FAQs About Installing a New Roof
We know that installing a new roof can be a difficult decision when it comes to home improvement. You want to make sure your decision is an informed one to ensure that you’re getting the best in quality, craftsmanship, and service. Here, you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we hear from clients to help you in making an important decision for your home upgrade.
What are the signs that your roof needs to be replaced?
Roofs generally require replacement when they are around 20-25 years old. At this stage, important components will begin to deteriorate. Should you not know the age of your roof, there are tell-tale signs and symptoms to be on the lookout for. For instance, leaks, curled or missing shingles, internal water damage, mold, bald spots and dents are the easiest to identify. If you are having issues with a new roof, you should contact the company who installed it.
How to identify a legitimate roofing contractor?
Untrustworthy roofers tend to come out of the woodwork following large storms or natural disasters, promising you the world in your time of need. Avoid these risks by choosing a well-established roofing company with strong community ties such as A to Z Construction in order to receive high quality work. This means that you will receive great follow up should you have problems with the work. Make sure to do your homework, too. Look into online reviews, consumer protection websites like Angie’s List and seek recommendations from friends, colleagues, and neighbors. We strongly recommend that you search for a company that has a warranty offering you peace of mind in their work and one that has established relationships with the best material vendors. Paying attention to this advice will help you make a solid decision on the right roofing contractor for you.
Which roof type is best?
The answer to this question varies depending on your needs. The most popular type of roof is metal and asphalt shingles, but here in the “Bold North”, asphalt shingles are the most used and most recommended for their ability to stand up to our extreme weather conditions. Beyond materials, you’ll want to discuss with your contractor if they install complete roofing systems, i.e., roofing structures and materials that are designed to work cohesively with each other. Not only will this provide a stronger and more durable roof, it will often result in an enhanced warranty for your roof as well.
Do I need a whole new roof if my current roof is leaking?
This question can only be answered once the cause of your leak is identified. If your roof is old and has many worn spots or shingles are missing, then replacement is a good idea. If the leak is caused by a single missing shingle, or is coming through the chimney, then a repair is more appropriate. The contractors at A to Z are skilled in determining what is the best fix for your situation and will assist you in assessing the damage to provide expert recommendations to help you determine the best course of action for you.
What is the lifespan of a roof?
A roof constructed from asphalt shingles will last you up to 30 years. After the 20-year-mark, it is a good idea to call the team at A to Z Construction for a free, no-obligation estimate. Being proactive with your roof as well as our inspections will help you to save on expensive repairs and replacements in the future.
Why do my shingles have discoloration on them?
There are many reasons why your shingles have become discolored, but the most common cause is fungus, algae or mold. These growths develop due to their constant exposure to intense elements. Spores from any of these contaminants land on your roof, and, when conditions permit, such as dampness and humidity, they will cause an infestation that can be difficult to remove. You can combat these spots yourself using a commercial product, but if you want the professionals to take care of it, you can call our team for assistance.
How much does a new roof cost?
The cost of a new roof is highly dependent on the style of roof, as well as the materials that are used in its construction. You have many choices, such as asphalt shingles, metal roofs, as well as color, style, design and texture, each of which have their own cost. Speak to our team for a free estimate for a new roof.
Like we said earlier, installing a new roof can be a difficult decision when it comes to home improvement. Call or text the experts at A to Z Construction and get your free estimate today!