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FAQs About New Roofs

Many homeowners in New Jersey haven’t had the experience of getting a new roof installed. This is pretty common because, when it’s done correctly, most roofs last a really long time. However, once every decade or so, your home’s roof is going to get to the point where repairs here and patches there just won’t cut it any longer, and it’ll be time for a roof replacement.

If the time has come for you to have a new roof installed, we’re sure you have some questions, especially if this is the first time you’ve gone through this as a homeowner. Rest assured that All Weather Roofing in Farmingdale has the answers you seek! In this helpful article, we’re going to answer some of the most common questions that customers have asked us over the years regarding their new roof installation. We hope this information instills confidence in our friendly and professional roofing services and that you’ll give us a call if we don’t address your question specifically! That said, here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked new roof questions.

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How will I know that it’s time for a new roof?

We’re not going to downplay this for you — replacing your roof is a sizeable investment, and it is going to cost some money (although not as much as you may think - more on that later.) However, even though it’s a substantial financial decision, it isn’t something that you’re going to want to delay, especially if the need is vital.

Your roof is your home’s first and primary defense against all of the things that nature can throw at it. When your roof begins to fail, it won’t be long before your entire home’s structure could be put at risk. Failure to replace an inadequate roof in a timely manner could potentially end up costing you thousands of dollars more in property damage — much more than the cost of simply replacing your roof.

When is the time for a new roof? Look for these red flags:

  • The current age of your roof is more than 15 years

  • Visible wet spots, especially on your ceiling, attic, or crawlspaces

  • Curled, buckling, missing, or broken shingles

  • Missing asphalt granulation (that texture you find on shingles)

  • Discolored or cracked interior drywall

  • Decaying shingles

  • Blistering shingles

  • Visible cracks in your roof

  • Rusted or missing flashing

  • Cracked masonry in your chimney

  • Water damage to your eaves (soffit and facia board)

I see some of these warning signs — could it just be a repair job?

The short answer to this is - maybe. There are actually several factors that determine if your roof needs repairs or a total replacement. The most significant and easily identifiable factor, however, is the state of your shingles. A good roof inspector can take a pretty cursory look at a roof’s shingles and determine if they’re repairable or if they’re ages past their prime. Damaged shingles aren’t doing their job sufficiently, and when that goes on for long enough, your roof is almost certainly damaged enough to the point that a replacement is necessary.

It may also rely on whether the original installer of your roof knew what they were doing in the first place. There’s a chance that your entire roof structure was installed improperly from the beginning, and the most cost-effective solution, rather than deal with repair after repair, is to hire a professional, competent team to install a new roof correctly.

How much does getting a new roof installed cost?

That is an excellent question, and unfortunately, because there are so many types of roofs of varying sizes and materials, it’s difficult to provide a simple, one-size-fits-all answer. However, there are some important things to know about the cost of a new roof, especially when you’re working with All Weather Roofing.

Firstly, when you contact us for an absolutely free roofing estimate, you’re going to get a professional roofing tech that will be thorough in determining the needs of your home. Not only that, but when that friendly tech gives you an estimate, that price will be the price on your invoice, minus any other discounts you receive along the way (of which there are several, including for first responders, military, and veterans!) Any changes in the estimated price of your new roof installation will be clearly communicated before construction starts.

Secondly, with All Weather Roofing, you can have a new roof for as little as $89 a month. Not $890 a month, $89 a month. Our roofs also include the “No Leak Guarantee,” which states that if, for any reason, your roof leaks after installation, we will come out to your home and fix it, absolutely free of charge to you. On top of that, our roofs also include a 15-year warranty when you have a total roof replacement, which is also transferable to any future owners of your home.

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What about gutters and downspouts? Do those need to be replaced with my new roof?

The chances are pretty good that your gutter system is at least as old as your roof. If this is the case, it’s probably not working as well as it should be. When you call us for a roofing estimate, our roofing tech can also investigate your gutter situation and make recommendations for replacement or repairs. All Weather Roofing can install new seamless gutters, which are custom-measured to your home’s exact dimensions and provide superior performance over more traditional gutters.

If you’ve had your gutters replaced recently and they’re in good working order, that’s just fine as well. We’ll never force our customers into paying for something that they don’t want or don’t need. We can always work around your gutters if you’re satisfied with them.

How long will my new roof last?

Despite our efforts to create the perfect roof that lasts forever, all roofs eventually have an expiration date. Fortunately, however, when a roof is installed using high-quality materials by a professional team utilizing industry-leading methods, your roof is going to last for a long time. As we mentioned earlier, our roofs come with a 15-year warranty. When homeowners are proactive in addressing repairs as the need arises over the years, your new roof can last 20 years or longer.

For Roofing Services You Can Trust, Call All Weather Roofing

We hope we were able to answer your question regarding having a new roof installed on your home. Our team of experts has left a trail of satisfied customers across the entire Farmingdale and Howell region in New Jersey — you can read their testimonials here! If it’s finally time to jump into a new roof installation, contact us today, and we’ll get a roof technician out to your home promptly for an absolutely free, no-obligation consultation.