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What are my options if I decide to re-roof?

You have two basic options. You can choose a complete replacement of the roof system, involving a tear-off of the old roof, or a re-cover of the existing roof, involving only the installation of a [...]

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What are some of the benefits of asphalt shingles?

Product Performance. Asphalt shingles perform well in extreme temperatures and in areas where wind, water, and ice are prevalent. Affordability. The efficient, high-volume production and relatively low application cost of asphalt shingles provide consumers with [...]

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What are some steep-slope roofing terms?

Architectural Shingles: (See Laminated Shingles) Asphalt: A bituminous waterproofing agent applied to roofing materials during manufacture. Deck: The structural surface to which the roofing or waterproofing system (including insulation) is applied. Flashing: Pieces of metal [...]

What are some steep-slope roofing terms?fotex2020-04-24T19:28:00+00:00

Do I need to totally replace my roof if there’s a leak?

Not necessarily. Leaking can result because some flashings have come loose or because a section of the roof has been damaged. A roof failure, however, is generally irreversible and results from improper installation or choice [...]

Do I need to totally replace my roof if there’s a leak?fotex2020-04-09T20:22:23+00:00

Is roof ventilation that big of a deal?

The short answer is "Yes," but there are several reasons: - Good ventilation creates a cooler attic in the summer - An overheated attic, combined with moisture, can be damaging to roof decking and roofing [...]

Is roof ventilation that big of a deal?fotex2020-04-09T20:22:23+00:00

What is the roof waterproofing underlayment?

Waterproofing underlayment is installed underneath the shingles in areas where extra protection is needed. High-wear areas like the valleys on the roof, around dormers, rakes, eaves and skylights are good places to put an extra [...]

What is the roof waterproofing underlayment?fotex2020-04-09T20:22:23+00:00

What will a new roof cost?

The price of a new roof varies widely, depending on the material selected, the contractor doing the work, the home itself, area of the country, local labor rates, time of year, and more. To get [...]

What will a new roof cost?fotex2020-04-09T20:22:23+00:00

How long can I expect my roof to last?

The condition and lifespan of your roof depends on the type of roof you have, the effects of your local environment and the maintenance the roof has received. According to the American Society of Home [...]

How long can I expect my roof to last?fotex2020-04-09T20:22:23+00:00

Can’t I just do the roofing work myself?

Most work should not be do-it-yourself. Professional roofing contractors are trained to safely and efficiently repair or replace a roof. Novices can harm a roof with improper roofing techniques and severely injure themselves by falling [...]

Can’t I just do the roofing work myself?fotex2020-04-09T20:22:23+00:00

Why would my insurance company replace my roof?

The purpose of homeowners’ insurance is to protect homeowners against losses in their property's value due to damage that is beyond their control. If you have hail damage, you have experienced a financial loss in [...]

Why would my insurance company replace my roof?fotex2020-04-09T20:22:23+00:00
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