Q. How do we know when it is time to replace our roof?
A. First of all, the best indicator is age. If your shingles are more than twenty yrs old, it’s probably time for replacement. Newer roofs can fail too, so it’s a good idea to inspect a roof at least once a year. Binoculars are an easy way to inspect the roof and you can spot most problems from the ground.
Q. I received several estimates to replace my asphalt shingle roof system and the prices vary greatly.
A. If one estimate seems much lower than the others and it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Many fly-by-night contractors’ below-cost bids seem attractive, but these contractors often are uninsured and perform substandard work. If an estimate is confusing, ask the contractor to break down the estimate into items/terms you can understand.
Q. What about ventilation?
A. This question is among the most important you could ask or wonder about. Proper ventilation has numerous benefits and solves multiple problems. It saves you money on your heating and cooling bills, extends the life of your roofing, and even protects your health by preventing mold that would otherwise form in your attic and under your shingles.
Q. How much does a new roof cost?
A. The cost of your roof will depend on its size, shape, slope and the type of material you choose to install. Different materials provide different levels of protection and service life.