Frequently Asked Questions about Getting a New Roof
Is your roof starting to sag a little? Have your shingles seen better days? If so, you might be wondering if it’s time to get a new roof. At Elite Roofing & Restoration Services, we provide a full range of roofing services, including new roof installation, for homes and businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
We know that a new roof can be a big investment that requires some research, and we want our customers to be fully informed before making the decision to replace their old roof. To help you get started, here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about getting a new roof.
Q: Do I Need a New Roof or Roof Repairs?
A: That depends on the state of your roof. When you look at it, do you see missing, curled or warped shingles? You might be able to get away with replacing only the shingle layer. Are there signs of damage on the flashing or the chimney’s masonry? Are there soft or spongey spots on the roof? Has water entered your home and caused a mold problem? These are more severe issues that could require a total roof replacement.
Q: How Much Do New Roofs Cost?
A: The price of a new roof varies by market, by the materials used, and by the amount of damage your current roof has. If there is extensive water damage, for example, the job will be pricier. Asphalt roofing shingles are the most common roofing material in America, with an average cost of $120 – $400 per 100 square feet installed. The size, pitch, and ease of access to your roof also play a role in the final cost.
Q: How Can I Tell if a Contractor is Honest?
A: The easiest way to choose an honest contractor is to look at their reviews on third-party sites like Google and Angie’s List. Look for contractors who provide free estimates, have licensing and insurance, and have designations from roofing manufacturers or industry organizations. Never hire a contractor who quotes you an extremely low price or who says they will waive your insurance deductible. The former will almost certainly tack on extra charges to run up the bill, and new laws have made the latter illegal in the state of Texas.
Q: How Long Will My New Roof Last?
A: That depends on the materials used and the weather in your area, but most roofs are expected to last for at least 20 years. Roofs last longer when they are properly maintained. Also, many roofing material manufacturers offer warranties, so be sure to read through yours to see what kind of coverage it provides.
Q: What Should I Do to Prepare for New Roofing?
A: We recommend that you prepare for the noise that tearing off a roof and installing a new one entails. We do our best to minimize the inconvenience, but it is a noisy process. Park your vehicles in the street or away from your home. If you have a swimming pool, be sure that it’s covered.
Call Elite Roofing & Restoration Services in North Texas
Our team specializes in residential and commercial roofing services in Dallas, Fort Worth, and the entire DFW area. We are dedicated to providing exceptional workmanship and customer service that is second to none. Whether you have a new construction project or need to replace an old or damaged roof, we will show up on time and ready to get the job done. Call us today to see the difference Elite Roofing can make!