Roof repairs, replacing a roof, or new roof installations are big projects, which means there could be lots of questions. At Shield Roofing we encourage our customers to be inquisitive to get the answers needed to make an informed decision about their roof.
Here are few of the frequently asked questions about roofing we hear most often.
The best time to replace your roof is before it starts leaking due to old age. If your roof looks old, has missing shingles or is deteriorating is a good sign that you should at least have it inspected by a professional to determine what is best for you.
Yes, we handle the smallest of roofing issues to large complex removal and replacement.
Both. As Shield Roofing we replace and repair roofs for both residential or commercial properties.
Our client’s list includes but not limited to: residential properties, architects, hospitals, schools, investors, banks, churches, apartment communities, real estate, and commercial general contractors.
No. Shield Roofing does not charge for new or replacement roof estimates.
Shield Roofing do not require access to the interior of your home or building for roof repair or replacement.
At Shield Roofing we schedule roofing removal and replacement projects to flow in the most efficient time frame and average around 30 squares per day. Many of our projects can be completed in 1-3 days.
At Shield Roofing we only remove what we can reinstall in the same day. The only times we place a tarp over a roof is during major storm damage to protect the property, and if a rain storm pops up during a project.
No. Shield Roofing cleans as we go. Roof replacement generates a massive amount of waste. For example, a 45 square roof can generate approximately 12,000 pounds of waste. We place ground protection before tear off begins. Throughout the entire process, we are cleaning as we go. When the roof is complete we remove the debris generated from the project. We take pride in giving you a clean site.
Yes. Do not be fooled by contractors that hand you a copy of an insurance certificate. That could be produced just with the use of a copy machine. Upon request, we will have our insurance company email you a copy of the Certificate of Insurance.
No. Shield Roofing will show up and stay until the job is complete. We will not leave partially complete to finish other jobs. If you are in need of a roof and want the job completed promptly contact us.
Yes. Shield Roofing can provide a detailed estimate based on your plans
Ridge venting works by cutting a continuous slot at the peak of your roof to provide a consistent area for air to exhaust from your attic space.
The most commonly known shingles are the 3-tab or strip shingle that has a flat appearance on the roof. An Architectural or Dimensional shingle has an additional layer of shingle material laminated on top to provide a more interesting appearance on the roof.
There are several possible reasons that you are experiencing shingle loss. One is that the roof system is nearing the end of its life cycle. As the roof ages, the asphalt dries out making the shingle brittle and more susceptible to coming off. Another is improper fastening or misalignment such as “high-nailing.”
More than likely, you have a plumbing vent flashing boot that has failed. They are kept watertight by installing a plumbing vent flashing boot at the point where this pipe exits the roof. UV rays will degrade the neoprene seal leading to a crack that will allow water to enter the house. Water will then run down the pipe and show itself on the bathroom ceiling. We can replace the flashing boot quick and easy.
A woven valley is a traditional method of installing shingles in the valley by interlacing the shingles as you go up the roof. This method is fine when installing the traditional strip shingles. However, it creates a problem with Architectural shingles. These shingles are thicker and the weave causes them to “bridge” the valley resulting in a condition that allows water to migrate underneath the shingles. The cut valley prevents this condition and provides a cleaner aesthetic appearance.
This depends on several factors like ventilation, moisture barrier, storms, manufacturer warranties, and maintenance. Shingles carry warranties ranging from 20 years to lifetime. The harsher the climate, the shorter the lifespan of the shingle roof system.
Ventilation is crucial to the performance of a roof system. Proper ventilation will maximize the efficiency of your home and reduce heating and cooling costs. All major shingle manufacturers recommend adequate attic ventilation. The preferred method of ventilation is a combination of intake and exhaust achieved through the use of soffit and ridge vents.
Drip edge is a perimeter flashing metal that protects the fascia and prevents wind-blown rain from getting under the shingles. As water runs off of the roof, the process known as capillary action causes the water to adhere to the shingle and wick underneath to the plywood sheathing and fascia board.