Frequently Asked Questions

Here you'll find a list of frequently asked questions that most home owners have regarding their roof

How long does a roof take to install?

It really depends on the size of the roof, the pitch of your home, and the type of roof your installing. our average time frame is 3-4 days for a complete tear off and re-roof. For an overlay and new construction is can be as quick as 1-2 days.

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When purchasing a roofing job, what should I expect?

Our team of roofers will come out, introduce themselves to you, professionally remove your old roof, install your new roof and leave your roof and yard areas completely clean (no debris or nails).

Purchasing a roof seems pretty easy, what could go wrong?

You can sign a contract, pay a down payment and never see the roofer again or you can sign a contract, they deliver the materials on your roof, set a dumpster in the front of your garage and you never see them again. If they haven’t been around for a long period of time there is no guarantee that they will be around to do any repair or warranty work that your roof may need. There are many variations on this scheme, all with the same result. Hopefully, the scheme plays itself out before your roof is torn off and your house is exposed. Play it safe with a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and call on references before purchase.

How Can I minimize repair bills?

The best way to minimize roof repair bills is to prevent damage before it occurs. This means periodically inspecting the roof. Inspections should be made at least twice a year – in the early spring to assess any damage from winter weather and in early fall to detect any damage or deterioration which has occurred during the summer. Additional inspections should be made in the aftermath of unusual weather or events, such as heavy winds, hail, earthquakes or severe temperature conditions.

When is the best time to repair a roof?

Roof repairs should be made as soon as a potential problem is spotted. Unfortunately, problems such as leaks are often not apparent until it rains. During rainy periods, professional roofing contractors are “flooded” with calls for emergency repairs and may be unable to provide you with immediate service. If this should happen to you, be patient. Try to protect interior items by moving them out of the way or covering them with plastic. Place a bucket under the leaking area to catch the water. Sometimes, poking a small hole in the ceiling can allow trapped water to drain out and may prevent further ceiling damage. Don’t be panicked into contracting with an unlicensed, uninsured and/or inexperienced contractor or a semi-skilled handyman just because he can be there today. Remember: getting the job done right is usually better in the long run than getting the job done now.

Must a leaking roof be replaced?

A roof leak is a sign that a problem exists, but it does not necessarily mean that your roof needs to be replaced. Sometimes leaks result from relatively minor causes, such as flashings which have come loose or shingles which have been damaged or blown off. If they are dealt with immediately, these problems can usually be solved by repairs. If ignored and allowed to compound, however, a minor leak can grow into a major problem which can only be solved by replacing the entire roof.

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