How do I choose the best
shingle for my roof?
Our professionals have been at this for a long time.
We know the weather around here, and we know the
materials. We will take the time to explain the
differences in performance, cost and manufacturer
warranties so that you can make an informed
What brand of roofing
materials do you use?
We provide all types of asphalt shingle roofing,
including 3-tab and dimensional using CertainTeed,
Owens Corning, and Tamko. (give me your whole list
How can we get better
ventilation in our home?
We can install ridge vents, additional static box
vents, power vents and turbines.
How many layers of shingles
can I have on my house?
Per building code, only two layers are permitted.
What shingle colors are
We have over 20 colors to choose from.
What are my
options if I decide to re-roof?
You have two basic options
1. You can choose a complete
replacement of the roof system, which involves
tearing off your existing roof system
2. You can also re-cover the existing
roof system, involving only the installation of a
new roof system. If you've already had one re-cover
installed on your original roof system, check with a
professional roofing contractor. In many instances,
building code requirements allow no more than one
roof system re-cover before a complete replacement
How can a homeowner recognize
when a roof system has problems?
All too often, roof system problems
are discovered after leaking or other serious damage
occurs. Periodic (twice-a-year) inspections often
can uncover problems. These include cracked, warped,
or missing shingles; loose seams and deteriorated
flashings; excessive surface granules accumulating
in the gutters or downspouts; and other visible
signs of roof system problems.
You can also look for roof problems
indoors, such as cracked paint, discolored
plasterboard and peeling wallpaper. These are good
markers of damaged roof areas.
My roof leaks. Do I need to
have it replaced completely?
Not necessarily. Leaks can result
from loose flashings or a damaged section of the
roof system. A complete roof system failure,
however, is generally irreversible and a result of
improper installation or choice of materials.
Another cause of leaking could be that the roof
system is inappropriate for the home or building.
Can I do the work myself?
Roof work should be by a professional. Professional
roofing contractors are trained to safely and
efficiently repair and replace roof systems. Damage
to roof system occurs when improper roofing
techniques are used. Severe injuries can also occur
by falling off of or through a roof.
Home and building owners should
the fall and spring seasons. Checking for cracked
and curling shingles, and removing leaves and debris
from gutters are necessary procedures.
If you feel the need to inspect your
roof own your own, use a firmly braced or tied –off
ladder equipped with rubber safety feet. Also, wear
rubber – soled shoes and remain on the ladder if
How long can I expect my roof system to last?
Most new roof systems are designed to provide useful
service for about 20 years. Some roof system types
can last longer; such as slate, clay, tile, and
certain metal (e.g., copper). Actual roof system
life span is determined by a number of factors.
These include local climate and environmental
conditions, proper building and roof system design,
material quality and suitability, proper
application, and adequate roof maintenance.
Roofing product manufacturers offer a
variety of warranties on their products. Take a
close look at manufacturer warranties to see what
responsibilities and financial obligations the
company will assume if their products fail to reach
What will a new roof system cost?
The price of a new roof system varies
widely, depending on selected materials and
contractor; the type of home or building, location,
local labor rates, and time of year. However, price
is only one factor, and it must be balanced with the
quality of thematerials and workmanship.
Each roofing material has different
grades and corresponding prices. There are also a
variety of styles and shapes. You need to look at
the full product range and choose materials based on
your budget and needs.
Within the roofing profession, there
are different levels of expertise and craftsmanship.
Insist on a contractor who is committed to quality
How can I determine my annual roofing cost?
When considering your roofing options, the following
formula may help
Annual Roofing Cost = Total Cost
(Materials & Labor)
Life Expectancy of Roof System (in
When is the best time to install or repair a
There is no “best time” to put on a roof.
Freeman's Roofing, Siding and Windows Inc. installs
roofs year round. There is no difference in quality,
look, or longevity whether the roof is installed in
January or July!
If someone gets hurt on my roof, can I get sued?
Unfortunately yes. For this reason, it is important
to hire a reputable company with proper insurance
and workman’s compensation insurance. Freeman's
Roofing Siding and Windows Inc. carries all
necessary insurance to protect you.
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– Jeff Freeman Roofing, Siding and Windows, Inc. at (704) 284.1177.
All inspections/estimates are done by the owner Jeff