Whether you are fearful that you need major roofing repair or even replacement, or if you are considering upgrading your roofing before you experience any water damage issues, you likely have a ton of questions. In addition, you might not even know certain questions that you should be asking the roofing companies you are considering hiring. To aid you in achieving a positive experience, here are a few of the frequently asked questions that roofing companies get asked.
My house is 1,200 square feet, so why do I need more than that in shingles to reroof my home?
It is a common misconception that the square footage of living space and the square footage of the roof are the same. The reality is that the higher the pitch is on your roof, the more material that will be needed. If you were to have a completely flat roof (and no roof is completely flat), the numbers would be similar, but the more slope it has, the more material is needed to cover your roof.
Why do roofing material manufacturers have different warranty coverages?
There are actually several different reasons involved. One difference is the type of roofing material. With testing, they have learned the lifespan that is typically achieved and would be ill-advised to warranty it for beyond that and usually will fall short of it because different climates can see different results. Another difference is the installation process. Some shingles have very long lifespans, but to qualify for the extended ones, they must be installed by a trained roofing companies using all of their roofing system components.
Does the color of roofing material make a difference?
Going beyond the aesthetic value of color, consider that dark colors tend to pull in heat and light colors reflect it. You also want to choose a color that goes well with other components of your home, such as the siding color. Be careful not to go too far outside the standard colors or you could have trouble selling your home down the road.
If you would like more roofing tips from a roofing company that will always put your best interests first, reach out to us at All American Roofing & Restoration. We’ll provide you with all the information you need so that you can make an informed choice about roofing for your home or business.