How can a homeowner recognize when a roof has problems?
All too often, roof problems are discovered after leaking or other serious damage occurs. Periodic (twice-a-year) inspections can often uncover cracked, warped, or missing shingles, loose seams and deteriorated flashings, excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or downspout, and other visible signs of roof problems. Indoors, look for cracked paint, discolored plasterboard, and peeling wallpaper as signs of damaged roof areas.
How long can I expect my roof to last?
The condition and lifespan of your roof will depend on the type of roof you have, the effects of your local environment and the maintenance which the roof has received. According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, asphalt shingles generally last 15-20 years; wood shingle/shakes, 10-40 years; clay/concrete tiles, 20+ years; slate, 30-100 years; metal roofing, 15-40+years. Roofing product manufacturers off a variety of warranties on their products.Take a close look at those warranties to see what responsibilities and financial obligations they will assume if their products fail to reach their expected lifetimes.
My roof leaks. Do I need to have it totally replaced?
Not necessarily. Leaking can result because some flashings have come loose or because a section of the roof has been damaged. A roof failure, however, is generally irreversible and results from improper installation or choice of materials, or from the installation of a roof system inappropriate to the building.
What are my options if I decide to reroof?
You have two basic options. You can choose a complete replacement of the roof system, involving a tear-off of the old roof, or a re-cover over the existing roof, involving only the installation of a new membrane and surfacing. If you’ve already had one recover over your original roof, check with a professional roofing contractor to see if your deck can support a second recover.
Can’t I just do the work myself?
Most work should not be do-it-yourself. Professional roofing contractors are trained to safely and efficiently repair or replace a roof. Novices can harm a roof with improper roofing techniques and severely injure themselves by falling off or even through a roof in need of repair or replacement. Homeowner maintenance should be confined to roof inspections in both the fall and spring to check for cracked or curling shingles, and to cleaning rain gutters filled with dead leaves and other debris. If you must see the roof for yourself, use a firmly braced or tied-off ladder equipped with rubber safety feet. Wear rubber-soled shoes and stay on the ladder (and off the roof) if possible
What will a new roof cost?
The price of a new roof varies widely, depending on the material selected, the contractor doing the work, the home itself, area of the country, local labor rates, time of year, and more. To get a good idea of the cost for your roof, get three of four estimates from reputable contractors in your area. Keep in mind that cost is only one factor, and it must be balanced against the quality of the materials and workmanship. For each roofing material there are different grades – and corresponding prices. Plus, there are a variety of styles and shapes. You need to look at the full product range and make a choice based on your budget and needs. Within the roofing profession there are different levels of expertise and craftsmanship. Pick a contractor who is committed to quality work.
Do you install roofs in the winter?
Yes we do.Most Manufactures state that it is acceptable to install new roofing in the winter in certain conditions.Shingles usually do not seal together until its warmer out.We want our customers to feel total comfortable and it is not a problem to setup the install for warmer weather if needed.Please Contact us for more info.
Is my landscaping protected?
We use the New Roof No Mess System.This system is the use of the Equipter RB 4000 dumpster,This self propelled dumpster can lift up and over your landscaping.It also reaches up 12 feet high and 10 feet wide to insure that we catch the debris in the dumpster and not on top of your flowers!The Equipter has extra wide tires so it “floats” over your lawn without permanent damage. We also incorporate tarps and roll your yard using magnets to pick up any loose nails that we may have missed.
What kind of labor warranty do i get?
Warranties can vary.On new roof installs, the warranties usually start out at 6 years from the time of install.This also depends on the materials that you choose to have installed.With repairs,it all depends on how extensive the repair is.For Example.If there is a leak in a valley.The homeowner my opt to choose the lest Expensive repair by just sealing a few areas using sealant.(No warranty) Or the home owner my opt to have the valley removed,ice and water shield installed and new shingles and valley metal installed (1 year warranty).Please contact us if you have any more questions
How can I determine my annual cost?
When mulling over your roofing options, the following formula may help:
Total Cost (materials and labor)/Life Expectancy of Roof (in years) = Annual Cost
Do you guys accept credit cards?
Yes, we do accept credit cards, however, due to processing fees incurred on our behalf, there will be a 3.25% fee added onto credit card payments on SOME transactions.
Do you have an emergency repair service?
Yes we do .The Emergency # is 614-394-5516
So you install Metal roofing?
Absolutely we do! We love installing metal roofs.There are many benefits of installing metal.From the long paint warrant to the energy stare benefits.There are sevral styles of metal roofing,the most common is Ribbed metal and Standing Seam.Please click here to learn more.