FAQ’s About New Roofs

There is a lot of very basic information about roofing available online these days, but we still get the same questions. People want to know how to maintain their roof and help it last as long as possible. You want to know about the process and what to expect when you are getting a new roof. So we are going to try to answer some of those questions for you here.

When Should I Get A New Roof?

Replacing your roof is something you do not want to have to do often, but you should not ignore it when it needs done. This is a big investment in the value and integrity of your home. Not replacing your roof when it fails can lead to further damage to other parts of your home. Some of the signs you should look for are things like
  • wet spots on your ceiling
  • cracked masonry
  • broken, damaged, curled, or missing shingles
  • excessive granules in your gutters or on the ground
  • roof rot or spongy surface
  • damaged or missing flashing

How Do I Choose The Right Roofing Contractor?

If the time has come for a new roof, you want the right company to do it. It is a large investment and you need to know that you are getting a high quality roof from a reputable company. There are a lot of fly by night contractors out there that can scam you for a quick buck.
One of the best ways is word of mouth. Talk to family and friends and see who they have used in the past and what their experience with them was. Also, look online at reviews and testimonials from other customers. A very good way to find out would be to get a free inspection from a roofing company and see how you feel about the person you meet with.

What Are My Options?

There are a variety of roofing styles and materials on the market. Everything from ceramic, asphalt shingles, even metal roofs. Your contractor will go over with you the best options based on the are you live in and materials available. There are several different shingle options and colors that can help you get a pleasing aesthetic to your home or business.

How Long Will My New Roof Last?

In Oklahoma, roofs typically have a lifespan of about 20-25 years. Our hot summers and cold winters can wear a roof out rather quickly. Not to mention the spring storms we get can be a little crazy with high winds and hail.
We hope we have been able to give some answers to these FAQ’s about new roofs. If you have more questions, call Roof Co today and one of our expert Tulsa roofers will be happy to answer all of your questions and give you a free inspection.
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