Frequently Asked Questions
How long will a roof estimate take?
The time a roof inspection takes will depend on several factors: roof pitch, height, design, size and materials used. As a whole, it takes our staff approximately 30-45 minutes to assess a roof. Then we will disclose our findings to you and go over our estimate and talk about how you should proceed.
How do I know if my roof & property has hail damage? Can I tell from the ground?
Roofing systems must be physically inspected by a trained roof inspector to determine if there is actual hail damage. Hail damage is insidious in nature and may not physically cause leakage for years after hailstorm. But we at Best Contracting cannot be sure whether or not your property has storm damage until we made our inspection.
How do I know if my roof has problems?
In most cases, roofing problems are discovered after damage has occurred from a leak. However, not all leaks produce visible damage immediately. Some leaks can occur for up to a year before showing any signs of damage. To avoid this hidden problem, it is important to have your roof inspected at least every five years by a qualified roofer. You may see excessive granules running down the downspout, shingles in the lawn, or excessive curling and cupping of the shingles on the roof.
How can a homeowner prevent roofing problems?
Once a year inspections can discover cracked, warped, or missing shingles, loose seams and deteriorated flashing’s, excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters and downspouts, and other visible signs of roof problems. Indoors, look for cracked paint, discolored plasterboard, and peeling wallpaper as sings of damaged roof areas.
If my roof leaks, will I need to have it totally replaced?
In limited cases, no. Leaking can occur because some flashing’s have come loose or because a section of the roof has been damaged. A roof failure, on the other hand, is generally irreversible and occurs from a large portion being damage by a hurricane, tornado or high winds, choice of materials, or from the installation of a roof system inappropriate for the home or building. You may also have a tile match issue where the tiles are no longer manufactured and the insurance company owe’s to replace the roof in its entirety.
What are my options if I decide to re-roof?
The best option is to completely replace the roof system. If you’re looking for roofing companies Chester County pros, Best Contracting, is who you should call!
What is the best time of year to have my roof replaced?
Any time is a good time. Roofing materials are safe to install year round, weather permitting.
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