Integrity Home Pro Q&A
Q: Any hints for temporarily protecting a storm-damaged roof?
A: Tarps can be secured over the damaged area or you can have a professional elastomeric roof coating applied.
Q: Can I build over my existing roof?
A: We never advise anyone to install a 2nd layer roof. Manufacturers do not warranty overlay shingles, you cannot properly flash areas or install ice/water shield to meet county codes.
Q: Can you explain exactly what roof flashing is?
A: “Flashing” is sealing areas of a different pitch from the balance of the roof.
Q: How can I spot a failing roof?
A: Missing Shingles, Leaking, Tabs blowing in the wind, Algae/Moss on the roof, Moisture in the Attic.
Q: How do I know what type of roofing shingle is best for my roof and my budget?
A: The best value roofing shingle system is one that will be the longest lasting and the one that will not have any risk of future problems.
Q: How do you know when an asphalt shingle roof needs replacement?
A: Your shingles may have stains and/or algae, missing shingles, uplifting shingles, or any leak problems.
Q: How long does it take to replace a roof?
A: It takes around one day for an average roof with a Certified and trained roofing crew.
Q: How long should a roof last?
A: New roof systems can now last a lifetime depending on the roofing system you choose.
Q: If my roof is leaking, do I need to replace it?
A: You can repair affected areas if the roof is not too old. Repairs can be done versus a whole roof replacement
Q: Is installing a roof something an amateur can do?
A: NO – it is not advisable due to the complexity of the roof and the danger of the height and non-level surface.
Q: Is it possible to get a roof installed in the winter?
A: Yes, as long as it is not snowing or wet. The shingles will ”seal“ in the spring when the sun can warm the shingles to have them stick together.
Q: What is the difference between skylights, sky windows, and roof windows?
A: Skylights are glass openings overhead to allow light into the room – they can be vented or non-opening. You can have blinds installed in these as well.
Roof Windows allow you to open a window on the side of a roof plane – typically a mansard style roof.
Sky Window tends to be larger than a skylight making it possible to have a wider view of the sky overhead.