Roofing FAQ

Roofing FAQ2020-06-17T18:07:52+00:00

Frequently Asked Roofing Questions

When Should I Replace My Roof?

You should get a professional roofing contractor to inspect your roof at least once a year. They will be able to spot any roofing issues including:

  • granules coming off the shingles
  • Bald spots where granules are missing.
  • Cracked shingles
  • Rot in shingles
  • Curled or broken shingles
  • Excess moss or algae
  • Your roof is at least 20 years old
  • Loose exposed or rusted nails
  • Failed sealants

Is The Roof Covered Under Warranty?

It depends on the type of defect and your warranty.

If it is a workmanship issue and you have documentation from your previous roofing contractor and the warranty has not expired, you could potentially have them repair, free of charge.

If it is a material issue, you may be able to contact the manufacturer and receive a rebate if you have up to date documentation.

How Long Will A Roof Last?

It depends on the type of roof, quality of installation and the weather conditions but generally:

  • Asphalt shingles: 15-30 years
  • Cedar shakes: 20-30 years
  • Metal: 25-40 years
  • Tile: 30-50 years

How Do I Locate The Source Of A Leaking Roof?

If you can’t see where a leak is coming from you should immediately call a roofing contractor to inspect your roof. Unfortunately, leaks can be difficult to trace, since water can often travel across rafters and other structural support in your home, before it pours onto a ceiling or down a wall.


How To Choose A Roofing Company In Vancouver?

There are many different ways to choose a roofing company. One is to ask recommendations from someone you know. Another good way is to look at online reviews. Some places you can find reviews are TrustedPros, Google, Facebook and Yelp. They are usually good indicators of a company’s reputation.

What Are Some Questions To Ask A Roofing Company Before You Hire Them?

Someone should interview a roofer before hiring them. Some questions to ask are:

  • Do they have Workers Compensation coverage?
  • Do they have liability insurance?
  • Do they have references?
  • Offer factory extended warranties on workmanship?
  • Are they certified?


Does Robinson Roofing Do Both Residential And Commercial Roofs?

Yes, Robinson Roofing are experts in both residential and commercial roofs. Each type of roof has its own set of challenges. Most commercial roofs are flat or have a gentle tilt while residential roofs are sloped. Because of these differences, a roofer needs a different set of skills and not all roofers have the training or experience to repair or replace both.

How Long Does It Take To Replace My Roof?

The average-sized house takes about a week to replace the roof. Larger homes and commercial projects can take anywhere from a week to six months, depending on good weather


Can I Replace A Roof Myself?

While you can perform repairs yourself, we don’t recommend it. Getting on a roof can be extremely dangerous, especially for those who aren’t experienced or equipped with safety gear. Our contractors have worked thousands of hours atop roofs, and we utilize safe practices when scaling your roof to perform repairs.

Beyond that, you may not have the tools or knowledge necessary to perform a repair. That means that you could end up causing more damage to your roof, leaving you with bigger leaks, and more costly repairs down the line.

Lastly, if you perform a repair yourself, you may void a warranty that you have on your roof. Be sure to check your paperwork, and call your previous roofer and roofing material manufacturer to ensure that you won’t void a warranty if you hop on the roof to repair it.

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