Ten Frequently Asked Questions about Roof Replacement

Frequently Asked Roofing Questions

Thinking about replacing your roof? here are the top ten frequently asked roofing questions our clients ask us. Worried about the condition of your roof and how long it will last? You’ve come to the right place.. Read more below:

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What are the different roofing material options?

Roofing comes in a variety of materials but the most common are asphalt shingle, wood shake, metal, slate, and composite materials.

Do I need to be home when you replace my roof?

No you do not. Since replacing roofing is work performed on the outside of your home, you do not need to be home when we do the work. If you are not home, we get in touch with you if we need you for anything.

What type of roofing should i get for my home?

There are multiple different roofing materials to fit your budget and style. Your SRS Exteriors representative will show you samples of the different roofing materials and discuss costs with you to help you get the right roofing material for your roof replacement project.

What is ice and water shield?

Ice and water shield is a water proof membrane that goes on your roof in certain places to protect against water intrusion, even in the case of ice dams. Your SRS Exteriors representative can show you where ice and water shield should be replaced on your home when replacing your roof to protect against water intrusion.

How much does replacing my roof cost?

The cost to replace your roof would depend on the type of roofing material you chose for the project, the size of the project, and how the roof replacement project will be. If you want to know how much it would be to replace your roof, we would be glad to come out and provide you with a free estimate.

Can you show me what your siding might look on my home before I purchase?

We can upload a picture of your home to our visualizer tool, and you can see the different colors of roofing to make sure you are happy with the shingle and color before you buy.

Does SRS Exteriors provide free estimates?

Yes, SRS Exteriors provides free estimates for all your roofing, siding, window, attic insulation, and gutter needs.

How long does it take to replace my roof ?

Most roofing replacements get completed in 1-2 days.

Do I need a permit for my roof replacement project?

Some cities and villages require you to get a permit for a roof replacement project and schedule inspections for during the job to ensure standards are being met. Your SRS Exteriors project manager will handle that for you.

Can I finance my roof replacement project, and how do I know if my roof needs replacement?

Yes. Your SRS Exteriors representative will discuss all financing options with you.

It’s best to have a licensed roofing professional examine the roof to determine if it needs replacement. However, seeing a large number of asphalt shingle granules in your gutters can be an indicator of a roof at the end of its useful life. Also, if you see stain streaks on the beams in your attic or beams of light coming in, it may be a sign of a leaky roof.

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