FAQs For Roofing in Modesto, CA
How to recognize when your roof has problems?
Are there leaks, cracked paint, granules coming off asphalt shingles, or other similar problems around your home? What about discolored plasterboard, peeling wallpaper, or curling and buckling shingles? These are signs of roof problems that you may experience after a major weather event like a hurricane, tornado, or house fire.
Keep an eye out for surface granules building up in your gutters or downspouts, and other signs of roof problems like leaks. Addressing cracked, warped, or missing shingles, loose seams, and broken down flashings is not easy. If you’re not sure what these things are or you have an older roof, it’s a good idea to have a roof inspection performed twice a year. It may sound like a lot but if it’s done every six months, we can spot potential problems before they turn into actual problems. Then we can repair them for very little money compared to the costs of repairing an actual roof problem.
Do I need a professional roofer or can I do the work myself?
Roofing jobs can be dangerous for anyone who’s not experienced and skilled enough to perform them. By using improper techniques, you can cause further damage to your roof and void your warranty.
It’s also important to note the dangers of doing this work yourself. Carrying wood and packs of shingles or tiles up a ladder can be dangerous. These are heavy materials and every year people are blown off ladders when trying to move a large sheet of wood onto the roof. It is definitely best to leave jobs like this up to professionals with the proper tools and techniques.
When should I get Modesto roofing services?
If you notice things like shingles or tiles falling off your roof, leaks around the chimney or skylite, or any other red flags, the bare minimum you should do is call us for an inspection. It’s entirely possible that it’s just a few shingles that need replacing. And by doing this, you can prevent serious problems down the road. Or, if it is a bigger problem, we can also let you know and provide you with a quote for repair. When it comes to your roof, small problems always turn into bigger ones if they’re not taken care of. With that said, we highly recommend you call a professional for an inspection so that you can get in front of any potential issues that may occur down the road.
If my roof leaks do I need to have it replaced completely?
A leak repair is usually enough if there’s no severe damage and the roofing system is in good shape. Though, if your roof is already cracking, and the shingles are curling, then it may be time to have it replaced. Any widespread damage on an old roof requires immediate replacement for safety.
What services do your Modesto roofing professionals provide?
Our Modesto Roofing professionals offer the following services, including, but not limited to:
- Roof replacement
- Roof repair
- Roof cleaning
- Shingle or tile repair
- Moss removal
- Roofing inspections
- And many more
How long can I expect my roof to last?
The lifespan of every roofing system depends on the materials used. It also depends on environmental factors like overhanging trees, amount of rainfall, humidity, sun exposure, etc. Here’s a brief overview of average lifespans based on popular materials:
Asphalt Shingle Roof
These can last around 15 to 25 years if properly maintained and without any significant weather events or disasters.
Clay and Tile roofing
Clay and tile roofs can last 50-100 years on average and they’re one of the most cost effective ways to reinforce your home.
Metal roofing usually lasts 50 years or even longer if they are well maintained and no major disasters or other problems occur.
Slate roofing can last anywhere from 75 to 100 years. It also looks great and gives your home a unique, high-end look.
What are my options if I decide to re-roof?
You have a few things to consider when it comes to re-roofing and we can help you figure it out so don’t worry. You can re-cover the existing roof or replace the roof entirely. Which one you do will depend on the extent of the damage, whether or not you have already re-covered the existing roof before, and the material you want to put on your roof (heavier materials like tiles and slate may require additional support. If you’re not sure about what to do or you’re just starting your journey, you can start with giving us a call. We’ll be able to answer your questions and we can schedule an inspection for one of our roofers to check your roof out. We can then advise you on whether or not re-roofing or if you need a new roof. Give us a call now!
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