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Do you offer onsite estimates or inspections?
A comprehensive inspection is always the first step in making the right decision on your new roof or repair. Together with your estimate - we prepare a detailed condition report on all of your roofing components for you and your insurance company.
We climb on the roof and inspect the shingles, roof deck, eaves protector, gutters, underlayment, ventilation, dormers and flashing points. We look for hail damage, ice damming, cuts, breaks, tears, gaps and curling. We also check that vents, ducts, air conditioning, goosenecks, satellite dishes are properly installed and nail penetrations are sealed.
An interior inspection of your home is also performed to assess the ceilings, walls and attic areas for specific signs of leaks or water damage.
We inspect inside the attic for the condition of roof braces, support material, fasteners, interior chimney surfaces, insulation and any signs of mould, mildew or wood rot.
How do I know when it is time to replace my asphalt roof?
1. The Age of Your Roof
Most asphalt roofs will last anywhere from 20-25 years depending on how many layers of shingles there is and whether adequate ventilation is present. If the existing roof has another layer of shingles underneath and is approaching 20 years or more - it is very likely that the time has come for a new roof.
2. Buckling and Curling
Shingles that are beginning to curl or buckle may also indicate the time has come to replace your roof. Shingles on the side of your house receiving direct sunshine are usually the first to start curling and means they have likely reached the end of their useful life.
3. Missing Shingles
Damaged or missing shingles can also be a red flag for roof replacement. Roof valleys can be especially prone - as this is the area carries rain and melt water to the gutters. Compromised roof valleys can become the source of serious leaks.
4. Shingle Granules Collecting in Gutters
Asphalt shingles tend to lose more and more granules as they near their life expectancy. Darker or inconsistent roof colour may be another sign that shingle granules are wearing away.
5. Damaged Roof Deck
A roof feels springy or spongy when you walk on it - may indicate moisture damage to the roof boards. Check your attic for any signs of leaks or moisture.
Tar or roofing cement flashing should be replaced with a metal flashing system to provide a long-term water tight solution.
What type of warranties do you offer?
What type and how much insurance coverage do you carry?
How long will my roofing project take to complete?