Q: Is it Better to Repair My Roof or Replace it?
A: A common misconception is that once your roof starts leaking it will need to be replaced. However this is not always the case unless your roof is old, or has been poorly maintained over the years. More often than not, a leak is caused through localized damaged, perhaps from a recent hailstorm. In this case getting one of our experts in to replace the missing or damaged shingles should keep you dry for years to come.
Q: How Long Does It Take to Replace a Roof?
A: The amount of time varies with every home. It really depends on what the roofers find once they get up there and start examining the roof. It can take anywhere from several hours to a few days to completely replace a roof depending on the size and design of your existing roof. It also depends on whether any complications arise during the work including factors beyond our control, such as bad weather.
Q: Can I Repair the Roof Myself?
A: Repairing a roof is a major task that requires special equipment and years of training. Our professionals go through an extensive certification process which also provides the added bonus of extending the manufacturer’s warranty on the materials used.
Q: What Size of Hail Can Cause Damage to My Roof?
A: In general hail, stones up to the size of small marbles should not damage your roof. However, circumstances such as the ferocity of the storm combined with the age of your roof can be significant factors. Obviously after a heavy hailstorm or very strong winds, it is important to keep an eye on your roof and check for leaks. If you are unsure, then give us a call for a check-up and an estimate for any repairs.
Q: How Do I Know If My Gutters Need Replacing?
A: A fully functioning gutter system should mean that there are no leaks or any water spilling over. Also, if this is occurring, it could simply mean that your gutters need to be cleaned. Generally before we give you an estimate, we will examine the cause and recommend a course of action along with the estimated cost.
Q: How Much Does It Cost to Repair/Replace Gutters?
A: The cost will depend on the scope of the problem. Often any problems that you are having with your gutters will tend to be localized. If this is the case and we can get the job done in a short time, the cost will be quite inexpensive. However, if your gutters are old and have deteriorated over the years, then you will probably need a complete gutter replacement. The cost for this varies depending on the size of your house and the materials you wish us to use. The best thing is to get one of our experts to have a look and give you a detailed estimate.