Frequently Asked Questions About Roof Replacement and Contractors
When it comes to commonly asked roofing questions, we have you covered.
To make it easier for you to find the answer to your question, we’ve broken up queries into four different categories: Roof Replacement, Selecting a Roofing Contractor, Materials, and Maintenance. Today, we’ll be covering roof replacement and contractor selection.
Your home is precious and we understand the value of knowledge when it comes to investing in a new roof. Selecting the right contractor for the job can be hard. We hope these questions help you as try to determine if you need to repair or replace your roof.
Roof Replacement: Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a roof typically last?
The lifespan of a roof depends on several factors, including construction materials, climate, and maintenance. While we can’t do too much about our lovely Florida climate, selecting the right materials and properly maintaining your roof can lengthen the lifespan of your roof.
An asphalt shingle roof that is expertly applied can last from 15 to 20 years.
At Westchase Roofing, we use Owens Corning asphalt shingles. Owens Corning warranties their roofing shingles for 5-10 years. If your roof is applied by an Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractor, you have the ability to warranty your roof for 15 to 50 years.
When is the right time to replace a roof?
If you’re researching new roofs, chances are, it’s the right time to invest in your roof.
A roof is a fundamental part of your home. If your roof is damaged, your home is at risk for leaks, water damage, mildew, mold, and more. If not fixed in a timely manner, the problem could worsen, leaving you with a larger bill at the end.
Rather than waiting until the “right time,” take the cues from your roof.
If your roof is clearly damaged, call a contractor for a quote. They’ll be able to tell you the extent of damage and estimate the cost of replacement.
If you have an older roof that is showing signs of wear and tear from years of good service, a consultation with a Tampa roofing company can let you know if it’s time to replace it or if it still has a couple of years left.
How will I know if I need to repair or replace my roof?
Common signs of roof damage include torn or missing shingles, soft spots, water damage, leaks, and more roof debris than normal.
How much does roof replacement cost?
Several factors go into determining the cost of a replacement. The type of shingles you select and the size and shape of the roof determine the costs of supplies and labor. For an estimate that is geared at your unique property, it’s important to schedule a quote with a Tampa roofing contractor.
Selecting a Roofing Contractor: Frequently Asked Questions
Do you provide a free consultation?
We understand that homeowners have many choices when it comes to contractors. That’s why we set ourselves above the pack by providing excellent customer service. This includes meeting with you to provide you with an estimate.
What can a homeowner expect from Westchase Roofing?
We appreciate how important our customers’ homes are. That’s why we treat all of our customers like family. We want to provide you with the best service possible. We believe that Owens Corning asphalt shingles coupled with our roofing expertise and quality service can provide homeowners with a positive experience during what can be a trying time.
To ensure you get our full attention, we only work on one roof at a time. No subcontractors or shoddy labor—100% of our attention is focused on the roof we are doing at the moment.
How much experience does Westchase Roofing having?
Westchase Roofing is proud to report that we have over 40 years of roofing experience. We chose to focus on roofing because we enjoy helping people with their homes and appreciate the complexity and importance of a roof.
Do you have any special certifications?
We are proud to be Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors. Not only do we work with their premium asphalt shingles, but we are in top 1% of roofing contractors nationwide. In addition, we are fully licensed and insured.
If you didn’t find the answer to your question, let us know. We’d love to speak with you and help you move forward to protect your home.