FAQs: Answers to Your Roofing Questions

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What should I be looking for in a Roofing Company?

Replacing your roof is a pretty significant investment, so it would be in your best interest to choose the right contractor. Trust and communication with your roofing contractor is critical as well as making sure that will leave your home free of debris when they are finished. Three things that would be important to look for are: clear communication, whether or not they own an equipter, what the company reviews are like. Overall you will want to make sure that it is a reputable company that you can trust.

What is the lifespan of my roof?

There are several factors that contribute to the lifespan of your roof. The biggest factor is probably the sun and how regularly to attend to your roof’s maintenance.Depending on your climate,  asphalt could last up to 30 years and is a very common roofing material. Metal roofing requires a little bit more maintenance, but could last up to 80 years. It’s also on the rise because of it’s energy efficiency.

How do I know when is the right time to replace my roofing shingles?

There are several indicators that your shingles need replacement. The biggest thing to consider is the age. Most shingles last between 10 and 15 years, but can last up to 30 years. Also notice if any are curled, if there is any granule loss, or if any have blown off. Any of these factors call for new shingles.

If my roof is leaking, will I have to replace the whole roof?

Replacing the whole roof is not usually necessary. If a roof leak is caused by loose flashing or a section of your roof system is damaged then it would only need a repair .However,  If it’s a complete roof failure and the damage is unsalvageable, then the entire roof may need replacement.

Does my old roof need to be torn off before I get a new roof?fe from your new roof, you may want to have the old roof removed before putting a new one in. However, some communities actually limit how many times a new roof can be installed over an old one. Check local building codes in your area to make sure.

How do I know if I need a new roof?

Some obvious indicators of needing a new roof are leaks in the attic, blistering or peeling in interior and exterior paint, stains on ceilings or walls, mold or mildew growth, missing or curled shingles.  exterior decay, dingy areas on your roof, and increased energy costs. Getting your roof inspected by a qualified professional is also a good way to go.

For more information on roof repair and replacement in San Antonio, TX contact Great Built Construction at (210) 663-0464.