FAQ

Q: How often should I have my roof recoated or retiled?
A: As a rule of thumb your roof needs to be recoated about every 5 to 10 years while the tiles should be replaced in intervals of about 10 to 20 years.

Q: How do I know if my roof is in poor condition and needs repair or replacement?
A: ProSource Roofing can assist in assessing the health of your roof with an inspection while also providing a cost/value estimate. Signs your roof might need help include dark spots on walls or ceilings, mold, clogged or broken gutters, and storm damage, only to name a few.

Q: How much will a new roof cost me? Is it very expensive?
A: How much a new roof will cost you depends on the size of the roof, the roof system employed and the damage to the roof. The only way to say for sure is with an onsite inspection concluded with an estimate. While a new roof might not necessarily be cheap, it will be much cheaper than waiting too long as a faulty roof could damage your house or structure as well, costing you much more in the end.

Q: Do you offer free estimates?
A: Yes! ProSource Roofing happily provides you with a free estimate for your roofing project.

Q: Should I go with 3-tab or dimensional shingles?
A: There is no one-size-fits-all answer. However, dimensional shingles which are also known as architectural or laminate shingles are becoming increasingly popular whereas 3-tab shingles are experiencing a decline in popularity. 3-tab shingles are cheaper and thus more attractive for lower end homes or maybe even rental properties. What sets dimensional shingles apart from 3-tab is that they come in different shapes and sizes and do not look uniform like 3-tab shingles. Architectural shingles weigh more and also cost more, but they also may increase the value of your property and come with a better warranty while lasting much longer.

Q:What is the difference between one piece concrete and one piece clay roof tiles? What about two piece clay tiles?
A: Clay tiles are more colorfast than concrete and last about twice as much in freeze-thaw weather, but are more brittle than concrete. Clay will cost you about twice as much as a concrete roof. Both have great fire-resistant properties. Two-piece clay tiles are as the name suggests made of two pieces. It is the traditional style that has been prevalent for hundreds of years, but it is heavier, harder to install and will cost more.

Q: Can I count on a foam roof system to insulate my roof?
A: Yes, a foam roof is a great way to insulate your roof and to conserve energy? It aids in the heat reflection from the sun while being a great energy saving insulator.

Q: What are some resources I can use to research my local roofing company?
A:There are many ways to check on the legitimacy of a roofing company. Verify the business license, check the Tax-Id number, ask your local roofer for proof of insurance, references, proof that they are allowed to work with the roofing materials per the manufacturer, ask around, check warranties and guarantees and ask around.

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