How do I know if I need a new roof?
The following are things that may indicate that your roof needs replacing:
- Missing, cracked or curling shingles
- Blistering or peeling paint
- Shingle, sheathing or siding decay
- Leakage in the attic after heavy rains
- Stains on interior walls or ceilings
- High energy bills
What is the price of a roof inspection?
GreenForm is happy to inspect your roof absolutely free!
Will insurance pay to replace my damaged roof?
Most insurance carriers cover damage caused by tornados, hail, and wind storms. GreenForm specializes in providing quality services to property owners affected by storms. Our specialists work with your insurance company to repair your damage quickly while providing you with expert services. Please see our Disaster Recovery Guide and Insurance Claim process for details.
What is the right price for a new roof?
The answer to this question depends on many factors. For a commitment-free quote, please contact our Sales Department.
What can I do about mildew on my roof?
Most home improvement stores sell a mildew cleaner that can be applied to your roof with a sprayer. Mildew cleaners shouldn’t damage your roof in any way.
How often should I clean my gutters?
Gutters should be cleaned at least once in the summer and twice in the fall.
Can heavy snow damage my roof?
Yes! It is important to keep heavy snow off your eavesdrops and cleared out of your ridge vents.
How long does it take to replace a roof?
Replacing a roof, whether on a commercial or residential building, is a labor-intensive project and, depending on the type of roof, could take anywhere from a few days to 2 or more weeks. The time involved is substantially affected by the weather, as well. Wind, snow, rain, or even just the threat of one of these and will slow the process considerably. For built-up roofs, removing and replacing the roof will probably proceed at a rate of approximately 1,500 square feet per day. For single-ply roofs, the rate is closer to 2,000 to 4,000 square feet per day. Careful planning and close project management can reduce some of the delays caused by bad weather.
What about warranties?
GREENFORM offers a standard 2-year labor warranty on all roof installations. Product warranties are dependent upon the brand and type of material selected and range from 25-40 years. Residential roofs may receive a lifetime warranty when installed by our master certified installers.
Why Does your Roof Leak?
There are many reasons why roofs leak. The most common is wind damage. Call GREENFORM and we can send a professional inspector to assess your roof – FREE OF CHARGE. We can then tell you about your roof in detail!
How long should your roof last?
Most exterior components face the same problem from being exposed to the elements. Roofs degrade at different rates depending on several factors: The quality of the original construction; the level of abuse; the level of maintenance; Appropriateness of design and so forth. So how long should a roof last? We have seen poorly designed and badly installed roofs last as few as 3 years and were failing undetected sooner than this!. We have also seen well designed and installed roofs last over sixty years. Most building owners, roofing contractors and designers feel 20 years is an acceptable service life. That is why you want a roof from GREENFORM. We are certified master shingle applicators by all of the major manufacturers.
Can you cover over your existing roof?
Installing a roof over the top of an existing roof is generally acceptable under these guidelines:
- A building cannot have more than two roofs
- No wet insulation can be left in place
- The roof structure must be able to handle the additional roof load
- The new roof must be attached to the roof deck to meet wind loads (it is not generally acceptable to adhere the new roof to the old roof).
What do you need to do to prepare for the installation of your new roof?
Remove all loose items from walls and shelves. The constant hammering during construction may cause enough vibration to shake those items down. Make sure to clear your driveway and items directly surrounding your structure. Also, please see that electrical power is provided to the outside of your building.
What shingle colors and styles are available?
GREENFORM offers the widest variety of shingle colors and styles available anywhere for you to choose from, guaranteed! Visit our showroom or call us to set an appointment to look at your options.
How can you get samples of roofing products?
Call GreenForm to arrange an onsite, no obligation presentation of all the roofing products available. A full range of samples will be available for your review as you make your decision.
What is the best roof for your home?
Generally it is not simple to answer all roofing problems with one solution. A call to GreenForm can make it much simpler to make the determination about the best roof for your building. Together you will be able to decide which product and type of roof is best for your home. The key to selecting the proper roof is identifying its specific roof design parameters. The experts at GreenForm will help you accomplish that task and recommend the best roofing solution for you.
When is the best time to install a new roof?
The ideal time to replace a roof is before the current one fails. However, it doesn’t always work as conveniently as that! If you are unsure about the status of roof or what condition it is in, call GREENFORM and we can arrange a FREE ASSESSMENT.
How do I know my roof has failed?
Different types of roofs fail at different rates with different failure modes. The most frequent failure clues are: Does the roof leak in numerous locations? Do leaks continue despite repeated repair attempts? Do repairs seem to make leaks worse, or do new leaks develop after repairs? It is generally better to re-roof at the appropriate juncture, instead of pouring money and time into ill-advised repairs. A call to GREENFORM will help you make these very important decisions.
How much does a new roof cost?
Before we can tell you how much your new roof will cost, we will need to know what it involves. We understand your worries about budgets and keeping project cost under control. We have your concerns in mind and that is why we recommend that a GREENFORM qualified representative visit your home for a no obligation, assessment of your roofs’ condition and cost to re-roof. You will then be in a position to make a qualified, intelligent decision.
What is an architectural or dimensional shingle?
Unlike standard 3-tab, or strip shingles, which are single layer in design, a growing number of shingles are multi-layered or laminated. This is another reason you should call an expert from GREENFORM to give you the best information you can get about your roof with no obligation.
What are algae (or fungus) found on roofs?
In some moist areas, algae can grow on shingles. Although the algae have no proven effect on shingle life, it does stain or discolor the shingle. Commonly called fungus, this algae staining can be unattractive. The algae-containing stains can be dramatically reduced by the use of special copper granules.