Frequently Asked Questions
There is so much to think about when it comes time to plan a full roof replacement. Selecting roofing materials, exploring financing, and finding a reliable roofing contractor are just a few of the questions you’ll be looking to answer before you take the next step. Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions below.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS A ROOF NEEDS TO BE REPLACED?
The signs that it is time to replace your home’s roof can be obvious – leaks, missing or torn shingles, loose flashings, excessive shingle granules in gutters, and ceiling spots can signal roof problems. There are also less obvious signs that let you know the time is at hand. The age of your roof is one of the most reliable indicators letting you know a roof replacement is imminent. If your roof is 15+ years old, you’ll want to start planning for a roof replacement. Learn more about the signs that your roof needs to be replaced.
MY ROOF IS LEAKING. DO I NEED TO HAVE IT COMPLETELY REPLACED?
HOW DO I DECIDE WHICH ROOFING MATERIAL TO USE?
Deciding which materials to use for your roof is a personal decision that can be dependent on several factors. Budget, the design aesthetic you are hoping to achieve, and even the neighborhood where you live can help guide your selection decisions. Some materials, although initially more expensive, require less maintenance and have a longer life expectancy than others. An asphalt shingle roof might last 20 years, but a metal roof can last more than 50 and might be more cost-effective in the long run. Some SIDs or homeowner associations have regulations that require you to use a certain type of roofing material, such as cedar shakes. You’ll want to explore all requirements and then weigh your options based on your taste and budget.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY ROOF HAS HAIL DAMAGE?
WHAT IS AN ICE DAM?
HOW OFTEN DOES A ROOF NEED TO BE REPLACED?
HOW MUCH DOES A NEW ROOF COST?
IS THERE A “BEST” TIME OF THE YEAR TO REPLACE MY ROOF?
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS THAT MY ROOF IS DAMAGED?
HOW LONG DO ASPHALT SHINGLES LAST?
WHAT IS THE LIFESPAN OF A METAL ROOF?
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO REPLACE MY ROOF?
WILL YOU CLEAN UP AFTER MY ROOFING PROJECT?
Have More Questions?
You can always contact the roofing experts at Warren Thompson & Son with any questions about roof repair or replacement. As Warren County’s trusted roofing expert for 47 years, you can always expect an honest, fair, and professional evaluation of your home’s roof. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our residential roofing experts.