frequently Asked Questions
How do different roofing materials compare?
We use materials from major manufacturers, because it gives our customers the latest choices of materials from companies that have proven through testing to solve roofing problems.
You can be assured that the materials used on your roof are approved materials in the roofing industry. We will guide you through the different types of materials that are available to give you the knowledge you need to make an informed decision.
Do old shingles have to be removed?
Building codes differ from city to city. Installing shingles over an existing roof can be done under certain conditions. Most codes allow you to put one layer over an original layer, for a total of two layers. Doing this adds approximately 225 pounds per square (10′ x 10′ area) to your roof deck.
It also compromises the life of the roof, because you have an old layer under a new one. In most cases, a repair can be made to temporarily stop additional damage to other areas of the property. It can be risky to make judgments based on expanding a roof life beyond what it was originally designed for. If a problem arises at the end of a roof’s life, it probably can be repaired.
Can a bad section be repaired without replacing my entire roof?
In most cases, a repair can be made to temporarily stop additional damage to other areas of the property. It can be risky to make judgments based on expanding a roof life beyond what it was originally designed for. If a problem arises at the end of a roof’s life, it probably can be repaired, but look at it as a first sign of trouble. Allow us to give you a free estimate at your convenience. We will give you an honest opinion as to what your next step should be.
Do you do insurance work?
Yes, we will work directly with your insurance company, giving you the peace of mind that your claim is being handled with you always first in mind.
How long will it take to install the new roof?
In most cases the new roof will take just a few days to install. We can usually remove the existing roof and install plywood in one day if the home is under 40,000 square feet. Then a couple more days may be required to install the new roof system.
How often should a roof be serviced?
All the pipes and vents should be resealed and painted very two years, and gutters and down spouts need cleaning annually. Finally, the entire roof should be inspected for wind damage and deterioration yearly.
What roof system is the most fire retardant?
The tile roof is, because it is made of a non-combustible material, such as concrete or ceramic materials.
Do you provide a warranty on work performed?
Answer. Yes! Depending on the job performed and we will assist you with material warranty which is provided by the manufacturer.
Are you fully licensed, bonded and insured?
We by all federal, state and local laws and regulations, offering you the assurance that you’re roofing needs are fully covered by a licensed and fully bonded and insured company. For instance, if someone were injured on your property, wouldn’t you want the security of knowing the roofing company you contracted is fully covered? Your protection and ours is of great concern. Roofing applications can be very dangerous, and safety is of the utmost importance.
All of our people are aware of this at all times. The last thing any of us wants is for someone to be hurt doing a service for you. You can be assured that we will perform all services for you with safety, design to regulation, and care in every roofing application we contract.
How much does it cost?
Prices vary from area to area and job to job for many different reasons.
As you shop around, you may encounter roofers offering cut-rate pricing. These so-called bargains typically involve substandard materials, workmanship that cuts corners, and items omitted to make the price more attractive — costing you more in the long run when the roof deteriorates sooner than it should. We explain to you exactly what your dollar is buying.
You can be assured that the price we quote you will be at fair market value, using the best products available and workmanship of the highest standards. As always, we recommend you get an estimate whenever contracting your roofing needs.
An experienced roofer who knows how to walk on the tile can do so without breaking the tiles in most cases, but there are some tiles that are very fragile and even a person with experience can still cause damage. For the typical homeowner, please stay off the tile roof.
That depends on the slope of the roof and the direction of the building. The composition roof should last between 20 and 30 years, depending on the weight of the shingles and proper maintenance (20-year, 25-year, 30-year shingles are rated by weight).
Answer. If the roof needs repairs now is the time to make them. Knowing the condition of the roof allows you to avoid compromising your sale price at a later date.
Answer. This occurs when a flat roof is not tied into the sloped roof properly. For a correct tie-in, the flat roof must extend under the sloped roof not less than 18 inches (on tile it must be under the underlayment).
Answer. A flashing is piece of metal that goes around the pipes and vents to seal the opening around the pipes and vents.
Answer. Most of the time we start at 7:00 AM and work until 3:30 PM, but in the summer we must start earlier to beat the heat.
Answer. Yes, although shingles come in an array of colours from tractor red to light grey, the lighter the colour the longer the shingles will last.
Answer. Yes, but only if it is not too hot outside. You must make sure you know where you are at all times so you do not get too close to the edge of the roof, and do not step into the valleys or trip over the pipes & vents.