8 Roofing FAQs

Posted on January 26, 2017 in Roofing Installation

We know that roofing systems can be a little intimidating and you probably have questions regarding repairs, installations, materials, and more. Here are some FAQs we tend to get from our customers:

How do I know whether I need a roofing repair or roofing installation?

Our experts will inspect your roofing system to determine the shape it’s in. If we find easy fixes like missing shingles, a leak, or fascia damage, we’ll go ahead and repair it. If we find a larger issue, however, like curling or buckling shingles, roof valleys, or rotten wood, we’ll discuss replacing it with a new roofing installation.

How long does roofing work take?

We know your roof is an important part of your home, which is why we complete our roofing repairs in just one day. In most cases, we can even complete a new roofing installation in one day as well so you won’t have to wait long for your best roof.

Which type of shingle is right for me?

At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we offer a variety of shingle styles that meet your roofing needs while complementing your taste. Which you choose depends on the look you want your home to have – while our architectural shingles can add depth and improve your roof’s aesthetics, our luxury shingles come in a variety of shapes to give your roof a unique look. And if you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, our cool roof technology shingle can help.

What are the benefits of asphalt shingles?

  • Affordable
  • Easy to install
  • Long-lasting
  • Available in a variety of colors and styles
  • Low-maintenance
  • Great for any style house

What are the dark streaks on my roof?

If you’ve found dark green, brown, or black streaks across the shingles of your roof, it’s and likely algae, moss, or fungus and while it sounds harmless, it can break down your shingles over time. Don’t worry, though – our roof cleaning service can help get rid of it and restore your roof.

Why is a P.J. Fitzpatrick roof my best option?

At P.J. Fitzpatrick, we guarantee that your roofing system will be the best roofing system on the market. Not only do we use the highest quality materials, but we also pay close attention to details like drip edges, insulation placement, ventilation, and much more. Once we’re finished with your installation, you can rest assured your roof will last for years to come.

Will I need to replace my gutters when I replace my roof?

When we inspect your roof, our roofing experts will inspect your gutters as well. If we find that they’re in good shape, you won’t need to replace them. If they’re not, however, we can install new ones when we install your new roof.

What are some warning signs of a bad roof?

  • Your roof is more than 20 years old
  • Your shingles are curled or cracked
  • Your roof is sagging
  • You find shingle granules in your gutters
  • Your roof has large areas of missing shingles
  • You can see daylight from your attic
  • Your soffit or fascia is rotten

If you’re in need of any type of roofing service, don’t hesitate to call our Delaware roofing experts and set up an inspection.

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