How do I know if I need a new roof?
The following are things that may indicate that your roof needs replacing:
- Missing, cracked or curling shingles
- Blistering or peeling paint
- Shingle, sheathing or siding decay
- Leakage in the attic after heavy rains
- Stains on interior walls or ceilings
- High energy bills
What is the right price for a new roof?
The answer to this question depends on many factors. For a commitment-free quote, please contact us.
How long does it take to replace a roof?
Replacing a roof, whether on a commercial or residential building, is a labor-intensive project and, depending on the type of roof, could take anywhere from a day to a week or more. The time involved is substantially affected by the weather, as well.
What should I expect during a roofing project?
A construction project for your home can be an inconvenience. Knowing what to expect during a roofing project can make the process easier for you, your neighbors, and the contractors.
Inside your home:
Light fixtures, ceiling fans, and any ceiling mounted items may be damaged by a roofing project. Ask your contractor about which items should be taken down during the project.
Fragile items on the walls, such as pictures and mirrors, may move or even fall. Remove these items to ensure their safety during the project.
Outside your home:
Traffic will increase due to supplies being delivered, workers arriving and leaving, and dump trucks removing debris. Warn your neighbors of the additional traffic as a courtesy.
Expect lots of noise. Talk to your contractor about what you can expect for your particular roofing project. Especially during summer months. workers will start early and stay late (to optimize work during the cool hours of the day).
Pieces of old and new roofing materials will fall around the house. Protect special or fragile plants and landscaping ahead of time and talk with the contractor about your concerns.
Erosion and damage to your yard will most certainly occur if there is not a direct access to your roof. Once again, talk to the contractor about your concerns. Despite everyone’s best efforts, most likely, some damage will occur, but it can be kept to a minimum.
Protect your sprinkler system by clearly marking the sprinkler heads with red tape or string so that the workers can see them without difficulty.
Can I replace missing and damaged shingles without calling a roofing contractor?
Composition shingle replacement: For composition shingles, roofing cement can be used to repair torn or curled shingles. Stabilize repaired shingle with nails or a heavy board until the cement has dried. To replace a composition, carefully lift the shingle above the missing shingle, then trim and place the new shingle underneath so that it doesn’t catch on any edges (it may be necessary to remove excess staples or nails). Carefully nail the new shingle into place.