How can a home owner recognize when a roof system has problems?
More often than not roof system problems are discovered after leaking or other serious damage occurs. Annual inspections often can uncover cracked, warped or missing shingles; loose seams and/or damaged flashing; excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or downspouts; and other visible signs of roof system problems. Indoors, look for cracked paint, discolored plasterboard and peeling wallpaper as signs of damaged roof areas.
How do I decide which roofing material to use?
Choosing which type of roof is right for you will depend upon numerous factors, including your budget, taste and needs. Before making your choice, consider the lifecycle cost of your roofing material. An Elevated team member will go over all of your options with you in great detail.
What roofing options are available today?
Roofing options are plentiful today with new products, styles, and colors being developed regularly. There are asphalt shingles, slate, tile, metal, concrete, wood, and shake, with an array of colors and styles to choose from.
My roof leaks. Do I need to have it replaced completely?
Not necessarily. Leaks can result from flashings that have come loose or a section of the roof system being damaged. A complete roof system failure, however, generally is irreversible and a result of improper installation or choice of materials or the roof system installation is inappropriate for the home or building.
Can I do the work myself?
Most work should not be done yourself. Professional roofing contractors are trained to safely and efficiently repair or replace roof systems. You can damage your roof system by using improper roofing techniques andd severely injure yourself by falling off or through the roof. We do not advise that a homeowner take these risks.
Does my new roof come with a warranty and how long will it last?
Yes, all new roofs installed by Elevated Roofing Concepts come with a maintenance warranty, as well as a shingle warranty. Different manufacturers offer different warranties. Most new roof systems are designed to provide useful service for about 20 years. Some roof system types, such as composite, slate, clay tile and certain metal systems, can last longer. Actual roof system life span is determined by a number of factors, including local climate and environmental conditions, proper building and roof system design, material quality and suitability, proper application and adequate roof maintenance.
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