How do you know when an asphalt shingle roof needs replacement?
There are several clues, the two biggest are age and storm damage. If your roof is more than 20 years old, or there has been a recent hail storm, there's a good chance it's due for replacement. But younger roofs can fail too, so it's a good idea to inspect a roof at least once a year
Why is synthetic underlayment used in roofing?
Synthetic Underlayment is typically used in mostly shingle roofing as a release between the two materials, wood and asphalt. Also, think of it as a lightweight protection against any damage on a stormy day. Let's say a shingle or a tile should break in a storm. If the roof has a layer of synthetic underlayment over it, it has a secondary layer of protection that will resist the driving rain. It is also much stronger, and lasts longer than traditional felt paper, which makes for less possibility of damage during installation and throughout its life on your roof.
What are the pros and cons of Asphalt Shingles?
Asphalt Shingles (composition) are the most popular of roofing materials. They offer a home good protection, and they come in a variety of shapes, styles and colors. While not as long lasting as tile or metal roofs, asphalt shingles typically protect your house in the 20 to 40 years range depending on the quality of material and installation and are relatively easy to repair. The quality of shingles also affects how long the manufacturer’s warranty will be. With shorter life expectancies, asphalt shingles also have shorter warranties.
Are you licensed?
Yes, We are registered with the Construction Industry Board as a Certified Roofing Contractor. Our license/certification number is 80003441
Are you insured?
Yes, we are insured for $1,000,000.00 per incident, and $2,000,000.00 aggregate.
My roof leaks. Do I need to have it replaced completely?
Not necessarily. Leaks can result from flashings that have come loose or a section of the roof system being damaged. A complete roof system failure, however, generally is irreversible and a result of improper installation or choice of materials or the roof system installation is inappropriate for the home or building.
How long can I expect my roof system to last?
Most new roof systems are designed to provide useful service for about 20plus years. Some roof system types, such as slate, clay tile and certain metal (e.g., copper) systems, can last longer.
Actual roof system life span is determined by a number of factors, including local climatic and environmental conditions, proper building and roof system design, material quality and suitability, proper application and adequate roof maintenance. It is a proven fact that you can get as much as 10 years additional life from your roof, simply by having an annual roof inspection completed.
Roofing product manufacturers offer a variety of warranties on their products. Take a close look at those warranties to see what responsibilities and financial obligations manufacturers will assume if their products fail to reach their expected lives.
Do you offer Free Roof Inspections?
Yes we do.