Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I need a new roof?
As technology advances, the life of a roof can increase. The older roofing shingles have typically held a 15 to 30-year life depending on the quality of the shingle and the location your home is located in. A few outside factors — such as tree cover and previously installation — can also play a factor in lifespan.
With some of the newer models of shingles we use today, they can have lifetime warranties, that were not a previous option. In most cases, a roof lifespan of 12 years is considered a safety net. If you’re near that time period, checking for:
- Missing Shingles
- Broken Shingles
- Notice of Leakage on the Roof
- Curling Shingles
If you are questioning whether you have any of these issues, or you’re interested in having a professional opinion on where your roof stands, give us a call. Sometimes damage isn’t visible to the untrained eye. Ignoring possible issues can lead to more damage if the repairs are put off.
If my roof displays warning signs, am I looking at a total roof replacement?
There are a lot of factors that come into play when looking at a total roof replacement including (but not limited to) understanding how the original roof was installed and what the age of the shingles are. Perfectly good roofing shingles have the ability to be repaired or portions of the roof can be repaired if the damage has not affected the integrity.
The best decision would be to call Allen Roofing & Siding, your certified local roofing contractor, to have our experts examine your roof to determine the best, next steps.
How much can a new roof cost?
While there is no definitive number on what a new roof costs, several factors can determine the cost of a new roof. These can include the quality of shingles, your contractor, the brand, type, and grade of shingle you choose. The most important part that is considered is the size, shape, and slope of your roof.
How do I determine the type of shingle that is best for my roof and budget?
This is an ever-evolving question as technology in roofing shingles evolve. Aesthetics and budget become the forefront of the situation. In our showroom, we have different options for the newest shingle technology for every look and budget.
How long does it take to install a new roof?
The most important factors here involve Mother Nature. Weather can affect the job timeline and completion date. A few outside factors can also be related to the type of shingle and the size of the roof. A typical roofing job can be completed in 1-3 days.