Answers for All Your Roofing FAQs
Answers for All Your Roofing FAQs. Are you thinking about replacing your old roof? Maybe you have questions about your next roofing project in your mind.
Don’t worry; every homeowner has wondered the same roofing questions you have now. From selecting a roofing contractor to finding financing options, an investment like this involves many factors to assess.
Fortunately, the Kreunen Construction specialists have prepared a guide to answer all your most frequently asked roofing questions.
How do I know if I need a new roof?
Sometimes, the answer to this question is obvious. If you have many missing shingles, holes in your roof, or severe leaks, you should think seriously about replacing the roof. In other cases, signs of damage in a roof are not so evident.
However, if your roof has 12 to 15 years or even more, it could require a replacement. Some signs will tell you if your old roof has reached the end of its life. Among these signs are missing and damaged shingles, rotted roofing deck, leaks, and water stains in the ceiling.
If this is your case, you should plan a roof replacement before it starts giving you bigger problems.
How often does a roof need to be replaced?
This question is not easy to respond to. Your roof lifespan will depend on several factors, and the most important are materials, installation, and ventilation.
Generally, when a professional roofer installs an asphalt shingles roof using good quality materials, it should last for at least 15 years. Likewise, a metal roof can last several decades in good conditions.
Even shingles roofing may last for 30 years if the weather is not severe and receives proper maintenance.
The Kreunen‘s Integrity Roof System® and the SureStart PLUS™ warranty allow us to guarantee that our roofs will last up to 50 years.
How much does a new roof cost?
A roof replacement means a big investment. So, offering a price for a new roof involves considering some elements regarding your unique situation.
Usually, a professional roofing contractor will have in mind the following points:
- Cost of old roof removal
- Size of the roof
- Roofing materials to use
- Other features like skylights, chimneys, and vents.
Since every roof is unique, every roof will have a different cost.
But, once you know your new roof price, you will have many financing options. Therefore, paying for your new roof will be easy and affordable.
Should I replace my roof before I list my home?
Would you buy a house with an ugly appearance?
Would you pay a lot of money knowing that you will spend more later on replacing the roof?
These two questions should help you find an answer to the question above.
Better Homes and Gardens indicates that the roof aesthetic means 40 percent of a home’s curb appeal. That proportion is huge since there is a big amount of elements making up a house’s exterior.
So, if you pretend to sell your home but your roof is in bad shape, it could be hard to find buyers for it. Besides, it will not be easy to get a good deal for a house in that condition.
Remind that currently, most buyers are on a budget. Hence, they are not willing to follow spending money on repairs right after buying a house.
In this sense, replacing your roof before listing your house will increase your property’s value. Likewise, you can recover most of the roofing repairing costs.
What is the best time to replace a roof?
Usually, roofing contractors are available to work during the whole year. Besides, there is no officially a “roofing season”. Yet, rain, snow, and sleet influence roofing projects since roofers will work better under dry and warm conditions. This is why most homeowners and roofers prefer to carry out roofing works during summer and fall.
However, replacing roofs in winter or spring may result in faster installation times since more roofers are available.
Can I replace my roof myself?
You can perform many home projects by yourself. Nevertheless, roofing is not one of them. Only experienced and skilled personnel should tackle these types of jobs. Roofing projects require working at high elevations walking on sloped surfaces exposed to the weather elements for hours.
Each year more than 6,000 Americans die due to falls in the home. Many of these accidents occur while performing roofing repairs or maintenance.
Moreover, homeowners may void the roofing materials warranty by doing improper work. Also, it will mean additional costs in roofing repairs.
Also, another element you should consider is that an experienced team will execute the job faster and better than a man working alone does.
These facts should convince you about hiring a professional when it comes to any roofing job.
What roofing material should I use?
Several elements determine the materials you should employ in your new roof. The first of them will be, of course, your budget. It will determine whether you buy asphalt or luxury shingles. Besides, the style of the roof will indicate if you should use a shingle or flat roof.
Are you going to replace the roof of your home or commercial property? What kind of architectural style do you prefer?
By responding to all these questions, you should have cleared the roofing materials you will require.
Also, remind that a roofing project implies other materials such as decking, drip edge, ice and water barrier, flashing, and ventilation.
With Kreunen’s Integrity Roofing System®, you can choose the best quality materials. Regardless of your home style and your budget, you will obtain a reliable roof.
Still have questions?
Call the Kreunen Construction experts at 901-763-8506 or visit our website to get a quote. You will find the best roofing solutions for your needs while learning more about our products and offers.