7 Frequently Asked Roofing Questions

Jul 14, 2020 | Roof Information

We’ve encountered a lot of roofing questions over the years. We know homeownership can be stressful on the best of days, and we wanted to find a way to help reduce some of it. So here are our answers to 7 frequently asked roofing questions?

How much will it cost to replace my roof?

The cost of roof replacement depends on a number of factors. The size, shape, and slope of your roof, the quality of your roofing contractor, and the materials used can all change the price. While these can create some sticker shock, roofing work is one arena where opting for the cheap alternative will lead to nothing but heartbreak. When it comes time to look at roofing work, take the time to get an estimate from a high-quality contractor. You won’t regret it.

Do I need a pre-hurricane roof inspection?

Yes. We absolutely recommend you have a roof inspection done prior to the hurricane season. This inspection helps identify current problems and address them before they become major issues during a storm. The documentation will also come in handy if the time comes to file an insurance claim.

Can I install a roof by myself?

While you may have some construction skills and experience, roofing can be complicated and is a highly skilled occupation. When it comes time to install a new roof or repair your current one, you should always go with an experienced, skilled, and trusted contractor.

How do I know if I need a roof repair?

There are a number of signs that your roof has taken damage. Cracked, chipped, or missing shingles, loose seams, and bald spots are among the many signs you need work done. But it can be hard to see all of that yourself, especially if you lack experience. We suggest that if you have questions about your roof, you get in touch with a trusted professional for a roof inspection.

How do I know if my roof needs to be repaired or replaced?

Again there are a lot of factors to this decision. At its most basic this comes down to the size of the damage. Small damage can often be repaired, where larger damage will require a full replacement. This is another case where we recommend seeking an expert opinion to make sure you’re taken care of.

How do I deal with my insurance in the event of storm damage?

Dealing with your insurance company when you have storm damage can be stressful. We specialize in dealing with your insurance, taking one more item off of your plate while we get the work done and get you back to normal.

How do I choose a roofing contractor?

Choosing a roofing contractor can be difficult. We recommend you look at reviews and talk to people you know who’ve dealt with the contractors you’re thinking about using. This will give you a better idea of who you’ll be working with and how they’ll work with you.

We Don’t Roof Around

No matter how much we prepare for severe weather, there’s always a chance that we will suffer a loss because of a hurricane or similar event. Our team at Southline Roofing & Exteriors, LLC knows this because we’re your storm damage repair source. When your roof has been damaged by severe storms, our team helps you every step of the way from filing the claim to completing the repair, so you can get back to normal. If you have a need for storm repairs or questions on preparation, contact us today!

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