Roofing Company FAQs
The Roof Maker, Inc. believes in going above and beyond to address the service needs of our residential and commercial clients. One way we try and do this is offer any advice or information our clients may need.
In order to take better care of your roofing system, it starts by also gaining a better understanding of this element of your home or business. Below are some examples of questions we hear frequently, but if you have a different type of inquiry feel free to contact us.
How long will my roof last?
There is no one answer for this. The lifespan depends greatly on the type of roofing material you have and the maintenance invested into it. For example, the average longevity of an asphalt roof should be around 20 years while a tile roof can last upwards of 100 years. We can give you a more accurate answer by finding out more about your rooftop and providing an assessment.
Repair or replacement – how can I tell which I need?
It is a common concern to want to make certain you get the service you need without being scammed into more costly service you don't need. First, make it a point to only work with reputable and established roofers so you get honest feedback. If you are in doubt, always get a second opinion. However, also be realistic about the condition of the roof – age and type of damage can play a big role in whether your roof is fixable or beyond repairs.
Are those dark streaks on my roof serious?
The problem with those dark streaks is that most homeowners erroneously believe they're only affecting the visual aesthetics when, in reality, are a form of algae growth. They more commonly appear where there is less sunlight, making perfect conditions for fungal growth. This algae feeds off the asphalt shingles, destroying your roofing over time.
Can I take care of repairs on my own?
Even for single story homes, it is never a good idea to put your well-being at risk and attempt to DIY roof repairs. Not to mention, without formal training or hands-on experience, this work is too important to try to take care of on your own. Some jobs around the home are best left to pros, and worth the financial investment, your roofing is most certainly one of these.
Learn ways in which you can set your rooftop up for long-term success, such as installing high-quality gutters and keeping tree limbs trimmed back. We will be glad to help you learn more about proper roof care, so give us a call.