Roofing FAQ

Questions You May Have About Your Texas Roof

Q. Can we install a new roof over the existing roof? A.  Yes, but the preferred method is removal and recommended by the manufactures. Removal allows for inspection of the substrate, and the elimination of any wet, rough, and/or unstable existing materials.

Q. What kind of material warranties are available? A. Material warranties are usually issued by the manufacturers for periods of five (5) years to Lifetime.

Q. Can we put the roof on during the winter? A. We can install a roof year ‘round, with only minor adjustments due to severe weather conditions.

Q. What do you do with the old roofing debris? A. All debris is taken to the landfill and disposed of properly or recycled if available.

Q. What type of roofing system should I use? A. We will inspect your home to determine the best methods, materials, warranties, and prices for your individual building.

Q. Do you keep the property clean? A. Cleanliness is very important. Yes, we clean our work area and the surround yard area at the conclusion of every workday.

Q. Do you charge for estimates? A. No, we provide written estimates free of charge.

Q.  Do light colored shingles last longer than darker shingles? A.  Dark shingles should last as long as lighter shingles given that they are installed on a house that has a properly vented attic. Proper attic ventilation is the key component to a longer lasting roof.

Q. What is a ridge? A. The ridge is the top of your roof, which runs level to the ground (does not have slope). The ridge is usually covered with ridge caps (short shingles laid in a straight line) or, preferably, with a ridge vent.

Q. What are the differences between shingle types? A. Basic shingle types are:

3-tab shingle – cheapest shingle on the market – Has a single layer minimum coverage – Good for customers primarily concerned with price

Dimensional / Architectural Shingle (lifetime) – Has a double layer minimum coverage – Higher quality shingle composed of two layers of material per shingle

Dimensional / Architectural Shingle (lifetime) – Minimum double layer coverage – High quality, thick shingle composed of two layers of material per shingle

Q. What is a valley? A. A valley is created when two main roof decks intersect each other. The resulting junction resembles a valley.

Q:  How much will my new roof cost? A:  The cost of your roof will depend on Size, Shape, Slope and the number of existing roof layers.

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