FAQs About Residential, Commercial & Solar Roofing
Get Your Roofing Questions Answered Before Starting the Work
A roofing project is expensive and time-consuming. And if you’ve never hired a roofing contractor before, you probably have a lot of concerns that you want to be cleared up before the project begins. At Berry Roofing & Solar, we’ll gladly address any questions that you may have about your project to ensure that you’re comfortable moving forward.
How do I know I need a roof replacement?
There are some signs you can look for that will indicate that it might be time to replace your roof. If your roof is missing shingles or shingles are cracked or have curled edges, you should schedule an inspection with a roofing contractor. There are some other more subtle signs to look out for, including dark streaks on your roof or the presence of moss.
Should I repair or replace my roof?
Whether you repair or replace your roof will depend on the extent of the damage to your roof and whether or not the integrity of your home has been compromised. If your roof isn’t very old, chances are that repairing can be an option but it’s best to have a professional roof inspection to determine if you need a full roof replacement.
What types of roofs are there?
There are many types of roof materials to choose from. From asphalt shingles, concrete and clay tile roofing and composite roofing to flat rubber roofing, metal roofing and solar roofs, options are abundant. The type of roof you choose will depend a lot on your geographic location, your budget, and of course your aesthetic preferences. There are pros and cons to each type of roofing material. To find out more about these options, contact Berry Roofing & Solar today.
How long will my new roof last?
The longevity of your roof depends on the type of roofing material that is used. Asphalt shingled roofs can last on average between 15 and 30 years. Metal roofs and composite shingles can last up to 50 years. Concrete, clay and slate tiles can last 50+ years.
How much does a roof replacement cost?
The cost of replacing a roof varies depending on your geographic location, the size of your roof, materials used, and average labor costs. Schedule an onsite estimate with Berry Roofing & Solar today.
What is solar roofing?
Solar roofing is made of solar panels that are configured as roof shingles and integrated into conventional asphalt-type shingles and can be integrated into shake, concrete, tile and slate roofs as well.
What are the advantages of using solar shingles?
In appearance, they look like normal asphalt shingles but possess the power to convert solar energy into electrical energy for your home. These shingles have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years. While there is a bigger upfront cost involved with installing solar shingles, the return on investment with energy savings is worth it.
How long does a commercial roof replacement take?
Replacing a commercial roof can take anywhere from one to five weeks. This will largely depend on the size and location of the roof. To get a better idea of how long this will take, it’s best to get an on-site estimate from your commercial roofing company.
Can I replace my roof myself?
Unless you’re a professional roofer, you probably don’t have the proper skills or tools for the job. Plus, most roofing warranties require that a certified roofing contractor does the work. There’s also the threat of injury. If you don’t have the proper safety equipment, you’re increasing your chances of a life-threatening fall. Having your roof properly installed is just as important as the materials that you choose for your roof to ensure the efficiency and integrity of your roof.
How do solar panels work?
Solar panels capture sunlight and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. From there, an inverter will convert the energy into alternating current (AC) electricity, which then flows into your main electric service panel, allowing you to power lights, appliances, etc.
How many solar panels will I need?
The answer to this question is largely going to depend on how much power you use on an average day. Plus, you need to take into account your location and how much solar radiation reaches the ground. Most people won’t know the answers to these questions, but a solar roofing professional can help you.
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