Frequently Asked Questions
We answer some frequently asked questions about roofing, siding and our other home exterior services. If your question is not answered here, feel free to contact us for more information.
There are several signs that indicate a new roof may be needed
for your home:
• Shingle edges are curled or shingle tabs are cupped
• Shingles are cracked or missing granules
• The roof has missing shingles
• The roof looks worn
• Water is leaking into your attic
• There are water stains on interior walls or ceilings
This varies depending on the size of the roof, the current condition of the roof and the type of roofing material used. We provide free estimates so you will know the cost of a new roof for your home with no obligation.
A roof can last anywhere from 15 years to more than 50 years, depending on the type of material, how it was installed, weather and other factors. Typically, asphalt shingles last 15 to 30 years whereas a metal roof can last up to 70 years.
If hail, wind, rain or snow has damaged your roof, you will want to have it inspected for damage as soon as possible. You’ll need to contact your home insurance company and provide photos for documentation. You’ll then want to have a professional roofing contractor assess the damage, and schedule the work as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
It is not recommended to attempt roof repairs or replacement as a DIY project. It requires expertise and training to be done correctly and safely. Proper installation will also ensure your roof lasts as long as possible. Always trust a professional roofing contractor for roof repair or replacement.
There are pros and cons to all types of roofing materials. The best material will be the one that fits the needs of your home or building while also being affordable for you.
Yes! Heavy snow can cause leaks and structural damage. If the weight of the snow exceeds the roof’s snow load rating, it’s possible for a portion of the roof or the entire structure to collapse. In addition, as snow melts it can form ice dams, which can damage the roof and cause leaks.
There are several signs that can indicate siding replacement may be needed: siding has cracks or holes, is rotting or warping, has fungus or mildew, is severely faded, and requires frequent painting or other maintenance.
Vinyl is the most popular material, but wood and metal are also common siding materials that we can install.
Gutters divert water away from the house. It may not seem like a big deal, but water can cause significant damage to your home and property. Gutters protect your home’s foundation and exterior. They also prevent basement flooding, erosion around your home, and mold or mildew growth.
Soffit is the underside of the roof overhang. It provides ventilation for the house and prevents mold and rot under the roof deck. It also keeps pests and animals from getting into the attic.
Fascia is the band that runs right along the bottom of the roof. It protects the ends of the rafters, provides a place for gutter attachment, and keeps water from getting under the roof.
Here are some signs that indicate you may need window replacement: drafts, increased energy costs, poor window operation, condensation, moisture build-up between the panes, outside noise, decaying frames, and visible damage to the window or frame.
We specialize in Pella windows, but we have experience with all types of window brands and materials. We can install whatever brand of window you choose.