Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How can I tell if I need a new shingle roof?
In some cases, leaks can be repaired with minimal cost to extend the life of your roof. If you think you need a small roof repair, we recommend that you call Steve Whitfield of Quality Roof Repairs LLC at (919) 933-2434. However, if you are experiencing significant leakage or shingle decay, and your roof is more than 10 years old, it's probably best to have us come out and let you know what your options are. Frequently, we advise potential customers to wait a year or two or to make a small repair to the existing roof if we think that the old shingles will last. Click here to schedule an estimate for a new metal or shingle roof!
Q. Will a new shingle roof increase the value of my home?
Yes! Careful prospective home buyers and real estate agents are always interested in the maintenance of the homes they look at. A roof near the end of it's lifespan may even be a deal-breaker for some folks that are looking to avoid high home repair costs early on. However, the most effective way to improve the appearance and value of your home is a new metal roof. Click here to find out why.
Q. What's the difference between Architectural shingles and 3-tab strip shingles?
Architectural shingles have multiple layers of material, which gives them a dimensionality that improves both the appearance and longevity of your roof. We recommend architectural shingles for up-scale homes, especially ones with roofs that have a steep pitch and high surface visibility. These types of roofs offer the best chance to show off the beautiful patterns and lines of architectural shingles. Standard 3-tab shingles are the most basic type of shingle we offer. They are lightweight and economical.
Q. I have a lot of landscaping. Will it be damaged during the take-off or installation phase?
The short answer is no. At RoofCrafters take great care in making sure yard and landscaping stay clean and unmarked. If we think debris may be likely to fall onto a bush or group of plants, we'll cover it with a tarp during the take-off phase. Whenever possible, we throw old shingles directly into the dump truck, in order to minimize the possibility of debris in your yard. On jobs that we aren't able to bring the truck that close to the roof, we put old shingles and debris onto flat, tarped areas, and then transport them to the truck. We check the area surrounding your house for nails and debris using strong magnets and careful eyes and hands. Our goal is that once we're gone, the only way you can tell we were there is your beautiful new roof. In the rare event that the many systems we have in place to protect landscaping fail, we'll be happy to pay any reasonable cost to repair any damage to your property.