance of taking care of your home during any type of construction project. We also sometimes need to gain access into the home during skylight replacement or when installing a ridge vent. In this case, we cover all of your personal belongings and protect all floor coverings to prevent any potential messes or damage. When we are completed we will make sure your house is left pristine as if we were never there.

Roofing Layers? 1st and 2nd layers explained and our approach.

JAY Construction will not do an “overlay”. By NJ regulations and local building codes you are allowed a 2nd layer of shingles but this voids all warranties from the manufacturers and in our experience you will have issues when the original layer begins to fail. We guarantee all labor on our new roof installations for 5 years and we cannot provide this warranty with an overlay therefore it is our strict policy to not do them. Be weary of any roofing contractor that suggest that you do an overlay. This is due to lack of experience and most likely wanting to sell the job for less money but this is a great example of the old saying, “You get what you pay for.”


Removing the original layer and replacement with all new components is more expensive but your roof is your first line of defense to the elements and this should not be an area where you cut a corner. It is important when you are investing your money into replacing the roof that it is done properly and that the plywood roof deck is inspected. If there were leaks and plywood is damaged it should be replaced. If you do an overlay you are not given this opportunity to make these repairs and most likely this area of the roof will continue to leak during heavy, driving rains.

Please view our gallery below and if you have any questions or are ready to get started, please contact us. We are here to help you with your roof in NJ today!