Roofing FAQ's

Common Questions Concerning Roofing

Having been in the roofing industry for over 20 years in Olathe, Kansas, Olathe Roofing Company has been asked and answered the most common roofing questions. For our roofing frequently asked questions, here are the top 10 most common roofing questions and answered them for you.

1.How do I know if there’s a problem with my roof system?

Ans. Often times, the most easily noticed sign to know that there’s a problem in your roofing system is a leak in the ceiling. Twice a year, inspections can uncover problems including loose seams, cracked, missing shingles, deteriorated flashings, clogged gutters or downspouts, and other visible problems. Indoor signs are peeling wallpaper, cracked paint, discolored plasterboard, etc.

2.What are my options if I want to reroof?

Ans. First, you can have a complete replacement of the roofing system that involves tearing off your existing roof system. Second, you can install the new roof system and re-cover the existing roof system.

Note: If you already had one recovered original roof system, please seek professional advice. It is only suggested that no more than one roof system re-cover before a complete replacement is necessary.

3.What are the available roofing options in the market today?

Ans. There are a variety of roofing options as of today—new products, colors, design, and style that are being developed regularly. For the most advanced design, talk to our expert or visit our service area pages. We have roofing services, including Tile Roofing, Slate Roofing, Asphalt Roofing, and Metal Roofing.

4.My roof has leaks. Do I need a complete roof system replacement?

Ans. It is not necessary. You must consult the roofing inspector first in regards to your concern. Some leaks are caused by flashings, or a section of the roof system is damaged. A complete roof system failure is mainly a result of improper installation or inappropriate roof system materials.

5.Can I do the roof inspection, repair, or replacement myself?

Ans. A roof inspection can be done by the homeowners. However, professional roofing inspectors are trained to safely and efficiently inspect your roofing system. On the other hand, the experts should do repair and replacement to avoid further damages or injure yourself by falling off or through the roof.

6.How long can my roof system last?

Ans. The usual life expectancy of an average roof system is about 20 years. The life span of your roof system is determined by different factors, including; building structure, roof system design, proper installation, local climate, maintenance, material quality and suitability, and more. The quality of your roof system is the most important. It could be a Tile, Slate, Asphalt, and Metal.

When choosing the materials, ask for professional help. They should be the ones that can determine the best materials for your home or building.

7.How much will a new roof cost?

Ans. The cost of a new roof system depends on the size, materials, architectural design of the house, market costs, services, and the roofing company you hire. The average cost offered in the market today is about $6 500 (average) to install a new roof.

8.What if the newly installed roof system leaks?

Ans. If your newly installed roof system leaks, contact your contractor immediately. Remain calm because it is actually a natural occurrence. You don’t have to yell at your contractor for the leaking. You can explain to the roofing company, and they will assess the problem.

9.How long does it take to replace my roof system?

Ans. You have to know first the different factors that affect the installation time of the new roof system. It includes the size of the roof, the number of contractors or crew members, and how experienced they are. It takes 1-2 days to get fully replaced on the average-size home.

10.When should I schedule my roof inspection?

The earlier, the better. The experts suggest that you must have a roof inspection twice a year. As soon as warm weather comes, inspectors are able to start the project. It is best to contact your roofing company during spring or in the fall. The roofing company can start the project as soon as roofing season starts.