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FAQ: Getting A New Roof

We compiled a list of some frequently asked questions that we hear a lot from customers regarding the process of getting a new roof. Our team of knowledgable roofing professionals helped answer some of these FAQ's so that you'll have a better idea of what to expect from a roof replacement.


How do I know if I need a new roof?

To determine if you need a new roof, look for signs of damage, such as leaks, missing or curling shingles, or significant wear. It’s also important to note that if your roof is over 12-15 years old, it might be time for a replacement.


How much does a new roof cost?

Every roof is different, so every roof costs a different amount. When considering the price of your new roof, roofing contractors take a few factors into consideration: size, old roof removal, style, shape, materials, and other features like chimneys, skylights, and vents that they need to work around.


Our teams’ knowledge and expertise allows us to pinpoint why your roof needs to be replaced & communicate that to your insurance company, which saves our customers money. Typically, our customers only end up owing a $1,000 deductible for a roof replacement!


So that you’re not blindsided by the cost of a replacement, our team is happy to provide a free inspection and quote so that you’re aware of the cost before deciding to move forward.


How often does a roof need to be replaced?

The longevity of your roof will depend on its materials, its installation, and its ventilation, so it’s hard to give a straight answer. Typically, a solid, well-constructed roof will last between 12-15 years. Depending on the quality and type of shingles you chose and the underlayment of your roof, that number can go up to 30 or more.


What is the best time of year to replace a roof?

While we work year-round and there is no right or wrong season to have your roof replaced, summer and fall are usually the busier months for most roofing companies. Factors like snow, rain, ice, and sleet can impact how quickly roofers can safely and effectively get your roof finished, which is why dryer, warmer months are when most people opt to get their roofs replaced. With that said, opting to have your roof replaced in the winter or spring could result in a quicker install due to more availability and less demand.


How long does the roof installation process take?

The timeline depends on the size of your roof, the complexity of the project, and weather conditions. Most of our installations only take a day, but depending on other factors, a roof installation can take up to a week. After our team completes an inspection of your roof, we’ll be able to provide you with a better idea of how long we expect the installation process to take.


What can I do to prepare for the roof installation?

Clear your yard of obstacles that might hinder the roofing process and cover any belongings in the attic to protect them from dust or debris. Remove any fragile decor from the walls. If you have pets it may be a good idea to have them boarded for the day. Many times the construction noises will cause a lot of anxiety.


Can I install a new roof myself?

Roof replacement is a complex task that requires skill and experience. It's best to hire a professional roofing contractor to ensure the job is done safely and correctly.


How do I choose a reliable roofing contractor?

When it comes to getting a new roof, it's essential to do your research, hire reputable professionals, and make informed decisions based on your specific needs and budget. Look for licensed and insured contractors with a good reputation in your community. Read reviews, ask for references and find someone that is knowledgeable when it comes to the insurance claim process.


For more tips on how to find a reliable roofer near you, read this article.


Still have questions?

Give us a call or send us an email at office@aultmanroofing.com to learn more about our roof replacement process and to request an estimate. We’ll help you navigate the ins and outs of the entire process to ensure that it’s as affordable & easy for you as possible, without sacrificing quality.


If you have a roof replacement question that we didn't cover, feel free to comment it below!

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