Roofing FAQ’s

Here are some commonly asked questions that homeowners ask pertaining to roofing replacements and roofing repairs.

How can I tell if my roof is in need of repair or maintenance?

Homeowners often overlook the importance of their roofing system. Learning how to spot any damage that may need repair is crucial. While you inspect your home you may notice cracks, warped or missing shingles, loose seams, or broken flashing. If you do, its time to call a roofing contractor. Maintaining your roofing system can save you much headache and potentially thousands of dollars in repairs.

When will I know its time to replace my roof?

There are multiple ways to determine whether it is time to replace your roof or not. Here is a basic guide to understanding further:

Leaks – If there is any evidence of water leaking inside the home, it is a sure sign that the leak has been an ongoing problem for a while.

Age – Just like most things, age is a determining factor in the lifespan of any material. Roofing systems usually last anywhere from 20 to 30 years. If your roof is at the end of its lifespan, contacting a local roofing contractor can help protect your investment.

Appearance – Not so much aesthetically speaking, but more technical. Any shingles that have begun to curl, break or warp are a good indication that it’s time for a complete roof replacement.

Should I replace my entire roof if it is leaking?

It all depends. Usually, if the damage is minor, for example, faulty flashing or missing shingles, then you will be able to repair the source of the leak. If the damage is major, for example, due to poor installation or subpar materials, then an entire new roofing system has to be replaced.

Can I install a new roof myself?

Roofing is not commonly a DIY project. It is important to hire professional roofing contractors that are trained with years of experience to safely repair or replace your new roofing system. Although, simple inspections on the exterior of your home can be done by a homeowner. The 20-minute inspections can potentially save you thousands of dollars in the long run and protect your investment for a longer period of time.

How long will my roof system last?

Depending on the type of roof and the materials used, an average roof can have a lifespan of approximately 20-30 years. Slate, copper, and clay tile roofing systems can last longer only when regularly maintained. There are multiple factors that go into the lifespan of a roof such as weather conditions, proper installation, design, material quality, and adequate maintenance and repairs.

How much will it cost to replace my roof?

The cost of a new roof can vary greatly and will depend on a number of factors such as location, time of year, size of home or building, average labor rates, materials, and whether the project is residential or commercial.

How do I choose the right roofing company?

When choosing a roofing company, homeowners need to make sure that contractors are experienced, committed to the utmost quality and care, and pay attention to the needs of there customers. Also, make sure the company you choose holds an ideology that believes in building strong working relationships with there customers.

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