5 Common Roofing Questions: Get Answers

Roofing Questions

You no doubt have a never-ending list of roofing questions if you are about to invest in a new roof.

Here are five of the most common questions clients ask, along with five educated answers to help guide you as a homeowner when you’re thinking about getting work done on your roof:

How Much Does a Roof Replacement Cost?

No matter what, all roofing questions lead back to this one. You’re wondering just how much of your hard-earned money you need to shell out in order to get a brand-new roof and a protected, secure home.

According to HomeAdvisor.com, the national average for a complete roof replacement is about $6,800. Prices vary depending on many factors, including location, roof pitch and size, and the type of materials selected.

The best way to find out how much your project will cost is to get a free estimate from a local, reputable contractor that offers high-quality materials and superior customer service.

How Long Does the Project Take?

A re-roofing project timeline is dependent on the contractor, the number of workers available and the size and shape of the roof. Typically, it takes at least one day and can last up to a few days, especially if the weather causes delays.

If My Roof Is Leaking, Do I Need to Replace It?

Leaks almost always make homeowners worry. Is this the end of the road for your roof?

Don’t stress. If you don’t have the cash on hand to replace a leaking roof, most skilled contractors will be able to offer you a cost-effective repair solution that can keep your home safe while you save up the money for a re-roofing job.

Just focus on limiting water damage and stopping the leak, then talk to your roofer about payment options — they will work with you.

How Long Should a Roof Last?

Most experts agree that a residential roof should last at least 20 years. Check the paperwork on the initial installation project.

Did the original contractor or manufacturer offer a warranty? When it’s time to choose your next roofing material and contractor, make sure you get a guarantee on both the product and the workmanship.

Can I Build Over My Existing Roof?

This is one of the roofing questions that should produce the same answer every time: no. Never cover an existing roof with another one. This can compromise the structural integrity of your home. If a contractor offers you a low-cost option and suggests this route, they have revealed themselves to be less than professional and you should not give them your money.

Talk to Knockout Roofing and get additional answers to all of your roofing questions — our experienced, professional team is here to help.