Looks like you’re looking into getting a new roof. Well, you found the right article to prepare you for this project. Keep reading for answers to the most common questions about your new roof.
Q: My roof is leaking. Do I need to replace it completely?
A: Although a leaking roof is a bad thing, there might still be hope for it. It all depends on how much work will need to be done to it. Talking to a professional that has more insight will help you determine whether the roof needs a full replacement or just a couple of repairs.
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 that product.
Q: How can I tell if something is wrong with my roof?
A: There are many signs that could indicate your roof needs replacing. You should be on the lookout for molding, decaying or blistering shingles, cracks, or anything that is broken or rusted. If you are familiar with the age of the roof, you can also determine how much longer the roof has left. The most common sign that your roof is ready to be replaced is wet spots in your ceiling.
Q: What is the best material for a new roof?
A: There are so many options for roofing materials. This is a question you should be discussing with your contractor. Although there are many options, there are a couple of types that most roofing companies use. Asphalt shingles are a popular choice due to the economical use and ease of install. Another popular material is slate. A slate roof is made of natural stone that is able to withstand all weather conditions. check out some of the products we offer, here.
Q: How long is the installation process?
A: Most residential roofs take 2-3 days. Removing the existing roof is typically completed on the first day. The new roof is installed on the second, depending on the weather. And if your project size is much larger, the duration of the project will be extended.
Q: How can I prepare for the new roof installation?
A: There are many aspects to prep before you get a new roof. Think about any pets that may be disturbed by the noise of the installation. Relocating any vehicles that may be in the way of the workers will be helpful as well. You will want to clear all of the possible work zones. Items like patio furniture or grills should be moved. Make sure you let your neighbors know that you will be getting a new roof. They will thank you!
We hope we have helped answer your questions. If you find yourself needing more information or want to talk to a professional, Royalty Roofing is here for you. Let’s connect and get your project underway. We would be more than happy to help!