FAQ

How do I know if it is time to replace my roof?

How long is it reasonable to expect to wait after I hire A Roofing, Inc. for work to begin?

How do I protect my home against ice dams?

What is the typical duration of a reroofing job?

What are my warranty options?

How much does a new roof cost?

What kind of preventive maintenance should I do for my roof?

What Is the Right Roofing Material for My Home?

Do I need to obtain a permit to install a new roof on my home?

 

 

 

How do I know if it is time to replace my roof?

Research indicates that the aging process for a roof begins soon after the shingles are installed and progresses rapidly during the initial curing phase of its life cycle. During this stage, granule loss may occur, small blisters may develop, or the shingles may curl slightly at their edges. You may even notice that this curling is more pronounced during cold weather and the shingles may lay flat as temperatures rise. The good news, however, is that after this “curing stage” the shingles enter a long period of slow aging, which lasts for the major portion of the shingle's natural life.

life cycle of roof

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How long is it reasonable to expect to wait
after I hire A Roofing, Inc. for work to begin?

Weather permitting — a common period from contract signing to job start is two to six weeks. This can vary a great deal depending on the time of year and A Roofing’s backlog. Job start delays and postponements are a fact of life in roofing, which is highly dependent on weather. However, A Roofing will be straightforward about availability right from the start, and will advise you on a timely basis about any changes in the schedule originally set.

 

 

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How do I protect my home against ice dams?

Ice dams are formed when heat from the inside of a home escapes into the attic and warms the roof decking during the winter. This heat, combined with heat from the sun, can melt snow on the roof. Melting snow then runs down toward the eaves as water. When it reaches the cold eaves and gutters
it refreezes. This continual thaw and re-freeze process creates ice dams. The result is water backing up under the roof shingles where it can soak through the roof decking or wall sheathing, causing damage to attics, ceilings and walls.

protect home against ice dams


There are ways to defend against the damage ice dams cause: attic insulation, attic ventilation system, and water-proofing shingle underlayment. All three work together. A Roofing, Inc. also provides full-service installation of roof heating cables that will radiate heat to help melt ice before it accumulates, allowing for proper drainage at all times.


To learn more on how to protect your home against ice dams, contact A Roofing, Inc.

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What is the typical duration of a reroofing job?

The duration of the job varies widely depending on the size and complexity of the roof. A small, uncomplicated roof job can usually be finished in a day or two. A large, complex project can last a week or more. Once started, however, a job should not be interrupted for any reason other than weather.

 

If, on the other hand, a problem arises in the reroofing process, it might be necessary to halt the work to negotiate a change in the contract. You will always be advised of any changes, which affect the contract agreement.

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What are my warranty options?

Labor Warranties vary depending on a number of important factors, such as the roofing material selected, new construction v.s. re-roofing, etc.  A Roofing’s Workmanship Warranty ranges from 1 to 10 years from installation.  A Roofing is happy to provide more warranty details once we know more about your project.


Manufacturer Warranties range from 20 years to lifetime.  The length of the warranty is an indicator of performance and value. The upfront coverage in the first few years following application is also very meaningful. This is the time when, according to contractors, problems caused by defects are most likely to occur. As a result you should:

 

  • Look for manufacturers’ warranties that cover materials and labor in the first
    three to five years after application on any grade of roofing shingle.
  • Select products carrying a warranty that does not prorate during the first
    three to five years after installation. Also, make sure the warranty prorates
    on the current market cost of the replacement shingles
    (as opposed to the original cost of the defective shingles).
  • Examine the manufacturer’s stipulations on ventilation and warranty validation.
    Shingle roof system failure as the result of inadequate ventilation
    may cause the shingle warranty to become invalid.


Please contact A Roofing, Inc. for more information or additional warranty options.

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How much does a new roof cost?

There is no definitive answer as to how much a new roof will cost. There are a variety of considerations needed before an estimate can be given. From that information, a price quotation or an estimate could be done.  Some of the considerations are:

 

  • Size of roof
  • Materials to be used
  • Location of house (this is needed to determine which materials would be best for that area's weather)
  • Is it for a new house or a re-roofing
  • State costs and taxes
  • Type of home


For additional information, contact A Roofing, Inc. to receive a free roofing quote.

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What kind of preventive maintenance
should I do for my roof?

Since roofs are constantly exposed to the elements, most roof damage results from weather and pollutants in the atmosphere. To save yourself big repair costs or even having to replace your roof before its time, you should perform a general inspection on your roof at least twice a year, checking for mildew, mold, rust, trapped water, and possible damage, and make minor repairs if necessary. That is the best preventive maintenance you can do.

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What Is the Right Roofing Material for My Home?

Your choice of roofing material will affect both the external appearance of your home and the comfort of your family inside the home.  Roofing materials are important in energy conservation, comfort, and the appearance of your home.  Your choice of material for a re-roofing project or for a new roof on a home addition should consider several factors.


To choose the right roofing material for your home, first consider the architectural style and the type of roofing “look” that is right for the house. Then evaluate the natural materials and the metal simulations.  You should be able to find a roofing material that matches the style of your home, fits your budget and provides better insulation for your home.  This will make the home more attractive, more comfortable and more energy-efficient.

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Do I need to obtain a permit to install a new roof
on my home?

Some local ordinances require permits be obtained prior to the start of roofing work in both new and some reroofing jobs, depending on the locale. A Roofing, Inc. is happy to discuss permit requirements for your local area, and advise you on local building codes.

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