Most Common Roofing Questions

Most Common Roofing Questions

We get a lot of questions about roofing –and that’s great!  After all, ensuring your roof is in quality condition is important for your home and our business.  That’s why we decided we would compile some of the most common roofing questions – to provide our valued customers the information they need to properly maintain and protect their roofs.  If you don’t see the answer to your question or you want more information, don’t hesitate to call us today!

Question 1: What should I budget for a new roof?

Honestly, roofing costs can vary significantly and depend on factors such as the type and size of the roof, the time of year of the installation, and the materials required.  The best way to determine the cost of a new roof is to get a detailed quote from a reputable roofing professional.

Question 2: Should I stay home during roofing repairs or installations?

No, you don’t need to be at home when roofing work is being done.  Our team includes project managers that liaise with you as necessary during planning phases; but when the installation or repairs are being done, they will manage the crew and you can be “hands off.”

Question 3: How long will the roofing project take?

Under normal conditions and with an average-sized home, shingle installations can usually be completed within 2 days.  Still, the schedule for a roofing project will depend on the scope of the project, the type of roof, and ultimately the size of the home.  Inclement weather and other unpredictable circumstances may delay completion.

Question 4: How do I find a roofing contractor?

Whenever you are hiring a professional to do work for your home, you want to know you are working with somebody who is reliable, reputable, and experienced.  You should always seek referrals from friends, family, or colleagues, but also take some time to vet potential contractors as well.  Work with a contractor that has

  • Excellent communication skills
  • A portfolio of projects similar to your own
  • Exceptional references

It’s always great to also look for a roofing contractor that has established roots in your community.  Ultimately, you want to work with somebody you trust to provide quality roofing construction on time and on budget.

Question 5: How do I extend the lifespan of my roof?

Regular inspection and maintenance of your roof is the best way to lengthen the life of your roof.  Commercial and residential roofs should be inspected twice a year – ideally just after winter and again before fall.  Regular inspections identify potential roofing problems before they require major repair while also ensuring your roof is in optimal condition for extreme weather.  As an added bonus, regular inspection can save on repair costs as you plan more effectively for major repairs as these costs tend to be higher during peak roofing seasons.