Do yo have?
Missing shingles, loose seams and deteriorated flashings, excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or downspout's, and
other visible signs of roof damage?
What are my options if I decide to re-roof?
San Antonio roofing company only provides re-roofs. We do not do overlays as it voids the manufacturer's warranty.pp
My roof leaks. Do I need to have it totally replaced?
Not necessarily. Leaking can result because some flashings have come loose or because a section of the roof has been damaged. A roof
failure, however, is generally
irreversible and results from improper installation or choice of materials, or from the installation of a roof system inappropriate to the
Can't I just do the work myself?
Most work should not be do it yourself. San Antonio Roofing Company is trained to safely and efficiently repair or replace a roof. Novices
can harm a roof with
improper roofing techniques and severely injure themselves by falling off or even through a roof in need of repair or replacement.
Homeowner maintenance should
be confined to roof inspections in both the fall and spring to check for cracked or curling shingles, and to cleaning rain gutters filled with
dead leaves and other
debris. If you must see the roof for yourself, use a firmly braced or tied-off ladder equipped with rubber safety feet. Wear rubber-soled
shoes and stay on the ladder
(and off the roof) if possible.
How long can I expect my roof to last?
The condition and lifespan of your roof will depend on the type of roof you have, the effects of your local environment and the
maintenance which the roof has
received. According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, asphalt shingles generally last 15-20 years; wood shingle/shakes, 10-40
years; clay/concrete tiles,
20+ years; slate, 30-100 years; metal roofing, 15-40+years. Roofing product manufacturers off a variety of warranties on their products.
Take a close look at those
warranties to see what responsibilities and financial obligations they will assume if their products fail to reach their expected lifetimes.
What will a new roof cost?
The price of a new roof varies widely, depending on the material selected, the contractor doing the work, the home itself, area of the
country, local labor rates, time of
year, and more. To get a good idea of the cost for your roof, get three of four estimates from reputable contractors in your area. Keep in
mind that cost is only one
factor, and it must be balanced against the quality of the materials and workmanship. For each roofing material there are different grades
- and corresponding prices.
Plus, there are a variety of styles and shapes. You need to look at the full product range and make a choice based on your budget and
needs. Within the roofing
profession there are different levels of expertise and craftsmanship. Pick a contractor who is committed to quality work.
Is Ventilation That Big A Deal?
Well, the short answer is "Yes," but there are reasons. Here are a few:
The Importance Of Ventilation:
Good ventilation creates a cooler attic in the summer
An overheated attic, combined with moisture, can be damaging to roof decking and roofing shingles, causing them to distort and
Good ventilation creates a drier attic in the winter and helps prevent ice dams.
Good ventilation serves two main functions:
Moves hot air next to the roof deck out of the attic in the summer.
Dilutes and removes the moist air in the winter before it can cause damage.
Different Types Of Ventilation
There are many different types of roofing ventilation. Each has it's advantages and drawbacks:
Static Vents - The least expensive but only provides ventilation in the immediate area where they are installed.
Turbine Vents - Experience the same problems as the static vents but generate a greater airflow that the static vents.
The Ridge Vent Best Of All………
A ridge vent is positioned along the entire length of the roof peak. In addition to being excellent exhaust vents, ridge vents blend in with
the roof line, making a more
attractive home. Years of research has proven that ridge vents with external baffles, combined with under eave venting, is the most
efficient and effective system you
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