Quick Answers to Your Roofing Questions

  • How do I know if I need a new roof?

    While today’s shingles will likely last 30 years or longer, older shingles typically last 12-20 years. So,
    unless you notice leaking or other visible concerns prior to year 12, you will want to have the roof
    inspected at around the 12-year mark. The shingles’ initial quality, amount of direct sunlight, how well
    the roof was installed and maintained, along with the adequacy of the ventilation are the major
    determining factors of the life expectancy.

    Here are some warning signs to look for during that 12-year inspection:

    • Curling shingles
    • Loss of granules (looks like discoloration or bald spots)
    • Missing shingles
    • Cracked shingles
    • Creased or lifted shingles (wind damage)
    • Broken, pitted or otherwise damaged shingles
    • Rusted or missing flashing (exposed metal)
    • Dented, cracked or otherwise damaged vents

    We provide FREE roof inspections! Feel free to give us a call or fill out our CONTACT FORM, and we will be happy to assess the condition of your current roof system. At this inspection, we will project the remaining life expectancy. We will also determine if there are any repairs that are urgently needed, short of the entire roof needing to be replaced. That said, if your shingles are old and worn out, it’s economically beneficial to replace the entire roof.

  • How much does a new roof cost?

    Due to there being many determining factors, the price range is too broad to even list numbers here. Also, you will find that there is a wide variance of pricing among roofing contractors.

    The cost of your new roof system depends on many legitimate factors. These factors include:

    • the quality of roofing materials chosen
    • the size of your roof
    • the angle or pitch of your roof
    • how many layers of shingles are on your existing roof
    • the warranty you choose on your new roof system
    • the condition of the roof deck under your existing shingles

    It is important to note that price does not necessarily determine value when choosing a roofing contractor. Sometimes, the best contractor is in the middle on price. Other times, they are the most expensive. Rarely, however, is the best contractor the lowest price. You should not hire based on price alone. Hiring the wrong roofing contractor will always cost you more in the long run due to costly repairs and constant headaches.

  • Will I have to replace my gutters and downspouts with the roof?

    No. If your gutters and downspouts are in good working condition, we will carefully work around them. However, if you would like them replaced, we can do this for you. Just ask us for a free quote. Immediately after your roof replacement is the ideal time to have your gutters and downspouts replaced. This way, the new gutters do not get scratched up by the roof replacement process. Also, your current gutters can be removed while the existing roof is being removed, creating efficiency in the process.

  • Is there anything I need to do to before the roof replacement begins?

    Replacing a roof is a messy process. You will want to park your vehicles in the street, not in the garage or driveway. This way, you will not be stuck when the roofing debris trailer and other vehicles arrive. You’ll also save your tires from nails and your vehicle from dust and falling debris. Most customers choose to do this the night before the work starts. You will also want to move patio or deck furniture, potted plants or anything else of value that might be damaged by a stray shingle. If you have a power vent in your attic, your roofing contractor may ask you to have an electrician remove it from its’ power source. Finally, it is wise to decide whether you want to be home or away during the project. Many of our customers choose to stay home so they can track the progress, and others choose to leave so they don’t have to experience the mess and the noise.

  • How long will it take to install my new roof?

    Some roofs take our crews just 1 day to complete! Other roofs may take several days. Factors such as weather, the size and pitch of the roof and whether there are extras such as chimneys and skylights contribute to the length of the project. What is important is that the job is done correctly and that your property is protected for the duration of the project.

  • What happens if my new roof leaks?

    We guarantee our workmanship completely, for the life of your shingles. You deserve this peace of mind. If your roof leak is caused by faulty workmanship, we will fix it and repair any damage at no cost to you. In addition, if your leak is caused by faulty roofing materials, the material manufacturer is responsible to remedy the situation, per their warranty. In this case, we will communicate with the manufacturer on your behalf and represent your interests. Because of our stringent hiring and training standards and use of premium quality materials, leaks are extremely rare on our roofs.

  • How long will my new roof last?

    The lifespan of your roof will depend, to some degree, on the type of shingles and complete roof system that you choose. Other factors are how well you maintain the roof, how much direct sunlight it faces and the severity of storms it experiences. All the shingles we offer should typically last you 30 years or more. That said, extreme weather or lack of maintenance can shorten the life of your roof system. Roofing product manufacturers offer a variety of warranties on their products. You will want to review those warranties to see what they will cover in the event their products fail to reach their life expectancy. Ask us about our factory authorized Extended Warranties which can provide Lifetime (50-year) coverage.

Roof Repair that You Can Trust

Simply put, we are not driven by profits but by your total satisfaction. One roof at a time, the Triangle’s trust is earned. We love what we do and are excited to see how we might be able to serve you!

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