Roofing Questions & Answers
As a homeowner, you probably understand that regular roof maintenance is the best way to maintain your roof’s integrity and lifespan. And while roof replacement is one of the best things you can do for your home––you probably have a lot of questions about the process. Lucky for you, Energy Shield is here with the answers you’re looking for. With more than 40 years of quality commercial roofing under our belts, we know the answers to your roofing questions.
1. When Do I Need a New Roof?
A new roof is a big investment and not one you should postpone. Since your roof is an important structure for your home, failure to replace your roof can result in costly home repairs from leaky shingles to structural damage. Here are a few signs it might be time to replace your roof:
- You have broken, curled, or otherwise missing shingles.
- You notice signs of roof rot.
- You notice blistered shingles.
- There are wet spots on your ceiling, in the attic, or your crawl spaces.
- You find water backup in your eaves.
If you’re worried about your roof’s condition, hire one of our professional roofers to inspect your roof thoroughly for damage. We’ll offer honest advice about when you should invest in a new roof.
2. Which Roofing Company Is Right for Me?
If you do choose to replace your roof, you need to find a reliable roofing contractor company to assist you in the process. A new roof isn’t a small investment; the right contractor will supply you with a new roof that will last for decades without issue.
Next, take time to do your research before hiring the first roofing professional you find. Online reviews can be a helpful tool to locate local roofing professionals in your area.
Lastly, investigate the company itself. Look for any accreditations, testimonials, or galleries that might shed light on the company’s expertise, customer service, and skill.
3. What Roofing Options Are Available?
So much work goes into roof replacement. One question we always get asked is, “what roofing options are available?” There are a variety of new roofs to choose from to complement any style of home. Depending on your needs and preferences, you can select your material, color, and style. We offer metal roofing, forged iron, traditional shingles, and more in a variety of stunning colors and style options. Whatever style you choose, our team will make sure all installations are to your satisfaction.
4. How Can I Protect My New Roof?
As mentioned before, replacing your roof is an expensive investment. Weather conditions such as snow, wind, rain, and even the sun can destroy your roof. If you want to prolong the lifespan of your roof, we recommend our silicone roof coating solution.
Our silicone roof coating solution can withstand even the harshest weather conditions and UV rays. They won’t succumb to inclement weather, will never break-down, crack, peel, or chalk. It can withstand permanent ponding water and is extremely resistant to damaging mold and mildew.
Don’t risk damaging your new roof.
5. How Can I Prepare for New Roof Installation?
There are a few small steps you can take for a smooth roof installation process. First, remove loose items from your walls and shelves in your home. Sometimes, hammering on the roof can cause enough vibration to make unsecured items fall.
Clear your driveway and areas around your home. With roof installation, there is a chance that roofing materials can fall into the driveway. If you can, try to leave room for your contractor’s vehicle to pull into the driveway. This will make the process go much faster, and your contractor will thank you for it!
Lastly, sit back and enjoy your new roof. The bulk of the work is up to us.
6. How Long Will My New Roof Last?
Your roof’s lifespan depends on two important factors: your contractor and roofing materials. Typically, 20 years is an acceptable lifespan for a new roof. However, depending on the level of maintenance, your roof can last a lot longer or not as long.
At Energy Shield, we’re dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality commercial roofing systems. Contact us for more information or to inquire about a new roof installation.