Q: My roof is leaking. Do I need a complete replacement?
A: Not always. We can often make repairs to extend the life of your roof if it is in good condition otherwise. However, if a roof is demonstrating many symptoms of age and wear, replacement may be your only option.
Q: When do I need to replace my roof?
A: When you start to see leaks, missing or torn shingles, loose flashings, shingle granules gathering in gutters, and spots on the ceiling, these can all be signs of roof problems. Age is another factor; if your roof is 20 years old, it could be at the end of its lifespan.
Q: How long does it take to replace my roof?
A: Generally, residential roofing jobs can be completed in 24 - 48 hours. If a roof requires a second day of work, we clean and secure the site at the end of each work day, taking care to protect any exposed areas from the weather.
Q: How long will my metal roof last?
A: Today's alloys and coatings make metal roofing panels more durable, with extended life-cycles that exceed those of shingles or shakes. Metal roofs can now be expected to last at least 50 years.
Q: What is the lifespan of asphalt shingles?
A: Shingles come in different grades. The better the grade, the longer the life expectancy, which can range from 15 to more than 50 years.
Q: Will it leave my yard a mess?
A: No. At the end of the job, we do a walk-through to make sure there are no loose shingles on the ground and use a magnet to ensure any nails are picked up.
Q: What is an ice dam?
A: Ice dams are formed when melting snow thaws and freezes at the eaves. The ice dam can force water up and underneath your shingles, causing leaks. In areas where winter temperatures frequently drop below freezing, ice dams can cause serious and expensive damage to a roof and to the structure of your home.
Q: How do I decide which roofing material to use?
A: There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing your next roof, including your budget, style and needs. When making your selection, the life-cycle cost of your roofing material should be a consideration. Although some materials are initially more expensive, they require less maintenance and can have a longer life expectancy. An asphalt shingle roof can last 20 years, whereas a metal roof might last more than 50 and be more cost-effective in the long run.