Roofing FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)2019-04-29T16:53:12+00:00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long does a roof replacement job take?2018-05-30T19:12:28+00:00

Most average roof replacement projects on a residential home take 1 to 1 ½ days but again this depends on the size and complexity of the project as well as the type of roof being installed.

What type of roofing materials should I choose?2018-05-30T19:12:06+00:00

We recommend and stand behind Certainteed shingles and their accessories and primarily only install Certainteed shingles unless requested otherwise. Certainteed is the only shingle manufacture that utilizes third party testing agencies proving that their premium grade shingles are as advertised. Another plus is installing primarily Certainteed shingles increases the volume of their materials we purchase in return decreases cost which we pass to our customers.

How do I choose the right roofing company?2018-05-30T19:11:46+00:00

You already have! Residential Roofers is commited to quality and craftsmanship. We will always go out of our way to meet building codes and requirements and have high-quality standards for our installers to follow, on top of that we only use the best materials available to install your new roof.

Can a new roof be installed on top of my old roof?2018-05-30T19:11:24+00:00

While not recommended shingles can be installed over existing shingles however this shortens the life span of your new shingles. You should consider that while costs are lower to simply refinish the pre-existing roof the materials installed under the shingles still have a lifespan that the clock is ticking on.

Please do not allow a roofing contracter to just nail new shingles on top of your prexisting ones. They should be stripped off first and then added.

What does a new roof system cost?2018-05-30T19:11:05+00:00

It depends greatly on the materials used and the home size but the average cost of a roof replacement is about $8,000 but again this depends on the surface area on your roof. The cost of your roof is only one issue to consider. The quality of the materials and the workmanship of your installers is key when estimated the cost of your new roof install.

How long will my roof system last?2018-05-30T19:10:37+00:00

Roofing systems these days are built to offer a range of lifespan from 20 to 50 years. With regular maintenance programs this can be extended depending on the materials used on the roof. Roofing materials used offer warranty programs that should be considered before you decide.

Can I do roofing work myself?2018-05-30T19:10:15+00:00

Due to safety concerns it is not recommended to attempt roof repairs yourself. This can lead bodily injury and can cause more harm than good to your roof and lead to costs far more expensive than what you may have saved in the short-term. But again and most important roofing work is dangerous when not using the proper safety gear and training that our contracters have.

Do I have to replace my entire roof if it leaks?2018-05-30T19:09:35+00:00

It depends on whether or not the leak is from a small area of roof or a roof system failure. Having a roofing contracter that you can trust come out to investigate is key. If the leak is simply caused by faulty flashing on a small section of roof that has been damaged, then we would probably only need to repair the source of the leak. If, however, the entire roofing system has failed due to a poor install job or materials used a replacement would be reccomended.

How do I know when it is time to replace my roof?2018-05-30T19:09:13+00:00

The average roofing system generally last around 20 years, however this depends on the type and quality of the materials used to install your roof. If your roof is approaching 20 years of age, we recommend getting a condition survey to determine the remaining life span of your roof.

If the shingles on your roof are breaking or curling or warped it usually means that it’s time for a roof replacement.

If you see evidence of water leaks inside your home, it usually indicates a leak that has been ongoing for some time. It’s often far easier and cost efficient to simply replace the roof instead of ignoring it. Water damage can lead to structural damage that can create huge problems for you.

How can I tell if my roof is in need of maintenance?2018-05-30T19:08:50+00:00

All roofs should be maintained! You should have a professional survey and maintain your roof on a annual basis to ensure max roof life and avoid expensive repairs down the road.

How can I tell if my roof is in need of repair?2018-05-30T19:08:19+00:00

As a Homeowner you will probably not react until you notice a roof leak or other serious damage. But by then it is often too late because in most cases much worse underlying problems already exist. If you notice warped or missing shingles, loose seams, damage flashing or anything else that seems off it is time to call a contracter. Cracked paint, discolored walls or peeling wallpaper can also be a sign of roof damage.

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