FAQs

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Do you shovel roofs in winter?

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Yes we do roof shoveling, and we can usually get there the same day you call.

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Can ice dams be prevented?

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While there are a few things you can do to help with ice dams. Such as making sure the home is properly insulated and vented, or installing ice cables. Completely eliminating them is nearly impossible. That is why you should maintain your roof and have the snow removed before it has time to melt and refreeze into an ice dam.

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Can more than one layer of shingles be installed on my roof?

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A second layer is allowed to be installed over the first but if two layers are present they must be removed before installing new shingles.

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In an emergency, can anything be done to temporarily cover a roof until a roofer can come to replace it?

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Yes, a tarp can be installed over the roof to protect it temporarily. It must be properly fastened to prevent it from wind damaged.

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Can a new roof be installed by the homeowner?

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Technically homeowners can replace their own roofs, but I would not recommend doing it unless you have general knowledge of roof systems, are comfortable on ladders and staging, and are prepared for a strenuous job which can cause severe damage to your home if done incorrectly.

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What is the best underlayment to protect my roof from leaking?

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.Ice and water shield is by far the best underlayment to use. Especially on the eaves and around anything that protrudes through the roof. Synthetic underlayment should be used on the remainder of the roof.

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How do we know when it is time to replace our roof?

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First of all, the best indicator is age. If your shingles are more than twenty yrs old, it's probably time for replacement. Newer roofs can fail too, so it's a good idea to inspect a roof at least once a year. Binoculars are an easy way to inspect the roof and you can spot most problems from the ground.

Look for shingles that are lifted up, cracked or missing, with curled edges, or with smooth dark areas, which indicate that the protective granules have worn off. Also, go into the attic on a sunny day and, with the lights off, check the underside of the chimney and the stack vent. If you see little pinhole spots of light, the flashing is compromised which is another indication that the roofing is near the end of its life expectancy..

From the attic, scan the underside of the roof sheathing for any new signs of water staining since the last inspection, as well as any soft or moist spots, which tend to show up after a heavy rain. If you notice these problems, it's probably time to call a roofer.

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What color can I have my roof?

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We offer both shingles and metal roofing in a wide variety of colors. I'm sure we can find a color to match request.

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What is the best time of year to do a roof over?

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The best time to do a roof over is from April through November.

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How many hours does it take to do a roof?

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It usually takes us just one day to do a whole roof job.

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What brands of roofing material do you use?

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We use all major brands.

 


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