Ready, Set, Roof – Your Guide to Questions and Answers

When it comes to roofing your home in Dallas, there is a lot that usually ends up going unanswered if you’re unsure of who to ask about them. You want to make sure that you have the right information before you decide to move forward with a company, or perhaps with the job of re-roofing the home that you have. In order to get the best possible outcome of putting a roof on your home, you need to take a look at the information that is out there for you to use to your advantage. Not many roofers are able to provide you with this information right over the Internet. However, we want to make getting your answers as easy as they can possibly be – so we posted them right here for you to make use of.

Take a minute and look into the roofing questions and answers that are out there for you to use, then you can speak with a roofing contractor that is able to provide you with the information that you need to take the next step.

Q: Should I always have my roof inspected, throughout the year or just when I purchase it for the first time?

A: You should have a roof inspection done throughout the year to ensure that you roof is in good working condition, especially if you feel that there is a problem but you cannot quite put your finger on it. Even having an inspection done once a year is essential at knowing any and all problems that might be occurring that you know nothing about.

Q: What are some ways that I can tell that there are serious problems happening on my roof?

A: If you see dark or light brown spots on the walls, ceiling or other areas of your home or notice pools of water in the basement or attic then you may have a leak somewhere on the roof but the only way to know for sure if something is wrong with your roof is by having an inspection done.

Q: If I have a leak in my roof, can I just fix or repair the problem or do I have to have the entire roof replaced completely?

A: It depends on the extent of the damage done to the roof and the age of the roof. If you have a very old roof and it is due for a new one, then this is recommended. Sometimes the problems can be too large to just patch up and move on and a new roof is recommended. Other times, the problem can easily be fixed or it can be repaired enough until the warmer months when the roof can be replaced.

Q: Can I just do the roofing repair or replacement on my own if I have access to the necessary tools needed?

A: If you’re not a skilled, trained and professional roofer then this is not a good thing to attempt. Not only are there certain safety hazards that you should be aware of while doing the work but if you do not do the job right, you could be looking at further problems in the future. By hiring a licensed, insured contractor for the roofing repairs, you’re able to get the roofing done right, and even have a warranty on it in case something does happen. When you roof yourself, you’re voiding any and all warranties that come on the materials.

Q: How long can I expect the roof on my home to last, depending on which materials I choose to put on it?

A: Every roofing material is different, thus meaning different amounts of lifespans. So depending on which you go with, one might last longer than another. Generally, the roofing materials that last the longest will also cost the most initially. Slate can last upwards to 100 years, while metal is able to last up to 60. Wood shingles can last around 10 years, asphalt shingles can go for around 15-20 years. It all depends on the type of material that you get for the home on how long it is going to be able to last while it is in use.

Q: Are gutters really all that important to the life of my roof, or should I just skip getting them replaced or repaired when they are broken? They do not seem to be doing much.

A: Gutters are a very big aspect that goes into the life of your roof. You need to be able to catch the water that is coming off of the roof and this is the one way that is able to catch it and then direct it away from the foundation of the home. When you let the water just run down the sides of the home and into the foundation, you’re allowing it to crack and break with time.

Q: There is condensation and a lot of moisture that is coming in through the attic of my home, but I do not see a leak anywhere in the roof or ceiling of the attic, what is going on?

A: This could be because there is not enough ventilation throughout the attic and ice dams and rain could be sitting up there and slowly seeping into the roof from all over. Without the proper ventilation, these ice dams that melt will cause problems because they have been sitting in the area for too long causing additional problems in the roof.

When you’re ready to get started and have the roof that you’re in need of, speak with us here. Not only can we ensure that you get a properly working roof, but we can repair them and help you choose from many different styles, colors and materials to find which one works the best for you and the home that you own. You should feel good about putting a roof on your home, and have any and all the questions you have answered by a professional that knows what they are doing when it comes to the roofing industry and all that comes with it. All you have to do is call us today to find out more!