What are some of the most common roofing questions and what are the answers? Here’s a top 10 list.
1 – The first most common roofing question: How long should my roof last?
The National Association of Home Builders estimates that a shingle roof should last about 20 years. Shake roofs should last about 30 years and Slate, copper, and tile roofs can last 50+ years.
2 – Does my homeowner’s insurance cover my roof?
There are two types of claims for your roof. A repair claim and a replacement claim. The roof replacement claim is more expensive and can be harder to get the claim accepted. You’ll want to document any and all damage quickly and submit the claim as soon as possible to see if your homeowner’s insurance will cover your roof repair or replacement.
3 – Does a leaky roof need to be completely replaced?
Not always! That’s the great thing about roof repairs. Call your local roofing company and ask them to come out and give you a free roofing estimate. Once you’ve done that, the local roofers should be able to determine if your roof can be repaired or needs to be completely replaced.
4 – What does a new roof cost?
Most projects for reroofing in Virginia can fall in the $6,000 to $15,000 range. Check out our blog posts on key factors that impact the cost of a roof.
5 – What are the signs of a failing roof?
You may find curling shingles, worn spots, or missing shingles. Do you notice the roof sagging in certain places? Check out our blog post on what to look for in a roof when buying a house!
6 – Why is my roof stained?
Blue-green algae are probably the culprit here if you live in a humid area. These blue-green algae can leave dark streaks on asphalt shingle roofs. Chemical cleaning can help remove the algae!
7- How long does roof installation take?
The Cenvar Roofing team usually can complete a full roof replacement in one day! You’ll find this to be the case with many top-notch professional roofing contractors! We love to be efficient!
8 – What is flashing?
Roofing flashing are pieces of thin metal that are used to divert water away from certain spots on your roof or home. Places like your chimney, siding, or even valleys in your roof. This is a crucial aspect of your roof and is vital for keeping water out of your home.
9 – What reroofing options are available?
At Cenvar Roofing, we provide shingle roofing, metal roofing, and specialty roofing such as slate roofs, shake roofs, and tile roofs!
10 – How can I find a reliable roofing professional?
Look no further than Cenvar Roofing! If you are outside of our service areas, then you’ll want to make sure you check Google reviews, check BBB’s website for the roofing contractor in mind, and ask for friends’ and families’ recommendations. People ask for recommendations on Facebook or the NextDoor app and you’ll find lots of personal recommendations there!