How do I know if I need a new roof? If your shingles appear to be cracking, curling or missing, then this is a good indicator of shingle problems. Water marks on your ceiling are also a great indicator of roof problems. Generally, if the shingles are under 12 years old, a repair may be possible. ABCO Roofing will not try to sell you a new roof if a repair would give you years of additional roof life.
Is it necessary to remove the roof down to the wood decking? Yes, in order to see the condition of the wood deck for potential problems. In rare cases, a re-roof or nail-over maybe okay, but only if the existing shingles are laying down well and there are currently no visible signs of water intrusion.
What are the benefits of installing a 25, 30, or lifetime shingle? The upgraded shingles not only give you the peace of mind of a longer warranty, but also provide you with excellent curb appeal.
What if I have hail damage? Call your insurance company and ABCO Roofing immediately. Your insurance company will request for you to get a qualified roofer to give you a proposal. If hail damage has occurred, then the insurance company and your roofer will settle on the proper amount to replace your roof.
Is ABCO Roofing experienced in working with insurance claims? Yes, we work with the insurance adjuster to determine if there is hail damage and negotiate a proper settlement. Email ABCO Roofing or simply call our office for a prompt estimate. How long will it take to install a new roof? ABCO maintains a very large crew (10-16 men) on the job every day, which ensures a very speedy completion. Most jobs are done in one to two days.
How much roof ventilation do I need? Ventilation lets your home breathe. Normal household activities can wreak havoc on an attic and ultimately, a roof. Showers, laundry, dishwashing and cooking all generate moisture that can damage insulation, rafters, wood deck, underlayment and shingles during the winter. Summer heat buildup in the attic promotes premature aging and cracking of wood and roofing materials, all of which shorten shingle life.
ABCO Roofing can advise you of all the attic vents available to you.