Frequently Asked Questions
“What affects my re-roofing costs?”
1. Type and weight of your current roofing material
2. Condition of your roof deck under the material
3. Building accessibility
Roof to driveway access
4. Roof pitch
Flat roof to low slope to steep slope
5. Widely varied cost of new roofing material
6. Local building code requirements
“How long will my new roof last?”
Some of the factors which may affect the life of your roof are:
Flat roofs have to lowest life expectancy (3-6 years) due to the amount of standing water. The higher the roof slope the longer the life of the material.
Thickness of material installed
There is a reason why thicker and heavier roofing material is more expensive, it has a longer life. Composition shingle manufacturers used to classify their products as 30-year basic and 50-year premium product. TL is the top of the line and stands for Triple Laminate is your best bet for the longest lasting roof. Tile roofs are the preferred choice of recent developers. Tile roofs need to be regularly cleaned and inspected in order to avoid costly repairs.
Weather will affect the life of roofing material. Keeping your roof free of debris and having a functioning drainage system in place will help to extend the life of your roof.
When is the best time to do my roof?
John F. Kennedy once said:
“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.”
Literally: Summer is the best time to get your roof done.
Don’t wait until fall and winter rains wreak havoc on your ceiling. Not only that, but roofing contractors tend to get super busy in the fall and winter and the rates may go up.
“What should my roofing contractor have?”
Active C-39 California Contractor’s License
Liability Insurance Coverage of at least $1M
Active Worker’s Compensation Insurance Policy
Your best interests in mind
A nice smile :)