Among the challenges of getting roof repairs is finding the right contractor. You’ll find that there are compelling reasons why you should take time when searching for the ideal roofer in your area. However, how do you know when a roofer can deliver the results that you want?
A roof can reach the end of its useful life without being damaged by external factors. It can simply reach the end of the road which then needs to be replaced. However, how do you gauge when it’s time for new roof installation? Luckily, homeowners won’t find it hard to determine whether a new roof is needed.
When it comes to buying a home, it pays to make sure that everything is in working order before you sign off on anything. The roof is one area that you need to be more careful about. Since you can’t just climb up the roof and do a comprehensive inspection yourself, it pays to have a professional do a roof inspection.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I Hire A Roofing Contractor, Or Do The Work Myself?
Unless you’re a trained roofing professional, most roofing work shouldn’t be carried out yourself. Also, keep in mind that most manufacturers of products used in the roof repair will not warranty those products unless a licensed professional carries out the work. The other thing to keep in mind is that working on a roof can be very dangerous, so is it really worth risking your health in order to save money?
What Is The Best Roof?
It would be great if we could give you a straightforward answer to that question! But there really is no “one-answer-fits-all” for every question like that. There are so many different products available and each has its own merits and faults. To know which is the right roof for you, you should have an expert come and examine your roof and make suggestions based on what they see, your roof design, the climate you live in and, of course, your budget.
How Long Will It Take To Replace My Roof?
It really depends on the type of roof and what local inspections are required. Also, keep in mind we’re working outside in the elements, so if the weather is bad and we can’t work on certain days, then this will add time to the job. A small home could take around a week or so, while larger commercial projects could be anything from a few weeks to a few months. Just make sure your roofing contractor keeps you updated and you should be fine.
How Long Will My New Roof Last?
Since your roof is constantly exposed to the outside elements, it means your roof is going to degrade over time. The rate at which it degrades will depend on a number of factors. These include; the quality of the original materials used and the workmanship, the amount of abuse it has to take from the elements, how well the roof is maintained and the design of the roof. Most roofing contractors will quote around 20 years for a well-built and well-maintained roof, but that can never be guaranteed because of the above factors. Our advice is to always keep your roof well-maintained and get regular inspections to make sure it lasts as long as possible.
How Should I Clean My Roof?
You should never pressure wash your roof, as you run the risk of removing any protective materials that have been added to provide protection from the elements. In addition, you should avoid chlorine-based bleach cleaners as they can also reduce the lifespan of your roof. When you speak to your roof cleaning specialist, ask them to use an EPA-approved algaecide/fungicide to wash your roof. That will remove the unsightly algae and discoloration without damaging the tile or shingles.