DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR ROOFING PROJECT? BELOW, WE’VE LISTED SOME OF THE MOST COMMON ROOFING QUESTIONS WE GET ASKED!
If you’ve never had to inquire about repairing a roof or replacing a roof before, you will likely have questions. Below are some of the most common roofing questions potential clients ask us. Even if you personally don’t have any questions, the answers and information outlined in the below frequently asked questions can provide valuable insight. Furthermore, if you have a specific question and you don’t find the answer you’re looking for below, we invite you to get in touch with us by calling 647-766-3464.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY ROOF NEEDS TO BE REPLACED OR CAN IT BE REPAIRED?
A common misconception is that a leaking roof requires a complete roof replacement. Although this may be the case, it also may not be. What determines whether you need a new roof is the age, quality, and integrity of the roof. One more issue which can cause you to require a roof replacement is in the case your roof was poorly installed and has apparent problems which will almost certainly become problematic. The smartest step to take is to request a complimentary no-obligation roof inspection where a roofing professional will come out and give you an expert diagnosis.
WHAT WILL IT COST TO REPAIR OR REPLACE THE ROOF?
The cost to repair or replace a roof varies dramatically according to many factors. These include the pitch (or slope) of your roof. The type of shingles, the condition of the roof, the integrity of the wooden “roof deck” beneath the shingles. Also, how many layers of shingles are on the roof? And most importantly, what is the issue requiring a repair? Your best course of action again is to have a roofing professional come out and complete a free inspection on your roof where they’ll outline the roofing problem you’re facing and the costs associated with fixing it.
CAN I REPAIR THE ROOF MYSELF?
While a homeowner may be quite handy, roof repairs should always be completed by a trained, certified, insured, and experienced roofing expert. Professional roofing contractors go through numerous training and certification by the manufacturer of the specific roofing materials, which allows them to offer, maintain and extend the roof’s warranty. Furthermore, the manufacturer will void the warranty coverage is the roof is repaired by someone who hasn’t been trained and certified by them.
HOW LONG WILL MY NEW ROOF LAST?
This really depends as there are numerous factors which need to be taken into consideration. These include weather and also other environmental conditions. Although generally speaking, most roofs last somewhere between 15-25 years while other roofing materials such as tile, metal and slate roofs can last longer.
WHAT ACTUALLY CAUSES MY ROOF TO WEAR OUT?
Pretty much everything which touches your roof will cause some degree of wear over time. Some examples include direct sunlight, moisture or rain and other severe weather. Also, moss, mildew and algae will cause deterioration over time. Also, if you’re near a body of water, salt and minerals in the air and mist can expedite the age of your roof. Plus, many more.
HOW DO I FIND THE EXACT LOCATION OF A LEAK IN MY ROOF?
Finding the exact location of a leak is more challenging than one might think. Furthermore, it’s quite common for us to speak to a homeowner who thought they repaired a roof leak themselves, only to find the leak was not where they thought, and it’s gotten far worse since. Remember, water follows the path of least resistance and will continue to travel for any distance as long as there is pressure pushing it. This is another occasion where it isn’t worth “hoping” you found it. Contact a professional to come out and complete a full leak inspection. You’ll thank me, you did.
MY ROOF IS LEAKING, BUT I JUST HAD IT REPLACED LAST YEAR – WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH IT?
There could be a variety of reasons for this, including poor roof installation, inadequate shingle coverage, or recent damage. This is another occasion where it isn’t worth “hoping” you found it. Contact a professional to come out and complete a full leak inspection.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO REPLACE OR REPAIR A ROOF?
This can vary greatly also depending on any number of factors, including roof material type, roof size, weather at the time of installation. However, the average asphalt shingle roof can be completed within a day or two, with larger sized homes taking longer.
WILL THE WOOD BENEATH MY SHINGLES NEED TO BE REPLACED AS WELL?
Unless the roof is in utter disrepair, the answer to this question might not be available the current layer (or layers) of shingles are torn off your roof. If the wood is generally deteriorating or if it has clear signs of water damage, it will undoubtedly need replacing.
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