Generall Asked Questions
/01What would you charge for roofing installation?
Roofing installation cost can vary widely depending on what is wrong with your old roof, the type of material being installed, and any other customizations you may have in mind. To best get an idea of what it would cost to get this job done, contact a local contractor. Figuring out the cost beforehand can save you lots of money down the road.
Be sure to look for contractors who are:
- Insured Roofing Companies
- Licensed in their state
/02Is it possible to install a new roof in winter?
Working on roofs during winter comes with inherent risks. If the roofer is not experienced working on slippery surfaces, consider an experienced roofing contractor.
Roofing contractors should offer you the opportunity to ask questions, and they should have an open line of communication throughout the installation process.
Hire a winter roofer that has been in the business for years, and that can provide references and examples of the team’s past installations.
Shingles installation is best above 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
To properly install shingles and protect your home against future ice dams, it’s best to complete roof installation in temperatures above 40 degrees. Cracking and damage is more probable when temperatures fall. And, as Michiganders know—temperatures can vary quickly.
That being said, we can do alternative installation methods to resolve immediate issues. Roofing experts must handle shingles carefully and do their work efficiently, doing so decreases the risk of problems. Ignoring best practices will cause the roof to fail prematurely or allow future problems, like ice dams.
Metal roof installation is fine during the winter.
The metal roof installation process varies from other materials, like shingles. For shingles projects, the adhesives become the biggest concern in lower temperatures. Metal doesn’t use these adhesives, so winter has no impact on our process. Water cannot travel upward due to the design of metal roofing. And, snow typically slides off the metal materials, lessening the risk.
Winter roofing projects can take longer.
The sealing process for all roofs doesn’t happen in below-freezing temperatures. If it’s not an emergency, roofers will usually wait until there are few days of favorable temperatures to perform the job.
/03What is the importance of roofing installation and maintenance?
Failing to maintain your commercial building’s roof, could cost you a loss of productivity and potential loss of equipment or contents.
While leaky roofs and blown-off roofs are noticeable, the costs of having a leaky and deteriorating roof can be the most costly. These costs can range from the harm done to your equipment to human injury or death as a result of deficient materials. You may have to shut down your facility, causing missed opportunities while you wait for the repair work to be completed. The cost of repairing or even replacing your building’s roof can be astronomical if proper materials aren’t used.
Roofing problems can be dangerous. If you don’t know how to manage your roof correctly it can lead to costly repairs and maybe even end up in an accident if you don’t know what you are doing.
Trust in our expertise. We can help you maximize the life of your building, minimize the repair costs and make sure that everything is safe and sound.
Rely on us for all your needs regarding roofs. We offer a range of services including installation, maintenance, replacements, leak detection, and many more. Contact us now for a free quote on any of our services.
/04What are roof installation and replacement?
If you have a roof in bad shape then you have to have it replaced when they replace it, it is called a roof installation.
Many homeowners are unaware of the risks posed by their defective roofs and do not seek any help from professionals until their roofs have sustained extensive damage.
If your roof is in bad shape then it is best that you consult with roof contractors who can tell you whether or not you need a roof replacement or just a simple repair which will keep the cost and the downtime to a minimum.
/05How long does a roof installation take?
How long does it take to replace a roof? It’s not clear how long it takes until you start talking to roofing companies.
The ideal solution is the answer to the question “how long does it take to replace a roof of a 1,800 sq ft house?”. But in order to get an accurate answer, we need more information such as the style and type of roofing material, and whether it is an asphalt shingle or flat roof.
/06Does solar increase home value?
Solar panels can increase your home's value on the real estate market, and, a solar home's selling price is typically 3.74% higher or more than comparable properties without solar.
So, if you are looking to offset the cost of your mortgage or generally want to offset utility expenses, solar panels for your home can make financial sense.
Another benefit is that installing a solar power system in your home on an investment property might help you avoid racking up costly HOA fines or even evictions due to unpaid utility bills.
/07Is it good to put solar panels on your house?
/08How long do solar panels last on a house?
/09Do solar panels work in the winter?
Solar panels actually produce power in the winter months, even when it may seem like it’s impossible to get any sunlight since days become shorter and there is typically snow covering panel roofs.
So, while their performance can be slightly reduced in extremely low temperatures, solar panels will continue to produce clean, renewable energy whenever there is daylight.