The average roof replacement takes between one to two days, but the more complex roof replacements take longer. There are some factors that can determine exactly how long the replacement takes. These include weather. If the weather is very cold, additional steps are necessary, and these steps take additional time. The material that the shingles are made of as well as the design you want your roof to be laid out in can affect how long the job takes. Homes that are classified as historical landmarks require additional care to make sure that we maintain the structural and historical integrity.
Will you go over all of the options if we decide to move forward?
Yes, there are many different material options to choose from when replacing your roof and there are several things to consider. Warrantees, thicknesses, designs, ice and water around the eaves, and whether you want metal valleys re some of these considerations. We will go over all of these options with you before we start on the roofing project.
Do you offer all types of roofs or just a specific type?
We offer asphalt shingles. These are very fire-retardant and they have been used in roofing for over 100 years. Asphalt shingles are made from fiberglass or other materials that are covered in asphalt. Sometimes the asphalt only covers one side and sometimes it covers both sides of the shingle. Then the top of the shingle is covered in Micah, quartz, or schist. Asphalt is a very popular choice among homeowners and roofers alike.
We also offer wooden shakes, which are a great choice for the environmentally-conscious homeowner. They are becoming more popular lately because with proper care and maintenance they can last for up to 50 years. They also have a beautiful, rustic finish.
We can also use tile shingles on your roof. Tile has a lot of advantages as roofing material. It’s incredibly durable and is fire-proof and weather-resistant. Tile is often used in areas where there are temperature extremes and repeated days of intense sunshine. This is because tile roofing can’t be damaged by heat or cold. They are also really easy to maintain. You don’t see damage from rot or insects either, it’s a great choice for homes in the Midwest.
We can do metal roofing as well. These roofing systems are low maintenance and lightweight. They can be made in any color you need and a versatile as far as design and style. Metal roofing comes in shingles, panels, sheets, and tiles. It lasts a long time and is resistant to wear and tear from the weather. Metal roofing can increase the value of your home in the long run. This is another type of environmentally-friendly roofing, along with the wooden shakes. We also do commercial flat roofs. Flat roofs are not often used for residential buildings, but they have their advantages for commercial use, such as controlling the drainage of water.
Do you haul away all of the old roofing material?
We don’t leave the old roofing materials on your property for you to deal with. We have on-site dump trailers that take all the debris and haul it away for you.
Is site cleanup done daily or at the end of the project?
The roofing process is not a clean process. When we are working on your roof, it is a construction zone for the day. Cleanup happens at the end of each day. By the end, we will have run a magnet through your yard to collect nails and other bits of metal, raked up flower beds to remove any debris, blown off sidewalks to clear any mess, and also blown off furniture and anything else that may have gotten dusty during our roofing process.