Roofing FAQs – All Your Questions Answered

Home improvement frequently asked questions about roofs

We get a lot of questions when it comes to roofing, especially around springtime when the snow has all finally melted away and we can actually see our roofs. So, here is a list of our most frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you out!

Does a leaking roof have to be replaced?

Not necessarily. In many cases, a leaking roof is a sign that your roof flashing (the stripping along edges where your roof meets a wall or chimney) is not doing its job. If it’s just the flashing that’s causing your roof to leak, there’s no need for roof replacement– a simple roof repair will do!

If the leak is contained to one small area, the damage may be able to be patched up and repaired without doing a complete roof replacement.

If you need help figuring out what’s causing the leak in your roof, our professional roofers can help! Contact us to talk to a home improvement specialist.

When is the best time to make roof repairs

As soon as you notice the damage! The sooner you make repairs, the less likely it will grow into a bigger problem. We recommend tackling roofing projects in weather above freezing—when it’s below 32ºF, shingles can become brittle and difficult to work with.

When is the best time to replace a roof?

Many people put off replacing their roof until fall when winter is just around the corner and they’re starting to think about the snow that will be piling on soon. But we recommend springas the best time to replace your roof – although we have expert roofers that work year-round on roofing replacement projects!

What qualities should I look for in a roofing contractor?

There are 4 main factors that you should look out for when hiring a roofing contractor: insurance, licenses, guarantees/warranties (on both materials and labor), and references.

You should also make sure that you feel you can communicate clearly with your contractor every step of the way.

What can I do to help prolong the look and quality of my roof?

A new roof is a pretty big investment, so you want it to last as long as possible! At Aspen Home Improvements, we offer Scotchgard Protector on every roof we install to help keep your roof looking new and in great condition for longer. Scotchgard Protector helps to prevent against algae growth (which causes those terrible dark streaks on shingles) and works on any roof.

Do you have any additional questions? Contact our team today to learn more about roof repair or replacement in Columbia, Frederick, Lebanon or other various areas throughout Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland.

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