Roofing Questions and Answers

Your most common Roofing questions answered by our Home Improvement Consultants

When it comes to home improvement, your roofing system is one of the most important investments you can make. Naturally when making such a large investment into your home you may have questions. We have answered a collection below to help you understand more about our roof repair and replacement process:

Q. How much should I pay for a new roof? – David, Hockessin, DE

A. The price for your new roof will vary based on a number of factors. One of the most important things to consider when contemplating the price of a new roof is the quality of the shingles. The pitch of the roof. The workmanship. The guarantee, etc. If you need to replace your plywood before installing a new roof that will also factor into the price of a replacement roof.

Q. I live in West Chester, Pennsylvania and wonder if there is anything special here that I need to think about when I select a replacement roof? – Alissa, West Chester, PA

A. If you need a new roof in West Chester, you’ll want a replacement roof that can handle the big changes in seasonal temperature. Also, given the high humidity and dense trees that you often find in Southern Pennsylvania, you’ll want a new roof that is mold resistant. Many of the shingles that are on the market today for new roofs are mold resistant.

Q. A tree fell on my roof last night in the big storm. Do I need a new roof or can you fix my roof? – Carolyn, Aston, PA

A. Our qualified roofing repair experts can both replace or repair your roof. In the event of a down tree, we recommend that you call to schedule one of our experts to come and give your home’s roof an in-person inspection to determine the extent of the damage. Once the inspection is completed, we can review all the options available to fix the damaged roof.

Q. Should I hire a roofer near me or go with a national company? – Brandon, Pine Hill, NJ

A. This is a great question, and we think you should hire a local, nearby roofer. When you select a roofer nearby, you’ll get better and faster service and follow up should you ever need it.

Q. I am trying to be really green when I select a new roof. What do you recommend? – Nora, Bel Air, MD

A. Asphalt shingles are best for a new roof as they will last the longest on your new roof. Wood shingles for a new roof will wear out faster and fill up the landfill sooner. Also, wood shingles are frowned upon by tree lovers. You definitely want good asphalt shingles for your new roof if you want to save the forests.

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New Castle, DE 19720


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