Roofing FAQ

Q:How do I know when my roof needs to be replaced?

A:There are many way to find out. If you see curling or missing shingles, broken, or damaged flashing. also, if you see lots of ice damming, or discolored ceilings and/or walls

The average asphalt shingle lasts about 12 to 15 years.

 

Q:What is the industry standard for warranty on shingles?

A:The most common kind of roof warranty is a shingle warranty, or its known as a manufacturer's warranty. Which may cover you for 20 to 50 years. This type of warranty only protects you against defects in the roofing  materials themselves, causing them to break down or fail before they should.

 

Q:How long can i expect my roof system to last?

A:Slate, copper, and tile roofs can last more than 50 years. Wood shake roofs last about 30 years, while fiber cement shingles about 25 years, and asphalt shingles last about 20 years.

More FAQs

Q:What is the best material for covering a flat roof?

A:There are 2 types of covering for flat roofs that are the preferred options. One is EPDM, or its also known as modified bitumen. The second is called TPO.

 

Q:My roof leaks, do i need to have it replaced?

A:A single roof leak might not always mean you need to have your entire roof replaced. A leak could be caused by several reasons, some of which are easily fixed with minor repairs. However, multiple leaks or signs of roof damage could mean it's time to replace your roof before more leaks or water damages occur.

 

Q:Can i do the work myself?

A:You can but, installing a new roof is not incouraged. You won't have backing by professionals.

 

Q:Can ice damming and backup occur without gutters?

A:The flatter the pitch of the roof, the easier it is for an ice dam to get a grip. Gutters at the eaves can also trap snow and ice.

 

Q:How do I clean algae and moss from my asphalt shingle roof?

A:The most effective method of cleaning algae and moss from a roof is with a 50/50 mix of laundry strength liquid chlorine bleach and water. Apply with a sprayer and allow the solution to dwell on the roof surface for 15 ti 20 minutes, and then rinse thoroughly with low pressure water.

 

Q:Why do roofing estimes vary so widely?

A:Roofing costs are heavily weighted to labor and insurance. Generally insurance is the difference. Contractors who don't have insurance or who have restricted will be less expensive. Legal disposal of old asphalt shingles is important and a growing cost.

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