FAQs

I installed a 30 year shingle on my roof. My roof won’t need to be replaced for 30 years, right?

By |2018-11-29T04:57:45+00:00November 29th, 2018|

Unfortunately, that is not true. The manufacturer's warranty is a bit deceiving. The 30 year manufacturer warranty (or 25, 40, or lifetime) is against manufacturer's defects. Most new roof systems are designed to provide useful services ranging from 15, 20 even 25 years. Some roof system types such as slate and metal systems can last

How Can I Find the Exact Location of a Leak?

By |2018-11-29T04:56:35+00:00November 29th, 2018|

Leaks can be tough to spot because water wants to find the path of least resistance and can travel for a while before finally showing up through your ceiling. You can try going into your attic or crawl space with a flashlight the next time it rains and try to trace it, but your most

I received three significantly different proposals from contractors. How should I decide which contractor to select?

By |2018-11-29T04:54:06+00:00November 29th, 2018|

Clearly written proposals that are detailed and broken down into separate line items are a good sign that the contractor is being thorough and has prepared an accurate estimate. The following is a partial list of items your estimate or proposal should include: The type of roof covering, manufacturer and color Materials to be included

Can a new roof be installed over old shingles?

By |2018-11-29T04:52:45+00:00November 29th, 2018|

New Roof on Top of Old Shingles You should never install new shingles over the old shingle roof system. Your roof system will not be eligible for a warranty if you do not remove the existing shingle roof system before installing the new system. Installing over the old shingles can also cause unusual shapes to

Can I do the work myself?

By |2018-11-29T04:51:34+00:00November 29th, 2018|

Most work should not be done yourself. Professional roofing contractors are trained to safely and efficiently repair or replace roof systems. You can damage your roof system by using improper roofing techniques and severely injure yourself by falling off or through the roof. Maintenance performed by home and building owners should be confined to inspecting

How do I know if I have hail damage to my roof?

By |2018-11-29T05:04:24+00:00November 29th, 2018|

You may be able to see severe hail strikes from the ground, but most often hail damage is not visible to the untrained eye. If you’ve experienced hail in your area, call Your Roofing Service to schedule a professional inspection.

How do I know for sure I need a new roof?

By |2018-11-29T04:49:49+00:00November 29th, 2018|

Older roofing shingles and wood shakes typically have a 15- to 30-year lifespan depending on the shingles’ quality, the location and tree cover of your home, and how well the roof was installed originally. Direct sunlight, weather/wind, and poor roof deck ventilation are rough on Bay Area roofs. Though the CertainTeed and GAF shingles we

My Roof Leaks. Do I Need To Have It Replaced Completely?

By |2018-11-29T04:48:15+00:00November 29th, 2018|

A leaking roof is a bad thing. However, it doesn’t necessarily warrant a complete roof replacement. How much repair and work needs to be done on your roof depends on the level of damage caused by leaking. Talking to a professional is the best way to know whether only minor repair OR a full roof

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