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Roofing FAQs

Do you offer financing for your roofing services?

Yes we do! We partnered with Service Finance Company, LLC to give you the lowest possible deals.

What types of financing are available?

We offer Short Term Options with Deferred Interest or No Interest. We also offer Long Term Options with Fixed Interest and Low Monthly Payments.

What is the maximum amount I can loan for my roofing project?

You can loan up to $100,000 for your roofing project.

Do I need proof of income for my loan application?

No. Proof of income is not required.

How do I apply for this loan?

There are 3 ways to apply:

  1. Call 866-393-0033 (M-F 8am-12am EST Sat 9am-11pm EST Sunday 12pm-6pm)
  2. Visit then click on Apply Now.
  3. Download Service Finance Company App, available in the Apple App store and Google Play.

Do you have a license or a certification to install and repair roofs?

We certainly do! We always present them along with our quotation. If in case we forgot, please don’t hesitate to ask us about it.

I have a leaking roof. Do I need to have it replaced completely?

Not necessarily. Let us examine your roof and provide an honest repair assessment. If repair is only a temporary solution, we’ll let you know and help you determine the best course of action for your home.

How much does a roof repair cost?

Costs will vary depending on the type of shingles you have, what condition the roof is in, the pitch of your roof, and how many layers of shingles you have. It’s very important that you contact us so we can make an honest assessment and give you a comprehensive quote.

Why are your prices more affordable than others?

  1. We are a family-owned business.
  2. We believe you deserve direct service so we don’t deal with middle-man general contractors.
  3. We have great and long-standing relationships with our suppliers. We pass on that savings to our clients.

What are the causes of Wear and Tear on roofs?

Lack of proper maintenance is a controllable factor that causes roofs to wear out. Other factors are; severe weather, direct sun, algae and mildew growth. Hailstones striking the roof and removing some of the granules are also a problem.

What is the best type of shingle for my type of roof?

There are approximately sixty different types of shingles and slate materials. We always consider durability, budget and aesthetic factors when we make recommendations. It is important that your roof is professionally examined before any recommendations are made.

What are the common reasons why roofs leak?

  • Storm Damage
  • Improper installation, poor craftsmanship
  • Wrong roofing system was installed
  • Failure on maintenance work or inspections
  • Natural wear and tear (the roof may be too old)

What are the areas most likely to leak on a roof?

Roofing protrusions, penetrations, pipe vents, skylights, hood vents

Low slopes EPDM, TPO or metal roofs from lose or exposed fasteners, gaps at the seams

Roof to wall flashing, broken sealants or improper installation

Walls’ brick, stucco or siding failure at the waterproof system behind the exterior materials

Can I use my Homeowner’s insurance to cover my roof repair or maintenance costs?

Can I use my Homeowner’s insurance to cover my roof repair or maintenance costs?

YES! Regardless of the cause of the roof leak, your home insurance is obligated to pay for the repair of the roof and the interior water damage in your home. However, we don’t recommend our clients to file a claim when the roof repair or roof maintenance cost less than the insurance deductible.

To know more about how you can maximize your Homeowner’s insurance for your roofing projects, please click here.

How can I avoid roof leaks?

A properly installed roof is supposed to last up to 10 years without leaks. After 10 years, it is recommended to have a professional roofer to inspect your roof and perform maintenance work.

Why is Roof Maintenance important?

Maintenance work is a prevention of a bigger problem. Water leaks can damage the interior of your home,  the roof deck and the roofing system. This can also produce black mold  that can cause health problems if not removed.

What kind of services are included in a roof maintenance project?

  • Inspection
  • Remove and replace pipe boots flashing around PVC pipes
  • Remove the old sealant and reseal the metal exhaust vents
  • Clean the roof from debris

  • Remove and replace any broken tabs on the shingle roof

  • Seal any exposed fasteners and flashing roof to wall areas

  • Any other recommendation to repair walls or gutters that are adjacent to the roof

What are the main factors that determine the cost of roof installation?

  • Location
  • Building or Residential size
  • Roofing and Building materials
  • Labor
  • The liability and extra work protecting homeowners
  • Roof Access
  • Cosmetic Metal Roofs
  • Roof Deck Replacement
  • Skylights Repair or Replacement
  • Dumpster fees
  • Additional layer of shingles or double layer
  • Code Requirements

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