FAQs about replacing your roof. When contemplating replacing your roof, you probably have many questions and concerns. We understand that owning a home is a huge undertaking and keeping up with the maintenance can be a lot. Here are a few of the top questions we are asked concerning new roofs:
When should I replace my roof?
Below are a few ways to determine when you should consider getting your roof inspected:
- Age: Most roofing will last between 20‒30 years. If your roof is approaching this age or is older than this, it may be time to replace your roofing system. Call ABF Roofing & Foam today to set up a detailed assessment of your roof.
- Leaks: Some of the most common ways to know if you have a leak is identifying stains on interior walls and/or ceilings. If you have water damage to rafters or plywood sheathing, you should consider replacing your roof.
- Appearance: If you can see sunlight coming through the roof boards, roof’s shingles are missing or the shingles have begun to curl, break, buckle, or warp, you should definitely consider having your roof assessed for damage. At ABF Roofing & Foam we will give you a detailed roof inspection so you are worry-free when it comes to your roof replacement.
If I decide to replace my roof, what are my options?
You have two options when you decide to replace your roof. You can decide to complete roof replacement, (including tear-off of your existing roof system). Your second option could be a roof repair or maintenance to your existing roof system. Installing new shingles on top of your old roof may be cheaper, faster, and require less labor. However, the second option is only if your current roofing system is completely problem-free. Also, a roof repair is not always possible due to building code, safety requirements, and/or layers of existing shingles. You can contact us if you have any other questions regarding a reroof. We would be happy to help.
Can I replace my roof myself?
While you may be able to save money with home improvement projects when you do them yourself. However, roofing work is not one of them you would want to do yourself unless you are an experienced roofer. You can potentially harm your roof with improper roofing techniques. Most importantly, easily harming yourself. Trust a professionally trained and experienced roofing contractor with your roof replacement.
How long will my new roof last?
Modern roofing systems are constructed to last approximately 20 years (with well-maintained clay tile, slate, and copper lasting much longer). A variety of factors can affect your roof’s life including local climate and environmental conditions, quality of original construction, installation, and design, quality of materials used and proper maintenance and repairs.
What does a new roof system cost?
Keep in mind that price must be balanced with a variety of other factors such as quality of materials, the location, and size of your home. For your free roof estimate, please call ABF Roofing & Foam today.
Trust ABF Roofing & Foam
In conclusion, At ABF Roofing & Foam, we constantly strive to exceed our customers’ expectations and only employ the highest quality craftsmen in the Lubbock market. Please feel free to contact us if you need a roof replacement or to schedule a regular routine roof inspection today. We are here to help take the worry off your roof. These are just a few FAQs about replacing your roof. Lastly, we are here to answer any and all other questions.