Q: What type of roofing materials do you use?
For roofs that have a slope of 3:12 ( 3 inches of rise per foot) we can install, Asphalt Shingles, Wood Shingles, Tile and Metal. These are the basic roof systems. Tile roofs are very heavy and your roof may not support the weight so it's best to have your trusses evaluated by a professional before you move forwards. For low slope roofs with pitches below 3:12 single ply roof membranes are the most popular. They come in the rolls ranging between 4' to 10' in width and 100' liner feet in length. They are welded together by a machine to create a monolithic membrane.
Q: How long does replacing a roof typically take?
Many thing's factor in the time it can take to replace a roof. Slope would be the first thing we would consider. The steeper the roof the harder it is to move around and transport materials. The number of roof layers also plays a factor. If we can remove one layer we can move onto prepping to paper the roof in, if we have a second layer to remove, we would start again on the tear off processes. Roof details is another big factor. If the roof is cut up into small sections where an installer is starting and stopping this will add time. Having more valleys or long valleys will add time as will hips and walls. Ground logistics. If we can't haul materials straight to the trailer from the roof then it may have to go to the ground first, then someone may have to haul it to the trailer. Adding shrubs and plants below the eaves may mean that instead of letting tear off fall to the ground on a steep roof it must be packed up and over taking more time since it's harder to pack the tear off up a steep roof slope then it is to let it fall to the ground. Lastly the type of system being removed and the type of system going back will play a roll in how long the re-roof process may take.
Q: How can we get an estimate?
Getting an estimate is simple, give us call, text or email with all of your contact information and we will set up an appointment.
Q: Do we have to be out of the house when you are replacing the roof?
No. Re-roofing is noisy but it doesn't require anyone to leave.
Q: Can I remove ice from my roof?
It isn't recommended to remove ice from your roof. You could permanently damage your roof system. Also it can be very hazardous traversing a roof without the presents of ice.
Q: What are ice dams?
Everything within the walls of the house is heated area. The overhangs of your roof typically fall on the outside of the four walls. The area of roof sitting over heated space will melt snow and the thaw will run down the roof. When the snow melt passes beyond the wall line of the house to the un heated area on the eaves of the roof, it will begin to re-freeze. If the snow melt makes it to the gutter and the gutter is clean it will hopefully evacuate to the down spout. If the gutters are clogged with mud and debris, the water may not flow and most likely will freeze. As more water flows into the gutter and freezes it begins to build the face and creates a dam at the eave line. New thaw that flows down hits this ice dam and freezes and eventually the ice dam grows back up the roof and underneath the first courses of shingles. Eaves that are not protected with Ice Guard may see leaks and substrate damage.
Q: How do you calculate the amount of shingles I will need for my roof?
Divide the total square foot area including over-hangs by the number of bundles in a square for the product selected. Do not use the Square foot area of the foot print of the home to determine the area of the roof. The roof area has overhangs that extend beyond the floor space in the home and a slope factor that must be included. The best way to get an accurate measurement is to measure the roof directly.
Q: Why is there discoloring in my roof?
All systems will weather. An asphalt roof that starts to look dark may be due to the loss of granules.
Q: Will siding crack or fade?
Siding can crack, rot and fade over time. It should be inspected annually and painted periodically. Moisture will break down siding, keep your sprinklers from hitting the siding and if you have a broken gutter or a gutter without a downspout get it fixed.
Q: How often do I need to replace siding?
It depends on the product used and the care. If you maintain your siding with routine inspections and painting it should last.
Q: Are there any maintenance programs?
Yes we offer many maintenance programs for commercial and residential.
Q: My home was damaged by hail, what is the turn time to fix this?
It would depend on the schedule at the time. We are often booked out 2 weeks to 2 months. If you accept our proposal we will keep you leak free until we can begin work.
Q: Will you work with my insurance company to help me move forward with my roofing job?
Yes we often work with insurance claims.
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