Is your home more than 15 years old? Is it starting to show signs of wear or visible damage to your shingles? What about leaks? Have you found shingles in your yard or around your home or business after a windy day? These are some of the questions we will ask you to determine if a roof replacement is needed. Your roof is your first line of protection when it comes to your homes. From extreme sun to wind, rain and snow, you cannot risk having a roof failure. Roof replacements require a skilled, highly trained roofing expert. You can have peace of mind knowing your roof replacement was handled from start to finish by our professionals at Knox Roofing and Construction.
At one point or another, almost every homeowner will run into the need to replace their old roof. As with any regular home maintenance, it’s important to check your roof every couple of months for any damage that might have occurred. While different types of roofs have slightly different appeals, it’s important to make the right decision for your home in Boise – which is why we recommend using a professional to help you decide.
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Our Roofing Services
Do You Need a New Roof?
Is your home more than 15 years old? Is it starting to show signs of wear or visible damage to your shingles? Have you experienced leaks? These are some of the questions we will ask you to determine if a roof replacement is needed. A new roof not only helps protect your assets but gives it great curb appeal and many replacements can be covered by homeowners insurance!
A roof needs to be replaced about every 15 to 20 years. However, many reasons could affect an earlier replacement: Rental tenants didn’t take care of the roof, the roof was damaged due to bad storms, a leak developed and no one noticed, the house was vacant for a while with no one tending to it, the list goes on. Those that aren’t sure of their roof’s age should use the advice of a roofing expert in Boise like Knox Roofing and Construction to estimate the age.
If your roof looks old and worn, it can be fairly easy to know when you need a replacement. However, it’s not always obvious to the untrained eye when you need a new roof. On the other hand, a professional will be able to detect dark streaks, sagging, water damage, moss, rotting, and bad craftsmanship that a homeowner isn’t used to spotting. If you are unsure of whether or not you need a new roof, have Knox Roofing and Construction take a look for a free consultation! We will be able to tell you if you need a new roof or a few simple repairs to get it in good shape again.
Roof Repair Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I replace my roof on my own?
A: It can be done, but it isn’t recommended. Your roof requires specific installation techniques and the right materials if it is to provide the protection you expect and need. Roofing is also dangerous work for anyone not used to working on sloped surfaces at greater than normal heights. Protect yourself and your wallet and hire a professional roofer to handle the project.
Q: How much does a new roof cost?
A: There are many variables at play, not the least of which is “how large is your home or business?” You will also have a choice between roofing materials, warranties, etc. We always recommend getting a couple of quotes to determine a baseline. You can also speak with your friends and neighbors that have had their roofs recently replaced.
Q: I have received a few quotes and they vary greatly. Why is that?
A: Like most any business, roofing contractors will range greatly in price depending on their business model. They longer they’ve been around, the better they pay their employees, the higher their quality of work will all help determine their pricing structure. Regardless of which company you choose, be sure to hire a roofing contractor that is experienced in the Boise area, and is based in this area. This is important if you have an issue after the project is complete.
Q: How long will it take to replace my roof?
A: There are several elements at play here as well. Again, how large is your home? How difficult will the project be (is there an extreme slope on the roof)? What time of year are you having the work done? Extreme temperatures limit the amount of time our crews can work, both hot and cold. A reputable roofing company will keep you abreast of the project timelines throughout the job. You should also have a good idea of project length prior to starting. There is always a chance that the crew may find an unforeseen issue while on the job as well, i.e., structural damage that was not apparent until the roofing material was removed.
Q: Can I stay in my home or my business while the roof is being replaced?
A: The easy answer is YES. However, it depends on “noise tolerant” you are. As you might guess, replacing a roof can be quite loud for those inside!
Contact an Experienced Boise Roofing Company
Don’t let the next big wind storm cost you more than it should, protect your biggest investment with a new roof installed by the roofing experts at Knox Roofing and Construction! We have over twenty years of experience and provide the highest quality work with quick turnaround times. Waiting will likely only cost you more money and emotional stress. Putting this work off can be quite expensive. To schedule a free, on-site evaluation, simply fill out the form below or give us a call at 208-400-3350 to get started!
While there are many aspects of your home you can DIY, replacing a roof should not be one of them. Because your roof is important to the overall safety of your family, it’s critical that you leave this project up to professionals. Roofing can be extremely dangerous for those not used to the process. As experts in the field, Knox Roofing and Construction has years of experience and training to replace your roof safely and quickly. When you use us, you know your roof will be properly installed – and that means no damage, no leaks, and a beautiful finish you’ll be proud to show off.
Our techniques have been perfected over many years, and we use only the highest quality materials on our jobs. We take pride in the work we do, and our employees here in Boise are some of the best in the industry! Combined with our step by step systems and dedicated customer service, we are the best roofing company choice for your home. Your house is your biggest investment, so we never cut corners. From start to finish, you’re involved every step of the way to ensure no surprises.
Even if you don’t believe anything is wrong, we recommend getting an inspection about every 1 to 3 years to ensure your roof is in the best shape it can be. If there is something wrong, it’s better to find out about it sooner rather than later! However, if you are unable to safely use a ladder, please do not try inspecting or remove anything from your roof – leave that up to the professionals
Importance of having a quality Roof in Boise
A quality roof will properly protect you from hail, rain, snow, and debris. As a homeowner in Boise, keeping the exterior of your home is just as important as maintaining the inside. If a small leak or hole develops, a lot of bad things can happen to your home. Even cracked shingles could cause a chain reaction to occur. Your attic could start to collect mold, bugs could get in (or even worse: small animals) and your energy bill could skyrocket as your heater or air conditioning attempts to fight the outside temperatures.
Not only does a nice roof impact your home’s value, it can also signal the level of attention you give to your home. For potential buyers, seeing a good roof is a great sign – it typically means the home is well taken care of and make them think about increasing their offer.
Roofs can come in many different styles to suit a home. Asphalt shingles, metal roofing, wood shakes, ceramic tiles, and slate roofing are some of the most popular materials to be used, although there are many options to choose from. When you use Knox Roofing and Construction to replace your old roof, we’ll work with you to determine the best materials for your home.
Maintaining a Roof in Boise
In order to maximize your roof’s life, it’s important that you take care of it properly. Although maintaining a roof can be fairly simple, it’s an easy task that is overlooked by homeowners. After your home starts to get older and show its age, getting it regularly cleaned can help extend its longevity. If you notice any large debris on your roof, getting it off quickly can help minimize the damage it leaves (additionally, if you notice large overhanging trees, be sure to trim them to keep them from falling on your roof). Another important aspect of maintenance is cleaning your gutters. As gutters start to build up and clog, your roof has the potential to accumulate water damage as the water that was supposed to go in the gutters is instead running underneath the roof. While you clean your gutters, be on the lookout for pieces of shingles or parts of your roof – this could signal damage you aren’t aware of yet.
As parts of the roof, skylights, vents, and chimneys should also be inspected as you are able to. Broken seals or damage to any of these areas could mean that your roof needs further repairing to ensure no water damage.