Frequently Asked Questions About Roofing
Summit Roofing LLC answers some frequently asked questions for you:
How do I know if my roofing system has a problem?
Unfortunately, signs like leaking or other major damage are often an indication but then it is too late to stop the problem. Other signs are missing shingles or cracked interior paint. Diligent homeowners who schedule their roof inspections for twice a year greatly increase the chance of a problem being detected before it has a chance to cause major damage.
How long will my roof last?
The average roofing system is designed to last 20 years, as long as properly maintained. However, the lifespan varies depending on the roofing material. For instance, metal roofing systems tend to last as long as 50-70 years.
Can I do the work myself?
Only those who have been trained in the field of roofing and hold current licensing and insurance should be conducting work on your roof. You can actually end up causing more harm than good by not having the required training and experience. Plus, this work can be dangerous and there is no reason to put yourself at risk of injury.
What's my new roof going to cost?
As with anything, the price depends on a number of factors, such as size, material and contractor. There are other factors that can impact the cost, like shape and slope. Make it a point to get several estimates but remember it is not about the lowest quote, it is about the best value. That means you get what you pay for and too low a price means a roofer probably doesn't value their work or know how to give an accurate estimate.
Do I have to replace the gutter too?
If your gutters are still in good condition, there is no need to replace them at this time. However, if your gutters have aged or are in a state of disrepair, this is an ideal time to replace the entire system – gutters and all. We will work with you to best determine what all should be taken care of, at this time.