FAQ Provided by The Recommended Roofers in Lafayette, IN

FAQ

WHAT DO I DO IF MY HOUSE HAS STORM DAMAGE?

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WHAT TYPES OF PAYMENTS DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Cash or Check and Financing Available

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT THE WARRANTY?

In addition to the standard manufacturer's warranty as determined by the type of product you select, we also provide a workmanship warranty that mirrors the length of the manufacturer's warranty for all products we install. For a nominal charge, customers also have the opportunity to purchase an extended workmanship warranty that only manufacturers certified contractors can offer.

IS ICE AND WATER SHIELD NECESSARY?

No roof is completely water tight. Ice dams and windblown rain can penetrate the roof's outer shell, often times causing water damage. Applying a quality Ice and Water Shield at the time of your roof replacement is the solution for winning the battle against water penetration.

DO I NEED RIDGE VENTS?

When warm air rises into the attic, it affects the air at the highest point of the roof. Without a proper escape route, this warm air can directly affect the life of the shingles and the wood decking. Manufacturer's studies have shown that ridge vents are more effective than other products at reducing heat in the attic.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY SATELLITE DISH?

We will remove the dish if necessary to complete the roofing job. However, reinstalling and aligning the dish will be the responsibility of the homeowner. Please contact your service provider for further information on cost, and to schedule the service call.

WILL MY PLANTS AND TREES BE PROTECTED DURING THE PROCESS?

We will take the necessary step to protect all vegetation. We will place tarps around your structure to catch anything that may fall from the roof (i.e. nails, roofing material, etc.).

ARE THERE ANY ISSUES WITH REPLACING MY SKYLIGHTS?

We will remove and replace the old skylight as needed. In some cases, it is not necessary to replace the skylight. Some skylights can be saved and upgraded by simply replacing the flashing kit. Please note, some skylights will require additional interior trim and painting. This is the responsibility of the homeowner.
 
 
 

ROOF REPLACEMENT

SHOULD I HAVE MY ROOF REPLACED DURING THE WINTER?

Yes. Shingles will seal in cold weather when the sun is out and there is no precipitation. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association “There are no specific temperature guidelines regarding when it is too cold to install asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles do become brittle in cold temperatures, with fiberglass shingles more likely to break than organic shingles. Breakage can be minimized or eliminated if the shingles are stored in a warm area and loaded onto the roof a few bundles at a time. Another concern is that the self-sealing strips will not seal or bond sufficiently in cold temperatures.”

WHY TEAR OFF THE OLD ROOF?

Tearing off the old shingles assure that any structural defects, flashing concerns or algae problems can be addressed properly. Applying new shingles directly to the wood decking provides a smoother and cleaner look which will add value to a home's resale value.

HOW DO I DETERMINE IF A ROOF SHOULD BE REPLACED?

Sooner or later, every roof needs to be replaced, usually due to the long-term effects of weathering. If a residential roof is more than 20 years old, it is a prime candidate for re-roofing. To determine if you need a new roof:
On the ground, walk around your home with binoculars and inspect your roof for cracked, curled or missing shingles, as well as any excessive loss of the protective mineral granules. DO NOT CLIMB ON THE ROOF; walking on the roof is dangerous and can damage your roof.

In your attic, take a flashlight and look at the underside of the roof deck and rafters for any stains or wet spots indicating water leaks.

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HOW LONG SHOULD MY ROOF LAST?

This depends on the roofing system, the quality of roofing materials, the quality of installation including whether the required installation methods were followed accurately. This can be as little as 10 years or a lifetime. We are expert at installing and repairing all major roofing systems; our professional installers are fully skilled in every aspect of the materials, systems and processes required so you can experience the greatest life expectancy for your roof.

I AM CONSIDERING INSTALLING BOTH ROOFING AND SIDING. WHICH SHOULD I INSTALL FIRST?

Your roof should be installed first. First, you want to protect your home from water from the top down. Second, roofing materials are heavier and it's much easier to adjust your siding to coordinate with your roof during the installation process.

MY ROOF LEAKS. DO I NEED TO HAVE IT REPLACED COMPLETELY?

Not necessarily. Leaks can result from flashings that come loose or a section of the roof system being damaged. 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.