Q. How do I know if I need a new roof?
A. The following are things that may indicate that your roof needs replacing:
- Missing, cracked or curling shingles
- Blistering or peeling paint
- Shingle, sheathing or siding decay
- Leakage in the attic after heavy rains
- Stains on interior walls or ceilings
- High energy bills
Q. What is the right price for a new roof?
A. The answer to this question depends on many factors. For a commitment-free quote, please click here.
Q. What can I do about mildew on my roof?
A. Most home improvement stores sell a mildew cleaner that can be applied to your roof with a sprayer. Mildew cleaners shouldn’t damage your roof in any way.
Q. How often should I clean my gutters?
A. Gutters should be cleaned at least once in the summer and twice in the fall.
Q. Can heavy snow damage my roof?
A. Yes! It is important to keep heavy snow off your eavesdrops and cleared out of your ridge vents.
Q. How long does it take to replace a roof?
A. Replacing a roof, whether on a commercial or residential building, is a labor-intensive project and, depending on the type of roof, could take anywhere from a few days to 2 or more weeks. The time involved is substantially affected by the weather, as well. Wind, snow, rain, or even just the threat of one of these and will slow the process considerably.
For built-up roofs, removing and replacing the roof will probably proceed at a rate of approximately 1,500 square feet per day. For single-ply roofs, the rate is closer to 2,000 to 4,000 square feet per day.
Q. Will it be loud?
A. Yes, installing a new roof will be loud, and there’s simply no way to make the process quieter. However, we make every effort to complete the job quickly. Our crew will also be respectful of your family and your home.
Q. Must I have the old roof removed?
A. People often think they can save money by leaving an existing roofing layer in place. This only invites problems, however. The roof’s weight poses a problem, and the uneven surface prevents the new shingles from adhering to each other properly. While leaving the old roof might save a few hundred dollars in the short term, it will also reduce the life of the new roof by as much as 50 percent.