Below are some of our most frequently asked questions about residential roofing


How can I tell if my home is ready for a new roof?

Take into consideration the age of your roof. When was it last replaced? Also, what does the physical appearance of your roof look like? Shingle roofs will have granule loss over multiple areas of the roof.  You may also find pieces of the shingles on the ground after a windy day, this is due to the shingles being brittle and breaking off.

A typical roof should last anywhere between 10-30 years.  The climate you live in, and the kind of material  that was used for the roofing system are all factors in the lifespan of your roof.


What is the cost of a new roof?

Your neighbor’s roofing costs could be a different than yours even your homes are identical.  Every roof has different conditions such as debris, flashings, cracked tiles that may need to be replaced.

The price of your roof will vary based on the following factors:
• Materials chosen for the project
• Square footage  / size of your roof
• If you are keeping any part of your existing roof
• Time and labor required to complete the project


When is the best time to replace my roof?

Your roof can be replaced during any season, however you need to replace your roof as soon as possible because it is leaking and causing damage to your home.


How long will it take to install my new roof?

There are multiple variables on how long it takes to complete a house from start to finish; size, roof pitch, product being installed, access to the roof, if the roof have a lot of angles and weather.  

Most standard size houses are completed in 1 day but again this could very based on your roofs uniqueness. 


What type of styles and color schemes are available for my roof?

Selecting the right look and materials for your home can be challenging. In this video, each of CertainTeed’s shingle lines are highlighted to show off various uses of color and texture to create a one-of-a-kind look you’ll enjoy for years to come.


Will you work with my insurance company?

We will be happy to work with your insurance company and even contact them directly for you once your initial claim has been made. 

If you think just your roof was damaged we will inspect the roof for damage and let you know if you should contact your Insurance company.  We will also provide you with a report to give them of the damage we found.   If there was a large storm where a lot of damage has occurred throughout the city or state, contact your insurance company right away so you can get on their waiting list.


Will my plants and lawn get damaged during my roof installation?

All of our installers are respectful of your home and property. We’ll protect your yard and greenery with tarps. These tarps will also guard against stray nails that may come off during the process. During our cleanup, we’ll also roll an industrial-strength magnetic roller throughout the yard to make sure that there aren’t any nails left behind.


Will my plants and lawn get damaged during my roof installation?

Our installers are respectful of your home and property. We’ll protect your yard and greenery with tarps. These tarps will also guard against stray nails that may come off during the process. During our cleanup, we’ll also roll an industrial-strength magnetic roller throughout the yard to make sure that there aren’t any nails left behind.


Will a new roof lower my utility costs?

A properly insulated attic and a well-ventilated roof will help you reduce heat loss in the winter as well as reducing heat retention in the summer. A properly installed roofing system will help you conserve energy and reduce your utility bills.