Please review our frequently asked questions and feel free to reach out to us with any other questions. We are always happy to help!
When should I replace my roof?
The typical 3-tab asphalt shingle lasts about 18-20 years. An architectural shingle can last 25-35 years, depending on quality. A rubber roof can last 30-50 years. There are things you can do to maximize it and things you can do to lower the lifespan.
What will a new roof cost?
This is a tough one to answer because everyone’s home is different. The best way to get an idea of cost is to simply call your local trusted roofing professional. Most reputable roofers will offer a free, no obligation quote.
My roof is leaking, does it need to totally be replaced?
One or two leaks are not a major disaster, but more leaks could be a sign of extensive damage. You should call a roofing professional to get the leaks repaired as soon as possible to protect your roof and avoid water can seeping under shingles rotting away at the roof deck. When this happens, there’s typically no other solution than to get your roof replaced.
How long does a new roof installation take?
This depends on the shape of your home, and roofing material you’re having installed. A new roof can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. If you’re having an asphalt roof installed on top of an old one, it will take less time, because the roofers won’t have to strip the previous roof.
Roofing can be dangerous work, and roofers have to ensure that their workers will be safe. Inclement weather can affect the timeline. For a more concrete answer on how long it will take to install your new roof, be sure to get estimates from multiple trusted roofers in your area. Most will offer a comprehensive timeline, and some contracts even include a penalty in the event that the roof is not completed on deadline.
My roof has dark black and green stains, is that normal?
In humid and wet climates, it’s totally normal for your roof to develop black and green stains over time. These stains are actually plant growth: moss, algae, or lichens, which latch onto your roof. It is important to wash them off regularly to keep them from spreading and eating away at the asphalt granules and shingles that work to keep your home safe and dry. If not removed, they can eat into the roof deck, causing leaks, rot, mold, and even major water damage.
When you start to see odd discolorations on your roof, it’s time for a roof cleaning. Regular cleaning keeps your roof looking spotless and can extend its lifespan significantly.
What are the benefits of asphalt roofing shingles?
Asphalt shingles are a good choice for many homes due to their lightweight, ease of installation and affordable price. They give the appearance of single shingles such as cedar, but are installed in layered sheets.
Can my roof be insured?
Most home insurance companies will cover a roof replacement due to an act of nature, but not due to normal everyday aging. The best thing suggestion is to call your insurance company to discuss it directly with them.