Research indicates that the aging process for a roof begins soon after the shingles are installed and progresses rapidly during the initial curing phase of its life cycle. During this stage, granule loss may occur, small blisters may develop, or the shingles may curl slightly at their edges. You may even notice that this curling is more pronounced during cold weather and the shingles may lay flat as temperatures rise. The good news, however, is that after this “curing stage” the shingles enter a long period of slow aging, which lasts for the major portion of the shingle’s natural life.
Weather permitting — a common period from contract signing to job start is two to six weeks. This can vary a great deal depending on the time of year and A Roofing’s backlog. Job start delays and postponements are a fact of life in roofing, which is highly dependent on weather. However, A Roofing will be straightforward about availability right from the start, and will advise you on a timely basis about any changes in the schedule originally set.
Labor Warranties vary depending on a number of important factors, such as the roofing material selected, new construction v.s. re-roofing, etc. A Roofing’s Workmanship Warranty ranges from 1 to 10 years from installation. A Roofing is happy to provide more warranty details once we know more about your project.
Manufacturer Warranties range from 20 years to lifetime. The length of the warranty is an indicator of performance and value. The upfront coverage in the first few years following application is also very meaningful. This is the time when, according to contractors, problems caused by defects are most likely to occur. As a result you should:
There is no definitive answer as to how much a new roof will cost. There are a variety of considerations needed before an estimate can be given. From that information, a price quotation or an estimate could be done. Some of the considerations are:
Since roofs are constantly exposed to the elements, most roof damage results from weather and pollutants in the atmosphere. To save yourself big repair costs or even having to replace your roof before its time, you should perform a general inspection on your roof at least twice a year, checking for mildew, mold, rust, trapped water, and possible damage, and make minor repairs if necessary. That is the best preventive maintenance you can do.
Your choice of roofing material will affect both the external appearance of your home and the comfort of your family inside the home. Roofing materials are important in energy conservation, comfort, and the appearance of your home. Your choice of material for a re-roofing project or for a new roof on a home addition should consider several factors.
To choose the right roofing material for your home, first consider the architectural style and the type of roofing “look” that is right for the house. Then evaluate the natural materials and the metal simulations. You should be able to find a roofing material that matches the style of your home, fits your budget and provides better insulation for your home. This will make the home more attractive, more comfortable and more energy-efficient.
Some local ordinances require permits be obtained prior to the start of roofing work in both new and some re-roofing jobs, depending on the locale. A Roofing, Inc. is happy to discuss permit requirements for your local area, and advise you on local building codes.