Roofing FAQ

How can I recognize when my roof has problems?

More often than not, roof problems are discovered after there is a leak or other serious damage. Indoors, look for water stains on the ceilings or discolored plasterboard, cracked paint and peeling wallpaper. These are usually sure signs that there is damaged roofing in that area. Outside, period inspection (2-3 times a year) can help uncover missing or cracked shingles, loose and deteriorating flashings, and other visible signs of roof damage.

My roof is leaking; do I need to have it completely replaced?

If you have a roof leak, normally you won't need to replace your entire roof. The leak may be occurring if the roof flashing has come loose or if an area of the roof has been damaged. With Alan Bradley, we will gladly give you a free estimate for roof repair on your Tucson AZ home.

What are my options if I decide on a new roof?

There are two basic options. First, you can choose to completely replace your roofing system that involves tearing off your existing roof system. This allows the contractor to determine if you have damage to the substrate, and allows for easy repairs for damaged areas. Second, you can re-cover the existing roof system without tearing the original off. Depending on the type of roof system, the condition, and how many layers of that system you have determines if you are able to re-cover over the existing layers.

What type of roofing options are there if I install a new roof?

It can be overwhelming to a homeowner when deciding on a new roof. It all depends on what is best for our desert climate, the slope of your roof, and what your personal preference is on look, color, and warranty options. Our professionals may recommend a certain type of roofing material that will work best, and can help you make this decision easier for you.

What time of year is the best time to install a roof?

The best time to install a roof is when the temperatures are above freezing and the wind and rain are at the lowest intensity and frequency. This lets our roofers work the roofer the best conditions for installation, with the fewest interruptions and lowest risk of leaking. Of course leaks and other roof damages can happen at any time so installations or roof repairs may need to happen in cold temperatures or during the rainy season. The best way to avoid this is buying having your roof inspected periodically so that any issues can be caught in time.

What is the right price for a new roof?

Dozens of factors must be considered to determine the right price to pay for a new roof including roof square footage, the material used, and labor costs. In order to get an accurate assessment of the market price, we suggest that you get at least three roofing quotes. At Alan Bradley Roofing, we offer free estimates for all homes or commercial buildings in Tucson area.

How long can I expect my roof system to last?

Most new roof systems are designed to provide useful service for about 20 years. Some roof system types can last longer; such as slate, clay, tile, and certain metal (e.g., copper). Actual roof system life span is determined by a number of factors. These include local climate and environmental conditions, proper building and roof system design, material quality and suitability, proper application, and adequate roof maintenance.

Can I repair my roof instead of replacing it?

Depending on certain factors, it is possible to repair your existing roof instead of replacing it. Our professionals can help you decide if this option is available by considering the existing type of roofing material on your home, the age and type of damage and discussing it with you.

What is an ENERGY STAR qualified roof product?

It is a reflective roof product that lowers roof surface temperature by up to 100°F, thereby decreasing the amount of heat transferred into a building's interior. ENERGY STAR qualified roof products save money and energy by reducing the amount of air conditioning needed to keep a building comfortable.

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