At Stewart Roofing, we understand that you may have many roofing questions on your mind and would love to get expert advice from one of the most experienced contractors in Chicago, Suburbs, and Northwest Indiana. So, we’ve compiled some frequently asked roofing questions and answers to help address your concerns. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information, either.
How long will my roof last?
On average, asphalt shingle roofs can last 20 to 30 years. Tile and slate roofs can even exceed 100 years when properly maintained. Regular inspections and maintenance can help extend the life of your roof.
When do I need to replace my roof?
Signs that indicate the need for a roof replacement include multiple missing or damaged shingles, excessive granule loss, sagging or uneven roof surfaces, persistent leaks, and age-related wear and tear. If your roof is approaching the end of its expected lifespan or if you’re experiencing frequent issues, it’s advisable to consult our roofing experts for a thorough assessment.
What are the warning signs of roof damage?
Look out for cracked or curling shingles, algae or moss growth, water stains on your ceilings or walls, missing or damaged flashing, and excessive debris in your gutters. Additionally, be attentive to any sudden increases in energy bills, as it could be a sign of insulation problems caused by roof damage.
My roof has started leaking after a storm. Do I need to completely replace it?
Experiencing a leak after a storm doesn’t necessarily mean you need a full roof replacement. In many cases, prompt repairs can resolve the issue. Our expert team will conduct a comprehensive assessment to determine the extent of the damage. If the damage is localized and doesn’t compromise the overall integrity of the roof, repairs may be sufficient. However, if the damage is extensive or your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, replacement might be recommended to prevent future issues.
How long does it take to replace a roof?
The duration of a roof replacement project depends on various factors, such as the size and complexity of your roof, weather conditions, and the materials chosen. In general, a standard-sized residential roof can take anywhere from a few days to a week for completion. Our dedicated team at Stewart Roofing works efficiently to minimize disruption to your daily life while ensuring a quality and timely installation.
Why is my asphalt shingle roof stained?
Staining on asphalt shingle roofs can occur due to a variety of factors, including algae, moss, or lichen growth, airborne pollutants, or water damage. While staining itself doesn’t necessarily indicate roof damage, it can affect the appearance and curb appeal of your home.