you’ll find some of the most frequently asked questions we’ve received from our
How should I choose a roofing contactor?
Because your home is valuable, it’s very important to
pick the right roofing contractor to protect it. Talk to your neighbors
to see who they used, or ask your friends and family if they recommend
anyone. Your roofing contractor should have a proven track record and be
able to provide you references to check. He should also be fully licensed
My roof is very steep – will that be a problem?
Steep roofs can be tricky to work on, but our teams
are capable of working on extreme roofs – whether extremely flat, or extremely
steep. We have the right tools and experience for this kind of roof.
My landscaping keeps getting destroyed next to my
house. How can I fix this?
Water runoff from your roof is most likely the
culprit. If you have a gutter system installed, make sure that it’s been
cleaned thoroughly to allow the water to be routed away from your landscaping –
don’t forget to check the downspouts too. If you don’t have gutters, this
would be an invaluable asset to your home – correctly installed gutters and
downspouts can not only add beauty to your home, but will protect your home,
its foundation, and will help save your landscaping.
My roof is green. What is that? And can you fix
Your green roof is mostly likely caused by a mixture
of moss, algae and mildew, and can easily be treated. Washing your roof
carefully with bleach and water can usually sweep away most of the moss, but
most likely, you’ll need to trim back some vegetation from your roof to keep it
from coming back. In some circumstances where no sun is available, or the
weather is perpetually damp, metal strips have been shown to curb the growth of
these pests. An extreme measure would be to go with a full metal roof if
the periodic roof washings become too much of a chore.
It looks like water is leaking under our gutter, and
it’s sagging a little. What can we do?
Your soffit might need some repair. When gutters
get overloaded with leaves and debris, or were just not installed correctly,
water will drain toward the roof. The fascia board can usually handle the
normal rain fall and protect your soffit from damage, but when it fails because
of water-logging, it usually leads to a soggy soffit, and can then lead to
damage down the walls of your house. With every new gutter system, we
repair and replace your soffits, install new fascia boards, and then correctly
install your new gutters and downspouts.
Now that I have a new roof, what maintenance should I
do for it?
For the first few years, the only maintenance you’ll
really need to perform on your new roof system will be to keep the gutters and
downspouts free of leaves and debris. While you’re doing that, you might
just check to make sure that there aren’t any trees leaning on the shingles, no
bushes are touching the roof or gutters, and the general area is free of debris
like sticks or leaves. As the years go on, make sure that your shingles
look like they’re aging correctly; they may curl a bit, or get slightly wavy at
the edges, which is normal. If shingles or flashings are missing,
severely damaged, or you can see visible holes – give us a call!
get experienced professional roofing TODAY!