Atlanta Roof 911 Answers Your Roofing Questions
We receive many questions from homeowners in Georgia who are beginning to get familiar with the roofing process. We understand purchasing a new roof is an important decision which will have a long-lasting effect on the quality of your home or property.
Although there’s a lot to roofing we could cover in this FAQ, we’re focusing on the questions we receive most often. You can learn a lot about roofing by getting started here.
How do I know if my roof needs replacement?
In many cases, roof damage isn’t discovered until after a disaster wreaks havoc. Regardless of condition, your roof should undergo inspection twice a year. These inspections discover roofing problems with missing shingles, worn flashing, and peeling wallpaper on the exterior. Roofs greater than 20 years old are perfect candidates for a roof replacement.
Should I get my roof replaced if there’s a leak?
Not every roof is damaged enough to need a replacement. Leaks are caused by damaged flashing, clogged gutters, debris buildup, or improperly sealed roof ventilation. Our roofing specialists and appraisers will look at each roof individually to determine the extent of the damage. In the most serious cases where the entire roof wasn’t installed properly, a roof replacement is more than likely needed.
How long will my new roof last?
The longevity of your roof depends on the quality of materials used, the roof design, a decent installation process, and regular roof maintenance. A new roofing system should last for about 20 years. There are other types of roofs which can last for as long as 50 years.
Should I replace my roof by myself?
No. A professional roofing contractor in Georgia is trained to repair and replace your roof in the most efficient way possible. You’ll run the risk of harming yourself if you fall off the roof while making repairs. Furthermore, using improper roofing techniques on your own causes more damage to your roof than it’s worth.
It’s best to inspect your roof during the fall and winter months, checking for excess debris and broken or loose shingles. Clean your gutters and remove any excess debris and leaves you find. Anything else you should get a second opinion from a qualified Georgia roofing contractor.
How much will my roof repair cost me?
The cost of repairs depends on the extent of the damage. Most of the time, roof repairs should cost a few hundred dollars. Larger repairs will cost more, and we’ll do everything on our behalf to help you understand the costs and full value of the repair. We want to give you as much information, so you can feel confident in making the best decision.
Do you have a warranty?
Yes, we have a 10-year No Leak Unmatched Warranty in case any of our repairs fail. We’ll make the necessary repairs at no additional cost to you. If the manufacturer’s warranty also covers the problem, we’ll also work with them to solve any issues which may arise.