Can a handyman repair a roof?
We recommend hiring a licensed and insured, professional roofing contractor. There are many complexities to roofing that require a specially skilled set of hands to complete. At Savage Roofing, we provide full time employment, year-round for our expert employees and every crew is lead by a site foreman that remains onsite throughout the entire roofing project. In addition, we have dedicated project managers that handle all the logistical needs of every project from start to finish.
Can I get a new roof in the winter?
Absolutely! We work year-round and know how to deal with challenging weather. We normally only need one decent weather day to tear off and “dry in” your roof. After that, it can rain all it wants and your home will stay cozy and dry while we finish installing your new roof.
Do you have your own crews?
All of our crews are full-time, year-round, highly trained employees. We never subcontract and have very little turnover; in fact, many of our roofers have been with us for years. We always have a long list of roofer applicants, but we are very selective in our hiring. The best roofers want to have a career with us because we take excellent care of our employees.
How do I know if my roof needs to be replaced?
There can be multiple signs that your roof needs to be replaced. If a leak has made itself visible inside the home, it likely has caused some additional damage to the roof deck itself as well as the drywall inside of the home. Even if you don’t see a leak it could still be time to replace your roof. If the roof is sagging, shingles are missing, the fiberglass mat is showing through, shingles look old and worn, shingles are curling at the edges, or shingles have little to no granules left on them, it may be time to replace your roof.
How long will it take to get a new roof?
This will depend on the size, pitch and complexity of your roof. Small to medium size houses usually take 1-3 days. Larger projects can take up to a week, or even more.
How many bids should I get?
We recommend getting three bids.
How much does a new roof cost?
Pricing varies. Roof size, pitch and materials are the three main factors that determine the cost.
How often should I get my roof cleaned?
Roofs should be inspected and cleaned at least once per year. Maintaining your roof now will prevent costly problems later and will keep your investment and home, in tip top shape.
Is a metal roof better than shingles?
Metal roofs can last a very long time because of the strength of the material itself. A well maintained metal roof can last anywhere from 30 to 70 years depending on the material used. Metal roofs can hold up to high winds and tend to be better against cracks, erosion and are often more impact resistant. Metal roofs reflect solar radiant heat and that can help reduce cooling costs from anywhere from 10 to 20% on average. Metal can also be a great option because they are often 25 to 95% recycled materials and at the end of their life they are 100% recyclable.
What if my home currently has a leak?
We always try to move leaky roofs up on the schedule so they can be completed as soon as possible. Depending on weather and project lead time, it often makes sense for our repair team to implement a short-term fix until our roof replacement crew can start work.