New RoofWhen it comes time for you to look into getting a brand new roof for your home, you are not alone if you find yourself with many, many questions. Because this type of home renovation is not an everyday task – it is not even a yearly one – there is a great chance that by the time your home needs a new roof, it will be the first time you or your family are having to deal with this issue. This is why professional roofers, such as Old Time Roofing, are here to help walk you through the entire process from beginning to end. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to having to get a new roof. These answers should help give you a better footing and understanding of what needs to be done when the time comes for your own roof to be replaced. 

What Are The Major Indications I Have a Roof Issue?

When it comes to determining if you need a new roof, or if you have a roof in need of repairs, there are a few key things to look for. One of the first things you need to keep an eye on is leaks. Are there leaks in your attic or ceilings? 

Secondly, you should keep an eye on your shingles. Look for curling shingles, or thinning spots if you have asphalt shingles. You should also keep an eye out for broken tiles.

How Long Should My Original Roof Last?

There are different life expectancies for roofs based on numerous factors such as location, material, and conditions. For example, asphalt shingles will typically have a lifespan of about 15-25 years before their granules will eventually start to flake off which can cause the shingles to crack, rip and even curl upon themselves. 

With concrete tile roofs, you can expect to have a lifespan of about 30 years. However, if these roofs are walked on often, this can quicken their decay as the tiles can crack and break.

Can a Damaged Roof Be Repaired And Not Replaced?

The answer to this frequently asked question is impossible to give without an on-site inspection because while there are some roofing issues that can be fixed by a simple repair job, there are a lot of issues that need to be completely replaced. Hiring a professional roofer to come and inspect your roof is the best way to know which option is best suited for your specific situation. 

How Much Does a Roof Replacement Cost? 

When it comes to the final cost of your roof job, the answer really lies within the work itself. Factors such as the material, your location, the size of your home, and the features required all play a role in determining how much the job will cost you. There are lots of material options out there which can either help reduce your price upfront, or ones that may end up being a little more expensive up front, but save you money over the lifespan of your roof. It really depends on what you need to be done and what kind of material you want the job done with. 

How Long Does a Job Typically Take?

A lot of types of roofing or re-roofing jobs can be done in accordance with your schedule. While some of the timing of the tasks depends on what needs to be done, permits and inspections, there is a lot of work that can be done within an originally estimated time frame. Getting a team of professionals to give an estimation will be the best bet. If you would like to schedule a free estimate contact us today!