Just like any company or service, we get asked the same questions about our services quite frequently. Especially when it’s about a service such as roofing which most people know little about.
The following are some of the more common questions we get:
How do I know when it is time for a new roof?
We look for a couple of things – Inspecting the shingles, are they curled, losing granules, or shrinking? We also look at all flashings, vents, chimneys and in the valleys. Checking for any signs of wear or damage. If you are unsure
about your roof and if the damage warrants repair or complete roof replacement, we offer free inspections and estimates.
Do I have enough ventilation in my home?
Well, that depends. Do you have soffit vents? If not, are they gable end vents? You may also have ridge vents. Proper attic ventilation is very important to the life
of your roof. We inspect all ventilation to ensure it is adequate on every roof. If
ventilation is inadequate, we can install all types to vent your roof properly and extend its life and protect your investment.
Does shingle color affect how long a roof will last?
Shingle color will affect the attic temperature to some degree. A darker roof will draw more
heat into the attic where a lighter roof will draw less. Usually, a well-ventilated attic will
perform quite well under a dark or light roof. The main thing that affects the life of a
roof is the type of shingle. So while color can affect the life, the type of shingle is more important.
Atlanta Roofing Specialists installs all types of shingles, with a large variety to choose from, we will inspect your roof and present you with your best options
Should I ask a roof contractor for a copy of their insurance?
Yes, always! When you ask and receive insurance certificates it shows two things – you are
concerned who is on your property and that you are working with an insured, well-established roofing
contractor. Atlanta Roofing Specialists is fully insured with workman’s compensation and liability insurance
and we will provide insurance certificated upon request. By using a non-insured roofer you run
the risk of being held liable for injuries on your property.
Is there a “best time” of year to replace a roof?
Spring through the end of November is typcally the best time for roofing. In the South, with the much milder weather, this can extend all year round with some exceptions during the “dead of winter” months like January/Feburary. As a rule, once the thermometer hits the freezing point, it’s better to wait for warmer weather. With today’s shingles, you can install in cold weather, however we try not to shingle in the cold if at all possible because of potential problems with installing shingles under 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Of course, if a replacement or repair is needed we will come out and inspect and fix your roof if possible, and at the very least, institute temporary measures until the weather warms back up. Luckily, in GA, we don’t have that problem too long, but even if it’s below freezing, we will do what we can.
Atlanta Roofing Specialists is standing by, ready to answer any of your roofing or other home improvement questions, call us today at 770-419-2222 for answers to your questions or schedule a free estimate!