1. My roof leaks. Do I need a new one?

Not necessarily. A roof leak can be the result of damage done to only one area of the roof system or the result of a loose or missing flashing. A roof failure, however, such as improper roof system installation practices, incorrect material choice for the roof structure, or material failure, is generally irreversible.

2. Can I cover (roof) over my old roof?

Installing a new roof over an existing roof is acceptable but not generally recommended. Having a suitable surface to attached the new roof can only be guaranteed with a complete tear-off and inspection of the homes’ roof deck.

3. When is the ideal time to install a new roof?

The best time to install a new roof is before the old one is leaking, and this requires a periodic inspection by a professional roofer. The other question is what time of year is best for installing a new roof. That answer is based on the weather.

4. Can I do my roof installation, or should I hire a roofing contractor?

The challenges of installing a new roof are numerous, including the danger of a workplace accident, along with the skill and knowledge associated with installing a roof system. Manufacturers generally will not issue a warranty if the product is not installed by a licensed professional.

5. Can my roof be repaired?

Generally, the answer is yes. Unless the roof is at the end of its useful life or it was poorly installed, a repair can be performed. The real question will be, is it less expensive to repair it or cheaper over the long run to replace it.