The lifespan of your roof ultimately depends on what the roof is made out of, how well it was installed, how often you inspect, maintain, and repair your roof. These are the average lifespans of some of the most common types of roofs to help you determine if it might be time to replace yours soon.
- Tile roof: 50 years.
- Cedar shake roof: 25 years.
- Metal roof: 40 years.
- Slate roof: 70 years.
- Composite roof: 40 years.
There are many warning signs when a new roof is needed; we always recommend that our customers pay close, consistent attention to the condition of their roofing and check it at least twice a year to look for any signs of damage. Finding damages early can solve lots of issues and the amount of money and could also avoid potential dangers.
Specific symptoms to watch out for include:
- Cracked, warped or missing tiles and shingles.
- Wear and tear on the flashing. Or lack of a proper water-tight seal around areas such as the chimney. This can lead to moisture buildup.
- Sunlight seeping through the ceiling boards in your attic.
- Visible cracks.
- Obvious leakage.
- Dark patches on your roof or attic ceiling.
- Cracking or discoloration on your interior drywall.
Not necessarily, unless your roof is incredibly old. Leaks can result from flashings that have come loose or a section of the roof system being damaged. The decision can be made based on the source of the leak(s) and where it is coming from.
A complete roof system failure, however, generally is irreversible and a result of improper installation or choice of materials or the roof system installation is inappropriate for the home or building.
Most work should not be done yourself. Roof maintenance or replacement is a pretty complex process that requires training and thus should be left to the professionals. Professional roofing contractors are trained to safely and efficiently repair or replace roof systems. You can damage your roof system by using improper roofing techniques and severely injure yourself by falling off or through the roof. Professional roofing contractors goes to through training and certification by the manufacturer of the materials in order to obtain extended manufacturer's warranty. The manufacturer won't offer (or void) the warranty if the roof is repaired by a person he is not trained by the manufacturer.
Roofing is a dangerous job, which is why we never recommend homeowners take it on themselves; however, selecting a properly certified and high quality roofing contractor is a difficult task for consumers who are unfamiliar with the roofing industry.
When choosing a roofing contractor, you need to find the best roofing services in your area, make sure the contractor is licensed and insured, and remember to check them out before employing them. You should not only look for a roofing company that's affordable, you want to make sure that the contractor can satisfy your exact needs. If you employ a good reputable roofing contractor in terms of price, reliability and workmanship, the potential for problems will be greatly reduced.
The price of a new roof varies widely, depending on the material selected, the contractor doing the work, the home/building itself, the location of the home or building, local labor rates, and more. Keep in mind that cost is only one factor, and it must be balanced against the quality of the materials and workmanship. For each roofing material there are different grades and corresponding prices.
When you get a quote from us, you are getting the cost of the comprehensive service we recommend for your house and roof after a thorough inspection, not just a new roof quickly slapped onto your home, but you can be sure that the quote you get will be all-inclusive.
3H Roofing prioritizes making roof replacement stress-free and seamless. However, there are major safety precautions and preparations you can make before the roofing installation process begins so you're 100% ready.
- Since hammering can cause vibrations inside your home, you should remove all loose items from your walls and shelves.
- Make sure your driveway and surrounding area is clear so the workers have space to move materials directly to your roof.
- Cover belongings in the attic and keep your garage doors closed during construction to keep out dust and debris.
- Don't forget to tell your neighbors about the planned work. Give them an anticipated timeframe for the duration so that they can secure their property and make arrangements for their privacy throughout your project too.
It depends what needs to be done, because every roofing job is different. Our estimators will discuss time frame with you once we have surveyed your roof. There are a few variables that can affect installation time, such factors may include: type of roofing materials used, the size of your home, the method used to replace or maintain the roof. Furthermore, if there are weather-related delays and which type of materials you chose.
We take the proper amount of time to repair your roof or re-roof professionally and perfectly the first time. By taking the time to pay close attention to detail, we will save you extra time and additional repairs and maintenance in the future.