Frequently Asked Roofing Questions in Boise, Idaho
Here at Precision Single Ply LLC we want our customers to feel comfortable and confident about the work we do, but also know what to look for in case of damage. If you find yourself questioning the current condition of your roof we have provided a list of FAQ’s regarding maintenance, repairs, and tips to help extend the lifespan of your roof:
How will a homeowner recognize when a roof is in need of repair or replacement?
Roofing issues can be sneaky and sometimes hard to detect. If you find yourself questioning the health of your roof here are some signs to look for:
- Loose seams and rickety flashings
- Warped, cracked, or missing shingles
- Excessive amounts of fragments or granules in the gutters or downspouts.
If you’re indoors:
- Cracked or spider webbing walls
- Peeling or chipping wallpaper
- Discolored or faded plasterboard
How often should I have my roof inspected?
It’s recommended by the National Association of Home Builders to get roof inspections every 3 years for proper maintenance.
How long can I expect my roof to last?
The lifespan of your roof can depend on a few different variables: Installation, roof type, current condition of your roof, proper maintenance and upkeep, ventilation, and the environment or condition of your surroundings. However, general lifespans according to the American Society of Home Inspectors are as follows:
- Wood shingles/Shakes: 10-40 years (depending on shingles purchased and weather conditions)
- Slate: 30-100 years
- Clay/Concrete Tiles: 20+ years
- Asphalt Shingles: 15-20 years
- Metal Roofing: 15-40 years
It’s always a good idea to check warranty coverage with your contractor.
What is a Roofing Warranty?
Most roofing companies, or even roofing product manufacturers, will offer a type of warranty to guarantee their products for a specific amount of time. Refer back to those warranties to find what financial responsibilities they have, should their product fail to reach it’s expecting lifespan.
How will I know which coverage I have?
For roofing warranties there are two types of coverage: Coverage against workmanship errors, and coverage against manufacturer defects. Talk to your contractor to see which coverage you have.