Frequently Asked Roofing Questions
Can My Roof Be Repaired?
In certain situations, a roof repair may be all you need. If the damage is contained to one area or a small area has a manufacturing defect, the problem may be able to be fixed with just a repair. A qualified roofing contractor can inspect your roof and recommend a repair or a replacement based on what they find.
How Do I Know My Roof Needs to Be Replaced?
There are many signs that you need a new roof, but not all of them are obvious. You might have extensive shingle damage, including shingles stripped of their granules or missing shingles.
Your roof’s flashing around chimneys or vents could be deteriorating and causing water leaks, or your roof might even be sagging. Generally, homeowners know they need a new roof when the damage has become widespread and problems start happening.
What’s the Best Roofing Material for My Home?
This all depends on the material you really want! You can go with traditional asphalt shingles or a metal, wood, tile or slate roof. All will protect your home and have different pros and cons. While metal, wood or tile roofs tend to last longer, they’re also more expensive and many homeowners prefer the traditional look of asphalt shingles.
At Kearns Brothers, we work with GAF roofing products to provide you with a range of styles, colors and materials so you can choose the perfect roof for your home.
How Long Will My New Roof Last?
This will depend on the material, how well you maintain it and the weather your roof is exposed to. Traditional asphalt roofs usually last for about 20 years while metal or slate roofs can last around 50 years.
At Kearns Brothers, the GAF roofing systems we install for your new roof come with a Lifetime Limited Warranty, meaning as long as you own your home, your shingles are covered.