Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Commercial and residential roofing is not something that most of us think about often.  That means when it comes time for a roof replacement or repair many people have questions about the project.  Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from our customers.

Residential Roofing Questions

What Is the Best and Most Durable Roofing Material?

Metal and stone are the two best and most durable roofing materials. Both are capable of lasting 40-70 years, withstanding extreme weather conditions, and are low maintenance.

You have more options regarding the look and style when using stone, although it’s typically more expensive.

How Much Does the Average Roof Replacement Cost?

There are a lot of variables to take into account when estimating the cost of a roof replacement. The size, style, and materials can make a big impact on the cost.

As a ballpark figure, however, the average cost of replacing a residential roof is around $12,000.

Will Insurance Cover Roof Replacement?

In most instances, home insurance policies will cover the cost of a roof replacement, yes. It’s something to discuss with your insurance company or check is included in your policy though.

Can Roof Replacement Be Financed?

Yes, there are several financing options available depending on your individual circumstances. We’re happy to discuss your options.

How Long Does Roof Replacement Take?

The time it takes to replace a roof is totally dependent on the size of the roof and the amount of work involved. For an average-sized residential roof it should take about 1-2 days.

How Do You Know If You Need a New Roof?

Sometimes there will be obvious signs of damage, and you may even spot leaks coming into your home. Sometimes, however, the damage can be well hidden under your roof.

The best way to know if you need a new roof is to request a free roof inspection. One of our professional roofers will come out and take a look at your roof for you and advise you of the best course of action.

How Long Does a 30-Year Roof Really Last?

If you opt for a 30-year roof you’ll have a guarantee that it’ll last at least 30 years without you having to spend money on repairing it. In our experience, a 30-year roof can last up to 40 years.

Can You Put New Shingles Over Old Ones?

You can put new shingles over old ones to repair or strengthen a roof. The laws regarding this do depend on the county you live in though, so please contact us for clarification.

Is Roof Replacement Tax Deductible?

In some instances, replacing a roof is tax-deductible, yes. Such as if the expenditure was necessary due to a sudden or unexpected event.

In this case, it’s not considered a capital improvement restoring the roof to its original condition. It’s a complicated area though, so it’s worth looking into taking into account your individual circumstances.

How Do You Choose Roof Repair vs. Roof Replacement?

We take into account the integrity of the roof. As well as what’s better for you and what will offer the most value for your money and security for your home.

Commercial Roofing Questions

What Is the Best Commercial Roofing Material?

TPO Fleece back membranes are the best material for commercial roofing. It’s high-performing, easy to work with, and can be adapted to work with almost any type of roof.

How Much Does a Commercial Roof Cost?

You can typically expect to pay $1,000 per sq ft.

How Much Does It Cost to Tear-off and Replace a Commercial Roof?

The average cost of tearing off and replacing a commercial roof is $1,200.

Should You Put on a New Commercial Roof Before Selling a Building?

We would advise having your roof inspected to check its condition. A lot of businesses do see positive returns from the added-value of replacing their roof so it’s often recommended.

Will Insurance Pay for a New Commercial Roof?

Yes, your insurance should cover the cost of replacing your roof if it’s deemed necessary to replace it.

What Are the Different Types of Commercial Roofs?

The different types of commercial roofs we specialize in include: EPDM, TPO, PVC, Mod Bit, Metal, and Foam Coatings. We can advise you regarding which roofing type is most suitable for your building after performing an inspection.

How Long Should a Commercial Roof Last?

There are a lot of factors that affect the expected life of a commercial roof. As a rule of thumb, however, you should expect your roof to last for 30 years.

How Long Does It Take to Replace a Commercial Roof?

For a 10,000 sq ft roof we usually expect it to take around a week.

How Much Does It Cost to Repair a Commercial Roof?

The average cost of repairing a commercial roof is $1,500.

How Does a Commercial Roof Restoration Work?

The basic steps involved in a commercial roof restoration are; evaluating the roof, then cleaning, repairing, and replacing the roof as necessary.

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