Frequently Asked Roofing Questions

Four of your toughest roofing questions answered.

If you have questions about your roof you should always seek a professional consultation before making a decision on how to proceed. But, here are a few guidelines to reference when abnormalities and roofing questions arise.

Q: How do you know when an asphalt shingle roof needs replacement?

A: If your roof is more than 16 years old, considering new shingles might be a good idea. If your shingles are lifted up, have curled edges or are cracking, you may be due for shingle replacement. If you have noticed dark patches on your shingles, it means that the protective granules have worn off and shingle replacement is necessary to prevent roof leakage.

Q: How do I find the right roofing contractor?

A: Make sure to find a roofing contractor that is rooted in your community and will be able to give you support throughout your entire roof’s lifecycle. Ask friends and family for their recommendations. After you’ve compiled a list of a few roofing contractors, compare quotes. Proceed to make your decision based on work, material and support quality.

Q: How long should a roof last?

A: How fast a roof degrades depends on a large number of factors, such as quality of construction, maintenance routines, roof design and inclement weather. With this being taken into consideration, typically a roof should last homeowners around 20 years.

Q: How do I know to repair or replace my roof?

A: Always get a professional opinion before making a replacement decision. However, there are a few red flags that could indicate you are due for an entire roof replacement; leaking roofs are a big one. If your roof is continually leaking there is a good chance you’ll need an entire replacement to prevent further costly damages.

If you have questions about your roof, or are interesting in finding a contractor in the Dayton, Ohio, area, contact us today for a free consultation. Since 1926, Enterprise Roofing has provided reliable, high quality workmanship, and we are dedicated to providing our customers with lifelong support.

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