- How Do I Know If I Need A New Roof?
- I Am Selling My Home, Should I Replace My Roof First?
- How Do I Know If I Am Hiring A Reputable Contractor?
- Can A New Roof Be Installed Over Old Shingles?
- I Received Several Estimates To Re-Roof My Home. Why Do The Prices Vary Greatly?
- What Will A New Roof System Cost?
- How Do I Know If I Have Hail Or Storm Damage To My Roof?
- How Long Can I Expect My Roof System To Last?
- Do I have To Maintain My New Roof?
- My Roof Leaks. Do I Need To Have It Replaced Completely?
- How Do I Clean Algae & Moss From My Asphalt Shingle Roof?
Q. How Do I Know If I Need A New Roof?
If your roof is older than 15 years and has not been maintained on a regular basis then it may be time to consider a new re-roof. Warning signs such as curling or missing shingles, discolored ceilings or walls are potential signs of a leak. Damage from a hail or hurricane storm could jeopordize your roof.
Sun Coast Roofing & Solar, has professional sales estimators and insurance specialists ready to inspect your existing roof and advise you on whether it is time to consider a new roof or to submit an insurance claim.
Q. I Am Selling My Home, Should I Replace My Roof First?
A home’s curb appeal has alot to due with the condition and aesthetic of the roof. If your roof is in bad shape your potential buyers will notice it immediately and most don't want to invest in a new home that have major repairs ahead of them.
In most cases, replacing your roof before you sell, will attract more buyers, increase property value to the point of recouping most, if not all, of the costs in the sale.
Sun Coast Roofing & Solar, will provide you with a fair estimate and a time-frame on installing the most aesthetically pleasing roof to attract more buyers.
Q. How Do I Know If I Am Hiring A Reputable Contractor?
Ask for their license and insurance. How long have they been in business? Are they local with existing office or offices? Check with neighbors, friends or co-workers. Checkout sites you trust that post reviews and ratings. Visit their website, review their credentials, certifications and testimonials.
Sun Coast Roofing & Solar has multiple branches to serve you throughout the Sunshine State, and we invite you to checkout our credentials and customer testimonials. We are happy to say that much of our work is a referral from a happy, satisfied customer.
Q. Can A New Roof Be Installed Over Old Shingles?
The short answer is Yes. Certain conditions need to line up for this to even be possible. Can it save you on the installation cost? Yes, but in the long-term not really.
Choosing to install over existing roof eliminates the ability to inspect the health of your roof deck for rot or deterioration that can cause a huge problem in the future. If mositure is trapped under the old system it can affect the performance of your new system and also accelerate aging. Also any warranty is limited.
Q. I Received Several Estimates To Re-Roof My Home. Why Do The Prices Vary Greatly?
If you have an estimate that is considerably lower than the others, then beware. While below cost estimates may seem tempting to the pocket book, you are probably receiving an estimate from an uninsured, fly-by-night contractor, who performs substandard work. On the other estimates, you need to look to the details and do a comparison (apples to apples), what is included in the new re-roof and most definitely compare the labor and manufacturer warranties.
Q. What Will A New Roof System Cost?
Your roof system choice (ie:Shingle, Metal, Tile, Slate) will determine the cost of your roof project along with the size of your roof (square), the architectural design (slope) and of course the contractor you hire.
Sun Coast Roofing & Solar has many financing options, making your roof replacement easy and affordable.
Q. How Do I Know If I Have Hail Or Storm Damage To My Roof?
Most often hail damage is not visible to the untrained eye. Hurricane storm damage can be small or major and it is best to have a professional inspect your roof so you can submit a claim for repair or replacement.
Sun Coast Roofing & Solar specializes in insurance claims and getting you the customer what you deserve. Schedule your free drone inspection which provides documentation to fight your insurance company.
Q. How Long Can I Expect My Roof System To Last?
It all depends on the type of roof you choose. A typical life span of a roof is 20 years, however there are many factors to consider when determining your roofs life span.
The quality of the material is especially important as some roof types such as clay tile, slate and certain metal systems can last longer. Other factors are your local climate, roof structure, material sustainability, quality installation and adequate maintenance.
Another key consideration is to check the manufacturers warranty on the materials as well as the warranties offered by the contractor who installs your roof.
Sun Coast Roofing & Solar is certified to install all roof systems, the hard part is what type of roof is best for you.
Q. Do I have To Maintain My New Roof?
No, there is no law stating that you have to maintain your roof.
Should you? - ABSOLUTELY.
Like any major investment, such as a vehicle, regular maintainenance preserves the life expectancy of your investment. The roof that protects your family and possessions is no different. Regular maintenance will forsee potential problems before they become major concerns.
Q. My Roof Leaks. Do I Need To Have It Replaced Completely?
Not necessarily. The only way for you to have this question answered is to schedule a roof inspection to determine the severity of the leak. It may be a simply loose flashing which is an easy repair, but your professional roof consultant will advise you on the best route to take.
Q. How Do I Clean Algae & Moss From My Asphalt Shingle Roof?
A mild solution of chlorine bleach and water or mild detergent gently applied with a sponge or hand-held sprayer and rinse thoroughly. We do not recommend power washing or high or high concentrations of bleach, and never scrub the shingle surface. For safety purposes we recommend you hire a licensed contractor for your cleaning needs.