Q: What are the warning signs I may have a roofing issue?
A: Roofing issues usually are discovered after leaking or other serious damage occurs due to weather. Annual inspections often can uncover cracked, warped or missing shingles; loose seams and deteriorated flashings; excessive surface granules accumulating in the gutters or downspouts. Indoors, look for stains on the ceiling, cracked paint, discolored drywall, and peeling wallpaper as signs of damaged roof areas.
Q: How long does it take to replace a roof?
A: Replacing a roof is labor-intensive and depending on the type of roof, could take anywhere from a few days to two weeks. The time involved is substantially affected by the weather. Wind, snow, rain, or even just the threat of one of these may slow the process considerably.
Q: Will my homeowner’s insurance policy cover the cost of a new roof?
A: Whether or not your insurance company will agree to replace your roof depends on your insurer and the terms of your policy. Generally you are covered if your roof sustains wind damage from turbulent weather, hail damage or other similar events. General wear and tear is not usually covered.
Q: What is ice and water-shield underlayment?
A: Ice and water-shield underlayment is a continuous membrane installed under your roofing shingles in areas subject to ice damming. It prohibits water that might get under your shingles from reaching your wood structure.The most common places for this membrane are along your gutter lines, in your valleys, along any walls, around your chimneys and skylights.Ice and water-shield is not required in all Colorado municipalities.