Frequently Asked Questions Before Hiring a Roofer

Mar 14,2017

Frequently Asked Questions Before Hiring a Roofer

Replacing a roof is a substantial home improvement investment and might not be as exciting or exhilarating as a bath or kitchen remodel. A new roof is a once or maybe twice in a lifetime purchase, and generally homeowners are not very familiar with the process of how to choose a roofer.

It is advisable that the homeowners ask these important roofing questions to get in depth answers to your roofing queries. If there is a question that you think we should add to this list please feel free to contact us with any questions you think are important.

Q: How will a homeowner recognize when a roof system has problems?

A: All too often, roof system issues are discovered when leaks or other serious problem occurs. Periodic (twice-a-year) inspections will usually uncover cracked, crooked or missing shingles; loose seams and deteriorated flashings; excessive surface granules accumulating within the gutters or downspouts; and different visible signs of roof system issues.

Indoors, look for cracked paint, stained wallboard and peeling wallpaper as indications of damaged or faulty roof areas.

Q: How much will a brand new roof cost?

A: The price of your roof can depend on its size, shape, and slope and therefore the type of material you decide to use for the roof. Different roofing materials offer different levels of protection and service life, and have different costs.

Q: How long will it take to complete my roof?

A: On an average, it takes one to 2 days. The exceptions are roofs that are larger than average, roofs that require in-depth structural repairs or roofs that need specialty materials.

We arrive at every job site with the manpower, experience and materials to complete the task in a timely manner, but we'll never compromise on quality to complete the task quickly.Commercial roofs don't have an average time frame due to many varying factors and complicated needs for industrial buildings. We’ll provide you with an expected time frame for completion as a part of our written proposal.

Q: My roof leaks. Do I need to replace it completely?

A: Not necessarily. Leaks may be caused from flashings that have come loose or a region of the roof system being broken. A whole roof system failure is however typically irreversible as a result of improper installation or choice of materials, or the roof system installation is not suitable for the house or building.

Q: Am I able to do the work myself?

A: Most work shouldn't be done yourself. Skilled roofing contractors are trained to securely and expeditiously repair or replace roof systems. You’ll risk harming your roof system by using improper roofing techniques and possibly even severely injure yourself by falling off or through the roof.

Maintenance performed by home and building owners should be confined to inspecting roof systems throughout the autumn and spring to look for cracked or curling shingles and cleansing gutters crammed with dead leaves and other types of debris. If you want to examine your roof system yourself, use a firmly braced or tied-off ladder equipped with rubber safety feet. Wear rubber-soled shoes and stay on the ladder (and off the roof system) if possible.

Q: What type of roof vent is the best?

A: The answer to this question depends on the style and look of your home, your budget and where your house is situated. Choices vary from normal roof vents to star high-powered roof vents that monitor attic temperature and humidity.

Static or “box” vents are the foremost common form of vent due mainly to their simplicity and cost-effectiveness. Ridge vents too are becoming increasingly common.

All vent varieties have their benefits and drawbacks. Rotary engine vents, as an example, draw additional air out from the attic, however their effectiveness relies on bearings which will wear and break down over time, resulting in additional repair costs later.

Q: Do your workers have fall protection training?

A: Yes, our workers are regularly trained on the simplest and most up to date safety practices. Construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in and Royal Roofing Ltd. takes pride in providing a secure operating surroundings. All of our proposal folders include info on our Health and Safety Policy.