• General Questions

    • How do I stop my roof from leaking inside?
      The best way is to make a temporary patch using roof tar, plywood, or shingles. Our experienced roofers can handle this task for you quickly and effectively as you determine the best course of action moving forward.
    • How many roofing quotes should I get?
      Try for 3-5 quotes. Outliers on the high side indicate a company may overcharge you, while quotes much lower than the rest may indicate a company that cuts corners. We keep our pricing competitive and believe our cost is well justified for the value we bring to the table.
    • What should I know before hiring a roofer?
      Verify that the business is licensed, and check how long they’ve been in business. Also, verify they have insurance and local certifications that may be valuable or necessary. You may want to inquire if they are experienced with the type of roofing you want as well
    • How do you stop roof deterioration?
      Keep your gutters clean and overhanging trees trimmed to prevent debris from accumulating. Remove excess snow from your roof to prevent pressure and leaks.
    • What time of year is best to replace a roof?
      Fall is generally the best time to replace the roof. Winter snow, spring rain, and summer humidity can all affect the finished product. However, some geographic locations may have other “best times” for roof replacement.
    • What should I look for in a roofer?
      Ask your neighbors for referrals for a roofer, or check your local social media for recommendations. A legitimate roofer won’t ask for the full payment up front, but rather after the job is completed to your satisfaction. Make sure that the roofing company is licensed, insured, and bonded.
    • What are the 5 most common types of roofing?
      The most 5 common types of roofing are asphalt shingles, slate shingles, ceramic roofing tiles, cedar shingles/wood shakes, and metal roofing.
    • How long does it take to replace a roof?
      In general, residential roofing replacements can be done in one to two days. Commercial roofing can take longer, and most companies will give custom estimates in those cases.
    • How long do roofs last?
      It depends on the roof covering. Slate, tile, and copper roofs have a lifespan of about 50 years, while wood shake roofs generally last about 20 years. Fiber cement (25 years) and asphalt shingle/ composition roofs (20 years) tend to have the shortest lifespans.
    • If my roof leaks, do I need a whole new roof?
      If you see one leak, there are likely others you haven’t spotted. A leaking roof only gets worse, so it’s best to repair it as soon as possible. Our experts can help you understand the extent of the issue and whether a roof replacement might be a valid solution to consider.
    • What is the best type of roof?
      There are a variety of different roof materials, and some of it comes down to preference. However, asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material, as they’re cheap, durable, and easy to install. Asphalt shingles also come in several different shades to complement any color exterior.
    • How do you know if your roofing contractor is legitimate?
      Check with your local county clerk’s office for their business license and ask to see proof of insurance and whether or not the company is bonded (for your protection).
    • How can you tell if your roof needs to be replaced?
      Small leaks inside the home, especially in the attic, are one indication that you may need a roof replacement. Another is loose or missing shingles or shingles that have fallen into your yard.
  • Ask A Roofer

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    • How to choose the right contractor.
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