Frequently Asked Questions about Roofing Services

Blog | September 18th, 2018

Most homeowners only replace their roofs once or twice in a lifetime. When the time comes to add a beautiful new roof to the top of their house, it’s natural to have a few questions.

A roof replacement is considered to be a significant home improvement investment. While they’re not as cool as a new driveway or backyard pool, they will protect you and your house from damaging Pacific Northwest weather.

We’ve prepared this Frequent Asked Question (FAQ) guide to give you a better idea of the ins and outs of a roof replacement job.

What Type of Roofing Shingle Should I Use?

The choice of what shingle to use boils down to looks and cost. A roofing contractor will have a sample book that you can look at. If you’re not happy with the look of your old roof, now is the time to do something about it.

A new roof can transform the look and feel of a house if you pick a color that is complementary to the color your home is painted.  Some shingles have a longer warranty than others, so it’s best to ask a roofing expert which one they would recommend.

How Long Will It Take to Replace My Roof?

The length of time it will take will be dependent upon a few factors such as weather and whether or not the layers beneath will need to be removed. At ACME Roofing, we work closely with our clients and strive to provide top-notch customer service. If you are under a time constraint, feel free to let us know, and we’ll be able to work something out.

How Will I Know if I Need a New Roof?

If you have a leak in your attic or can see daylight through the roof, it’s a good sign that your current roof has come to the end of its natural lifespan.  Sometimes the signs that a new roof is needed aren’t so visible.

Small cracks and damaged shingles that are only apparent to the trained eye of a roof inspector can lead to major leaks when you least expect it.

This is why it’s recommended that you have a professional roofer come out and inspect your roof for leaks and damages every few years. They can find damage and potential trouble spots long before they turn into a full-blown roof leak.

Can I Do the Roofing Job Myself?

Re-roofing a house is not a DIY kind of job. It requires specialized knowledge and can damage your roof (or worse yet allow water to seep through) if improper roofing techniques are used.

There’s also the time factor – ACME Roofing runs a crew of experienced and qualified roofers, and this enables us to get the job done efficiently and quickly.

A single person working by him/herself could take weeks or even a month to do what a professional roofing crew can do in just a few days.

If I Need to Re-Roof, What Are My Options?

There are two options available when a re-roof is needed. You can rip the old roof off (it may be comprised of 2-3 or more layers of shingles), or you can re-cover the existing one.  Check with your roofing contractor to see which option would be best for both your budget and goals.

Roofing Contractor in Tacoma

If you have any questions that weren’t answered in this FAQ, or would like to schedule a free roof inspection, give us a call at (253) 564-2292 or contact us via our website.

At ACME Roofing, we have been installing roofs in the Puget Sound area for well over 15 years. We have the knowledge and experience to help ensure that the roof over your head will protect you and your family for decades to come!

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