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FAQ About Roofing in Denver


February 1, 2017

There are many common questions that arise when deciding to whether or not to have roofing professionals install a new roof. At The Roof Dr., we pride ourselves on having the knowledge and experience to answer all of your roofing questions. Below are several frequently asked questions regarding roofing.

Q: How do I know if I need a new roof?
A: Unfortunately many homeowners wait until their roof is leaking into their home before contacting a roofing specialist. To catch the issue before more damage occurs, we recommend inspecting your roof periodically, Spring and Fall, to make sure there aren’t any visible signs of damage. Spring is a typical time to check because snowfall and ice tend to displace roofing shingles. Fall a good time to check your roof and clean out your gutters before winter hits.

Q: Will I need to replace my entire roof?
A: If your roof is leaking and causing problems, you don’t necessarily need to replace the entire thing. Sometimes roof issues can fixed by updating the flashings or replacing the gutters, however if your roof was improperly installed or if the wrong materials were used, you will most likely need to replace the entire roof.

Q: How long will my roof last?
A: Depending on the type of material you choose to roof with, the lifespan of a roof is about 15-20 years or longer with materials like slate or clay. Other factors that determine how long your roof will last also include a number of factors like climate and environmental conditions.

Q: What will my new roof cost?
A: The cost of a new roof depends greatly on factors including: material, size of the home, time of year, cost of the contractor and the cost of local labor. Call your Denver roofing expert to get a free estimate today.

Q: What is the best roofing material to use?
A: This depends on many factors including location of your home, style of your home, and price point. For example, asphalt shingles are one of the most commonly used type of roofing material because it’s the least expensive and easy to instal. Wood shingles have a certain elegance but cost twice as much. Depending on the style of your home, you might insist on using tile, slate or cement roofing tiles. All of these options while very durable can be extremely expensive and more costly to install.

Q: Can I replace my own roof?
A: For best results we recommend calling a roofing expert to install or repair your roof. You wouldn’t want to risk your safety trying to save a few bucks. Also, you run the risk of damaging your roof further if you are inexperienced.

To learn more about roofing and your roofing needs, contact The Roof Dr. today for a free estimate. We have over 45 years of roofing expertise in the Denver area and would love to help you replace or repair your roof, or answer more of your roofing questions. Call us today at 720-606-ROOF.