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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The most 5 common types of roofing are asphalt shingles, slate shingles, ceramic roofing tiles, cedar shingles/wood shakes, and metal roofing.
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.
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.
Keep your gutters clean and overhanging trees trimmed to prevent debris from accumulating. Remove excess snow from your roof to prevent pressure and leaks.
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
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.
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.