Sometimes it’s easy to forget about your roof, except of course if your roof isn’t working for you! In which case a bad roof can cause major issues financially, aesthetically and functionally. At the Slate Roofing Company we get asked a lot of questions, and I mean a lot of questions. Below we have compiled some of the popular ones for you as it may save you some time. Of course if you have any roofing questions about your new roof or the repair or maintenance of your roof, please contact us as our team would love to assist you. Here are the seven most asked questions about roofing that will help you get an idea about the basic problems and solutions.
1. Will geography affect the plausible choices for roofing?
This plays a significant role, more than you can imagine. Take in account the annual rainfall, snowfall or wind velocity of your place. Your roof is subjected to the potential climatic hazards and bears the whole brunt of it. The direction of your house also plays a pivotal role in the roof orientation. Consult and decide your options suiting to the conditions accordingly.
2. When to replace the roof and when to go for repairing?
With minor leakage or a few damaged tiles due to erosion, repairing will be good to go. Unless hit by an extensive storm, your roof can sustain with a few patches. However, a total replacement is necessary if more than 25% of your roof is damaged. The technological developments give you a long term solution. If your roof has suffered from a number of repairs, definitely consider roof replacement.
3. What type of roofing system is right?
A number of roofing options are available in the market. There is built up roofing with layers bonded together; tapered insulation roofing, preventing any accumulation of logged water; TPO roofings which are resistant and stand the test of time; and single ply roofing which has exceptional weather-ability.
4. How much does a roof cost?
There is no fixed answer to this. The roofing of your house might not cost you a lot whereas roofs of large projects cost a million! Talk to roofing experts about the slope or the shingle type and estimate the total costing from that.
5. What signs are indicative to go for a new roof?
The roof of your house might not be designed to endure adversities as much as to those of commercial buildings. Look for water stains or moisture damp along the walls and ceilings. If you find bubbles along the roof covers or gaps in roof flashings, understand that these are the cues to get a new roof.
6. How long does it take to install a new roof?
The time might vary from a few days to few weeks. It depends on how much of prompt services you get and also, the weather. However, working up there is dangerous and can be fatal if not done carefully.
7. How to take care of the roof to make it last longer?
Clean the debris at regular intervals and keep the gutters clean. Once in a while, ask the professionals to come for inspection.
Catch the minor issues before long and your roof will have a lasting life. Pay attention to its age and the whole idea of roofing will not be a mystery to you anymore.