The Most Common Roof Questions, Answered!

By December 30, 2022 No Comments

Getting a new roof is exciting, but it can also feel a bit overwhelming. Don’t worry! We help homeowners just like you every single day. We’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions to help you prepare for your project. 

Frequently Asked Roofing Questions

Q: Do I need to replace my entire roof, or can I just replace the portion where my leak is happening?

A: Although a leaking roof is a bad thing, there may still be hope for it. Depending on the severity of the leak and the condition of the shingles, replacing a portion of your roof may be an option. Talking to one of our professional roofing experts will give you more insight into the options you have for your specific problems.

Q: How long will a new roof last?

A: An average roof will last around 20 years. Your roof’s lifespan is determined by multiple factors, including the roof system design, material quality, installation, local climate, and much more. When choosing materials for your roof, always check on the warranties for each product. 

Q: How much will a new roof cost?

A: The cost of your roof will depend on many factors including the size of your home, the type of roofing you choose, as well as any additional material and labor costs. Check out this helpful roof cost guide for more information about roofing costs.

Q: How can I tell if I need a new roof?

A: There are many signs that could indicate your roof needs replacing. You should be on the lookout for cracked, broken, dented, or missing shingles. Leaks in your ceiling are also indicators of a damaged roof. Understanding how old your roof is can also help you decide when it’s time to upgrade.

Q: What is the best material for a new roof?

A: There are many options when it comes to roofing materials, but there are a few that are most common. Asphalt shingles are a popular choice due to their durability and price point. In Omaha, many homeowners also prefer the look of wood shake shingles. Learn more about the most common types of roofing materials and their benefits in this blog post.

Q: How long does it take to replace a roof?

A: Most residential roofs take 2-3 days, depending on the size of the home and the weather conditions. Removing the existing roof is typically completed on the first day. Then, the new roof is installed on the second day. Your project estimator will be able to provide you with a more definitive timeline when you meet to discuss your project.

Q: How can I prepare for the new roof installation? 

A: There are lots of things to think about before having a new roof installed: 

  • Pets may be disturbed by the noise of a new roof installation and may be in harm’s way if they’re let outside. Consider finding arrangements for your pet away from your home during your project.
  • Vehicles should be parked inside of your garage or on the street. Your driveaway should be cleared for crew’s vehicles, materials, tools, and dumpsters.
  • Outdoor furniture, grills, and potted plants should be removed from the work zone. Plants, bushes, or small trees near your home’s foundation should be covered.
  • As a courtesy, let your neighbors know that you will be having a new roof installed. Our crew prides itself on providing minimal disruption and mess, but your neighbors will be appreciative of your thoughtfulness.

Your roofing questions answered — We hope these questions have provided some peace of mind! We’re looking forward to working with you and WOWing you with your beautiful new roof.

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