The purchase of a new roofing system is a substantial investment.
It is best to consult an industry professional and ask any questions you may have before making any construction decisions. Let us help you choose the appropriate high-quality roofing products for your home or business!
Frequently Asked Questions
How to tell when it's time for a roof replacement?
A typical roof has a lifespan of around 20 years. A roof's lifespan can change depending on the type of roofing material used, exposure to the sun, and the roof's ventilation system.
Replacing roofs over 20 years old is a cost-effective way to get ahead of any water damage. The potential of multiple roof repairs makes a complete roof replacement the better choice for many homeowners in the long run.
How can we tell if the roof was damaged from a storm?
Storm Damage happens quite often in Ohio. The clearest sign of storm damage is the presence of shingles on your home's landscape. Damaged shingles also occur because roofing shingles loose granules when a storm strikes–these granules contribute to the shingle material's life expectancy.
Contact your insurance company if you believe your roof has suffered storm damage. In most cases, your insurance agent will recommend a roofing professional inspect the damage. Your homeowner's insurance policy will cover the cost if you need to replace the roof due to storm damage.
How much more expensive are metal and slate roofs than standard asphalt shingles?
Slate, tile, and metal roofing materials and installation costs are highest, but the life expectancy and aesthetic appeal are significantly greater than traditional shingles.
What should I look for when hiring a roofing contractor?
The first thing to look for when hiring a roofing contractor is to make sure the contractor is licensed and insured. Another signal of quality is how long the company has been in business–the age of the company will indicate stability and quality. Also, check out the company's reviews on Google; people often share excellent and unsatisfactory experiences.
Should my chimney be looked at before installing a new roof?
It is not necessary to have your chimney inspected before getting a roof replacement. A Possert professional will let you know if we notice any evidence that chimney repairs are required.
How long will my new roof last?
A typical new roof system lasts roughly 20 years. Roofing systems need to be specifically designed for the home or building to reach the expected lifespan. The local climate, environmental conditions, and roofing materials can affect this lifespan estimate.
Regular roof maintenance will play a significant role in increasing the average lifespan. Slate, clay tile, and concrete tile can last even longer.
How long does a roof replacement take?
A residential roof installation will take, on average, one to two days to complete. Some exceptions to this rule are large roofs, those that need extensive structural repairs, or installation of specialty materials.
What should I look for when buying a new home?
Before purchasing a new home, get a roofing professional's inspection. A professional roof inspector will look for leakage in the interior attic areas and potential problem areas on the roof. The roof inspection will be able to provide the estimated life expectancy of the roof in question.
What are the streaks on the roof?
The streaks you see on roofs are due to fungus or pollutants. In spotted cases, the off-color areas are evidence of aging shingles. There may be no need to take action if you have not noticed any leaks or water spots, but only a roofing professional can say for sure.
Should I repair my roof instead of replacing it?
To determine the best course of action regarding your roof damage, consider the type of roofing material, age of the existing roof, and damage type. Your roof may only need to be repaired instead of a full roof replacement. A roofing professional will tell you the best course of action.
How much does a roof replacement cost?
Many factors play a role in estimating the cost of a new roof. Building a new roof will depend on some of the following:
Roofing square footage
The pitch of the roof
The type of roofing material
The height of the home
The required permits and licenses
Have a roofing professional come out and talk with you about the roofing replacement. The notes about the project will help you understand the full scope.
Why is roofing ventilation important?
Roofing ventilation helps regulate condensation in the winter and high temperatures in the summer. Proper ventilation helps battle against extreme conditions that are harmful to the roofing system. In severe cases, Possert professionals have seen structural damage and mold growth caused by improper ventilation.