As your roof approaches the end of its life, you will start to see warning signs. Seeing the warnings early allows you to replace the roof on your timeline instead of when the roof completely fails, which could cost you so much more. Watch for Several Missing or Loose Shingles, Curling, Cracking, and Blistering Shingles, and Granules in the Gutter. Also, a sagging Roof, Dark, and Dirty Roof with Exposed or Loose Nails. Lastly, Water Damage Inside, Missing, Loose, or Damaged Flashing, Roof Over 20 Years Old, Mold Where the Roof and Wall Meet, or Mold in or on Exterior Walls.Get Ballpark Estimate
Warranties are a huge factor in deciding on the company and roof your choose to be installed. Most companies offer some sort of material warranty, but most do not cover the workmanship. 90% of roofs fail due to poor installation. For example, our company, EAS Roofing, is a 5-star Select Shingle Master with CertainTeed. This is the highest level of achievement through CertainTeed. We offer a 50-year warranty on our shingles and also a 10-year non-prorated warranty on workmanship, which means CertainTeed has trained us and trusts that we install the material to their roofing system standards so much that they will also replace the roof if the material is installed poorly, even if the material is up to their standards. If a company has a poor warranty chances are their work and material will also be poor.Get Ballpark Estimate
This is a popular question we get asked. You want to know what makes our company different from the other fifty roofers in the area. Look for investments, such as vehicles and equipment. For example, we invested in a machine called the Equipter a few years back. We were so happy with the machine and so were our homeowners that we invested in another two. We have also invested in two vans strictly for service repairs. They are equipped and loaded with all the materials needed to do the most common roof repairs. We also have invested in four work trucks for our project managers to work out of. These are also equipped with all the materials needed to roof replacements, such as tools, generators, and brakes to bend metal and tear off shovels. Also, take into consideration the awards and achievements the company took time to earn. Have they attended any classes or conventions to better themselves in the trade? These are all little extras that show how dedicated a company is to its industry.Get Ballpark Estimate
Offering financing is a convenience for homeowners. Not all homeowners are aware of how much a roof costs nowadays, it can be a huge surprise when given an estimate. Financing is usually made with a third-party company and does come at a charge or a portion of the loan is deducted for them. I'm not saying since a company doesn't offer to finance it isn't credible, but if it is an option then that company took the extra time to register with a company to make it easier for a homeowner to be able to afford a new roof for their home.Get Ballpark Estimate
There are a lot of factors that go into the amount of time it takes to replace a roof but in general it can take as little as one day to tear off and replace an asphalt shingle roof-if it is a clear, hot, summer day, then a roofing crew of 5-6 can tear off and replace an asphalt shingle roof in a single day, this is assuming the roof is not steep and is not architecturally complex. This is the simplest of scenarios. You can broadly calculate other jobs using this as a baseline.
But many factors can change this time frame. Calculating roof replacement duration requires a few primary factors with the addition of some uncontrollable outliers: weather and structural damage. Along with the pitch being a factor, there is the design of the home. Some roofs are simple, like Open Gable or Hip Roofs, and can make for a quick installation. But then there are those wonderfully complex roofs with valleys and dormers all over, which can increase installation time. No matter how big or small a roofing company is, we ALL serve one master… the weather. Just know this, the roofer is just as frustrated with extended rain as you are. We all want to get the job done.Get Ballpark Estimate