Frequently Asked Questions
“You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledgehammer on the construction site.”
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Each of our projects is unique and every roof will have it’s own set of questions and answers. However, there are plenty of FAQ’s that we can answer for you now. These are the ones we get almost daily. So please see if your question is answered below. If you don’t see what you are looking for then please call us immediately and we will find the answer together.
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The cost of a total roof replacement is based on several variances. The most obvious cost factor is the size of the roof; the more square feet involved, the higher the labor and cost of materials to complete the replacement will be. If objects protrude out of your roof, additional expenses will be needed to cut around these protrusions and seal the areas. A building’s location can impact the cost as well, especially if numerous permits are required. Along with these variables, it is the roofing material selection that will have the biggest impact. The material you choose will greatly determine the cost and labor for your project.
After a hailstorm, it’s best to always check your roof and look for obvious signs of damage. Look for missing or cracked shingles, along with dents or dimpling on your roof from hail impact. If you are unsure, then we suggest you have a roofing specialist come inspect your property as soon as possible.
If you do not identify any damage on your roof before it becomes a leak, there are several ways to identify water intrusion. If possible, head up to the attic and check the wood framing for signs of moisture such as dark spots or rot. You can also look at insulation to see if it is matted, damp, or eroding. All can be signs of a roof leak. During and after major rain storms, you can also walk through your home and look at the ceilings and walls for signs of staining, bulging or drips. Should you see any of these, call for professional assistance immediately.
Home owners and property managers have options when they discover flaws in their current roofing systems. Full replacement becomes recommended when over 25 percent of the roof is damaged or flawed. A full replacement is ideal when owners want to upgrade to the latest technological developments in roofing systems and want a long-term solution.
Repair of an existing roof is a great option IF good insulation is in place and the damage is contained to one area. Repairing a roof is far less expensive than a full replacement. A full inspection would need to be done to verify what level of damage your roof has.
Generally speaking, we can expect properly installed and maintained asphalt shingle or tile roofs to last between 25-35 years. If you have purchased a home and do not know when the roof was first constructed, we recommend that you have a roof inspection to determine the remaining useful life of your roof. This will help you to both better maintain the roof to maximize longevity, as well as begin to budget for a new roof if you anticipate needing one while you own the home.
If your roof is at the end of its useful life, you will likely have a much easier time selling if the roof is replaced. Home buyers may not be able to obtain a mortgage on a home with an expired roof, and the expense of putting on a roof may scare them away. If you know it is going to be an issue but cannot afford to put the new roof on without selling the home first, speak to your agent about ways to negotiate the price of the roof into the sale of the home.
How long have you been in business?
How local is your business?
Who owns your business, and for how long have they owned it?
What jobs do you have that I can go see?
Who, exactly, will be installing my roof? What past customers can I talk to?
When would you be able to schedule my job?
How long will my project take?
Do you have proper licensing and certification? Insurance? Workers’ Comp? Please show me proof of these things.
Is a building permit required for my project, and if so, will you be pulling one?
What steps do you take for the safety of your workers?
What steps do you take to ensure the safety of my home and my family?
These are just a few suggestions for you to consider, but please don’t hesitate to ask us anything about our company or your project. We are very proud of the work we have done and are doing today. We would love the opportunity to speak with you about any hesitation or question you may have before, during, and after the project.