All About Roof: 5 Commonly Asked Questions Answered

Your roof is an important aspect of your home that protects you and your family against harsh elements and you cannot just let anybody handle it. From scheduling a regular inspection to choosing the right materials and insulation, here are the answers to FAQs about these factors: 

1)      How many times should I schedule a roofing inspection as preventive maintenance?

It is advisable to have your roof inspected by a professional Tampa roofing contractor from Arry’s Roofing Services at least once a year to make sure that your shingles, flashing, gutter system, and other parts of your roof are in good condition. This is necessary to ensure that your roof is in tip-top shape to withstand harsh weather conditions. Prevention is the key as you wouldn’t want a leaking roof become a major problem.

2)      What are the deciding factors in getting my roof replaced?

When replacing your roof, consider its age and expected life span. Even if it hasn’t reached the expected age, you should consider getting a replacement when its structural integrity has been compromised. When you want to improve its performance and energy efficiency and to increase the value of your home, getting a roof replacement is a good option as it offers 76.9% recouped value for a mid-range project and 81.3% for a high-range project in Tampa based on 2014 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report.

3)      How is the slope of my roof relative to the material that I’m going to choose?

Your roof’s slope is an important consideration in choosing the right material as not all roofing materials are suitable for all types of roofs.  You may choose from a range of materials from asphalt shingles and metal that can be used on low to steep sloped roofs; plastic polymer, clay tile, concrete tile, wood shingles, and shakes that can be used on moderate to steep sloped roofs; and slate roof is appropriate for steep sloped roofs.

4)      How can I improve the energy-efficiency of my roof?

Installing insulation material in your attic or under your roof will improve its energy-efficiency as it will help control heat transfer between spaces regulating your home’s temperature. You may choose from a range of materials and types from rolls and batts, blanket to spray foam, or loose-fill. Each material and type varies in thickness and R-value. To benefit from having more insulation with less thickness, choose the material and type with higher R-value for your attic or cathedral ceilings.

Consult our professionals when choosing the right material and type of insulation for your home, as your choice is relative to your climate, home design, and budget.

5)      What are impact-resistant roofing materials?

Impact-resistant roofing materials resist elements such as hail stones and high winds. There are shingle products on the market designed to resist damage from impact. They are tested under strict standards for impact and wind resistance set by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a product safety testing and certification organization with more than a hundred laboratory testing and certification facilities across the globe. They also passed the wind resistance standard set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International), a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards.

To help you with your roofing concerns, feel free to call Arry’s Roofing, your professional roofing contractors in Tampa. We are licensed by the State of Florida (Lic. #CCC1326986) and certified by top roofing manufacturer GAF as a Master Elite Contractor based on our commitment to high standards in service and installation. Call us at (727) 938-9565 and we’ll be glad to answer your questions.