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Roofing FAQs

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    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?

    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 improtant?

    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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