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Q: How can a home owner recognize when a roof system has problems?
A: The easiest way to recognize when a roof system has problems is to look for heavy water staining on the soffit and fascia boards below the eave line of the roof. Another good indication of wear is shingle granular loss. Look for heavy amounts roof shingle
granules in the gutters.
Q: What are my options if I decide to re-roof?
A: Always start with a free inspection and estimate to determine whether or not the expense should come out of your pocket or if you should use your homeowners insurance.
Q: My roof leaks. Do I need to have it replaced completely?
A: Depending on the severity of the repairs; sometimes it can be more cost effective to replace rather than to repair.
Q: Can I do the work myself?
A: Your roof is your home’s #1 protection from the elements. We do not recommend “do it yourself” repairs for roofing. If any materials are installed incorrectly it could cause a leak. Roof leaks can lead to major repairs in the future.
Q: How long can I expect my roof system to last? Q: What will a new roof system cost?
A: The standard non pro-rated warranty for a roof is 10 years. After the non pro-rated warranty life of the roof has ended, the roof should be inspected and maintained annually. The average cost in the mid-west for a full roof replacement is from $9,000.00-$13,000.00. You must must have your roof inspected after any severe wind or hail storms. Severe weather will shorten the life expectancy of any roofing system.
Q: How can I determine my annual roofing cost?
A: When considering your roofing options, the following formula may help:
Annual Roofing Cost = Total Cost (Materials & Labor)
Life Expectancy of Roof System (in years)
Q: What is the meaning of GAF?
A: The GAF acronym stands for General Aniline & Film. The company has historically been primarily focused on manufacturing of roofing materials for residential and commercial applications.
Q: How many layers of shingles can be put on a roof?
A: It used to be up to three layers. Now code only lets us install one.