Frequently Asked Questions
Serving Milwaukee and Surrounding Communities
As seen in the Milwaukee Area
How will I know when I need a new roof?
How will I know if I need a new roof or just a repair?
Shake or wood shingle roofs rule of thumb last 20 to 25 years.
Most asphalt shingle systems typically last from 12 to 20 years.
Most roofs fail due to improper specifications and poor workmanship.
How much does it cost for a new roof?
What are static vents/ridge vents and do I need ventilation?
Ventilation is necessary if there is airspace between an insulated living area and roof deck area. Most roofing product manufacturers require proper ventilation to maintain a warranty for their products.
Can I install a new roof over the existing roof?
Ideally it is better if the roof is removed. The Uniform Building Code states that only 2 layers of roofing material will be allowed on any residence. This sometimes varies by city and county Codes.
There is always the possibility when installing a new roof over the existing roof, that the old roof may carry an uneven look into the new roof.
What types of roofing material’s can we recover over?
What kind of material warranties are available?
What type of roofing materials are available? What will work the best for my home?
The slope of the roof, house style, and structure of the roof are the first consideration when selecting new roof materials. Then, select a product that will last to your expectations and fits within your budget while also providing the right look for your type of home to add to its curb appeal. The best approach is to work with an experienced project specifier that can assist in matching the right needs and wants. Since most roofs fail due to improper specifications and poor workmanship, selecting the right company to work with is critical to long term performance.