Frequently Asked Roofing Questions
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A: Roof system issues are most often identified after a leak or other serious damages occur. Twice a year or periodic inspections usually uncover warped, missing, or cracked shingles; deteriorated flashings or loose seams; excessive surface granules that accumulate in the downspouts or gutters; as well as other visible roof signs of problems with the roof system. Indoors, you can search for discolored plasterboard, peeling wallpaper, and cracked paint as signs of damaged areas of the roof.
A: Not really. Leaks are often the result of loose flashings or a damaged part of the roof system. However, a complete failure of the roof system is not reversible in general and a result of wrong choice of materials or installation or the installation of the roof system is not suitable for the house or building.
A: You can choose from two basic options. First, you can opt for a total replacement of your roof system that involves a tear-off of the existing roof system or re-cover of the existing roof system that involves a new roof system installation. If one re-cover has already been installed on the original roof system, make sure you check with an expert roofing contractor. Most of the time, building code requirements allow just a single roof system re-cover before there is a need for a complete replacement.
A: Majority of new roofing systems are made to provide about 20 years of useful service. Other roof system types including clay tile, slate, and metal systems can last longer. The life space of a roof system may also be determined by some factors including roof system design, proper building, enough roof maintenance, proper application, environmental conditions, and local climatic conditions.
A: Roofing shouldn’t be a DIY project. Roofing professionals are trained to efficiently and safely replace or repair roof systems.
A: The cost of a new roof differs widely depending on the things such as chosen materials, location of the property, local labor rates, contractor’s rates, and time of the year. You can ask for estimates if you want to know the real cost.
A: Roofing repair and roof replacement is a noisy and messy process. What you can do is to reduce the inconvenience and hassle during the process of roofing.
A: There are things that affect every roofing project including weather. It also depends on the time frame of roofing contractors for new roof completion.
A: Roof repairs must be made as soon as you have noticed a problem. These problems include leaks and frequently not apparent until it rains hard.
A: If your roof was completed during spring time, you’ll find faster service and better availability.