Roof Replacement FAQ
Need a Roof Replacement and have questions? We’re here to help. Read our Roof Replacement FAQ below to see our most Frequently Asked Questions about replacing your roof below.
Table of Contents:
- Why should I replace my roof versus just repairing it?
- When is the best time to replace my roof?
- What is the best type of roof for my home?
- Will a new roof lower my energy bills?
- Should I get a new roof before I sell my home?
- What roofing materials and colors can I choose from?
- How long does a roof replacement take to complete?
- How much does a typical roof replacement cost?
- Do you offer to finance a roof replacement?
- How long will a new roof replacement last?
- What kinds of warranties does Roof MD offer?
- Do I need to do anything to prepare for the new roof installation?
- Why are prices from one roofer to the next so different?
- When is payment due?
Why should I replace my roof versus just repairing it?
If your roof is near the conclusion of its useful existence, repairing it may be more expensive than purchasing a new one. Those fixes will only be peeled off in a few years once you replace them. Repairs are also more expensive per square foot since they are less like surgery than replacing and putting on the roof.
When is the best time to replace my roof?
Ideally when the roof is dry and the temperatures are not too low, ensuring that the shingles warm up and seal properly. Regardless of when they are installed, however, the roof will keep water out once a few warm days arrive.
What is the best type of roof for my home?
That is determined by your home, climate, and what you can afford. Asphalt shingles are always a smart investment and are very inexpensive to install. Check out potential designs, colors, and materials via our design tools page.
Will a new roof lower my energy bills?
Definitely! If properly installed with adequate attic ventilation, a new roof will decrease your energy consumption by keeping your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
Should I get a new roof before I sell my home?
We strongly recommend speaking with a real estate professional before making any decisions regarding selling your home.
That being said, replacement and home value are always dependent on the shape of your roof and its age. If your roof is in poor condition or showing signs of wear, you should consider repairing or replacing it because this might be a make-or-break issue for potential buyers. This can also improve the value of your home and remove another possibility for trouble or disagreement throughout the transaction.
What roofing materials and colors can I choose from?
Visit our design tools page to see specific options, colors, and materials however because each region of the country has different availability you should ask your local roof installer. Due to material shortages, selections can sometimes be limited.
How long does a roof replacement take to complete?
Skilled roofers can complete a normal-sized house in one day. Roofs with steep pitches or extensive damage, for example, might take longer.
How long will a new roof replacement last?
They can last anywhere from ten years to 40 years, depending on the package you choose and the weather in your area. Many roofers will claim that their roofs are lifelong, however, this is not true. Manufacturers advertise their shingles as being “lifetime,” yet they have a prorated option with numerous restrictions.
Do I need to do anything to prepare for the new roof installation?
Remove cars from your driveway and clear any debris or overgrowth from the perimeter of your home. We also ask that you remove any satellite dishes or install them elsewhere.
We encourage our clients to avoid the house the day of, due to loud noises and potential injury from debris. Rest assured that our staff will clean up the entire site when the roof replacement is completed.
Why are prices from one roofer to the next so different?
You generally get what you pay for. You may anticipate receiving lower-quality materials, shortcuts on the installation, subpar installations, unprofessional service, and perhaps not even getting your roof finished before your contractor disappears with your money if someone is charging a lot less for a roof.
Check to see that your roofer is registered and insured, plus has been in business for more than two years. The typical roofing company lasts just two years, so a low-cost roofer may not be in business if/when something goes wrong.
When is payment due?
We invoice upon the completion of the work and payment is due upon receipt of that invoice.