How do I know if my roof needs to be replaced?
Sometimes a roof naturally reaches the end of it's useful life without experiencing a roof failure. It simply begins to looks old and worn. If replacing an old roof is delayed, however, it could result in bigger problems and expenses for you in the long run. Many times there are visual signs that indicate your roof is in need of a replacement. For example, signs of age on composition (asphalt) shingles are obvious when the granules start coming off leaving black patches or "bald spots" showing. Other signs are when shingles begin to curl at the ends rather than lay flat or begin cracking.
Dark streaks from algae or moss growing on roof surfaces will make your roof appear aged and untidy, but can also cause early roof aging. Proper roof maintenance can help keep your roof looking nice and extend the lifespan of your roof.
In general, some people think if a roof leaks they need to replace it. Unless it's an older roof, leaks can usually be repaired. With leaking in older roofs and/or if you roof has leaking in more than a few areas, this can mean trouble.
How long does a roof replacement take?
Replacing a residential or commercial roof is a very labor intensive project and can vary from just a few hour to many days depending on the size and scope of the job. Weather such as wind, snow, and rain can slow the process and cause delays.
What Color and style Roof Should I Get?
The first step when making a decision on your roof style and color is to choose the material. We are happy to consult with you on this important decision and guide you on the choice of materials that would be appropriate for your building structure and your roofing needs and goals. The color roofing you select should complement the rest of your home. We can supply you with brochures and samples to ensure your roof color and style choice is perfect.
what is the cost of a new roof?
There are many factors that contribute to the cost of a new roof, including the contractor you choose to do the work, the building style and structure, the material selected, the area of the country, local labor rates, and more. When considering roofing costs, you must also take the quality of the materials and workmanship into consideration. Keep in mind that you’re not buying a price or even just a product, you’re buying a professional contractor that you can trust. At Secure Roofing, Inc. we bring many years of experience, expertise, craftsmanship, and are are committed to the highest quality of work.
Can my roof be repaired, or does it need to be replaced?
Often missing, cracked, broken, and curling shingles can be repaired or replaced to stop a leak on younger roofs. If a roof is older with multiple leaks and more widespread damage or other issues, it is most likely time for the roof to be replaced. We are always happy to give you our professional advice during our free consultation.
How long can I expect my roof system to last?
The average lifespan of a new roof system is about 20 years, but certain types such as metal or slate, can last longer. There are a number of factors that will affect your roof's life span, including local climate, proper building and roof system design, material quality and suitability, proper installation, and adequate roof maintenance.
Will landscaping/siding get destroyed during a roofing project?
It depends on the roofing company you hire! At Secure Roofing, we take extra care to protect your landscaping and home. We use sheets of wood to cover doors and windows, tarps on the ground to catch messes, and protect bushes and plants so when your project is complete, your home is in better shape then when we arrived.
Our practice is to do work that is efficient and tidy - we always leave a job site cleaned up and pride ourselves on our respectful crew.