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Red Bank, NJ Roofing Projects

If you’re from New Jersey, or even the surrounding area, then there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Red Bank. Maybe you’ve even visited its downtown. If you did, then you may have seen some of Proven Roofing’s work in the Red Bank area. We’ve been proud to provide roof repair, roof replacement, and gutter repair to the area for years. Let us show you around!

When was Red Bank founded?

On March 10, 1908

Who were the Native people who first lived in Red Bank?

Prior to the arrival of European colonists, the Lenape were living in what is now Red Bank. In the 1700s, European settlers displaced the Lenape, and, later, the American Revolutionary War and the independence of the United States pushed the Lenape even further west. Most Lenape were forcibly moved to the Indian Territory, which is in present-day Oklahoma and neighboring areas, in the 1800s because of the Indian Removal Act. At the time of the 2010 Census, 118 people who identified as Native American lived in Red Bank.

What is the origin of the name Red Bank?

Red Bank gets its name from the Navesink River’s red soil banks.

What is the history of Red Bank?

Red Bank was originally made a town in March 1870 out of parts of adjacent Shrewsbury Township. In March 1878, Red Bank was made Shrewsbury City and was again a part of Shrewsbury. Within months, however, Red Bank became its own town again. It was in March of 1908 that Red Bank finally became its own borough.

What’s the geography of Red Bank?

Red bank is 2.16 square miles, 1.75 square miles of which is land, and .41 square miles of which is water.

What’s the climate of Red Bank?

Red Bank scores a 7.3 out of 10 on the BestPlaces Comfort Index. On average Red Bank gets 47 inches of rain, 26 inches of snow, and 207 sunny days. The July high is around 84° F and the January low is 24°F.

If the temperature is greater than 95 °F or less than 32 °F, which does happen occasionally in Red Bank, then Proven Roofing is unlikely to send out its crew for a job. Those aren’t ideal conditions for roofing, so those temperatures may compromise the integrity of your new roof, gutter project, and even our crew.

If the temperature is too low, an asphalt shingle can become brittle enough to break in a roofer’s hand; if the temperature is too high, a roofer could damage an asphalt shingle just by stepping on it. Additionally, if it’s too hot the roof surface becomes a dangerous place to be, even if it’s a flat roof, because of the risk of heat exhaustion and dehydration.

Luckily, Red Bank has plenty of days ofweather conditions perfect for roof installation. Homeowners also don’t have to worry about having themost energy-efficient roof color because Red Bank doesn’t get enough full days of sun for it to make a difference.

What are the demographics of Red Bank?

According to the 2010 Census, Red Bank had:

  • 12,206 people
  • 4,929 households
  • 2,469 families

And the economic makeup as of 2019 was:

  • Median household income was $74,181.
  • Median individual income was $37,686.

What are the schools like in Red Bank?

Residents of Red Bank send their children to Red Bank Borough Public Schools for pre-k to 8th grade, while high school students attend Red Bank Regional High School. Parents also have the alternative options of sending their kids to Red Bank Charter School, Red Bank Catholic High School, and St. James Elementary School.

which received the following reviews from Niche.com, a popular website for school reviews.

  • Red Bank Borough Public Schools
    • Overall Niche Grade: C+
  • Red Bank Primary School (pre-k – 3rd grade)
    • Overall Niche Grade: C+
  • Red Bank Middle School (4th – 8th grade)
    • Overall Niche Grade: C
  • Red Bank Regional High School (9th – 12th grade)
    • Overall Niche Grade: A
  • Red Bank Charter School (K – 8th)
    • Overall Niche Grade: B
  • Red Bank Catholic High School
    • Overall Niche Grade: A
  • St. James Elementary School
    • Overall Niche Grade: B

What are the property taxes like in Red Bank?

New Jersey has a property tax rate of 2.42%, which is the highest in the country (the national average is 1.07%). The average property tax bill for Red Bank was $8,006, in 2018. The sales tax for the state of NJ is 6.625%. Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, New Jersey ranks as the 42nd most affordable state in the US out of (including Washington DC and Puerto Rico).

Proven Roofing appreciates that it can be pricey to live in New Jersey and that, as a result, it can be difficult for homeowners to have a savings account dedicated to home improvements. For that reason, we’ve put together a list of ways topay for a roof with no money, one of the easiest of which is working with us to put together a financing plan that works best for your roofing project!

What exit is Red Bank on the Garden State Parkway?

Once you take exit 109, follow County Rd 520 toward Red Bank/Lincroft until you have to turn left onto NJ-35 N/Broad St. Broad St. will take you into Red Bank’s downtown.

Does Red Bank have a train station?

Yes, a train ride from Red Bank to New York Penn Station takes around an hour and a half. A one-way ticket is $16.00 for adults and $7.35 for children 5 – 11, seniors, military, and adults with disabilities.

Can you get to Philly from Red Bank?

You can take the Garden State Parkway north to get to the NJ Turnpike, which you would then take into Philly; or, you can take the Garden State Parkway South and then take I-195W to the NJ Turnpike, which, again, gets you into Philly. Both take around an hour and a half by car.

Alternatively, you can take the train to NY Penn Station, and then take a train to Trenton and then transfer to a SEPTA train (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority).

Is there an NJ Transit bus route in Red Bank?

Yes, local service is provided by NJ Transit routes 831, 832, 834, and 838 routes. Academy Bus provides express routes to New York City

What are some things to do in Red Bank?

Downtown Red Bank

Downtown Red Bank is a popular local destination for walking around and popping into stores. There are many places to grab a bite, a drink, or even a cigar.

Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash

Known to some as “The Stash”, this comic book shop is owned by filmmaker Kevin Smith. It’s named after the characters he and friend/actor Jason Mewes portrayed in a number of Smith’s films. The store is also where the AMC reality TV show Comic Book Men was filmed, as well as where several podcasts are recorded. There is also a life sized statue of Buddy Christ from Smither’s film Dogma. It is a smiling, winking, thumbs-up giving variation of the Catholic representation of Jesus Chris.

YESTERcades of Red Bank

At YESTERcades, patrons can play arcade games, pinball machines, console games, and more in a fun, colorful setting.

Count Basie Theatre

First opened in 1926, the Count Basie Center for the Arts’ stage has been graced by such luminaries as James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, and, of course, the theatre’s namesake, Count Basie. The 1,568 seat theater hosts musicians, ballet, comedy, and more.

Two River Theater

A not-for-profit regional theater company that produces plays and educational programs. It has two theaters: the 350-seat mainstage and a 99-seat black box theater. The Two River Theater was called one of the top ten regional theaters in the US in June 2019 by USA Today.

Riverside Gardens Park and Marine Park

Since Red Bank is right on the Navesink River, there are plenty of opportunities to admire the water, sit back, and relax. Riverside Gardens Park and Marine Park are perfect for both, with the former hosting many events throughout the year including musical performances, film screenings, and even group exercise.

Jack’s Record Shoppe

A record shop is the sort of place you can spend an entire afternoon, and Jack’s is no different. With rows and rows of vinyl to flip through, Jack’s is an audiophile’s dream.

Pinot’s Palette Red Bank

No downtown is complete without a paint and pour! Bring out the wine and bring out the canvases! Although, if you’re not interested or allowed to drink, perhaps because you’re a child, then Pinot’s Palette has programs for you as well.

Are there any good places to eat in Red Bank?

One of theways to identify a good roofing contractor is by asking for references of places where you can check out a recently finished roof job or a roofing project while it’s under construction. When you work locally like we do, it’s as easy to provide a reference as it is to recommend a local place to eat!

Windmill

The Windmill is a Jersey Shore institution. It’s where you go for oversized hot dogs, cheese fries, burgers, and more. The Red Bank area has one and so do several other towns in NJ

Cluck-U Chicken

Cluck-U Chicken is another local favorite, with several locations in New Jersey. The chicken franchise is famous for its 911 Challenge, where customers sign a liability waiver before consuming the super-hot chicken. Check to see if your nearest Cluck-U does the challenge because not all places do.

Lighthouse Italian Ice

The Lighthouse, which is shaped like a lighthouse, is known for its homemade Italian ice, soft serve ice cream, shakes, and hurricanes. The Lighthouse is the first place to have served Italian ice from a soft-serve ice cream dispenser, which gives it a unique yet consistent flavor and texture.

Good Karma Cafe

The Good Karma Cafe is a vegan cafe that allows you to enjoy vegan variations of many of your dinner favorites, like buffalo wings, loaded nachos, burgers, and even a Reuben sandwich. There’s also uniquely vegan food as well.

JBJ Soul Kitchen

JBJ Soul Kitchen is the #1 rated place to eat in Red Bank on Tripadvisor and it has five out of five stars based on 205 votes.

JBJ Soul Kitchen is a non-profit community restaurant where all the meals are free but come with a suggested donation of $20 for their meal. Every additional $20 donation pays for the meal someone is unable to pay for themselves.

The kitchen is run by the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. You get a 3-course meal inspired by American regional cuisine. That means soup or salad; an entrée of fish, meat, or a vegetarian option; and a freshly made dessert. Many of the meals are made using locally sourced ingredients from either the on-premises farm or from the JBJ Soul Kitchen Farm.

Have there been any notable residents of Red Bank?

Count Basie: An American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. Basie is known for introducing Big Band to generations of listeners. His 1958 album The Atomic Mr. Basie won Best Jazz Performance (group) and Best Performance by a Dance Band at the 1st Annual Grammy Awards. Basie would go on to win 7 more Grammy awards. Basie has also been honored with a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom, a commemorative stamp from the USPS, and the Count Basie Theater is named after him.

Brian Fallon: An American singer-songwriter who is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and main lyricist of the band The Gaslight Anthem.

Timothy Thomas Fortune: Was an American orator, civil rights leader, journalist, writer, editor, and publisher. Fortune’s many accomplishments include founding and editing The New York Age, one of the leading Black newspapers of the time; being an influential Black economist; and being Booker T. Washington’s long-time adviser.

Fortune moved to Red Bank in 1901 where he built his home, Maple Hall. The home is on the National Register of Historic Places and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places. In 2019, the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation and Cultural Center opened in the restored Maple Hall.

Wrapping Up

If you’re visiting Red Bank because you want to conduct a roof inspection of a new roof or gutter repair, then you’ll want to know thequestions to ask a roofing company. These questions will make you enough of a roofing expert that you’ll be able to identify good workmanship, a good free estimate, and a high-quality roof or gutter project. Once you’ve checked out our work, though, stick around and make an afternoon of it!

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