Depending on what type of roof you have, these are some signs that could indicate the need for a roof replacement:
Roof is 15+ years old or past warranty
Missing or broken shingles
Bare, curling, or buckling shingles
Numerous broken tiles
Cracks allow water or daylight through
Your home and in particular your roof, are highly susceptible to storm damage, here are a few smart tips to limit the amount of damage a tornado will do to your roof, by shingle type:
Shake: Reinforce with extra nails
Slate: Seal with cement or mortar
Tile: A steel strap placed over the tiles and tied into the roof (tile roofs can also be reinforced with mortar
Hail and storm damage can be very difficult to detect and often occurs to roofs, siding and windows, all of which are difficult DIY repair projects that could void your homeowners insurance or manufacturer warranty, if not performed by a licensed contractor. Due to the risks associated with hail damage, it is recommended to cut to the chase and have a storm damage repair contractor inspect your damages right away.
A new roof is a huge investment, typically involving thousands of your hard-earned dollars and lasting 25, 30, 40 years, or more. As with any big investment, knowing in advance what your warranty covers could save you thousands in the event that problems arise with your roof.
When we inspect your roof, our roofing experts will inspect your gutters as well. If we find that they’re in good shape, you won’t need to replace them. If they’re not, however, we can install new ones when we install your new roof. If you’re currently in need of new gutters be sure to contact us to schedule a free home inspection!
The amount of time it will take to complete your re-roofing project will depend on the size & complexity of your roof, the weather & season, if your old roof needs removed, the size of the roofing crew, and unforeseen issues with the roofing system. A small, uncomplicated roof may only take a few days to complete whereas a large, complicated roof structure with a number of problems may take several weeks to finish. If you would like a better estimate for the completion time of your project please feel free to give us a call!
Before installing a new roof, or having repairs made, consider the following when choosing your contractor:
Look for an established roofer and request references
Insist on a detailed, written estimate clearly stating the quantity of materials needed (labor charges, work specifications) which include approximate starting and completion dates, payment procedures and that any necessary building permits are secured
Carefully review and understand any warranty and watch for conditions that would void it
Use caution (ask questions) before accepting a bid substantially lower than other bids covering the same repair work
Contact your local BBB to check for complaints filed against the contractor