Answers to Common Questions About Roof Replacement
Helping You Understand Your Home’s Roof
Throughout our many years in business, we have received lots of questions from homeowners about roof replacement. We have gathered some of the most asked questions here, along with our answers, in the hopes of helping you better understand your home’s roof.
How do I know I need a replacement?
Any roof over 15 years old should be inspected for wear and tear. Warning signs you may need a new roof include:
- Curling shingles
- Evidence of leakage from ceilings
- Decaying, missing, broken or damaged shingles
- Bald spots (loss of asphalt granulation)
- Wind damage
- Missing or rusted flashing (weather-resistant metal strip)
If I see warning signs, how do I know if I need a repair or a new roof?
It depends on the condition of the shingles. Damaged shingles can be replaced if the damage has not affected the integrity of the roof. It is more economical to replace the whole roof when shingles are old and deteriorating.
How much does a roof replacement cost?
Every replacement project is different and cost is based on many variables, such as the size of the roof and the materials selected. For an accurate cost, we recommend scheduling a consultation and free roof inspection and estimate.
How long will my new roof last?
How long your new roof will last depends on the type and quality of the roofing material that is used. Some basic guidelines for all types of roofing materials are as follows:
- Asphalt shingles: 25-30 years
- Copper & tiles: more than 50 years
- Wood shakes: 30 years
- Fiber cement shingles: 25 years
Is Red Fox Roofing licensed and insured?
Yes, we are fully licensed and insured. Our license number is 10740835-5501.