FAQ's

General Frequently Asked Questions

The questions below are common to both Residential and
Commercial roofing. For questions specific to Commercial or
Residential roofs, see the right column. Click on any of the following questions and you will be led to the answer.

QUESTIONS ABOUT HIRING A CONTRACTOR:
What should I look for in a construction contract?

Do I need a permit?

What will a new roof system cost?

QUESTIONS ABOUT PRODUCTS / SERVICES:
Do I need a new roof?
What are my options if I decide to reroof?
My roof leaks. Do I need to have it replaced completely?
Can I do the work myself?
How can I determine my annual roofing cost?
What are cedar shakes and shingles?
What is a composition roof?
Are metal roofs noisy?
What materials are used on pitched roofs?
What are my choices for a flat roof?
Should I have a slate roof installed?
What are those ugly black streaks on roofs?
What is the purpose of ventilation?
What types of vents are available?

How much insulation do I need?
Why install a skylight?
When is the best time to perform chimney repairs?
I've got a brick chimney. Does it really need reflashing?
Do I need gutters and downspouts?
What kind of maintenance do my gutters need?
How do I control moss?

Commercial: Frequently Asked Questions

What will a new roof system cost?

QUESTIONS ABOUT LOW-SLOPE ROOFS:
What is Built-Up Roofing (BUR)?
How is BUR applied for maximum performance?
What are some of the advantages of BUR?
What is Modified Bitumen (MB) or Modified Bitumen    Membranes (MBS)?

What are reinforcing plies? What are they made of?
What are Modified Bitumen modifiers? How do they work?
How do I choose the roofing system that works best for a particular job?
How is Modified Bitumen roofing applied for maximum performance?
Why choose Modified Bitumen roofing systems?

 

Residential: Frequently Asked Questions

What will a new roof system cost?
Do I need gutters and downspouts?
What kind of maintenance do my gutters need?

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