Understandably, homeowners looking to repair or replace their roof will have lots of questions. It’s not a cheap decision, so you need to make sure you do all the necessary research before embarking on the big job. In our experience in the roofing business at Jensen Exteriors, these are the four frequently asked questions about roofing we’ve encountered from clients.
1. What is the best roofing material?
It’s tricky to give a definitive answer to this question as there are a number of factors to consider. These include the homeowner’s budget, style and design preference, as well as perhaps most importantly, the weather conditions of the area within which the home is situated. Your roofing service provider should guide you through all of this to determine which roofing is the best for your needs specifically.
2. What will a new roof cost?
Roofing costs will be determined by various decisions the homeowner makes. For example, the type of roof, the design of the roof, as we well as the type of material being used to install the new roof.
3. Will my existing roof need to be removed before installation?
Not always. It is possible to install a new roof over the existing one, but it’s best practice to remove all the old material in order to determine the condition of the existing deck. If damages here are left unresolved, it could cause problems further down the line with your new roof.
4. How long will my new roof last?
There is no one-age-fits-all answer to this question. Roof lifespans vary greatly based on the type of material used. Asphalt shingles, for example, can last up to 20 – 30 years, while slate tiles can take the homeowner up to 100 years.
It’s best to consult with your local Salem roofing service provider to ask the questions that matter, and that are relevant to the area.