Bird's Eye Roof Replacement

Trust Bird's Eye Roofing with your roof replacement project.  Our in-house crews are trained by our head of construction, Greg O'Barr, to ensure your roof will last a lifetime.  Bird's Eye installs roofs above even the strictest manufacturer and code requirements.  We provide custom solutions to each individual homeowner to ensure the new roof will not leak, will look great, and provide a long-term solution.  Contact us for your roof replacement today!

Who We Are

  • Experienced with all manufacturers
  • Trained in-house crews to perform quality work
  • Show up to appointments on time
  • Strong communication when working around the weather
  • Timely estimates and scheduling

Who We Are Not

  • We offer strong solutions to our customers
  • We do not push insurance claims on our customers at any cost
  • We do not perform shoddy workmanship
  • We do not "ghost" our customers if there is a warranty items
  • We do not install roofs we cannot stand behind
CertainTeed Select Shinglemaster

Manufacturer Certified

Quality Construction

Quality Roofing Company

Strong Warranties

Bird's Eye Leadership


Calvin Cook - Head of Roof Replacements

Calvin Cook is the head of Bird's Eye roof replacement division. His responsibilities are training and management of our residential sales team, products offered, and solutions provided.  Calvin's experience is second to none in Atlanta and will impress any homeowner in need of roof replacement.

  • 15 years of roofing experience
  • Expert in shingle products, colors, and installation
  • Works closely with repair department to ensure quality roof replacement
  • Oversees entire replacement division
  • Specialty product experience including synthetic slate, cedar, concrete tile, metal, and more

Roof Replacement Services

Roof Replacement

Roof Replacement

Insurance Replacement

Roof Inspection

Gutter Replacement

Gutter Replacement

Roof Replacement Products

Bird's Eye Roofing can handle all of your roof replacement needs.  Our experienced team has installed every roofing system there is and understands what is necessary for a roofing system to perform.  Examples of common roofing products are below.  If the product you are interested in is not listed, we still can help you.  Let us know if you have any questions.

CertainTeed Landmark Pro


Moire Black

Weathered Wood

Georgetown Gray

Cobblestone Gray

Colonial Slate

CertainTeed Landmark


Moire Black

Weathered Wood


CertainTeed XT 25

Moire Black

Weathered Wood

Burnt Sienna

GAF Timberline HD



Weathered Wood

Weathered Wood Natural Shadow


American Harvest Appalachian Sky

Owens Corning Duration

Onyx Black


Estate Gray

Slatestone Gray

Quarry Gray

Williamsburg Gray


Designer and Specialty Shingles

CertainTeed Presidential Autumn Blend

CertainTeed Presidential Charcoal

Ecostar Majestic Slate

Davinci Bellaforte Slate


Bird's Eye Roofing is happy to share our roof replacement guide! This guide helps homeowners navigate the overwhelming roof replacement process by providing information, such as;

  • The difference between the roofing manufacturers (CertainTeed, GAF, Owens Corning)
  • Types of shingles to choose from
  • How to choose shingle colors
  • How much does a roof replacement cost?
  • How to choose a contractor
  • And more!

When do I need to replace my roof?

Determining the right time to replace your old or damaged roof is similar to knowing when to replace an old vehicle. There is often no “perfect” time for roof removal, and if you wait too long, it could create unneeded wear and tear increasing stress and additional roof costs. Below are several important variables to consider that could help you determine when is the right time for roof repair or replacement:

  • Age. 3-tab roof roof shingles can last up to 20 years while architectural shingles can last up to 30 years. It is important to have an understanding of your roof’s age so you can plan ahead.
  • Condition of shingles. If the shiny fiberglass mat on a shingle is visible from the ground or shingle granules are washing out of downspouts, this is a telltale sign those shingles are entering the final breakdown stage.
  • Current leaks. If the roof is currently leaking, it will undoubtedly create rotten plywood from the roof deck. This will increase costs during a roof replacement. These issues will also significantly increase the risk of interior repairs (such as ceilings and drywall), and structural problems, that will require roof repairs by additional contractors. Performing a roof repair if your roof is nearing the national average age for replacing a roof, is not recommended. There could be many variables on older roofs, such as damaged shingles,structural issues, improperly installed corrugated metal, sagging roof, faulty attic insulation, and more
  • Storm damage. If a hail storm, wind storm, or a tree creates immediate damage, it is likely there are missing shingles and a roof replacement should be considered upon roof inspection. It is important to note that insurance companies typically only cover this type of damage on basic asphalt shingles within 365 days of the initial extensive damage.

What Type of Roofing Materials Options Do I Have?

The most popular asphalt shingle roofs installed in Atlanta today are 3-tab and Architectural asphalt shingles. These types of roofs have a high track record, and comprise an estimated 95% of the total shingles typically installed in Atlanta. This guide focuses on 3-tab and architectural shingles. The remaining roof considerations vary widly and are specialty materials, like slate tiles, copper roofing, wooden shakes or wood shake roofs, slate roofing, and clay tiles, are less common.


3-tab Shingles

3-tab shingles are the best materials for saving money during a roofing installation.

  • 20-25 years lifespan
  • 60 mph wind rating
  • Flat shingle (no "dimension")
  • Often show decking seams and uneven components of underlying structure
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Architectural Shingles

Architectural shingles are installed most commonly in Atlanta today (70%+ of shingles installed).

  • 30 year lifespan (20% longer than 3-tab)
  • 130 mph wind rating (more than double 3-tab)
  • Dimensional shingle (two shingles laid on top of each other)
  • 15% more expensive than 3-tab
  • Look higher-end and hide underlying decking inconsistencies better
Synthetic Slate - After 4

Designer Shingles

Designer shingles are used on less than 5% of roof replacements in Atlanta today.

  • Significantly more expensive (2-3x as expensive as architectural shingles)
  • Last twice as long as architectural shingles
  • Harder to acquire materials from suppliers and can have delays
  • Time consuming to install resulting in increased labor costs
  • Significantly increase home value
  • Examples include: Slate, Synthetic Slate, Cedar, Synthetic Cedar, Metal, Designer Shingle (CertainTeed Grand Manor, GAF Camelot, etc.)

What roofing manufacturer should I use?

The current most typical roof shingle manufacturers are CertainTeed, Owens Corning, and GAF. They comprise approximately 70% of the market for shingles sold in Atlanta.  The remaining 30% vary widely and are specialty shingles or manufactured by smaller companies. While they all have different strengths and weaknesses, a knowledgeable, local roofing contractor can help you chose one that fits your home's roof needs and install it properly.

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  • Easy to install with minor risk of errors (large nail line)
  • Heaviest shingle (i.e. most bang for your buck)
  • Highest copper content to prevent algae growth


  • Smallest shingle of the three (<2%), but does not affect appearance or installation
Owens Corning Logo

Owens Corning


  • Easy to install with minor risk of errors (SureNail strip)


  • Lighter weight compared to CertainTeed
  • SureNail strip can make future repairs difficult
GAF Roof Replacement Shingle



  • Largest shingle manufacturer in America
  • Popular shingle look


  • Shingles are prone to installation errors (small nail line) and falling off or sliding down over time
  • Low copper content which leads to unattractive algae presence
  • Shingle appearance deteriorates after a short period

How do I choose a shingle color?

When comparing shingle colors, physical sample boards can be delivered so colors can be reviewed in person. Roofers can provide photos of past installations or a quick online search can help visualize color options. Another great idea is to drive around the area and find examples of shingles you gravitate towards before you replace your roof. Shingle color selections are based on personal preference and average costs, but the typical criteria used are:

CertainTeed Landmark Driftwood Roof Replacement

Replace In-Kind

Simply install the same color that exists on the home.

Landmark Pro Moire Black Roof Replacement


Use the shingle to contrast the rest of the home (black on light brick, black shingle on white house, etc.)

Owens Corning Driftwood Roof Replacement


Use the shingle to complement the home (brown shingle on brown brick, black shingle to match black shutters, etc.). This technique is often used when there are other specific accents or features on the home.

How much does a roof replacement cost?

The main components of roof replacement costs are materials and professional roofers labor. Several variables affect the price of your new roof installation.

  • Size of home. The larger the home, the more labor and materials are needed. Including the pitch of your roof
  • Scope of work. Quality roof installations include installed flashing, pipe boots, ventilation, etc on your home's roof.  This costs more in materials and labor.
  • Quality of materials.  Material costs are largely driven by the type of shingle chosen, and whether all recommended manufacturer products are used (such as hip and ridge shingles), or generic products (such as underlayment, starter shingles, etc.) are used instead.
  • Difficulty. If the roof is steep and high, it will increase the labor costs.  If the shingles are designer, it will take more time to install, and cost more in labor.

The prices listed below are average estimates with asphalt shingle costs and include a quality roof installation (replacing all necessary flashing, rotten decking, built to code, etc.).

CertainTeed Landmark Driftwood Roof Replacement

One Story Ranch - $9,000

  • No steep or high story labor charges
  • Ranches have larger footprints, so more shingles are needed increasing asphalt shingles costs
Traditional Roof Replacement

Two Story Traditional - $15,000

  • Two story and steep charges would apply on this home
  • Minimal flashing to replace or difficult problem areas to manage
Large Roof Replacement

Large & Complex - $20,000+

  • Several chimney and dormer flashing areas need to be addressed during roof replacement
  • The entire house has steep roofs and is tall
  • Large home footprint increases the budgeting for a roof

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Pay for my Roof Replacement?

There are typically three options when paying for a roof replacement project:

  • Paying out of pocket.
  • Financing all or part of the roof replacement cost.
  • Using a credit card for all or a portion of the home's roof cost
  • Filing an insurance claim (see the guide for considering insurance claims).

How do I Choose a Roofing Contractor and Know You Are Hiring a Professional?

This is the most important part of your roof replacement process. This decision will determine customer service and experience, overall installation quality, workmanship warranty servicing (if needed), manufacturer warranty denials, etc. Choosing the wrong contractor can cause long lasting issues for you and your family for years to come. It can be difficult to differentiate the quality roofing company from the mediocre contractor. A few strategies to help you weed out the good from the bad are:

Ask the contractor what the current roofing code is in Georgia (International Residential Code, 2018 Edition). This is a red flag! If they do not know, how can they ensure the roof is being installed to code?

  • Ask how many repairs the company performs a week. If the company does not have a repair department, they may not be experienced in diagnosing roof failures. Also, how can they service a warranty if a roof they install does leak without a repair department? Sending a crew out to caulk an issue is not a permanent fix and will undoubtably cause headaches in the future.
  • Read reviews. Most companies only ask their best customers for reviews. Researching negative experiences can shed light on the contractor’s workmanship.
  • Ask for a COI (Certificate of Insurance). The COI should contain General Liability, Worker’s Comp, Auto, and an Umbrella policy. This should be easily viewable on one page. If any of these components are missing, the roofer is likely not a reputable roofing contractor.

How NOT to Choose a Contractor.

  • Avoid a roofer who knocks on your door. They will tell you to file an insurance claim, regardless of whether you have legitimate damage or not.
  • Do not use a roofer who requires payment prior to the start of the project or day of construction. They might steal your money.
  • Do not use a roofer who requires a contingency agreement (or “Customer Care” agreement). This will lock in high prices and obligate you to use that contractor prior to filing an insurance claim for your roof.
  • Use an online service. Angi’s list, Homeadvisor, and free roof quote online type websites will send the cheapest contractors to your home. These are often a recipe for disaster for all parties.
  • Asking your neighbor. This can be a helpful way to understand a past customer’s experience during their installation but all projects are unique so this may not be indicative of your future experience.
  • Calling a company from the radio. Often times these are large companies where customer service, installation quality, and insurance considerations can be lacking compared to a more local and technical roofing company.

Roof Warranty Items

There are two types of warranties that come with a roof replacement; a material warranty through the shingle manufacturer, and a labor warranty through the roofing contractor.  Sometimes, the labor warranty is "backed" by the manufacturer, but this would only be relevant if the roofing contractor went out of business after completion.

Material Warranty

Manufacturers usually require most or all parts of the roofing system (shingles, underlayment, hip and ridge shingles, ridge vent, etc.) to be produced by the shingle manufacturer to qualify for the material warranties.  The standard roof material warranty items are:

  • Material. The standard warranty typically covers shingles for 10 years against manufacturer defects.  Extended coverage typically costs a registration fee with the manufacturer.
  • Wind.  These warranties last 10+ years, and are covered for 60 mph (3-tab) to 130mph winds (architectural)
  • Algae. These warranties last 10-15 years against algae, and are usually prorated

Workmanship Warranty

The workmanship warranty covers all parts of the installation of the roof that would cause the roof to leak.  This is covered by the contractor, not the shingle manufacturer.  There are instances where the workmanship warranty can be "backed" by the manufacturer, but the fine print still puts the onus on the contractor unless the roofing contractor goes out of business.

Signing the Roof Replacement Contract

Once you have chosen a contractor to repair a roof, replace a roof, or inspect your roof, make sure the contract is crystal clear.  This will include determining:

  1. Does the contract have any clauses that will increase the cost during construction? Typically, there are charges for additional decking needed. Ask the contractor to examine the attic and ensure they included enough plywood. Request the contractor eliminates additional charges since he was able to view the decking from the underside beforehand.
  2. Is the contractor asking for money prior to construction? If so, do not provide any money, including insurance checks until the day of construction.  There are many stories of roofers stealing money and never completing the work.
  3. Is the contractor pushing a signature over answering all questions? Make sure the shingle colors, upgrades (such as gutters), and other considerations are finalized before signing a contract.  If a contractor is pushing for a signature instead of making sure everything is 100% correct, this is the type of customer service you can expect during and/or after the installation. Be confident in knowing you are 100% in control of the process from start to finish.

Day of the Roof Replacement

Whether your first installation, or twenty years since your last one, there are a couple pointers to make your installation a better process.

  1. Do I have to be home during the roof replacement? It is better to be home in the beginning to make sure the contractor begins work, all materials are present, the scope remains on track, and to ensure the contractor is prepared for potential weather events.  After these are determined, being inside the home is not necessary as the nailguns and bundles hitting the roof are not very pleasant to be under.  Your pets will agree.
  2. Will my attic be clean? No. No it will not.  Roofing code suggests nails fully penetrate the sheathing. This means wood shards will shed all over the attic, granules will come in through the cracks, and saw dust will be present if ridge vent is being cut in.  The first time opening the attic steps, have a vacuum handy!
  3. Can I use my driveway? It is best to park in the street the night before as roofers usually show up prior to 7:00 am to begin.  Driving in and out of the driveway during construction is not recommended due to nails in the area.

After the Roof Replacement

  1. Pay the invoice once all work is complete. Do not pay 100% until 100% of work is complete.
  2. Ask for the manufacturer paperwork. This ensures the manufacturer warranty was registered and fees paid.
  3. Ask for a workmanship warranty in writing. This is in case any leaks occur in the future; you can use this to help service warranties.  However, this will not save you from a bad contractor who is unable to locate the leak, or a roofing contractor who does not service warranties quickly.

Other Roof Replacement Considerations

  1. It is better to install the worst quality shingle correctly, than install the best shingle poorly. Choosing the right local roofing contractor is the most important part of this process.  Do not get sidetracked by the shingle manufacturer.
  2. There are still supply chain issues. The shingle manufacturers are only producing their most popular colors and products. CertainTeed stopped producing 3-tab shingles for several months and only produced a few of the most popular colors of their architectural shingles. Manage expectations when it comes to specialty products.
  3. Take your time. Unless your roof is actively leaking, do not let roofing salespeople pressure you into signing a contract you are not comfortable with.  There's no expiration date on a roof- move at your own pace!

Good luck, and let us know if you have any questions.

Service Area

Roof Repair Service Area
  • Alpharetta
  • Brookhaven
  • Buckhead
  • Canton
  • Cumming
  • Duluth
  • Dunwoody
  • John's Creek
  • Marietta
  • Milton
  • Norcross
  • Roswell
  • Sandy Springs
  • Vinings
  • Virginia Highlands
  • Woodstock