How will I know if I need a new roof?
While leaks are an obvious clue that your roof needs repair or replacement, the condition of the shingles will determine whether a repair or replacement roof is appropriate. When worn out, shingles sometimes curl, warp, or lose granules. Also, there may be missing or damaged shingle tabs. Pay particular attention to any visible signs inside your home such as discoloration spots on the wall, loose wallpaper, peeling paint on the ceiling, and drips.
What will the estimator look for when inspecting the roof of my home?
American Roofing & Renovation estimators inspect the roof covering, the drainage systems, the flashing (around skylights, chimneys, and vent pipes), the ventilation system, and the roof rafters and trusses (if access to the attic is available).
American Roofing & Renovation
104 Crest Pointe
Warner Robins, GA 31088
Ph: (478) 328-ROOF
How long will a new roof last?
The lifetime of a roof depends on several factors including its exposure to natural elements such as sun, rain, humidity, wind, snow, and ice. These conditions will eventually age the roofing components if you have a few roof shingles that are damaged or missing. This can have a cascading effect of weakening adjacent shingles, shortening the lifetime of the roof. Clogged gutters also pose major problems to roofing components. Gutters that do not drain properly will allow rain water to flow back onto the roof underneath good shingles possibly rotting the decking. Overflowing gutters will eventually cause problems along the fascia such as paint peeling, mildew, and wood rot.
Inadequate roof ventilation and insulation can also reduce the lifetime of roofing components. Without sufficient attic ventilation, extreme temperature variations between the attic of the home and the outdoors will cause an expansion and contraction of roofing components which may rub granules off shingles and cause the shingles to curl.
Depending on the selection of roofing components, new roofs are given a 30 year to limited lifetime warranty. EPDM (rubber) roofs have a manufacturer’s warranty of 10 years. In general, the validity of a manufacturer’s warranty is determined by the manufacturer’s specified roofing components which must be installed together and include: the eave guard membrane, felt underlayment, shingles and roof ventilation
system. You must choose an approved applicator that is certified to install materials according to manufacturer roofing guidelines in order to meet the requirements of their warranty.
Are estimates free?
Yes. Please call to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced estimators. After our inspection, we will provide you with a written proposal detailing our findings, options, and cost.
Do you provide roof inspections for home sellers or buyers?
Yes, American Roofing & Renovation will inspect the roof and write a letter reporting the current condition of the roof and if any repairs are required. Please note that this is not a warranty with this letter of inspection. Average roof inspections are between $150 – $350 depending on the slope of your roof.
Can a new roof lower my energy bills?
A properly insulated attic and well ventilated roof will help you reduce heat loss and moisture condensation in the winter and heat retention in the summer enabling you to conserve energy. Adequate ventilation and insulation in your attic will also help reduce the possibility of ice dams from occurring caused by uneven roof temperatures and melting snow.
How can I receive Federal Energy Tax Credits for a new roof, windows, and doors?
The guidelines for the Federal Energy Tax Credits contain specific timelines and product performance ratings determined according to regional zones. For updates and details about Federal Energy Tax Credits in Colorado, please consult the Energy Star website: Tax Credits and How to Read the Energy Star Label.
Do you install skylights and sun tunnels?
Yes. Velux and Starlight are the brand that we most frequently use. Specialty skylights and sun tunnels can be custom fabricated to accommodate your home lighting needs. We also do complete interior finished light wells (framing, insulation, and drywall).
Do you do chimney work?
Yes, we do flashing and new rain caps. Any major chimney repairs must be referred to a mason
What happens when the roofing materials are delivered to my home?
Approximately two days before your job is to begin, the roofing material will be delivered to your home and stored in the driveway. If there are power lines, tree branches, or other obstacles blocking delivery, the roofing material will be unloaded in your driveway. We do request that you keep the driveway clear on the day the roofing material is to be delivered.
What preparation do I need to make inside my home before the work begins?
Please make sure that any valuable items are covered in your attic because a certain amount of saw dust and debris will unavoidably fall. If we are removing skylights, please make sure a drop cloth is placed under the opening to catch any falling debris. There will be vibrations during a roofing job, so it is recommended that ceiling fixtures are protected and all pictures and other items of value are removed from the walls. If you need assistance, please be sure to ask us before the project begins.
Will you protect the garden and shrubs around my home?
American Roofing & Renovation takes every precaution to ensure that the home and surrounding areas are protected during the roof installation process. Please mark any underground sprinkler heads and make sure outdoor furniture is protected and barbecue equipment is covered. We would be happy to assist in moving any items that you would like protected. At American Roofing, we ensure that we remove all construction materials, including nails and debris before we leave. All items that were temporarily moved during construction will be put back in place by American Roofing & Renovation.
Do I have to be home during the roofing project?
Not unless you choose to be there. Roofing is a noisy, messy project, but when we are through, you should not be able to tell we were there. If you have children, please make sure they remain inside during the installation. If you have pets, please keep them indoors, as well. After the completion of the job, your property will be raked, and a nail magnet will be used to pick up any debris. After the first rain, you will probably see shingle granules that wash out through the gutters. So it is a good idea to check your yard for debris that may not have been visible to the roofers at the time the job was completed
Are you licensed and insured?
Yes. We are fully insured with liability insurance. We also require the same of any contracted employees. We will gladly provide copies of both our license and insurance certificates when requested.