FAQ

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How do I know when I need a new roof?

Older shingles typically can have a 15 to 30 year lifespan. Some factors that affect shingle life are: shingle quality, sunlight, shading, wind, snow and ice, inadequate ventilation, and installation quality.

Here are some red flags to look for:

  • → Curling or cupping shingles
  • → Loss of asphalt granulation (you can start to see shiny fiberglass spots, edges or areas)
  • → Water damage in your attic or home
  • → Cracked or discolored drywall (due to water damage)
  • → Decaying shingles
  • → Missing shingles
  • → Visible cracks
  • → Wind damage
  • → Broken or damaged shingles
  • → Rusted or missing flashing
  • → Flashings around pipes crack/deteriorate (you can often times see sunlight coming into the attic)

If a residential roof is over 15 years old, we recommend you call us out to perform an inspection. Sometimes damage isn’t visible to the untrained eye on the ground and catching it early can avoid expensive interior repairs in the future.

Should I have my roof repaired or completely replaced?

It really depends on how much life is left in your existing shingles and how extensive the damage is in affected areas. Shingles that are generally in very good condition can sometimes be repaired if the damage hasn’t affected their integrity. At some point, it is smarter to replace the entire roof, instead of continuing to put money into an old one that is likely to need replacement soon anyway. We can help you figure out which is best for you.

How much does a new roof cost?

Several variables will determine the cost: Quality of contractor you choose, brand and type of shingles, pitch of the roof, and how many layers of existing shingles there are. (they will usually need to be removed) There are other materials involved in replacing a roof and it is important to know which ones are being used, and if your roofing contractor is installing your roof up to code and by the manufactures recommendations.

Don’t choose a roofing contractor on cost alone. Price is important, but not the only factor you should consider. Quality materials and contractor workmanship have value. Hiring the cheapest roofing contractor could cost more in the long run when you consider the cost to repair sub-par roofing and the damage it causes to the inside of the home. We are happy to provide you with an estimate for your home and help with questions you may have to help you better understand the roofing process.

How long will it take for my new roof to be installed?

Depends on the size, weather, whether or not there is a second layer to remove, and more. On an average home, we usually complete the removal of the old roof and install of the new roof in two to four days. This time will vary for larger projects.

What if I have issues with my new roof?

Should you have any problems, manufacturer shingles warranties are now lifetime. Some manufacturers’ warranties are transferable to the new homeowners for a small fee. That covers the roofing shingles.

Regarding shingle installation and roofing contractor workmanship, Climb Roofing also provides a workmanship warranty. We’ve got you covered.

Please feel free to call us for any questions you may have regarding your roof!