How do I can I tell if I need roof repair or a new roof?
Older roofing shingles and wood shakes typically have a 15- to 30-year lifespan depending on the shingles’ quality, the location and tree cover of your home, and how well the roof was installed originally. Direct sunlight,hail, weather/wind, and poor roof deck ventilation are rough on DFW roofs. Our Certified Roofing Professionals are trained to properly inspect a roof and can determine if your roof needs to be replaced or simply repaired. Some evidence to look for includes:
- Curling shingles
- Loss of the asphalt granulation (looks like bald spots)
- Evidence of leaking on your ceilings
- Cracked or discolored interior drywall (painted or wallpapered)
- Decaying shingles
- Missing shingles
- Visible cracks
- Wind damage
- Broken or damaged shingles
- Rusted or missing flashing
If a residential roof is over 15 years old, we recommend you call us for a free evaluation. Sometimes damage isn’t visible to the untrained eye on the ground, and catching it early can avoid expensive repairs in the future.
How much does a new roof cost?
Several factors go into determining the cost of your new roof. They include the quality and professionalism of your roofing contractor; the brand, type and grade of roofing shingle you select; the size of your roof and the shape and slope of your roofline. Don’t choose a roofing contractor on cost alone. Price is a factor, but not the only factor you should consider. Quality roofing material and contractor workmanship have value. Hiring the cheapest roofing contractor could cost more in the long run when you consider the cost to repair sub-par roofing and the damage it causes. Get a roofing estimate for an accurate idea. Water-Tite Roofing company’s estimates are convenient, fair, and at no obligation to you.
What type of roofing shingle is best for my roof and my budget?
This is a roofing question where aesthetics and finances come into play. Water-Tite Roofing does not receive compensation from any roofing shingle manufacturer to promote their products. Having been roofing contractors for many years in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we can recommend quality products for just about any budget.
Will I have to replace gutters at the same time?
If your gutters and downspouts are in good shape, our crew will work around them. To avoid damaging them, we don’t remove and reinstall them once your roof is complete. If your gutters are in relatively good shape, but need minor repair, we can provide this service too. Water-Tite Roofing is a full-service roofing contractor.
How long will it take Water-Tite Roofing to install my new roof?
Of course there are variables that affect all roofing projects, like weather, whether or not there is a second layer to remove, and more. But typically, Water-Tite Roofing can have your new roof on in a day -from removing the old roof to clean up.
Is there anything I need to do to before Water-Tite Roofing starts?
Roof replacement and roofing repair is messy and noisy process. Consider going somewhere else for a few hours once our crew starts removing the old roofing shingles to avoid all the noise. Keep pets in mind too. There’s no way around it. But we do all we can to minimize hassle and inconvenience during the roofing process.
- Park your cars in the street. The roof removal trucks need to back up to the house. You’ll save your tires from nails and your car from dust and falling debris.
- If you have a swimming pool, close the pool cover. If you don’t have a cover, we’ll tarp it too. Roofing debris can stain plaster finishes.
What if my new roof leaks?
Not to worry, Water-Tite Roofing offers a 5-year Workmanship Warranty and most manufacturer shingle warranties are now lifetime. Most manufacturers’ warranties are transferable to the new homeowners for a small fee. That covers the roofing shingles. Regarding roofing shingle installation and our workmanship: Water-Tite Roofing's Workmanship Warranty is very clear. Water-Tite Roofing will repair any leak at no cost including repairs of any sheetrock, painting and insulation. The integrity of our roofing work is reflected in the warranty, which of course, is transferable to the new owner should you sell your home.
What other services does Water-Tite Roofing provide regarding my insurance claim?
Water-Tite Roofing also provides gutter installation, interior repairs, and remodeling services.