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Roofing Questions Answered


Roofing Questions Answered

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Roofing FAQ 

How do you measure my roof? We use the Eagleview technology to measure your roof. The roof measurements report from Eagleview features accurate 3D diagrams. The report calculates roof length, pitch, and additional features on residential and commercial properties and includes a summary page with waste calculation.

What is the cost of a new roof? Approximately $6,000 to over $15,000. Please read this page for more information.

What is the lifespan of a new roof? Asphalt roofs last from 15 to 30 years. Weather conditions such as temperature swings, extreme cold, wind storms, hail storms, rains, UV rays radiations will shorten the lifespan of an asphalt roof. 

Is rubber roof the best? Euroshield rubber roofing system costs 2.5 times more than an asphalt roof but it offers great benefits that worth the money.

Does color affect the lifespan of a roof? Yes. Black asphalt roofing shingles will absorb all wavelengths of light and converts them into heat, so the shingles will get very warm. Roofing shingles will degrade with heat and other environmental factors with time. 

My shingle warranty is for 50 years. What does that mean? The "50 years" describe the Shingle Warranty Period. The shingle warranty period should not be confused with the lifespan of a new roof. The lifespan of an asphalt roof is much shorter than 50 years. 

Do you replace gutters? Yes, we offer additional services such as gutters, soffit & fascia, and skylights replacement. 

Do you repair a leaky skylight? No. We strongly encourage homeowners to replace the skylight with the roof replacement. 

What is metal flashing? Metal flashing is a transitional material used on exterior walls and roofs. It is usually made from galvanized/painted metal and is in an L-shape. Metal flashings can effectively block water sipping into your home. Below the picture shows some metal flashings. 

 roofing repair and replacement services

Can I replace the skylight without replacing the entire roof? Yes. But the overall cost is much lower if you replace the skylight and the roof together. 

How long will a roof replacement take? 2 or 3 days for an average-sized roof. 

Do you clean the job site? Yes, every day. 

I have a skylight. Should I replace it with my new roof replacement? Skylight typically lasts for 20-25 years. When your skylight is reaching that age, it is a good idea to replace it along with your roof replacement. 

Do you replace roofs in the rain, or in winter? We do not replace roofs in winter. In the case of rain, we will only tear off old shingles that can be replaced with new ones the same day. We use synthetic roofing underlayment to cover exposed areas. They are able to resist high wind gusts and rain. 

Do you have insurance and WCB coverage? We carry a 5-million business liability insurance as well as WCB coverages for each worker. 

Is there a downpayment required? No. There is no downpayment required. 

Updated: November 2019

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