Updated: Nov 10
Here are answers to some of the common questions:
Can you install a new roof over my existing one?
You can install a new shingled roof over an existing shingled one (called overlay), but for optimal performance, we definitely recommend removing the existing roof first. Our standard practice is that we always remove the existing shingles first. This way, we can see your roof decking (plywood) and make sure it is in good shape. If it is not, it can then be repaired prior to placing your new shingles on top. Overlay may also cause shingle manufacturer warranty concerns, weight strain and various cities’ building codes may not allow it.
Can I get by with just a repair and not a whole roof replacement?
Our consultants would be able to give you their assessment of what you should do based on the actual condition of your roof. Generally, if you have an isolated leak, a repair could be done, but if the damage is widespread, you will probably be better off replacing your roof.
Do you offer a warranty?
Yes, our warranty covers new roof installations or replacements for five years from completion of the work. Our warranty covers defects in workmanship. The shingle manufacturer (i.e. Owens Corning, CertainTeed) provides a limited, lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects. Always feel free to reach out to us with any concerns as your complete satisfaction is our goal!
Can I pick a different roof material and color?
Yes, our consultants can go over the options with you, give you samples and provide a cost estimate for doing so. The slope of your roof will dictate any limitations to material choices, so give us a call for a consultation.
What will you do with my old roof?
We will provide a trailer or dumpster to haul every scrap of discarded roofing material away from your property to the proper disposal/recycling facility. Our roofing crew then combs the area with magnets to pick up any roofing nails that may have fallen to the ground. The clean-up is part of our job.
Can my new roof be installed in the winter?
Yes, but we do keep an eye on the daily temperatures. Some types of shingles lose their flexibility during freezing temperatures which may add challenges to the installation. Also, after installing a new shingled roof, the heat from the sun activates the glue on the shingles’ self-sealing strip, causing them to stick together to prevent the shingles from getting lifted in the wind. It usually takes 40 degrees Fahrenheit or higher to cause this thermal sealing. Other roof materials such as slate, wood shakes or metal can be installed in the winter.
Roof U.S. Construction would love to answer any questions you have about roofing, siding and/or gutters. We serve all of Mid-Missouri including Columbia, Jefferson City, Lake of the Ozarks, and everything in-between! Please call us today at 573-446-3233 or fill out our contact form. We’d be happy to speak with you!