How do I know if my roof just needs to be repaired or if it needs to be replaced?
Only a roofing specialist can determine that. Roofing is a dangerous job, so leave it to the experts at Masada Roofing to inspect your roof and repair or replace it.
How long does it generally take to fix or replace my roof?
95% of all roofs we do, whether it needs to be repaired or replaced, are fixed in a day, once scheduled.
Can I just install a new roof over my old one?
This is not recommended. While many homeowners choose this option as a means of saving some money in the short run, it will create more problems for you and will be more expensive to fix later on. You’re still better off calling in an expert roofer to determine if replacement or repair is needed.
Is there a way I can fix my roof myself?
Again, this is not recommended. Not only is it dangerous to be up on your roof, but without a background in roofing, you run the risk of accidentally worsening your problem. Unless you are really confident that you know what you’re doing, you’re better off calling in an expert roofer.
How long does a roof typically last?
A minimum of 20 years, though there are a variety of external factors that can cause a roof to wear down quicker such as poorly ventilated attics.
What typically causes a roof to wear down?
Roofs are designed to withstand things like heavy rain and other weather phenomenon, but large hail can damage a roof the same way it can break the windshield of a car. Thankfully in Central Texas we don’t have to worry about snow, but it can also be a factor that wears roofs down. Tree limbs growing over your roof can also scratch the roof every time the wind blows it back and forth, wearing it down over time. Occasionally animals can wear your roof down as well, but that’s very rare. The only other common thing that wears down roofs are poorly ventilated attics.
How can I recognize if my roof has been damaged by hail?
It is extremely difficult to tell if you’re not a roof specialist. The safest bet is to call the experts to have them inspect it. Just because all of your cars have their windows and roofs intact, doesn’t mean the roof of your home escaped unscathed.
Will I need to replace my gutters and downspout along with my roof?
It’s a case by case basis. Most of the roofs that need repair do not need the gutters replaced, but oftentimes insurance will cover it just in case.
What should I do before the roof is repaired?
We provide all of our customers with a list of things to do before, during, and after the roofing appointment so they know exactly what to expect.
How do I choose the best roofing company?
Check to make sure that the company you are considering is member of the Better Business Bureau and that it has high ratings. A lot of roofing companies fail, so if it has been in business for a while, that’s usually a good sign. Always prioritize quality over quantity. A larger company with a strong advertising presence is not necessarily the most qualified or professional. Be sure to choose a company who can provide a Certificate of Liability insurance and then CALL the underwriter to assure the policy is up to date. (Many contractors will purchase insurance, pay for a month or two to the a Certificate and then let it lapse).