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Frequently Asked Questions About a New Roof

Mar 30, 2023

A roof replacement is a major project, so it’s understandable that homeowners often have many questions about it. If you have questions of your own, we can help. Istueta Roofing has been installing new roofs since 1985, so we’re familiar with the most frequent questions and have answered them in this post.

How Often Does a Roof Need to be Replaced?

This depends on the quality of workmanship, how well it’s been maintained, and the type of roofing material. In the best conditions, the typical lifespans of different roof material types are:

  • Asphalt – 10-15 years
  • Clay tile – 25-35 years
  • Metal – 30-50 years

How Do I Know if My Home Needs a Roof Replacement?

You can replace your roof if it’s met its anticipated life expectancy. By replacing your roof, you’re taking a preventative measures to avoid leaks and other problems. Otherwise, you can find out if you need a roof replacement by checking for damage. Are any of your shingles missing, curling, buckling, blistering, damaged, or discolored? Are there any wet spots or mold around your ceiling, attic, or crawl spaces? Is your chimney cracked? If you answered yes to any of those questions, it’s time for a new roof.

Should I Replace My Roof Myself?

Roof replacements are dangerous without proper equipment, experience, or training. It’s so dangerous that thousands of Americans die every year from tumbling off roofs and ladders. If you still decide to replace your roof, you’re also more likely to install your roof improperly and unevenly. This can be unattractive and can cause problems that lead to costly repairs. Additionally, you risk violating your roof’s current warranty. A professional team, on the other hand, can complete the installation much quicker and ensure that results are stunning.

What are the Best Roofing Options?

Clay tiles are one of the top roof replacement options because they are historic, unique, exceptionally strong, and don’t allow mildew growth. Aluminum, copper, and galvalume metal roofs are also durable and energy-efficient options.

How Can I Prepare for a Roof Installation?

Clearing areas around your home can help provide space for the vehicles and equipment necessary for the job and ensure that no roofing material accidentally falls on your belongings.

Will a New Roof Decrease My Energy Bills?

A new roof made with an energy-efficient material that manages heat transfer well can help decrease your energy bills.

How Can I Pick the Right Roofing Contractor?

You want a professional roofing contractor who can properly install your roof. Istueta Roofing has the experience and training necessary to provide the best roof replacement services. Our family-owned and -operated business treats all our customers like family, so you can expect us to be mindful of your time, punctual, and quick to answer your calls. We always clean up after ourselves when working on your roof and wear shoe covers when entering your home.

Contact us today to learn more about our roof replacement services.

Your Journey with Us

Your peace of mind is our priority. With a detailed process in place, your project will run seamlessly every step of the way. No unpleasant surprises - ever. Your journey begins with a personalized consultation. Contact us today to schedule yours.

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Step One
Initial Consultation

During your initial estimate, a roofing consultant will meet with you, learn more about your roofing needs, and share how we can provide a solution you can trust.

Step Two
Visit Our Showroom

After your consultation, we’ll invite you to our showroom, where you can see our gorgeous tile roofing and other options in person.

Step Three
Custom Solution

Once the work begins, you can trust our roofing professionals to display only top-tier craftsmanship at every step of the installation.

Step Four
Start Your New Project

Istueta Roofing will arrive on time to start your new roof and will keep you updated throughout the installation.

Step Five
Enjoy Your New Roof

Your new roof will be designed for the utmost curb appeal and weather protection. Rest easy knowing you’ll never have to worry about your roof again.

Step Six
Maintain Your Roof

Do you have questions or need help maintaining your roof? Istueta Roofing will be available to you for ongoing maintenance and any queries that you may have.