You’ve decided to get your home a new roof. What’s next?
We at Willi Roofing Services, a team of licensed and certified roofing and siding contractors in Austin TX, understand that a roof replacement can often be stressful for some property owners. To reduce any anxiety you may feel, we’re sharing a list of frequently asked questions about roof replacement.
1. What types of materials can I use for roof replacement?
Asphalt shingles, wood shakes and shingles, tile, slate, and metal are common roofing materials you can use for your property. When using slate or masonry tiles, consider the extra weight the materials can add to your home. If you’re not confident about your roofing structure, it may be best to choose materials that do not add unnecessary strain to your roof.
One of the materials you may use, especially for a steep-slope roof, is asphalt shingles. As they are relatively light, they won’t affect your roof’s infrastructure. Asphalt shingles can be made of cellulose fiber coated with mineral granules and saturated with asphalt. Some are composed of fiberglass mats and mineral granules with the top and bottom layers made of asphalt.
2. How long will the roof replacement take?
A typical roof replacement job takes about a day to complete. If we need more time to finish the work, we will take the necessary steps to limit your roof’s exposure to the elements. We will cover it properly before we leave and continue the work the following day.
3. Do I need to get permits for re-roofing?
In Austin, you don’t need to get a permit if you’re simply replacing shingles. You need to get a work permit, however, if you’re also replacing the decking. Our contractors can help you meet the requirements so you can get the necessary permits without problems.
4. What are possible problems that can happen during replacement?
According to studies conducted by GAF, about two-thirds of problems with new roofs are because of the contractor’s quality of work. This is why it’s very important to look for trained, licensed, and certified contractors. Improper installation done by unqualified roofers may even void your warranty.
5. How do I choose a roofing warranty?
As a GAF Master Elite® contractor, we offer comprehensive warranty options you won’t find with other roofers. Depending on your preferences, you may choose warranties that include the cost of installation or labor, tear-off costs, and wind coverage. We can discuss your concerns and help you choose the right protection for your roof.
At Willi Roofing Services, we want to make sure everything goes smoothly with your roof replacement project. Our team will give you an estimate of how long we will work on your roof so you can schedule the work accordingly.
Whether you need experts on Austin Texas siding, gutters, and roofing, you can count on us to assist you with your needs. Contact us for more information on our services and credentials. We’d be happy to discuss these details with you so you may start your home improvement project immediately.