Frequently Asked Questions About Roofing
At Penn Roofing, we want to be able to offer each customer the best possible experience. Sometimes, that starts with making sure that all of your questions are answered.
What are some ways I can prolong the lifespan of my roof?
Above all else, it starts with getting a reputable industry expert to take care of the installation so you have a strong foundation to encourage good health. Take care of regular maintenance needs, including getting annual inspections and assessments following any weather-related events. Finally, make it a point to address any potential repair needs in a timely manner.
How do I know if I need roof repairs or replacement?
First, make sure the assessment you receive is from an established and trustworthy expert. Secondly, learn more about the extent of the damage. For instance, hail can cause just a little damage or completely destroy a roof. Compare the cost of repairs versus the current value of your roofing system. So, for example, of your asphalt shingle roof is getting near the 20 year mark and would need to be replaced anyway, that may be the wise way to go.
How can I decide between the different roof types?
You do have a variety of materials to choose from when planning your residential or commercial roof. Some of the decision-making factors depend on details like your budget and the longevity you would like to achieve. For instance, asphalt shingles cost the least but only have a lifespan of approximately 20 years. On the other hand, slate roofing costs more upfront but has been known to last as long as 150 years.
What are the most common roofing repairs?
As a homeowner, you are bound to encounter one or more issues with your roof, over the years. So, it is vital to know which ones you are more likely to run into. Moisture is one of the most common, and most damaging. Leaks or pooling water are both something to watch for. Also, missing or damaged shingles are a big threat. Otherwise, damage from weather, including hail and ice commonly occurs, as do issues with flashing that lead to bigger problems.
How do I pick the right roofer?
Picking the best roofing contractor for your job should include interviewing a few different licensed and insured candidates. This will give you the opportunity to screen potential pros and determine which one may be best for you. Experience and an established company are helpful. And make sure they actually offer service for the type of roofing system you have or want. Check references, as well as fair and affordable pricing.
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