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Roofing FAQs

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Roofing FAQs

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How do I know if my roof needs to be replaced

You may have extensive leaking that repairs aren’t fixing. If you see ceiling spots, algae growth, missing shingles, blistering, curling, buckling, missing granules damaged flashing, or rotting. If you’re asphalt shingle roof is over 20 years it’s most likely ready to be replaced. You should have your roof inspected at least once a year.  Even if your roof shows signs of these symptoms mentioned above, you may not need a total roof replacement. It’s best to contact a professional; it could save you money in the long run.

My roof is leaking. Do I need to replace it?

Not necessarily. Leaking can result because some flashings have come loose or because a section of the roof has been damaged. A roof failure, however, is generally irreversible and results from improper installation or choice materials, or from the installation of a roof system inappropriate to the building.

How long will my new roof last?

The longevity of your roof depends on a number of factors including: the types of materials used, the local environment. The majority of new roofs should last for 15+ years depending on the type of roof. For more information, see this article by Home Advisor. You should always make sure your roof comes with a warranty. Visit our roofing page to see the types of warranties we offer.

How much will my new roof cost?

The price of a new roof depends on the type of materials being used. There are many different roofing materials and different grades of each material. It can also depend on your house, local labor rates, etc. It’s also a good idea to talk to a licensed contractor to discuss what materials would work best for your home and for your budget. Give us a call today for a free estimate.

You're coming to replace my roof. What should I do to prepare?

Make sure to remove all hanging pieces from your walls as well as any small free standing pieces that might fall due to repeated hammering.

How long will it take to install my new roof?

Generally smaller family homes can take 1 to 2 days; large homes or commercial buildings will take longer. We will be able to give you a better time estimate after viewing your home.

Do you have references?

Absolutely! You can find a link to our Angie’s List reviews online. Alternatively, you can call us and we can give you more.

Are you insured?

Of course! We’re licensed, bonded and insured.

Can I just repair my own roof?

We always recommend seeking professional help when it comes to roofing issues. If you have minimal experience in roofing, trying to fix the problem yourself can end up creating a bigger problem, especially if you try to file insurance claims.

How do I know if you serve my area?

Simple, give us a call and ask! We serve all of Middle Tennessee, including, but not limited to: Nashville (Davidson County), Williamson County, Rutherford County, Maury County and more!