Are you looking for roofing services in Toledo, Ohio? We look forward to earning the opportunity to provide you with a thorough roof estimate for your home. With that in mind, we are pleased to provide any information in our efforts to educate homeowners about roofing as well as roofing contractors. Call us at 419.475.9600 when looking for roofing services in Toledo, Ohio and surrounding areas.
Your home’s roof is the first line of defense against the brunt of all the weather Mother Nature serves up here in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
When doing research on roof contractors and roofing services, there are many things to take into consideration. One of the biggest factors to a successful roof project is the installation process.
Hiring a reputable roofing contractor is essential to protect the investment of your home. A good place to start is finding a local roofing contractor that has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Any contractor roofing today should be happy to provide a free estimate.
How do I select my roof?
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What do you get when you use a Platinum Preferred Contractor?
“The workmanship of Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractors is protected for years to come with the Owens Corning Platinum Promise” Limited Warranty. This warranty is available exclusively through Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractors, whose craftsmanship is fully supported by Owens Corning, a trusted, well-established leader in the industry. No other roofing contractor can offer you this Platinum level of assurance for a job well done.
Is my Roofing Contractor Insured?
Many homeowners mistakenly believe their homeowners’ insurance policy covers any accidents while work is being done on their homes. This is not the case, once you hire someone to work on your home you become the general contractor which requires you to have the necessary liability insurance on the workers you hired. Any personal or property damage that could occur leaves the homeowner responsible. It is crucial to hire a local roof contractor with all the necessary state license and insurance requirements.
What is Re-Roofing? How many roofs are allowed?
Many homes had shingles installed over old existing roof materials commonly referred to as a re-roof. In many cases roofing companies installed over the existing cedar shake roof. State code requires that two layers of roofs is the maximum allowed. Therefore if your home has two layers of roofing it will have to be removed and a new roof installed directly to the wood decking.
A proper roof inspection should include an attic inspection. This allows the estimator to determine if there is any rotted wood or a roof leak that cannot be seen from the top of the roof.
It is clearly better to know all the roof repair costs up front rather than have a surprise half way through the job. A professional roof installer will make you aware of all the costs up front. A thorough roof inspection as well as inspection of the attic space ensures that the scope of all work can be included in the written estimate.
The Components of a Roof fall under Five Basic Categories:
- Shingles: made from various materials including asphalt, slate, metal, aluminum, copper, wood shake, and tile.
- Sheathing: wood fastened to the roof rafters of the building.
- Structure: rafters or trusses to support the sheathing.
- Flashing: material installed in valleys and joints to prevent water seepage.
- Drainage: layout of the roof to provide adequate water shed.
Do Asphalt Shingles make for a good Roof?
Many homes in the United States are equipped with asphalt shingles. Advancements in the shingle manufacturing process have incorporated fiberglass for purposes of reinforcement. These advancements have allowed for substantial increases in the warranty.
Proper ventilation is critical for the life of the shingle as well as the sheathing (wood deck) of the roof system. This ventilation is accomplished by allowing proper air intake circulation from the soffits of the home allowing exit thru the ridge vent.
A roof system lacking proper ventilation will result in built up moisture in the attic which leads to mold and eventually rotted wood decking and rafters. This lack of ventilation will also result in premature aging of the shingles.
Along with proper ventilation of the roofing system is proper installation of attic insulation. For more information see our page on Proper Installation of Attic Insulation.
What about Roof Leaks?
Many roof leaks are the result of improper flashing around protrusions through the roof such as chimneys, soil stacks and roof to wall sections. Many inferior subcontractors rely on roof tar to seal these areas. Roof tar is nothing more than a band aid at best; relying on this product is guaranteed to fail. A properly flashed roof relies on pipe boots for soil stacks and chimneys that are flashed and counter flashed with metal.
A new roof properly installed will provide for many years of service. Advances in roofing technology today have made way for exceptional roof warranties. Many of these warranties exceed 50 years. Some roofing systems allow for a lifetime warranty.
Frequently Asked Questions
Although some time is expended in evaluating a roofing job, most roofers are happy to provide a free estimate for the cost of materials and labor. It’s important to get more than one quote from different companies to ensure you are getting the best deal. Be sure to compare not only price but also other factors such as warranties, customer service, and quality of workmanship. At Procraft Home Products, we are happy to provide a free, no-obligation estimate for your roofing project.
Roofing is an expensive project with far-reaching implications, so it’s important to choose a reliable roofer. A good way to evaluate a potential roofer is by checking their references and reviews in both online and offline resources. Look for customer testimonials or ask the contractor directly for references from past customers. Additionally, be sure to ask any questions you have about the work they are proposing and check for any certifications that may be required for the work. Finally, make sure to get a detailed contract in writing with all necessary information before you move forward with the project. We discuss these and more in more detail in this article on finding a reliable roofer. Another important step is inspecting roofing work after the job has been completed and we discuss this here.
The total cost of roof replacement for residential roofing depends on several factors, including the size and pitch of the roof, type of materials used, performance level desired from the new roofing system, and local labor rates. The average cost for a full roof replacement can range from $7,000 to $20,000. The best way to determine the exact cost of your project is to get a quote from a professional roofing company who has experience with similar projects.
If as a commercial or residential roofing client you have taken the proper steps to select the right roofing but you still have doubts about your choice, there are telltale signs to justify suspicion of being ripped off. If the roofer only offers a verbal estimate, it could be a sign of a problem. A professional contractor should always provide an itemized written proposal that outlines all materials and labor costs, as well as the terms of service. You may also want to check online reviews or ask for references from previous clients. A reputable roofer should be able to provide you with references from previous happy clients. It can also help to get more than one estimate so that you can compare the prices and services offered by different roofers. If a contractor is offering a price that is significantly lower or higher than other estimates, it’s wise to investigate further. Finally, always pay attention to the fine print in any contract you sign with a roofer. Make sure that all of the details are clearly stated and that you understand the terms and conditions before agreeing to anything. Doing this will help protect your investment and ensure that you get the most out of your new roof.
It is not recommended for commercial roofing clients or homeowners to pay a roofer in full prior to the completion of the job. Most reputable roofers will require a deposit for materials and supplies, but it is best to wait until all work is finished before paying the balance due. Paying too much money upfront can put you at risk if something goes wrong or if the contractor fails to complete their work.
All other things being equal, higher quality roofing materials will last longer than lower quality ones. Asphalt shingle roofs are typically the most affordable and have an average lifespan of 15 to 30 years, while metal roofs can last up 50 years or more with minimal maintenance. Tile and slate roofing can last up to 100 years, but they come at a much higher cost. It’s important to consider not only the initial cost of materials, but also their durability, before deciding which type of roof is right for your home. Additionally, proper installation and regular maintenance can further extend the life of any roof.
Questions include : What type of roofing experience do you have with homeowners or commercial roofing clients? Do you carry insurance and are you licensed to work in my area? Are your employees trained and certified? Can I see examples of your previous work? How will the job be managed and what materials will you use? How long do you expect the project to take, and what kind of warranty is included? Do you have any references I can contact? It is important to do your research before hiring a roofer, as the quality of their work will determine the long-term performance and life of your roof. We discuss these and more in our article on choosing your roofer.
You should expect the job to take around 1-2 days for an average roof, depending on the size of the roof and the extent of any repairs that need to be done. The duration can also depend on weather conditions as well as other factors. We typically discuss this with you before beginning work so that you know what kind of timeline you are working with.