When you’re getting ready to invest in a new roof, it’s important to be prepared. Any experienced roofing contractor will be happy to answer any questions that you have about the process. Read ahead for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about new roof installation.
Questions About Roof Repairs
When Do I Need a New Roof?
Only an inspection from a professional can determine whether or not you need a roof replacement or roof repair, but there are some signs that you should call a roofing contractor for a closer look. If you notice missing, damaged, cracked, curling, or aging shingles on the surface of your roof, you may need a new roof. Additionally, roof rot and wet spots or water damage in your attic are also signs that something is wrong with your roof.
What Do I Need to Prepare Before the Repair?
Preparation ensures that your roof repair or replacement will go as smoothly as possible. Ahead of time, clear your driveway for easier access and move anything valuable on your porch or deck. Take valuables and other sentimental items off walls and shelves indoors to avoid breakage during the shaking and vibrating that can occur during the roof repair or replacement process.
How Long Will the Roof Last?
The lifespan of your roof depends on the material used, as the lifespan of asphalt shingles is as low as 15 years, but the average life of an EPDM rubber roof can be as high as 50 years.
What Questions Should You Ask Your Contractor?
Start by asking your roofing contractor about other jobs they have worked on and any direct references they can provide you with. Additionally, confirm that they have liability and workers’ compensation insurance coverage so that you are not liable for the cost of repairs in the event of an accident. Be sure to also confirm the projected timeline of the project.
If you have any additional questions beyond what is covered above, reach out to the friendly team at Crosby Roofing & Seamless Gutters. Our experienced and knowledgeable roofing professionals can provide you with answers and a free consultation and estimate.