4 Frequently Asked Questions About Roofs
If you are in need of roofing services, the Hartford CT roofers at Peter L. Brown are your go-to roofers. The dedicated and helpful staff will ensure that you have your roof the way the you want within the time frame that you want it. Below are some of the FAQ’s to know before installing your new roof.
- What is the best type of roof system for a flat roof?
For flat roofs, any material can be used for the application. It is less an issue about material, and more an issue of how it is installed. You can have a high quality material, but if it is not installed correctly – you can end up with roof leaks. Finding a company with quality craftsmanship is more important than finding a good material.
- If I Have algae on my roof, how can I clean it?
It is best to use a mild solution, it order to keep the shingles healthy. We recommend using mild chlorine bleach diluted in water or a mild detergent to gently rub off algae with a sponge. Do not apply too much pressure and scrub the shingles. Never use a power washer, as the shingles can fall off. Do not use a high concentration of bleach – just a mild concentration.
- I received Different Proposals from Different Contractors. How do I know which one to choose?
Each company will be different depending on the work being done. Manufacturer materials, depending on brand or color, may cost more. The completion dates are also a factor because you will pay more if the job is done sooner. The method of installation will vary from company to company, which will also vary in cost. Finally, payment types, length of warranty and workmanship will also differ in price.
- How do I Know When I Need a New Roof?
If your roof is older, most of the older roofs have a 15 to 30 year warranty. It will also depend on the quality of the shingles, if the roof was well-ventilated and if it was in more shade or direct sunlight. We recommend roofs over 15 years to be inspected. by a residential roofing contractor Hartford CT. You can tell you need a roof repair or replacement if you see:
- Broken or curling shingles
- Leaking on ceilings
- Bald spots on roof
- Missing shingles
- Discolored or cracked interior drywall
So if it has been over 15 years, you need your roof checked. Or, if you are seeing any of the signs above, you may need your roof repaired or replaced right away. Roof health is optimal for the health of the rest of your house. If you do not have a healthy roof, it will eventually affect the rest of your house. So contact Peter L. Brown today to prevent future roof problems from happening in the first place, and secure the health of your home!