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ROOFING QUESTIONS2018-10-07T01:44:45+00:00

Have Roofing Questions?

Find the Answers in our Roofing FAQ

Replacing a roof isn’t always as exciting as a kitchen remodel or bathroom renovation, but it’s typically a big investment or as some would consider, expense. Having to replace your roof typically happens only once, maybe twice, in a lifetime, so many homeowners aren’t familiar with the process, the latest roofing shingles or even how to choose a roofer. We encourage homeowners to ask these important roofing questions!

Below are the roofing questions we are asked most often or sometimes referred to as roofing FAQ.

Older roofing shingles typically have a 15 to 30 year lifespan depending on the shingles‘ quality, the location and free cover or your home.

The GAF shingles we use today have “lifetime warranties, the shingles used decades ago didn’t. We tell our customers that 12 years is a safe bet and to start looking for these warning signs :

  • Curling shingles
  • Loss of the asphalt granulation
  • Evidence or leaking on your ceilings
  • Cracked or discolored interior drywall
  • Decaying shingles
  • Missing shingles
  • Cracking
  • Wind damage
  • Broken or damaged shingles
  • Rusted or missing flashing

This depends on whether the roofing shingles have been compromised or are still in good condition. Perfectly good roofing shingles can be repaired if the damage has not affected their integrity. It your roof shingles are old and decaying, it’s a better idea to replace the entire roof or it’s just a matter of time before it gets worst.

Several factors go into determining the cost or your new roof. They are the quality and professionalism of your roofing contractor, the brand, type and grade or roofing shingle you select, the size or your roof and the shape and slope or your roofline.

Don’t choose a roofing contractor on cost alone. Price is a key factor, but not the only factor you should consider. Quality roofing material and contractor craftsmanship have a huge value. Trust us, we’ve seen plenty of horror stories. Hiring me cheapest roofing contractor could cost more in the long run when you consider the cost to repair sub-par roofing and the damage it causes.

Get a roofing estimate from United We Stand’s roofing company. Estimates are convenient, fair, and have no obligation.

This is a roofing question where look and finances are key factors. Having been a roofing contractor for many years, we can recommend without hesitation GAF asphalt shingles.For the vast majority or homes in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, these roofing shingles deliver the best value for the money and the curb appeal.

If your gutters and downspouts are in good shape, our roofing contractors will work around them. To avoid damaging them, we don’t remove and reinstall them once your roof is complete. If your gutters are in relatively in good shape, but need minor repair, we are also a seamless gutter company and can provide this service as well. United We Stand LLC Roofing company is a full-service roofing contractor.

Of course there are variables that affect all roofing projects, like weather, how much debris need to be removed, and more. However typically, our contractors are completely finished with your new roof, from removing the old roof to clean up in three or four days.

Roof replacement and roofing repair is messy and noisy process. You could consider being out of the house during the day or going on vacation ( who doesn’t love a vacation!). There’s no way around the noise. But wedo all we can to minimize the hassle and inconvenience during the roofing process.

If your garage doesn’t have a ceiling, our roofers will place tarps down to keep debris from falling into your garage. After the solid decking is installed, we’ll remove the tarps and use a blower to clean out the dust.

Park your cars in the street. The roof removal trucks need to back up to the house. You’ll save your tires from nails and your car from
dust and falling debris

Use common sense and protect any item that you would be upset about if it broke. Many contractors tell you to remove pictures from
walls, chandeliers from the ceiling, odds and ends from the shelves, etc.

I you have a paver or some other form of decorative driveway, we will cover it with plywood to protect the surface from debris.

If you have a swimming pool, close the pool cover it you don’t have a cover, we’ll tarp that too!

Manufacturer shingle warranties are now lifetime. Most manufacturers’ warranties are transferable to the new homeowners for a small fee that covers the roofing shingles. Our roofing contractors will repair any leak at no cost.

It our Roofing FAQ did not answer your roofing questions, you‘ve got three options : Contact United We Stand through our convenient contact
form. Give us a all at 860.412.9705. Or fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you soon!

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