Frequently Asked Questions About Your Roof

16 FAQs About
Your Roof

Q & A

How Long Does it Take to Install a Roof?

The time for a job varies depending on the contractor you choose, but typically it takes 1-2 days to complete a roofing job. 

However, also keep in mind that the times for installation also vary significantly depending on the size and complexity of the job. 

What Does The Process of Getting a New Roof Entail?

First, you’ll need to schedule an inspection & estimate. After that typically a customer service specialist will visit your home to take measurements and walk through the process with you. Once you’ve decided on a contractor and signed a contract, your roofers will typically begin installation within a few weeks. 

What is The Best Roofing Material?

It depends on a variety of factors such as location, pitch, and building type. In New England, asphalt shingles are recommended for steep slope roofs. For low slope roofing, we usually use PVC and EPDM primarily. 

Are There Energy Benefits to Different
Colored Roofs?

There may be some benefits, however, very few colors are actually Energy Star Rated. 

How Long Will my Roof Last For?

Typically your roof will last anywhere from 15-25 years. If well maintained, it could last even longer. 


What is The Best Time of Year to Have Your Roof Replaced?

Fall is the best time for you to have your roof replaced. However, roofing can be done any time of year. The biggest factor to remember is that roofing jobs are weather dependent; so regardless of the season, the weather itself during any given season is what you have to keep in mind. 

My Roof is Leaking do I Have to Get a Whole New Roof?

If you have one or two small leaks, chances are you only need a partial roof repair. If the leaks are significant, however, you may find yourself in need of a while new roof. Once you discover the leak, call a roofing contractor right away to come and take a look at it.


Do I Need to do Anything to Prepare For New Roof Installation?

You don’t have to do much to get your house ready for roof installation. One thing you can do is remove any large items on your walls so as to avoid them potentially falling. The other thing you can do is clear your driveway when the work s being done so there is rom for all the equipment. The rest of the work will be done for you!

How Much Does
a New Roof Cost?

Again, this varies greatly depending on the specifics of each job. But, in most cases, the price ranges from $5,500-$20,000. This price is inclusive of all labor, material, disposal of debris, and building permits. 

How Do I Pay For a New Roof?

Some roofing contractors offer financing options, or installment plans. If you are looking to get a roof in the future you can also start saving now! 

Getting a roof is an expense, so having a savings account for home improvement projects is an excellent idea. It is also important to keep up with regular roofing maintenance and schedule regular inspections.

Do I Need to be at Home When My Roof Roof Replaced?

You do not need to be home when your roof is being replaced, but you are more than welcome to be!

Are Estimates Free?

Roof estimates are typically free! However, roof inspections usually have a fee. 

Will my Homeowners Insurance Cover Roof Damage?

Yes! If you roof has been damaged because of severe weather, falling objects, or fire your homeowners insurance should cover the cost. This does not include necessary repairs due to the age of your roof or your roof’s typical maintenance requirements. 

How do I Know if I Have a Leak in my Roof?

The best way is to check the attic. If you have the slightest inclination that you may have a leak, check the wood framing and plywood for water damage, especially after a rainstorm. Even if you’re not questioning water damage it’s good to check your attic to see what it looks like so you can better evaluate water damage in the future. 


Should I Get a New Roof Before I Sell my House?

If your roof is at the end of its life your house’s value will increase significantly if you replace your roof. And if the expense is an issue, speak to your agent about ways to negotiate the price of the roof into the sale of the house. 

What Questions Should I Ask a Roofing Contractor Before Hiring Them?

-Is your company insured? 

-Is your company licensed?

-Are you certified by the shingle manufacturer? 

-Is your roofing company a BBB Accredited Business?

-Do you have references and reviews?

-What does your roofing warranty look like?


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