Replacing or repairing a roof is a significant investment. Most roofs will only be replaced once or twice in a lifetime so it’s not surprising that many people aren’t familiar with the process. We know you have questions, and we have answers! There is quite a bit more to roofing than we can cover in the Roofing FAQ’s that follow, but these are the roofing questions we’re asked most frequently.
The price of a new roof can vary dramatically. A roofing contractor will look at various factors to determine the price of a new roof, including materials used, and the size and slope of the roof. Other factors affecting the price of a new roof could be a need to replace flashing, repoint a chimney, repair gutters, or reseal skylights. Typically these things are usually noted right away by a roofing professional and can be addressed upfront.
When purchasing a new roof, price should not be the only consideration. Expert workmanship and the quality of the materials used should be balanced with price. Within the roofing profession, there are different levels of expertise and craftsmanship. A company that will stand behind the work they do will not always be the lowest bidder for your project.
Before hiring a roofing contractor, gather at least three estimates from reputable roofing contractors in your area. The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends checking that its workers are licensed and insured; request a copy of the roofer’s proof of insurance.
You don’t necessarily need to replace your entire roof if you have a bit of a leak. However, it’s important to point out that a small leak can very quickly escalate to a much larger problem. Early intervention can be the difference between repairing your roof and replacing your roof. If your roof has been properly installed and is younger than 15 years old, you may get by with roof repairs vs. a complete roof replacement. To determine the extent of the damage, contact a licensed roofing contractor to get an inspection.
If your gutters and downspouts are in good shape, we will work around them without having to remove them. If they are in need of repair or replacement, we do provide that service.
A properly maintained roof can last significantly longer than a neglected roof. Many residential homeowners, as well as commercial building managers and owner, wait until obvious problems are apparent before conducting maintenance. This type of reactive maintenance will ultimately increase roof life-cycle costs. Spot repairs made during a proactive maintenance visit are far less costly than replacing membranes, insulation and decking if a leak occurs down the road. Proactive roof maintenance helps identify potential problem-causing areas, thus decreasing life-cycle costs.
It’s a good idea to have an inspections done once before the season with the most severe weather and once after. It’s also important that maintenance checks be done immediately after severe storms with high winds, hail, or even heavy snowfall. Innovative Construction & Roofing offers a full line of complete roof maintenance programs. Contact us to set up a service schedule to keep your roof in proper shape and your roof maintenance costs low.
As soon as we have your contact and project information in our system, one of our representatives will contact you within 24 hours to schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.
It depends on the scope of the project and your representative’s project load, but generally you can expect a bid within a week. It could take slightly longer to receive the bid if a storm has recently hit your area. It’s always a good idea to ask your rep directly when you can expect to receive the bid.
It varies. Whether commercial or residential, each project is unique and is dependent upon the roofing materials, suppliers and scope of the project. Weather can also be a factor in determining when the roof installation or repair will begin
Replacing a roof, whether commercial or residential, is a labor-intensive project. Depending on the type of roof, the project could take a day or two up to several weeks. The time involved can be significantly affected by the weather. However, careful project management and planning can help reduce some of the delays caused by inclement weather.
It is not necessary to be home during the inspection. If you can’t be present, just let us know when you provide your information. After the inspection and estimate has been completed your assigned representative will contact you to review the bid and answer any questions you may have.