FAQs

How much time does it take for a roof replacement?

As with any major home improvement project, it depends. How large is the roof? What types of materials does it need? How's the weather? What other projects are on the schedule? While there are many factors that affect completion time, we do our best to create a realistic completion schedule and keep you informed of our progress.

What will it cost to replace my roof?

The cost to replace any roof depends on the size of the roof, materials, roof design, quality considerations, and other factors. While we can't give you a price without knowing more about the project, we'll be happy to go to your location for a free onsite consultation and written estimate.

My roof tiles are covered in mildew. What do you recommend?

Many home improvement stores carry mildew cleaning solutions that are formulated for roof tiles. These are generally safe, though you will want to be careful as the tiles may be slippery.

How did my gutters cause so much damage to my roof?

One of the most common gutter-related causes of roof damage has to do with clogs. Often referred to as gutter dams and ice dams, the debris or ice in the gutter causes water to back up behind the clog. This forces the water up and over, with water often becoming diverted beneath the tiles or shingles.

What are the symptoms of a roof in need of replacement?

Roofs do not last forever and need to be replaced when they fail to perform as designed. Some of the following symptoms could be telling you that the time for a replacement is near:

  • Tiles or shingles are missing
  • Tiles or shingles are cracked
  • Tiles or shingles have been damaged
  • Energy bills are higher than normal
  • Leaks
  • Roof decay
  • Stains on the ceiling
  • Water damage

Is it possible to replace wooden shingles?

Yes. In fact, many homeowners have replaced the occasional wooden shingle as a do-it-yourself project. Using a shingle ripper, you'll need to cut the nails and remove the damaged shingle. Insert the new, but let it stick out about ¼ inch. Placing the nails just below the overlapping shingle, hammer them into place. Now, place a block of wood at the end of the shingle and hammer the entire shingle up into position. This forces the nails to bend and the shingle will go underneath the overlapping shingle.

Can I replace roof tiles on my own?

Yes, if you have just a few damaged tiles and you're comfortable with working on the roof. First, remove the damaged tile and any leftover pieces. Gently lift the tiles above it before sliding the new tile into position, hooking the tile over the batten.

Is it possible to repair asphalt shingles?

Yes, this is a simple repair involving roofing cement and a few nails. Apply roofing cement to torn, cracked, curled up, or peeling asphalt shingles and use nails to secure the shine as the cement dries. If you need to replace an asphalt shingle, cut a piece of roofing material to size and nail it into place below the overlapping row.