How can a home owner recognize when a roof system has problems?

There are many different signs that your roof system has problems and some may or may not be obvious. Some obvious signs can include outer damage that is caused by fallen tree limbs or wind damage. Cracked shingles can be a concern and some shingles can crack simply because of thermal pressure. Inside you may see signs as well. Indoor signs can include the discoloration of ceilings such as stains and mold, peeling wallpaper, and the presence of mold in your attic. These are all signs of major problems that shouldn’t be ignored.

My roof leaks. Do I need to have it replaced completely?

Many times having a leak in your roof points more to localized damage. A few shingles may need to be replaced but most times the structural integrity of the rest of your roof is good. For this, a localized leak won’t require a full roof replacement. Some situations may warrant a whole roof replacement such as continuous repairs failing time and time again.

Can I do the work myself?

Although many roofing repairs can be done on your own it is always recommended that you seek a professional. There are dangers to roof repairs even after research you still have to know where to step on the roof, how to find all damage, and be able to assess the extent of the damage to repair it properly so that it doesn’t continue to be a problem.

How do I clean algae and moss from my asphalt shingle roof?

Algae and moss can be stubborn to remove from asphalt shingles. The most effective way to clean these substances from your roof is with a half and half mixture of liquid chlorine bleach and water. Spray this mixture onto your roof and let sit for about 15-20 minutes to get the maximum effect. After this time is up, rinse this solution off with low-pressure water for the best results.

Do you offer a warranty on roof installations? (They offer 50 years for roofs and 10 years for siding)

Yes! Our company is proud to offer warranties on all of our roof installations to guarantee that your roof is going to last! Our company provides a 50-year warranty for all roof installations and 10 years for siding on your home.

What will a roof replacement cost?

There are many factors that go into the replacement of a roof and each roof is different. Many roof replacements cost between $5,000 and $10,000 but vary from a low end of $1,200 and a high-end of $30,000. These numbers can vary depending on the materials you want to use in your replacement as well as the size and shape of your roof. Most professionals prefer to price by the square foot for this reason. A good ballpark is anywhere between $3.50 and $5.00 per square foot.

When is it time to replace my roof?

There are many signs to look out for when it comes to figuring out when it is time to replace your roof. One of the first signs of needing a roof replacement is time. Depending on the type of roof you have, if it has been 20-25 years it may be time for a roof replacement. You should also inspect your roof from the inside out to see if there are any issues leading to a replacement such as beams of light, leaks, or streaks and stains. On the outside, check on your shingles. They shouldn’t be curled or cracked and you can also look for shingle granules in your gutter system. Finally, check your roof carefully for rotting and exposed nails. If your roof has exposed nails it can be an extreme hazard and you should be cautious in your inspection. You can tell rotten parts of roofing when areas feel soft or damp which leads to needing a full roof replacement.

Can i just replace the shingles? Or do i need to replace everything?

There are situations where you may be able to stick with just the replacement of your shingles compared to the replacement of your entire roof. If your shingles are cracked or torn you can get away with a simple shingle replacement. If the tear is minor you could even use roofing sealant instead of worrying about replacing shingles. When shingles are missing pieces, you need to replace the shingles or if the shingle is missing as a whole. The times that everything will need to be replaced are very apparent. You need to consider an entire replacement if your roof has become too old, the shingles are beginning to curl, or if the shingles are beginning to lose their granules.

How often does a roof need to be replaced?

How often your roof would need to be replaced is all about the type of roofing you have. If you have asphalt shingles your roofing will be replaced every 15-30 years. Wood shingles will last you anywhere from 20-25 years. Rubber roofs will last 30-50 years and metal roofs won’t need any replacing for around 50-75 years!

What is the best time to replace a roof?

Honestly, the best time to do a roof replacement is when you have the time to adequately plan for it so the process can go as smoothly as possible. Weather-wise you don’t want it to be too hot or too cold so most homeowners shoot for the springtime to do a roof replacement.