Frequently Asked Questions About a New RoofMar 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 – 15-30 years
- Wood – 30 years
- Composite – 15-40 years
- Clay tile – Over 50 years
- Metal – Over 70 years
- Slate – Over 100 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 measure 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 a durable and energy-efficient option.
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.