FAQs Roofing

Do I need a new roof, or can I just patch my existing roof tiles??

Generally speaking, itís wise to get your roof inspected when it gets to be about 10 years old. While most residential licensed roofers are going to install a roof warranted for at least 30 years, not all roofs are installed by professionals, and their workmanship or materials may be substandard. It is also very possible that although your roof hasn't yet reached its life expectancy, there may be reasons for repair, such as damage that occurs due to severe weather. Flashings, roof valleys and chimneys in particular are subject to leaks. In addition, some homes, due to inadequate roofing insulation, are subject to ice jams (or ice dams), which is when the heat rising from the house melts some of the snow so that the resulting water flows to the overhang or gutter (where there is no heat) and then refreezes, causing larger-than-normal deposits of ice, which, when they melt, can cause leaks. Keep in mind, too, that stains, blisters or flaking paint on interior ceilings or walls can be indications of moisture build-up and should be thoroughly investigated. The way to know for sure is to get a roof inspection.

What steps can I take to prolong the lifespan of my roof?
Proper roof maintenance goes a long way. We provide roof cleaning and repainting services, as well as emergency snow and ice-jam removal services to help your current roof last as long as possible.

How long will it take to install my roofing system?
Normally we can finish your roof in a single day, though larger roofs may take up to three days.  Weather may be a factor as well.

How much mess might be involved in an exterior home remodeling?
Every roof is different, though often, it is a dirty job. Older homes may have several layers of asphalt shingles on top of some other type of roofing material such as wood shingles, and it is not uncommon to have debris fall into gaps between the boards of your roof. You should expect to cover anything in rooms with direct access to your roof.

Should I install static vents or ridge vents?
It is a fact that poor attic ventilation creates high temperatures that can cause roofing materials to fail prematurely, and installing roof vents helps to eliminate that heat buildup. Part of our first inspection is to correct any ventilation issues. We will be happy to add vents to your roof during the roofing project.

Will you provide referrals?
Yes. We've been in the business since 1998, and we have many hundreds of satisfied roofing customers. We'd be happy to provide references.

Will you remove the existing layer of shingles, or re-roof over them?
While you can have a maximum of two layers of asphalt shingles on a roof, if your shingles have excessive curls or buckles, or if there is evidence of rotted wood, the existing single layer should be removed before the new roof is added. Also, adding one layer on top of another may void the warranty, depending on the type of shingle used.

Will you warranty your work?
Yes. We use all of the top brands of shingles, such as Tamko, Owens Corning, GAF Timberline, and CertainTeed Landmark. Your roof will be warranted for workmanship and materials.