At A-American Roofing Remodeling Co., Inc. of Raynham, Massachusetts, our experienced contractors specialize in providing personal, customer service with every project. Ensure you have all the information about our services beforehand by reading the following questions about roofing.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REPLACE A ROOF?
There is no simple answer to what the bottom-line price will be for your roofing project. Depending on the size of the roof, as well as the quality of workmanship and materials, the average cost for a roof replacement runs from $4,000 up to $12,000. A bid from A-American Roofing Remodeling Co., Inc. is based on the following:
HOW CAN I CHOOSE THE RIGHT ROOFING CONTRACTOR?
When comparing all of your estimates, pay special attention to the materials used and the labor costs. Make sure your contractor is fully licensed and insured. Every roofing business relies on referrals, so find out what you can, and choose what suits you best.
WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF ASPHALT SHINGLES?
Asphalt shingles, or composition shingles, are the most popular of roofing materials. They provide good protection for a home, and come in a variety of shapes, styles, and colors. They are also relatively easy to repair when needed. Asphalt shingles typically protect the house for 40-50 years, depending on the quality of material and installation.
CAN MY ROOF BE REPAIRED?
Yes you should have an experienced roofer inspect your roof when deciding whether to repair or replace your roof. Look for signs that the roof is failing such as stains on the ceiling, paint that is peeling, shingles that are missing in several locations, etc... You also need to take into consideration the age of the roof. Are your "25 year" asphalt shingles more than 20 years old or were they installed just a few years ago. If the roof is well within its life span and you aren't seeing other warning signs chances are good you can simply repair and/or replace those shingles that are causing a problem.
SHOULD YOU STRIP YOUR CURRENT ROOF BEFORE INSTALLING ANOTHER?
Yes, The advantages to stripping your current roof is it allows the roofers to inspect for any rotted wood or if any areas need flashing. Most Contractors will not guarantee their work when laying over a roof.
Generally speaking, experts estimate that the life of your new roof will be cut by as much as 20% if it is installed on top of the existing roof.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REPLACE A ROOF?
Replacing a residential roof is a labor-intensive project, depending on the type and size of roof, how many layers and weather conditions it could take anywhere from a day or two to a week or more.
SHOULD I HAVE MY CHIMNEY LOOKED AT BEFORE I HAVE ROOF WORK DONE?
If the chimney requires any maintenance or repair, the best time to work on it is before a new roof is installed. Coordinate the chimney mason with the roofing contractor and yourself to make sure all chimney flashing and chimney repairs are completed properly before the new roof is installed.
DO I NEED A PERMIT TO HAVE MY ROOF REPLACED?
Yes, all roof replacements require a permit. Pricing for a permit will vary from area to area. Some will be a flat fee whereas others may be based on the size or value of the project. If you are having the roof replaced by a contractor they will typically take care of the permit for your but it is important to confirm with the company. We at A-American cover all costs of permits.