Washington experiences rainfall all year round. December and January are the wettest months of the year, averaging 5.2 inches. All this precipitation can take a toll on your roof, which serves as your home’s primary protection.
When protecting your home and ensuring its longevity, your roof plays a vital role. But let’s face it — roofing can be complex, and many homeowners have questions about maintenance, repairs, and replacements. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions from our clients to help you easily navigate the world of roofing. From inspections to repairs, we’ve got you covered!
How often should I inspect my roof?
Regular roof inspections are crucial to catch potential problems early. You should inspect the interior and exterior of your roof at least once or twice a year. However, it’s best to conduct quarterly inspections if you live in a densely wooded area. Tree debris and branches can puncture your roof or cause pooling issues, especially on low-slope roofs.
Can I pressure wash my roof?
While pressure washing may seem quick and efficient, it should NEVER be done on asphalt shingles. The high water pressure strips the protective granules, voiding your manufacturer’s warranty and potentially damaging your roof. Additionally, pressure washing on top of a roof is dangerous due to the risk of falling.
What are some DIY roof maintenance tips?
Maintaining your roof is essential for its longevity. Here are some DIY tips you can follow:
- Check for missing shingles using binoculars to avoid climbing on the roof.
- Look out for water stains on your ceiling or a musty smell in the attic, as they may indicate a roof leak.
- Keep your gutters clear to prevent water from pooling on the roof and causing damage.
However, always consider getting a professional roof inspection to catch issues that may be overlooked
What are the most popular roof material options?
The most popular roofing options include composite shingles, TPO or PVC membrane, and metal paneling. Each material offers unique advantages, and a professional roofing contractor can help you choose the best option for your specific needs.
How much should a new roof cost?
- Roofing costs can vary widely based on these factors:
- Number of existing layers
- Dump fees
- Access to the roof
- Slope of the roof
- Size of your home
Rather than asking friends on social media for cost estimates, it’s best to consult a roofing expert. Roofscapes NW takes the time to analyze your project and provide accurate and personalized recommendations. In some cases, roof repairs may be a more cost-effective solution than a complete replacement.
How long does it take to replace my roof?
The duration of a roof replacement project depends on its size and complexity. Roofscapes NW typically schedules a week for each project, but smaller jobs can be completed in 1-2 days, while larger ones may take 3-5+ days.
How long does a new roof last?
At Roofscapes NW, we offer asphalt shingle roofs with a 30-year warranty and luxury shingles with 40-50 years of warranty. Regular maintenance and proper care can extend the life of your roof even further.
How do I spot repair issues?
Early detection of roof issues is essential to prevent further problems. Watch out for signs like water stains on the ceiling, black spots on walls, peeling or bulging paint, missing shingles, roof punctures, leaking skylights, and rusty or cracked vents.
How long does it take to repair my roof?
Repair duration can vary depending on the complexity of the issue. Some roof repairs may take as little as 1-2 hours, while others may require 1-2 days. A professional roofing contractor can assess the labor hours needed after an initial consultation.
Can you find the same roof color/material?
Roofscapes NW will always try to match the color and material of your existing roof. However, natural aging can make it challenging to find an exact match. Sometimes, color variations may be noticeable, especially with older shingles. Also, please be aware that if you have an existing roof that needs repair, it might be difficult to find the same color. Especially if the house has an abnormal color. At times, manufacturers discontinue colors that aren’t as popular. For example – PABCO shingles used to supply blue as a color option. When a homeowner asks for a repair to replace their missing shingles, we might be forced to use gray or black color if we can’t find matching shingles.
Will the color I see online be the same when it’s on my roof?
Colors displayed online may not accurately represent the actual shades so it’s best to see color samples in person. Upon request, we can also drop off shingle samples to your home. Or we can also provide past installation property addresses so you can check it out in person by driving or walking by the home.
Choose Roofscapes NW for All Your Roof Maintenance and Repair Needs!
Roofing might seem overwhelming, but with the correct information and expert assistance, you can make informed decisions to protect your home. Regular inspections, professional repairs, and quality materials can extend the life of your roof amidst the constant rain in PNW.
At Roofscapes NW, we take pride in delivering exceptional roofing services to our clients. Here’s why you should choose our roofing services:
- We offer a wide range of roofing materials and skylight options to suit your preferences.
- Our in-house employee crews work full-time and are never subcontracted.
- We offer flexible scheduling options, including weekends, on a case-by-case basis.
- We provide free, complimentary estimates and official inspection reports.
- Roofscapes NW offers maintenance packages to keep your roof in top condition.
- We provide financing options in partnership with Manor Credit for convenient roof replacements.
- Our roof installations come with warranties ranging from 5 to 10 years, depending on the material.
- We also assess the attic space and most other companies do not.
Contact Roofscapes NW today, and let us take care of your roofing needs!