Frequently Asked Questions

By performing a visual inspection you can tell if a roof is worn, peeling, cracked, old and most obviously leaking. If leaking is occurring but not yet noticeable, sometimes stains will appear on ceilings, indicating a roof leak.

If your roof looks in good shape, it can probably be repaired. If your roof is past its life expectancy and is obviously on its last leg. then you probably need a completely new roof.

An asphalt shingle over an asphalt shingle roof bottom of the line costs from $1,200.00  for a small 3 bedroom home to over $6,000.00 for a Tile roof. Of course all prices depend on Square footage, Pitch of roof, Accessibility, one or two story, type of roofing material, removal of old roof (s), weather or not it needs to be resheeted, sheet metal if any, roof permit and city lic. These are all contributing factors to a roof price.

Black or dark colored shingles are more prone to shading problems.  A small amount of light is reflected from dark surfaces.  Therefore, even slight textural differences may cause shading.  Light colored shingles reflect greater amounts of light than darker shingles and as a result it is harder to notice shading problems.  Since blends are made from a number of colors, shading differences are masked and are even less noticeable.

The material on the back of a shingle is sometimes transferred to other shingles that are next to it.  Also, when shingles are stacked too high or stored for long periods of time, stains can develop.  Both conditions can create the appearance of shading.   These are only temporary aesthetic issues and will naturally weather off.  Note:   Shading does not affect the watershedding performance or life expectancy of a shingle.

We have found that poor ventilation causes roofing material to wear out prematurely. It also ruins the wood deck due to condensation. These two products offer an inexpensive way to greatly improve your roof and attic ventilation.

Shingles come in different grades. The better the grade, the longer the life expectancy, which can range from 15 to more than 40 years.

Drip edge and ice and water shield can be very beneficial in certain unique situations, such as lower pitch, no overhangs, multiple slopes or where pitches come together. These products are probably not necessary in many cases. You may have flashing somewhere on your home. Many of the flashings used in a roof application are included in your price – some are optional. Your proposal will normally show these options if they apply to your job.

You may be able to see severe hail strikes that dent the shingles from the ground, but most often hail damage is not visible to the untrained eye. If you’ve experienced hail in your area, call us to schedule a professional inspection.

This activity is not recommended.

Yes ! Providing that there is no more than 1 layer of existing roofs.
Ideally it is better if the roof is removed. The Uniform Building Code states that only 2 layers of roofing material will be allowed on any residence. This now varies by city and county Codes.
There is always the possibility when installing a new roof over the existing roof, that the old roof may carry an uneven look into the new roof.

Most residential roofing jobs can be completed in a single day. If a roof takes more than one day, we clean and secure the site at the end of each day and take care to protect any vulnerable areas from the weather.
Ideally it is better if the roof is removed. The Uniform Building Code states that only 2 layers of roofing material will be allowed on any residence. This now varies by city and county Codes.
There is always the possibility when installing a new roof over the existing roof, that the old roof may carry an uneven look into the new roof.

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