Frequently Asked Roofing Questions.

How Do I Know If I Need A New Roof?
Wood shakes and shingles generally have a lifespan of 15 to 30 years. Of course, the lifespan is affected by the quality of the shingles, your location, your home’s tree cover, and the installer’s work quality. It is wise to note that the weather, sunlight, and poor roof deck will affect the lifespan of your roof.However, with GAF and CertainTeed Shingles, you get lifetime warranties, which is something that you did not get several years ago. We always advise our clients to consider these shingles, as they are of high quality. Nevertheless, you will know you need a new roof by checking for the following warning signs:
  • Missing shingles
  • Decaying shingles
  • Wind damage
  • Visible cracks
  • Curling shingles
  • Missing or Rusted flashing
  • Damaged or broken shingles
  • Discolored or cracked interior drywall (either wallpapered or painted)
  • Evidence of leaks
  • Asphalt granulation loss
If your residential roof is over 15 years, it is wise to call a professional to investigate. Sometimes, damages are not visible to an untrained eye. Remember, prevention is better than cure. Call us today to investigate whether you need a new roof.
The truth is that it will depend on the roofing shingles (if they have passed their prime) and the original contractor (if they installed them improperly). If the original installation was done correctly, then repairs can be done. Furthermore, if the damage is not extensive or affected the integrity of the whole roof, then repairs can be done. In other cases, it would be economically and financially smarter to replace the whole roof.
The truth is that the overall cost of installing a new roof is affected by many factors. Examples of these factors include the contractor, the grade of the roofing shingles, the brands of the shingles, the size of your roof, the shape and slope of the roofline. Never choose a roofing contractor based on cost alone. Although the price is a factor, it should not be the only thing to look at. Remember, a contractor’s workmanship and roofing material are important. If you choose a contractor based on cost only, you may end up paying more in the long run or end up with a sub-par roofing job. The wise way to go about the whole process is by requesting for an estimation. Lanier Roofing estimations are fair, convenient, and with no obligations.
If your downspouts and gutters are in good condition, our roofing contractor will work around them. In other words, it is not necessary to replace them when they are in good condition. Our contractors are experienced when it comes to working around them. To avoid damaging them, our contractors will never remove them or try to reinstall them when working on your roof. On the other hand, if your gutters are relatively in good shape, we will only conduct minor repairs. Lanier Roofing is a one-stop-shop, offering full roofing services.
Roofing repairs and replacement is a messy job and comes with a lot of noisy processes. For this reason, protect yourself by finding a place where you can relax away from the noise and work. This also includes your pet. There is no way around this. However, we take it upon us to minimize your convenience and hassle.
  • If your garage does not have a ceiling, worry not. That is because our contractors will place traps to prevent debris from falling into your garage. After the roof repairs are done, our contractors will remove the trap and clean dust created in the process.
  • Do not park your car near the worksite. Remember, removal trucks need access to the area. By parking your car away from the area, you will not only save time but prevent damages from nails and falling debris.
  • Protect Your Property and items. It is wise to protect your fragile items, especially those that you do not want to lose. As a matter of fact, contractors will recommend removing pictures from walls, chandeliers from the ceiling, and other fragile items from your shelves.
  • If you have pavers or any other form of driveway decoratives, we will cover them with plywood as a way to protect them from debris and roofing vehicles.
  • If you have a swimming pool, we will close the pool cover. In the case where you do not have a cover, we will use our trappers to prevent debris from staining the pool.
Of course, the time it takes to install a new roof can be affected by external factors such as weather. However, at Lanier Roofing, our contractors will completely finish installing a new roof, including removing the old one in three days. The whole process involves three main areas or processes, which need three crews for roof removal, roof installation, and gutter installation. Roofing merchants will deliver the shingles and sheets, and our contractors will work on stay on schedule to coincide with all city required inspections. The whole process needs coordination as well as experienced roofers.
A majority of today’s new roof design and systems can last up to 20 years. Although there are other roof types like slate, composite, clay times, and specific metal (copper) that are known to last longer than 20 years. Remember, a roof system’s lifespan is affected by many factors. For this reason, it is wise always to have a professional inspect your roof after a few years. Doing this will help you avoid major roof repairs or replacements. You should also note that some roofing product manufacturers offer different warranty options. For this reason, it is wise to always research more on warrantees before you buy.