New Roof FAQ’s
Looking to replace your current roof?
Have a few questions about the roofing process?
Well, you’re in luck.
For most people, replacing a roof is a completely new experience. The whole process of finding a contractor, planning for and installing a new roof can certainly be a daunting task.
But it doesn’t have to be scary!
To help you out, we’ve put together a list of some of the most frequently asked questions we hear from homeowners looking to replace the roofs on their homes.
And if you don’t see your question on the list, don’t worry! We’re only a phone call or email away.
1. How can I tell if my roof needs to be replaced?
There are several things to look for when deciding whether or not it’s time to replace your roof. Check for cracked or curling shingles, missing shingles, sagging areas within the roof, leaks and, of course, it’s a good idea to find out the age of your roof. For more information on what to look for, be sure to check out our recent article – 9 Signs You Need a New Roof.
2. Is my roof too old?
Apart from visible damage, the age of your roof is one of the best ways to tell if your roof needs to be replaced. Generally speaking, roofs need to be replaced every 20-30 years, so if yours is somewhere in that range or getting close to it, you should have a professional check it out.
3. Can I DIY my roof?
There are a lot of DIY projects you can safely do within your house, but it’s best to leave roofing to the professionals. Your roof is one of the most important pieces of your house, and it’s not worth the risk of having it installed incorrectly. Plus, most manufacturers won’t give a warranty on roofing materials if they are not installed by a professional.
4. What should I do if my roof is leaking? Do I need to replace it?
A leaking roof doesn’t necessarily mean you need to replace the entire thing, especially if it’s not too old. If it’s just leaking in one area, you may be able to have that section repaired. However, if there are multiple leaks, this might be a sign of something more serious. It’s best to let a professional take a look to see what’s going on underneath the surface.
5. What should I look for in a roofing contractor?
Hiring the right contractor for your roofing project is incredibly important. Always look for a contractor who is upfront and honest. Check reviews from past customers to ensure that past jobs have been done well. Be sure to ask questions – a good contractor won’t mind answering and putting your mind at ease during the roofing process.
6. How long will it take for my new roof to be installed?
Typically, the actual roof replacement is completed in one day. The full process from the time you call in the insurance claim to when we deliver material and begin is usually 3-4 weeks. For a more information, feel free to contact us directly.
7. How long should a new roof last?
Your new roof should last anywhere from 20-30 years on average. Purchasing a new roof can be a larger investment up-front, but keep in mind that you won’t have to replace it again for a long time, especially if you take care of it properly.
8. How should I prepare for my new roof installation?
Installing a new roof can definitely be a messy and noisy process. If you’re sensitive to loud noises or need to get work done, you may want to plan on being out of the house while we are working on your roof. We’ll take care of the mess, but it may be a good idea to park on the street, just in case you need to get in and out while we are working on the new roof.
9. What will a new roof cost?
It really depends on the size of the roof and the scope of the project. For a more accurate estimate, feel free to contact us directly.
10. What if I need something other than a new roof?
At Scope Roofing we offer a wide variety of services, including siding, gutter systems, fencing, window replacement, window screens, and interior & exterior painting. Learn more about all of our services here.
And remember, if you have any other questions, feel free to reach out – we hope to hear from you soon!