Faq's

There is a lot more to roofing than meets the eye and even more than we can cover in this read. However, the following roofing FAQs should be an ideal place to start.

Commonly Asked Roofing Questions:

There are several clues, and the biggest one is age. If your roof is more than 20 years old, there’s a good chance it’s due for replacement. But younger roofs can fail too, so it’s a good idea to inspect a roof at least once a year.

Synthetic Underlayment is typically used in mostly shingle roofing as a release between the two materials, wood and asphalt. Also, think of it as a lightweight protection against any damage on a stormy day. Let’s say a shingle or a tile should break in a storm. If the roof has a layer of synthetic underlayment over it, it has a secondary layer of protection that will resist the driving rain. It is also much stronger, and lasts longer than traditional felt paper, which makes for less possibility of damage during installation and throughout its life on your roof.

Asphalt Shingles (composition) are the most popular of roofing materials. They offer a home good protection, and they come in a variety of shapes, styles and colors. While not as long lasting as tile or metal roofs, asphalt shingles typically protect your house in the 20 to 40 years range depending on the quality of material and installation and are relatively easy to repair. The quality of shingles also affects how long the manufacturer’s warranty will be. With shorter life expectancies, asphalt shingles also have shorter warranties.

Yes, Orlando Roofing Company is Florida State Certified Roofing Contractor. Our license/certification number is CCC1330550. We are also a Florida State Certified Building Contractor. Our license/certification number is CBC 060546.

Yes, we are bonded.

Yes, we are insured for $1,000,000.00 per incident, and $2,000,000.00 aggregate.

Not necessarily. Leaks can result from flashings that have come loose or a section of the roof system being damaged. A complete roof system failure, however, generally is irreversible and a result of improper installation or choice of materials or the roof system installation is inappropriate for the home or building.

Most new roof systems are designed to provide useful service for about 20 years. Some roof system types, such as slate, clay tile and certain metal (e.g., copper) systems, can last longer.

Actual roof system life span is determined by a number of factors, including local climatic and environmental conditions, proper building and roof system design, material quality and suitability, proper application and adequate roof maintenance. It is a proven fact that you can get as much as 10 years additional life from your roof, simply by having an annual roof inspection completed.

Most new roof systems are designed to provide useful service for about 20 years. Some roof system types, such as slate, clay tile and certain metal (e.g., copper) systems, can last longer.

Actual roof system life span is determined by a number of factors, including local climatic and environmental conditions, proper building and roof system design, material quality and suitability, proper application and adequate roof maintenance. It is a proven fact that you can get as much as 10 years additional life from your roof, simply by having an annual roof inspection completed.

Roofing product manufacturers offer a variety of warranties on their products. Take a close look at those warranties to see what responsibilities and financial obligations manufacturers will assume if their products fail to reach their expected lives.

Depending on your needs, you’ll come across an array of options for roofing products and services. There are many roofing material options including metal roofing, asphalt shingles, tile roofing, and even coatings. Every material has its benefits, price, and level of expertise required for installment. So, whether you are on the search for roofing solutions for residential or commercial property, your trusted roofing company should be to explain the right option for your needs.

The life expectancy of an average roof system is 20 years. However, how long exactly yours will last will depend on an array of factors. These include the material quality, building structure, roof system design, material suitability, periodic maintenance, proper installation, climate, etc. The quality of the material is especially important as soon roofing systems like slate, clay tile, and metal tend to last longer.

When picking roofing materials, or when hiring a roofer, ensure you check the warranties. Most roofing companies provide warranties on their products and services. A manufacturer that does not offer warranties should be a red flag.

There’s an array of factors that go into determining the cost of a new roof. These include the professionalism and quality of the roofer, the type, grade and brand of the shingles, the size of your roof as well as the slope of the roofline.

You’ll want to avoid picking a roofer based on cost alone. Yes, price is a huge factor, but not the only one to consider. Quality contractor workmanship and roofing material also have value. Going for the cheapest contractor out there will end up costing more in the long run, especially if they do a sub-par job.

If you are concerned that your roof has sustained damage, there are a few signs that can tell its step. The first thing is to schedule an interior and exterior rood inspection in order to identify any sagging, cracked shingles, rotting, mold, dark stains, and water damage. Also, it is important to determine the age of the roof, even if there are no apparent corrosion spots. More often than not, it’s best to call a reputable roofer to come and assess the condition of the roof. Most roofing companies provide yearly roofing inspections as part of their servicing or maintenance package.

The first thing is to do your homework and know which roofing contractors are available in your region. When a roofer comes to your residence for an estimate, ensure you get a detailed written quote. The estimate needs to have thorough information from your conversation. Reading reviews and getting referrals from past clients is another great way to review the legitimacy of a roofing company. You can also get recommendations from friends or neighbors who have recently had a new roof installed. Ensure you assess several contractors before choosing to ensure you get the best deal.

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