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Roofing System


In roofing, a new roof can add value to your home. Your roof acts as your first defense system against the weather and can make a significant difference in curb appeal. A roof is so much more than just the shingles you see. While the shingles provide the visual element, many components of a roof you do not see. Starting from the rafters in your attic, you then have decking, the wood under your roofing system. Decking must be in good shape for your roofing system to function properly. When a roofer checks your roof the decking should always be inspected to ensure that the wood is still in proper condition. It is also important to consider the ventilation in your roofing system, your attic must breath in order to deal with heat and moisture. Your system will have some form of intake vents (soffit vents in this area).

Next you have your underlayment options on your roof. All systems have some form of underlayment. Traditionally, underlayment was felt paper, but in more modern times it is recommended to use a synthetic underlayment. Also, products such as ice and water shield will be installed in necessary areas to protect your home.

Additionally, your roof has starter shingles, then the shingles you see, exhaust vents, and hip and ridge shingles. So keep these things in mind whenever you look at a roof.

If you are more of a visual person, we suggest you take a look at Owens Corning Diagram. It display a wonderful easy to understand representation of your roofing system. Customers should be informed when obtaining estimates from contractors. You should have knowledge of the products that are being installed on your roof, and the various elements that go into the job.

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Roofing Contractors in Indianapolis

Roofing Contractors in Indianapolis

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There are lots of roofing contractors in Indianapolis to choose from. The process of choosing a quality roofer in Indianapolis can be a bit overwhelming for anyone.

What should you look for when choosing a local roofing contractor, especially with so many roofing contractors in Indianapolis to choose from? A good place to start is to look for referrals. Contractors that have been in the area for a long time will have built an outstanding reputation for themselves and who better to ask then the people who have had experience with a great contractor?

Don’t know anybody, or care to research yourself? Turn to google, look up roofing contractors in Indianapolis and look at the company reviews. If the contractor has good reviews on Google, that speaks a lot. Additionally, you should make sure your roofing contractor is a registered member of the Better Business Bureau® Often times as consumers we don’t think to check the BBB® until we have an issue with a company and need to turn to someone for help.

Contractors associated with Home Advisor and Angie’s List that maintain good ratings and reviews are also a good bet. Don’t think of a roofer as just shingles on your roof, they install entire roofing systems, and the skill level of the installer is extremely important, perhaps more so then the products being used. However, using quality roofing products such as offered by Owens Corning is a good bet.

Hire a local roofing contractor

It is good to get to know your local roofing contractors before you need them. Out of state contractors and storm chasers are not going to be here for you if you have a problem with your roof down the line. Look for local roofing contractors in Indianapolis that have experience and have been around for a long time. An experienced company that has been around for many years is probably doing something right.

As a local Roofing Contractor in Indianapolis – John Peters Roofing can help you.

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2017

Central Indiana’s John Peters Roofing Earns Esteemed 2017 Angie’s List Super Service Award®

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service


Indianapolis, Ind., March 21, 2018 –  John Peters Roofing is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award® (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List® in 2017.


“The service providers that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award® have demonstrated the level of excellence that members have come to expect,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros have provided top-notch service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year.”


Angie’s List Super Service Award® 2017 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List®, pass a background check, record a current trade license attestation and abide by Angie’s List® operational guidelines.


“We’ve been serving Central Indiana families and businesses since 1976 with their roofing, guttering and siding needs,” says owner John Peters. “We love what we do, and I’m glad it shines through. I’m very proud of our team and their dedication to serving our customers. We take great pride in our work. We always have, and we always will.”


John Peters Roofing has been listed on Angie’s List® since 2001. This is the 5th consecutive year the John Peters Roofing team has received this honor.


Service company ratings are updated continually on Angie’s List® as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in multiple fields ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.


For over two decades Angie’s List® has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals. Angie’s List® provides unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.



About John Peters Roofing:

For over 40 years the Indianapolis area has trusted John Peters Roofing as a go-to roofing contractor for commercial and residential roof replacement and repair services. From Greenwood to Carmel and everywhere in between, our family-owned roofing company prides itself on expert roofing, gutter installation and siding services. For more information, visit: www.johnpetersroofing.com

For a Free Estimate calls us at 317-786-3315 or visit us at here.

John Peters Roofing – Office Relocation

Central Indiana’s Roofing Contractor John Peters Roofing Announces Office Relocation and Expansion


New Office Just Off U.S. 31 Near Greenwood, IN


Indianapolis, Ind., March 22, 2018 – Roofing Contractor John Peters Roofing announces a relocation of its Central Indiana offices to a new location that accommodates the company growth goals for the future. The new office is an anchor point at the corner of Shelby Street and U.S. 31. near Greenwood, Indiana.

John Peters, owner of John Peters Roofing, said, “We’ve been looking forward to this moving for some time now. The additional space and improved visibility will help us serve our clients better.”

Founded in 1976, John Peters Roofing began as a local roofing contractor but has since expanded to guttering, siding and other home remodel services.

“One of the reasons this moves is so important to our team, it that it allows us to be more central to all the communities we serve, from Greenwood all the way up to Hamilton County and the Carmel, Zionsville and Geist areas,” said Peters. “As a trusted roofing contractor, serving our clients is always foremost in our minds and location convenience matters. This new location is just inside Indianapolis and along one of the major central arteries. ”

Along with the move, John Peters Roofing is revamping their website and social media to help with ease of Central Indiana customers finding John Peters Roofing and their roofing, guttering and siding services.

John Peters Roofing’s new address is 7800 Shelby St #6, Indianapolis, IN 46227.

About John Peters Roofing:

For over 40 years the Indianapolis area has trusted John Peters Roofing as a go-to roofing contractor for commercial and residential roof replacement and repair services. From Greenwood to Carmel and everywhere in between, our family-owned roofing company prides itself on expert roofing, gutter installation and siding services. For more information, visit: www.johnpetersroofing.com




Roof Leak

Got a Headache from Trying to Repair Your Roof Leak?

Running for buckets to control the drip, drip, drip?

A stubborn roof leak can be a huge headache for a homeowner. Just when you think you’ve fixed the issue to repair your roof leak, it rears its ugly head again. Ugh! With spring’s arrival and rainy days common, roof leaks turn up more and more for homeowners during March through May.

Typically water comes in through worn, broken or missing shingles. It could come in through popped nails, corroded or poorly sealed roof flashing, around vents, skylights and chimneys, at intersections of roof planes or through nature or animal damage to your roof.

In order to locate the leak, you have to think like water. Most often the leak doesn’t originate where it actually shows up. When water passes through roofing it flows along the rafters, sheathing and topside of ceilings until it finds a place to drip down.

Visual Roof Leak Inspection

During daylight hours go on a hunt for the source of the leak. Taking a flashlight with you, go into your attic and walk along firm beams (not insulation or direct on ceiling) and look for the place where the drip appeared and then work your way up your roof looking for wetness. You may also notice water marks and discoloration as you hunt the source. Once you feel like you may have found the source, turn off your flashlight and look for daylight through the roof.

John Peters Roofing Safety Tips

  • Never go onto a steeply pitched roof, leave it to the professionals with proper equipment.
  • Never step on a plastic tarp on a roof, especially a wet plastic tarp.
  • Never to onto your roof during a storm.
  • It’s better to wait for dry weather to go on a leak hunt in your attic and follow the water damage to the spot where you see daylight through the roofing materials.

For DIY help on fixing your roof leak, This Old House is a great online resource with step by step directions on what a homeowner should do to attempt to patch a roof leak on their own.

We’ll Fix Your Leaky Roof in the Indianapolis Area

Working on top of your roof can be dangerous and difficult. Plus not having the necessary experience can cause a learning curve and be frustrating. The John Peters Roofing team of experienced residential roofing contractors serving the Indianapolis area, from Greenwood to Carmel and everywhere in between, can help. We provide free estimates for roofing repairs and roof replacement. We even provide assistance for emergency roof leak issues. Just give us a call. With over 40 years of experience in Central Indiana, we’re the trusted roofing specialist that can make that roofing leak headache disappear!