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FAQS About New Roofs


All roofs have a limited lifespan. Depending on the type of roof on your home, this lifespan ranges from 15-50 years! It's important to not only know what type of materials make up your roof, but when the roof was installed and even better-HOW the roof was installed. This can help aid you in the decision on whether or not your roof is due for a replacement.


Even if you don't know the answers to those questions, our expert Royal Contracting Solutions team are here with some advice.


When Do I Need A New Roof?

Here are a few signs it may be time for a new roofing system:

  • There are wet spots on your ceiling. There may also be wet spots in your attic or crawl spaces as well.

  • The masonry on your chimney is cracked.

  • Shingles are badly aging and/or missing granules.

  • Your shingles are blistering. (This is due to trapped moisture, and the blistering can actually pop, further damaging the shingle.)

  • Water backup in your eaves.

  • Signs of roof rot, such as a spongy feeling when walked on.

  • Flashing is damaged.


The best way to know if your roof has damage or needs repair/replacement is by having a professional come out and inspect your roof thoroughly.



How Do I Choose The Right Roofing Contractor?

Once you know that you need a new roof, it is time to find a contractor!


Finding a trusted contractor is important. After all, replacing your roof is no small investment. The right contractor will give you a good experience and peace of mind for decades to come. Doing your research prior to hiring a roofer is key!


Word of mouth is always a pretty good go-to. Is there a roofer your friends/family/neighbors have used and loved? Social media is a great aid for not only recommendations, but also reviews and testimonials.


Next thing you will want to do is to look into the company online. Check with the Better Business Bureau and check to be sure they are properly licensed and insured. There may also be manufacturer designations as well-and that's usually a pretty good sign! Big roofing manufacturers don't endorse just anyone.



What Roofing Options Do I Have?

There are a variety of new roofs you can choose from for your home. You can select material, color, and style-all based on your taste and the style of your home. We offer many different varieties at Royal Contracting Solutions, and we are happy to help you decide!



Do I Need To Do Anything To Prepare For New Roof Installation?

So it's time to replace your roof. There are a few little things you can do to help ensure it's a smooth process.


  1. You may want to remove any loose items from your interior walls. Roofers will be doing a lot of banging and walking on your roof, and this can cause a lot of vibration on the interior walls.

  2. Clearing your driveway as much as possible not only leaves extra room for the contractors and their equipment, but it can also keep roofing materials out of your stuff, which will then be easier for your contractors to clean up when they're done.


A quality roofing contractor will take care of the rest! All you have to do is put up with a little bit of noise and mess temporarily. Then you get to sit back and enjoy your new roof!



How Long Will My New Roof Last?

Even the best quality roofing system will eventually fail, simply due to aging. Environment and proper maintenance can also impact a roof's lifespan. Typically, 20 years is the average lifespan for a brand new roof. Here at Royal Contracting Solutions, we are an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor.


Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors are the only contractors who can offer the Owens Corning Platinum Protection Roofing System Limited Warranty. The Platinum Protection Roofing System Limited Warranty not only provides Owens Coming’s most comprehensive coverage, but it also covers workmanship for life (as long as you own your home).


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