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Roofing FAQ's

These suggested time frames vary depending on the weather that the roof is exposed to. Severe weather may wear out the roof more quickly.

  • Composition Shingles: 12-20 years
  • Asphalt Shingles: 15-30 years
  • Wood Shingles: 20-25 years
  • Rubber Roofs: 30-50 years
  • Metal Roofs: 50-75 years

The most common roofing material is asphalt shingle. Asphalt shingle roofing is highly liked because of how cost-effective it is without compromising protection. It can protect your home against heavy rain, snow and even hail.

Cedar shake roofs are energy efficient and provide insulation up to two times that of asphalt shingles. This means saving money on your energy bills by insulating your home’s heating and cooling costs.

Generally asphalt shingles can last about 20-22 years out of your 3-tab shingle roof and 25-28 years out of your dimensional shingles.

Spring and fall is considered the best season to replace your roof! Different seasons can impact many factors of your roof replacement. Weather conditions could also affect how quickly your job can be completed.

Gutter FAQ's

If you have any of these problems you probably need a gutter replacement.

  • Cracked Gutters
  • Gutter Peeling
  • Gutter Rotting
  • Gutter Leaking

A gutter is installed just below the roofline at the edges of the home where the roof slopes downward. A downspout is a pipe that runs vertically along the side of the home and is connected at the top to a hole in the gutter channel. A downspout allows water flow away from the home as it exits the pipe.

Downspouts are an important tool for preventing water damage. A properly working drainage system is essential to avoiding moisture and corrosion in your home.Downspouts can protect your basement from flooding during a rainstorm.

Gutters typically need replacing about every 20 years, but can last longer with proper care and maintenance.

If getting both, you want to install your roof first, then add gutters after.

Siding FAQ's

Fiber cement siding is an excellent exterior siding option for those who are looking for something that will last at least 30 years. Fiber cement siding is especially good for those who live in an intense climate.

Vinyl siding is one of the easiest to install. It cuts easily and can be put up fairly quickly!

Vinyl siding can take anywhere from 7-14 days to install. It greatly depends on the size of your house.

There are two types of masonry houses, those made from stone and those made from veneers or cladding.

Fiber cement siding is waterproof, fire proof and insect proof!

Window FAQ's

Professionals agree that if homeowners can afford it, they are better served by replacing all their windows at the same time. When you do all of the windows at once there is less paperwork, less installation time, and better quality control.

Fiberglass window frames have air cavities that can be filled with insulation, giving them superior insulation performance compared to wood or uninsulated vinyl.

The average window lasts anywhere from 15-25 years.

When properly maintained, quality crafted wood, fiberglass and vinyl windows can all last for years.

Window replacement is consistently listed as a top 10 home improvement project that increases your homes value. If you spend $15,000 to replace your home’s windows, your home could rise in value by roughly $11,000

Local Contractor FAQs

Ask friends and neighbors for recommendations to find local contractors for your roofing needs. You can also conduct online searches and read customer reviews to gauge their reliability and expertise.

Whether small roof issues are covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy depends on the specific terms and conditions of your policy. It’s advisable to contact your insurance provider to understand your coverage.

Signs that your roof needs immediate attention include leaks, water stains on the ceiling, missing shingles, and visible damage after a storm. If you notice any of these issues, contact a local contractor promptly.

Local contractors prioritize quick response times and efficient repair processes. Their proximity to your location allows them to address small roof issues, minimizing potential delays swiftly.

Reputable local contractors often provide free estimates for small roof repairs. Contact them for an evaluation, and they will provide you with a detailed estimate before proceeding with the repairs.

Local contractors use high-quality materials that align with industry standards to ensure the durability and longevity of their repairs. They source materials from trusted suppliers to deliver top-notch results.

Reliable local contractors are licensed, bonded, and insured for roofing work. This ensures that they are qualified professionals who can provide dependable services.

Many local contractors offer emergency roof repair services and can be reached after hours or on weekends. Check with them to see if they provide 24/7 assistance.

Local contractors prioritize safety during roof repairs by using proper equipment and adhering to safety protocols. They ensure that their team is well-trained to safely handle all aspects of the repair process.

Local contractors typically offer various payment options, including cash, credit cards, and financing plans. Discuss payment terms with the contractor before starting the repair project.