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[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″ ][cs_element_row _id=”2″ ][cs_element_column _id=”3″ ][cs_element_headline _id=”4″ ][cs_content_seo]Frequently Asked Questions\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_line _id=”5″ ][cs_element_text _id=”6″ ][cs_content_seo]Many homeowners are not familiar with the process that roofing repair and installation entails, typically because this home improvement investment is only likely to occur a couple times in a lifetime. Below are questions many homeowners have when first starting their search for best roofing material, lifespan of materials, how to save on repairs and other factors that come into play, making this a perfect place to start your search. There’s a lot more to this process than we are able to cover in this Roofing FAQ, but feel this will provide you with enough information to get you headed down the right path.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][/cs_element_column][/cs_element_row][/cs_element_section][cs_element_section _id=”7″ ][cs_element_row _id=”8″ ][cs_element_column _id=”9″ ][cs_element_headline _id=”10″ ][cs_content_seo]How long do shingles last?\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”11″ ][cs_content_seo]Roofing material life span depends on the specific material used. Asphalt and wood shingles typically last up to 20-40 years, while metal roofing typically lasts between 40-80 years, according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Slate, concrete, and clay tiles typically have a life expectancy of 100 years, according to the NAHB.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”12″ ][cs_content_seo]What kind of shingles last the longest?\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”13″ ][cs_content_seo]The National Association of Home Builders has rated slate, concrete, and clay tiles as the longest-lasting roofing material, with a life expectancy of 100 years.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”14″ ][cs_content_seo]How much will it cost to repair my roof?\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”15″ ][cs_content_seo]Great question, tough answer. There are many variables when considering the cost of repairing a roof. Building size, design, materials used and other factors weigh into this calculation. We know price is a factor in your decision but our high-quality materials and workmanship will save you money in the long run. Feel free to give us a call for an estimate!\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”16″ ][cs_content_seo]How long will it take for my roof to be repaired or installed?\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”17″ ][cs_content_seo]This varies depending on building size, roofing type, and external factors such as weather. Residential homes are typically completed in two days or more. Commercial buildings may take longer, but we are committed to work as fast as possible in order for your life to be impacted as little as possible.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”18″ ][cs_content_seo]Why are my shingles discolored?\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”19″ ][cs_content_seo]Most people think dark spots and ugly streaks on their roof come from dirt, mildew, or mold, but these spots are actually from algae. The most common type of algae that forms on roofs is known as gloeocapsa magma, also known as blue-green algae. Most of the time, this algae is present for months before the homeowner notices it.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”20″ ][cs_content_seo]How do I get rid of black streaks on my roof?\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”21″ ][cs_content_seo]If you decide to clean your roof yourself, never use a power washer, as it can damage your shingles and the protective coating on them. You can use trisodium phosphate and bleach mixed with water as a solution but remember to remove or cover anything below runoff may damage.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”22″ ][cs_content_seo]Do I need to replace my entire roof if it’s leaking?\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”23″ ][cs_content_seo]This depends on why your roof is leaking. Older roofs may need to be replaced if multiple worn spots and missing shingles are present. If the leak is coming from a single missing shingle, a repair will be enough. Call and tell us about the leak, we will happily provide recommendations.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”24″ ][cs_content_seo]How can I save money on my roofing repair bills?\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”25″ ][cs_content_seo]The best way to reduce repair bills is to prevent damage before it occurs. Periodically inspecting your roof, at least twice a year, will help recognize any future issues. If you do not have access to your roof or if ladders aren’t your thing, play it safe by calling a professional like us. You can also donate a winter jacket or blanket and get $100 off your next service!\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”26″ ][cs_content_seo]How often does my roof need to be replaced?\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”27″ ][cs_content_seo]The age of your roof and the materials used will provide you insight into the life expectancy of your roof. Depending on the material used will determine how long your roof will last and when your next replacement is needed.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”28″ ][cs_content_seo]If my roof is being replaced, will I also need to replace gutters and downspouts?\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”29″ ][cs_content_seo]Depending on if your gutters and downspouts are past their prime will determine if they need to be replaced or not. If they are still in good shape we won’t remove and reinstall them to avoid unwanted damage.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”30″ ][cs_content_seo]Do I need to do anything before my roof repair starts?\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”31″ ][cs_content_seo]Due to the inevitable messiness and constant noise from the nature of our work, we recommend going out for a few hours in order to avoid any headaches. Keep pets in mind too. If you have a driveway, park on the street. If you have a pool, cover it. \n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”32″ ][cs_content_seo]What if my roof leaks after repair or installation?\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”33″ ][cs_content_seo]We proudly offer a lifetime warranty on all shingle installations. If you experience any problems with your shingles, we will repair them for free at your nearest convenience.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”34″ ][cs_content_seo]What are the most common reasons for roofing repairs?\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”35″ ][cs_content_seo]The most common reasons for roofing repair include storm damage, wind damage, leaks, and the age of roofing materials.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”36″ ][cs_content_seo]How do I know if my roof will need to be replaced soon?\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”37″ ][cs_content_seo]The biggest clue to needing a new roof is the age of the existing one. If your roof is over 20 years old, it may need to be replaced or may need minor repairs to extend its lifespan. Here are some things to look for: shingles that are lifted, cracked, missing, or have smooth dark spots. You can also take a trip to your attic and look for any wet spots on a rainy day and any light shining through on a sunny day.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”38″ ][cs_content_seo]What type of roof erodes fast, flat or slanted?\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”39″ ][cs_content_seo]This is difficult to determine. A slanted roof doesn’t collect leaves and other things that hold moisture, inviting algae to grow, but depending on what direction the slant is facing it may be exposed to direct sunlight. Flat roofs may have spots where water can sit, causing accelerated damage.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”40″ ][cs_content_seo]Do I need gutters around my home or business?\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”41″ ][cs_content_seo]Gutters play an important role in protecting your home or business. They protect your foundation, siding, doors, windows, roof, fascia, soffit, and decorative landscaping from water damage.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”42″ ][cs_content_seo]How long do gutters last?\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”43″ ][cs_content_seo]If you maintain and take proper care of your gutters, most will last for about 20 years.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”44″ ][cs_content_seo]How often should I clean my gutters?\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”45″ ][cs_content_seo]We recommend cleaning your gutters at least twice a year, in spring and fall. If located close to trees you may need to do so more frequently. If your gutters need to be cleaned frequently, a gutter guard system may be needed.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”46″ ][cs_content_seo]Why do I get a lot of runoff water on one side of my house?\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”47″ ][cs_content_seo]This is more than likely due to a clog in your gutters causing an overflow of water. This can be fixed by removing leaves and other debris from gutters. If you can not reach your gutters, play it safe, and call an expert.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_accordion _id=”48″ ][/cs_element_accordion][/cs_element_column][/cs_element_row][/cs_element_section][/cs_content]