Roofing FAQ

Roofing FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I know if I need a new roof?

A: The following are things that may indicate that your roof needs replacing:

  • Missing, cracked, or curling shingles
  • Shingle, sheathing, or siding decay
  • Sagging roof areas (possibly rotting wood)
  • Leakage in the attic after heavy rains
  • Stains on interior walls or ceilings

Q: How long can I expect my roof to last?

A: The lifespan of your roof can depend on a few different variables: installation, roof type, the current condition of your roof, proper maintenance and upkeep, ventilation, and the environment or conditions of your surroundings. However, general lifespans according to the American Society of Home Inspectors are as follows:

  • Wood Shingles/Shakes: 10-40 years (depending on shingles purchased and weather conditions)
  • Slate: 30-100 years
  • Clay/Concrete Tiles: 20+ years
  • Metal Roofing- 15-40 years

Q: How long does it take to replace a roof?

A: The time required to replace a roof depends on the size, type, and difficulty of the roof and can take anywhere from a few days to more than a week. The time involved is substantially affected by the weather as well as the number of inspections required by the city. Before we begin each job, we advise the client on how long we expect the job to last.