Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I need a new roof?
As technology advances, the life of a roof can increase. The older roofing shingles have typically held a 15 to 30-year life depending on the quality of the single as well as the location your home is in. A few outside factors such as tree cover and previously installation can also play factor in lifespan.
With some of the newer models of shingles that we use today, they can have lifetime warranties, that were not a previous option. In most cases, a safety net to understand would be 12 years roof lifespan. If you’re near that time period, checking for:
- Missing Shingles
- Broken Shingles
- Notice of Leakage on the Roof
- Curling Shingles
If you find these may be the case, or you’re just interested in having a professional opinion on where your roof stands, give us a call. Sometimes damage isn’t visible to the untrained eye, avoiding these can lead to more damage if the repairs are put off.
If my roof displays warning signs, am I looking at a total roof replacement?
There are a lot of factors that can come into play when looking at a total roof replacement. Understanding how the original roof was installed as well as what the age of the shingles are. Perfectly good roofing shingles have the ability to be repaired or portions of the roof can be repairs if the damage has not affected the integrity.
The best decision would be to call a certified local roofing contractor to have them look at your roof to determine the best steps.
How much can a new roof cost?
While there is no finite number on what a roof cost, several factors can determine the cost of a new roof. These can include the quality of shingles, your contractor, the brand, type, and grade of shingle that you choose. And the most important part that is considered is the size, shape, and slope of your roof.
How do I determine the type of shingle that is best for my roof and budget?
An ever evolving question as technology in roofing shingles evolve. Most important, aesthetics and budget become a forefront to the situation. Most importantly, in our showroom, we have the option for the newest shingle technology for every look and budget.
How long does it take to install a new roof?
The most important factors to this question involve Mother Nature. Things like weather can affect job time and completion. A few outside factors can also be related to the type of shingle as well as size of roof. The typical roofing job can be completed in 1-3 days.