Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Welcome to the FAQ page of Image Roofing. Here, we address some of the most common questions our customers have about roofing services. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

General Questions

Q: How do I know if my roof needs to be replaced?

A: Signs that you may need a new roof include missing or broken shingles, leaks, sagging, mold or moss growth, and granules in gutters. If your roof is over 20 years old, it’s also a good idea to have it inspected.

Q: How long does a new roof last?

A: The lifespan of a roof depends on the materials used. Asphalt shingles typically last 20-30 years, metal roofs can last 50 years or more, and slate or other stone over 50 years. Regular maintenance can extend the life of any roof.

Q: How much does a new roof cost?

A: The cost of a new roof varies based on the size of your roof, the materials used, and the complexity of the installation. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere between $9,000 and $20,000 or more, but it’s best to get a detailed quote for an accurate estimate.

Installation and Repair

Q: How long does it take to install a new roof?

A: The time it takes to install a new roof depends on the size and complexity of the job. Most residential roofs can be completed in a few days, while larger or more complex projects may take longer.

Q: Can you install a new roof over my existing one?

A: While it is possible to install a new roof over an existing one, it’s not typically the best course of action. It can add extra weight, may not address underlying issues, and is typically frowned upon with regards to standard building practices. We usually recommend a complete tear-off to ensure the best results.

Q: What should I do if my roof is leaking?

A: If you have a roof leak, it’s important to address it immediately to prevent further damage. Contact us for an emergency repair, and we will inspect and fix the issue as quickly as possible.

Maintenance and Inspection

Q: How often should I have my roof inspected?

A: It’s a good idea to have your roof inspected at least once a year, and after any major storms. Regular inspections can help identify and address issues before they become major problems.

Q: What are the benefits of regular roof maintenance?

A: Regular roof maintenance can extend the life of your roof, prevent leaks, improve energy efficiency, and maintain the aesthetic appeal of your home. It can also save you money by addressing minor issues before they become costly repairs.

Q: Can I perform roof maintenance myself?

A: While there are some basic maintenance tasks you can do yourself, such as cleaning gutters and removing debris, it’s best to leave more complex tasks to professionals. This ensures your safety and the longevity of your roof.

Materials and Options

Q: What types of roofing materials do you offer?

A: We offer a variety of roofing materials including asphalt shingles, metal roofing, slate, and tile. Each material has its own benefits and price points, and we can help you choose the best option for your home.

Q: What is the most energy-efficient roofing material?

A: Metal roofing and cool roofs, which are designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat, are among the most energy-efficient options. These materials can help reduce your energy bills and improve indoor comfort.

Q: Do you offer eco-friendly roofing options?

A: Yes, we offer several eco-friendly roofing options such as metal roofing, recycled shingles, and green roofs. These materials are sustainable and can help reduce your environmental footprint.

Warranties and Insurance

Q: Do you offer warranties on your roofing services?

A: Yes, we offer warranties on both materials and workmanship. The length and coverage of the warranty depend on the materials used and the specifics of the project. We’ll provide detailed warranty information with your quote.

Q: Will my homeowner’s insurance cover roof repairs?

A: Homeowner’s insurance typically covers roof repairs if the damage is caused by a covered peril, such as a storm or fire. It’s best to review your policy or contact your insurance provider to understand your coverage.

Q: How do I file an insurance claim for roof damage?

A: To file an insurance claim for roof damage, contact your insurance provider as soon as possible. We can assist you throughout the process by providing a detailed assessment of the damage and an estimate for repairs, which you can submit with your claim.

If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please contact us at Image Roofing. We’re here to help with all your roofing needs!