Summer 2022:  ProHome1 Owens Corning Roof Installation in Estate Gray

The cold months are drawing near. When something goes wrong with your roof, it can happen quite quickly. In an emergency situation, it can be difficult to get the information you need to make an informed decision. Understanding your roof can help you save time and money when it comes to repairs and replacement. Most homeowners are beginning to do their roofing and roofers research online. Have you started? Your home is an investment and it makes sense to choose a high quality, long lasting, durable roofing materials that will provide protection, aesthetics and a high return.

There are plenty of roofing materials now available, the research alone can become quite cumbersome. There are significant differences in quality and resources in the production of roofing materials.  If you’re looking for a good quality, durable, strong and complimentary roofing system for your home, let our expertise and our roof maintenance services do the work.

Prepare yourself with the knowledge by reviewing the most common roofing questions asked by customers:  

What are Some Signs of Roofing problems?

Most often, roof problems are discovered when there's a leak or other damage, especially water stains in the top-floor ceilings. Regular roof inspections can discover cracked, curled, blistering or warped shingles, loose, damaged or missing shingles, sagging, loose seams, exposed nail heads, deteriorated flashings, accumulation of surface granules or debris in gutters or downspouts, discoloration, areas with moisture, etc. In addition, an interior attic inspection can be done to locate moisture, rot and other sources of damages. A professional can point out signs of a failing roof that are obvious and can be spotted during a visual inspection.

Black and green stains are evidence of algae, moss or lichens. They’re common in particularly wet and humid climates and should be regularly inspected and cleaned to avoid rot, mold, and water damage.

What Reroofing Options are Available?

If it’s time to put a new roof, then in most cases there are options. A roof replacement includes a complete tear-off of your existing roof and the installation of a new roof system. All things considered, such as your roof type, slope, condition and age – a new roofing system might be the best option. Rarely do we suggest a new roof to be installed directly over the existing materials.  However, after completing a thorough inspection, we will review options that are most feasible.

Does my Leaky Roof Have to be Completely Replaced?

It depends on the extent of the damage. Not all leaks necessitate a complete roof replacement. There are many sources of leaks but the most common results from flashings that have come loose, or a section of the roofing system that has become damaged. Cost-effective repairs can be done on most leaks. An older roof with extensive damage may need a partial of full replacement. However, a complete roof system failure is irreversible and results from improper installation or unsuitable choice of roofing materials or the roof system design and application were inadequate for the structure.

Flashing is a layer of waterproof material that’s placed over joints in the roof. It keeps water sealed from getting into vulnerable valleys of the roof or any gaps around chimneys, skylights, pipes and other susceptible areas.

How Long Does a Roof Replacement Last?

The life span of a roof system depends on a few factors: roof system design, quality of materials, installation techniques, environmental conditions, local building code compliance, manufacturer warranty and regular roof maintenance. Generally speaking, a traditional asphalt shingle roofing system typically lasts between 15 and 20 years. Roofs made of slate, tile, clay, and metal materials can last much longer, up to 50 years or more. In regions that experience severe weather conditions, such as high winds, severe snow storms, significant rainfall, roofs tend to have shorter life expectancies. For such regions, we may suggest specific roofing brands and materials due to their high-life expectancy and durability.  

How Much is a New Roof Installation?

The price of a new roof varies extensively: house/roof design, shape and style, roof slope/grade, location of house, roof materials selected, roofing contractor selected, local labor rates and time of year. Chimneys and skylights also affect the overall price of roofing. Plus, disposal of old roof and materials. Obtaining an estimate will provide you with a price, materials, any problems, time schedule and any other issues noticed by the roofer.

Does the Homeowner’s Insurance Cover my Roof?

Depending on your roof policy, coverage may include repair or replacement and may require to pay a deductible. Some policies include exclusions for certain conditions. If you’re planning a complete roof tear off and new roof installation, consider getting a roof warranty in addition to your homeowner’s insurance policy.

How Long Does a Roof Installation Take?

The roof installation process can range from a couple of days to a few days depending on the size and shape of your roof, and selected materials, and any adjustments (addition of dormers or skylights). We can provide you a roofing estimate, but be aware that inclement weather may delay completion.

Can You Inspect the Roof Yourself?

Yes, you can. Homeowners should keep a keen eye on their home. We recommend scheduling a professional roof maintenance inspection at least once a year in the spring or autumn. The roof should be checked for cracks, curling, signs of deterioration and checking and cleaning the gutters. We can point out problems you may not be aware of, or may have not noticed.

Can You do the Roof Replacement Yourself?

A DIY project is possible; however, without the proper experience and knowledge – many things can go wrong. As a professional roofing contractor, we are trained, licensed and educated to safely and efficiently repair or replace roofing systems. Additionally, a DIY attempt can further damage your roof system by using improper techniques, materials and/or even cause some type of bodily injury.

If you have roof damage or a roof leak, or need a roof replacement, contact us today. Your roof is vital to ensuring the integrity of your home and safety of your family. We’re a can assess roofing conditions, roof systems and damages, as well as make recommendations on materials and provide solutions specifically designed for your home. We don’t just promise quality—we back it up. 

In addition to our extensive manufacturer warranties, we offer a 5-year labor guarantee. Additionally, we offer flexible financing options, such as 12-months no interest financing.

We encourage all homeowners to maintaining and preserving their roof, gutters, and downspouts systems. We collaborate with homeowners to provide the optimal roof repair and exterior remodeling solutions.  

We inspect and prepare a custom roof design that will not only enhance your home aesthetically, but will improve the efficiency and functionality of your attic, roof and drainage and ventilation systems.

Whether you live in a single-family house or a multi-family property, such as a condominium or townhouse, or if you require other roofing maintenance services including a tear off, or a new roof installation, contact us to schedule a roof consultation.