Water-Tite offers a variety of roofing services including roof repair, roof replacement, and roof installation, basic construction needs.
Water-Tite Roofing works with a variety of roofing materials including asphalt shingles, metal roofing, and flat roofing.
Yes, Water- Tite Roofing & Construction is fully licensed and insured for your protection and peace of mind.
A roof isn’t meant to be replaced often. But knowing when it’s the right time to replace your roof can save you from roof leaks and possible water damage to the inside of your home.
With that in mind, you shouldn't need a roof replacement until it's near the end of its lifespan. If your roof was properly installed, attic is adequately ventilated, and your roof is maintained, it will get as close as possible to the maximum lifespan.
Depending on the type of roofing material you have, it could be 20 years, 30 years, 50 years, or even longer. If you don’t work in the roofing industry, it can be hard to spot an older roof, but there are signs that it’s time for a replacement.
Let’s use an older asphalt roof as an example. Below are some of the signs that an asphalt roof has reached the end of its lifespan:
You have homeowners insurance to protect your home and, yes, your roof if there’s ever a problem. However, homeowners insurance won’t cover your roof just because it’s leaking.
For insurance to cover roof damage, it must be caused by an extreme weather event. This includes straight- lined winds (aka damaging winds) during heavy thunderstorms, hail storms, snowstorms, and tornados.
It should also cover roof damage from fallen tree limbs caused during storms or strong wind. Depending on the type of policy you have, homeowners insurance should cover a roof replacement if it’s damaged from any of the above events.
Just know your insurance adjuster and the insurance company have the final say if your claim actually gets approved or not. But as long as the damage is caused by extreme weather, your homeowner’s insurance should cover the expense.
After a roof replacement is scheduled, it’s guaranteed that most homeowners will ask how long it will take to complete? Unfortunately, I can’t be exact on the timeline because every roof is different.
With that in mind, most roofs can be replaced in a day. But the actual timeline depends on factors like the size of the roof, how complex it is, how easy it is to access, and the weather.
It also depends on the type of roofing material you choose. For example, slate tiles have to be installed one at a time.
Compared to architectural asphalt shingles that come on strips that are (around) 40” long, installing slate tiles one by one takes significantly longer. The more roof decking that needs to be changed out can also make a roof replacement take longer.
In extreme cases, a roof replacement could take three to five days. Depending on the roofing material you choose, the weather, complexity, accessibility, and the size of your home, it could even take up to three weeks.
But unless it’s a large home, a roof can typically be replaced in a day.