Roof Installation

    When is it Time to Replace my Roof?

    Bucking and curling shingles. Bucked shingles occur when moisture in the attic space causes nails to push out of place and loosen the shingle. This compromises the shingles' performance and exposes the roof to the elements, which can result in leaks and even more moisture damage.
    Algae growth. Bacteria from algae eat through the shingles, especially if they are low-cost shingles that are made primarily of limestone. According to the Department of Energy, cool roofs are more susceptible to algae formation, although any roof color can experience algae growth.
    Missing granules. Asphalt roofing shingles are made up of small granules. When these granules come loose, it can impact the shingles' performance. You can locate missing granulates by looking for fragments in the gutter system.
    Missing shingles. Professional roofing contractors are highly skilled at roofing installation and keeping shingles in place. However, these can blow away in the wind or become loose as they age. Missing shingles can allow rainwater into the home.
    Mold in the attic. This is one of the most concerning aspects of roof replacement. Mold forms in areas such as the rafter beams and the plywood on the underside of the roof.

    Should I Replace the Shingles or the Entire Roofing System?

    A roof consists of much more than a layer of shingles. Replacing the entire system, which includes the materials below, is the best route for enhancing the roof's performance:
    Leak barrier protection Creates a seal to block water from vulnerable areas of the roof such as the valleys and chimneys.
    Synthetic roof deck protection: Provides a second layer of protection to defend against roof rot.
    Starter strip shingles: Prevents shingles from blowing off the roof.
    Lifetime shingles: Top-of-the-line shingles that are designed to last a lifetime and provide the best value. High-quality asphalt roofing can yield a return on investment of 65.8%.
    Ventilation: Ventilation is essential to the health of a roofing system. Without adequate airflow, energy bills can skyrocket and roof shingles can become damaged during hot weather.

    Can I Replace my Roof in the Winter?

    The most popular time of year for roof replacement is spring and late fall, but wintertime works as well. An experienced roof installation team knows how to install a new roof without becoming damaged from cold temperatures. If you're thinking of replacing a roof this year, now is the time to schedule an estimate before the summer rush begins.

    Will a New Roof Lower my Energy Bills?

    If your roof is old and underperforming, roof replacement can help lower energy bills. It's ideal that the attic remains close to the outside temperature, but overheating during the summer is a sign of inadequate ventilation. This can directly cause the HVAC to work in overdrive. A new roof lowers energy bills with ventilation and sound materials that prevent excess drafts and water leaks.

    Is New Roofing a Good Investment?

    Increased curb appeal with varying shingle colors that add depth to the home.
    Improved home value with 60%+ ROI.
    Potential energy savings with professional roof installation and attic ventilation.
    Ice dam prevention in the winter.
    Quality roofing replacement is designed to last for a lifetime

    Roof Repair

    Can I Repair the Roof By Myself?

    All roofing professionals will generally advise against DIY roofing and doing any repairs on your own because it is not safe, and very often, you end up needing a professional roofer anyway. So, to save time, money and avoid unnecessary risks, it's better you leave it to the professionals.
    In addition to that, professional roofing contractors have extensive training and are certified by the materials manufacturer, so you will also get warranties. And when the roof is repaired by someone who hasn't been trained or approved by the manufacturer, you most likely won't get a warranty.

    What Will It Cost to Fix My Roof?

    Unfortunately, there isn't a one-size-fits-all answer to this question.
    The cost of roofing repair or installing a new roof system depends on the pitch of your roof, size of your roof or the roof area that needs repair, type of materials used, what condition the roof is in, current market costs, number of shingle layers, and the chosen roofing contractor. The best way to find out the cost is to have a free estimate done.
    Always remember that your home's roof is an investment, so opting for a quick and cheap fix will usually cost you more in the long run.

    Can My Roof Just Be Repaired or Does It Need to Be Replaced?

    If your roof is very old and there are constant problems, replacing the roof might be your best bet. However, if you are experiencing a small problem, a simple fix may suffice.
    Cracked, curling, broken, or missing shingles can be repaired to stop a leak, but older roofs or roofs with widespread issues and many leaks must be replaced.
    The only way to determine what type of roofing service is needed is to contact a roofing contractor and get a detailed roof inspection.

    How Can I Tell If My Roof System Has Problems?

    A lot of different kinds of damages can compromise your roof system. These are some of the most common ones to look out for:

    Deteriorated flashings and loose seams
    Discolored or cracked interior drywall
    Leaks on your ceiling
    Loss of asphalt granules (you will see them in the gutters)
    Decaying, cracked, or missing shingles
    These are some of the issues you might notice yourself, but for a deeper, more thorough inspection, make sure to call in a roofer.

    How Long Does It Take to Repair a Roof?

    Each roof is different, and each project has a different size. Roof repairs usually take a few hours, but the exact timeframe will depend on the extent of the damages.

    You can ask your roofing contractor for a specific timeline once they've inspected the roof and when they give you their estimate. A good contractor will be able to give you an accurate estimate of how long the project will take.

    What Should I Do If My New Roof Leaks?

    There are a few reasons for leaks on a new roof, and one of the most common ones is extreme weather or impact damage. If something like that happens, the best idea is to call your roofing contractor immediately and let them inspect the issue thoroughly and fix it for you.

    They will come out to inspect the roof as soon as possible and prevent the leak from growing bigger. And since your roof is new, it will most probably be protected by a warranty, so you won't have to worry about additional costs.